EDITH PIAF’s Voice in Oscar winning Film “La vie en Rose” (La MÔME)
While she is singing, it is a voice of sparrow. She involves you in her own world of music, step by step… Her desire to sing is physical, her breath is suspended.
She was discovered by Ginou Richer, Edith Piaf’s close friend and personal secretary. Shortly after their meeting, she was chosen to be the singing voice of the great Edith Piaf in Olivier Dahan’s award-winning film, “LA VIE EN ROSE” (La MÔME).
Her performance and interpretations of the work of Edith Piaf as the singing voice in the acclaimed movie and on the concert stage have resulted in worldwide acclaim. She has been performed all over the world. An outstanding Tribute to the French Music’ Icon of 50’s ‘Edith PIAF
Edith Piaf was one of the most popular French singers of the 1940s and ‘50s, internationally famous for her husky, mournful voice and her songs of loneliness and despair. Born in Paris to street entertainers, her childhood was marked by poverty, illness and temporary blindness. After a stint with her father’s touring acrobatic act, she sang in the streets until she was discovered by promoter Louis Leplee, who re-named her «la môme Piaf» («the waif sparrow»). The diminutive singer gained popularity as she toured France, singing in cabarets and vaudeville theaters and, beginning in 1936, performing on radio and recordings. Her great fame came after World War II, with her song «Le Vie en Rose» becoming an international standard. She toured the United States several times beginning in the late 1940s and English versions of her songs made the pop charts in the World.
PRESS REVIEWS Marion Cotilard won an Oscar for her remarkable portrayal of French chanteuse Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose”. But there’s another amazing Piaf performance in the movie and its delivered by someone you never see… NEWSWEEK
Parisian actress Marion Cotillard has been the toast of Tinseltown since her Oscar¬ nominated turn in the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose. Aside from her physical transformation, Cotillard is praised for her effortless lip-synching throughout some of Piaf’s most memorable performances. What audiences might not know however is that it wasn’t the voice of this famous French songbird that was heard in the movie, but that of another experienced French chanteuse: Jil. Together Cotillard and Jil brought Edith Piaf to life on-screen.MOVIE MAKER
There is a good chance that Marion Cotilard will walk away with an Academy Award on Sunday night for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in «La Vie en Rose. » If she has need for an acceptance speech, she should be sure to thank Jil, who provided the voice of the French singer. THE DESERT SUN