Nathalie Cardone (born 29 March 1967 at "la Clinique de Cygognes" in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques) is a French actress and singer.
She was born in Pau, in South-West France. Her father was Sicilian and her mother Spanish. She appeared for the first time on French screens in 1988 in the film Drôle d'endroit pour une rencontre beside Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve. This first outing gained her a nomination for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 1989.
Her career launched after a small role in La Petite Voleuse. She found success as a singer with Laurent Boutonnat, famous for his work with Mylene Farmer. She produced several hit singles including "Populaire", "Mon Ange," and -- most famously -- "Hasta Siempre", a song which honours the Argentinian revolutionary Che Guevara. Her first record sold over 750,000 copies in France.
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