In France, the Gainsbourg/Birkin/Doillon clan are the cooler equivalent of royalty. With their bohemian fashion sense, rockstar lifestyle, and devil-may-care attitude, the talented family embody everything unique and wonderful about Europe. Despite the many divorces, remarriages and children, one thing is undeniably clear from the looks and lives of this troupe of trendsetters: They’re definitely related.
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg's 13-year love affair was the subject of much speculation and fascination. Serge Gainsbourg, singer, composer, writer, actor and director, who passed away in 1991 at the age of 62. Jane Birkin, today aged 66, is now an outspoken activist for humanitarian issues. Lou Doillon, musician daughter of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. Jane Birkin and her musician daughter, Lou Doillon. Lou Doillon and her father, French director Jacques Doillon. Director Lola Doillon, daughter of Jacques Doillon and half-sister to Lou, poses at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Lucien Gainsbourg, known as Lulu, the musician son of Serge Gainsbourg and his last partner, Bambou. Birkin and Gainsbourg in 1969. Serge Gainsbourg and french singer (and former wife of Johnny Depp) Vanessa Paradis at Les Victoires de la Musique in 1990. Jane Birkin and daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg at the inauguration of the Serge Gainsbourg garden in Paris. Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin (holding a French staple - the baguette) Birkin and Gainsbourg in 1969. Charlotte Gainsbourg performs on stage. Birkin on the set of the 1975 film "Je t'aime moi non plus", directed by Gainsbourg. Jane Birkin performs on stage. From left to right: Jane Birkin, Lou Doillon, Yvan Attal (Charlotte Gainsbourg's partner) and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Gainsbourg directs Birkin on the set of "Je t'aime moi non plus". Jane Birkin wore casual denim with a coquettish charm. Serge Gainsbourg in 1984 with his partner, French actress and model Bambou. Lou Doillon performs on stage. Serge Gainsbourg Lou Doillon on the runway for Jean-Paul Gaultier in 2004. Birkin's offbeat style makes her a red carpet hit. Birkin and Gainsbourg in 1969. Birkin was one of the first actresses to popularise the miniskirt. Jane Birkin with her daughter, Charlotte. The couple, who had an 18 year age difference, were never married, according to their daughter, Charlotte.