Popularly known with the name of Carla Bruni, Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi is a successful Italian-French singer-songwriter and supermodel. She was born on 23 December, 1967 in Turin, Italy into a wealthy Italian family. Her legal father Alberto Bruni Tedeschi was a composer and her mother, Marisa was a concert pianist. Her biological father was Maurizio Remmert a musician and grocery store chain owner. Her grandfather was the founder of the tire manufacturing company, CEAT.
In 1975 her family moved to France. She went to a boarding school in Switzerland and later on went to Paris to study art and architecture. Her immense good looks landed her into the modeling industry at the age of 19 and became one of Europe’s top models. She worked for the likes of Christian Dior, Givenchy, John Galliano and Versace during her peak years.
In 1997, she quit modeling when the love for music overpowered her and in 2003 she released her first album, Quelqu’un M’a Dit which became a big hit .In 2004 Carla Bruni won the European Border Breakers Awards. She released her second album, No Promises in 2007, her third album Comme si de rien n’était on 11 July 2008 and her fourth album Little French Songs in April 2013.She also wrote lyrics for many other albums and sang for many famous events. Several songs of her debut album were later featured in the movie ‘Le Divorce’, American film ‘Conversations with Other Women’ and 500 Days of summer.
She acted as a museum guide in Woody Allen’s romantic comedy ‘Midnight in Paris’ in 2011. The film was a big hit, and the entire ensemble cast, including Bruni was nominated for a number of awards. Carla has also been involved in humanitarian work and philanthropic activities. Having lost a brother to AIDS, she is an active crusader for HIV/AIDS research.
Her personal life has been very interesting. She has been previously linked with several high-profile men like Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Charles Berling and former French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius. She had an affair with philosophy professor Raphael Enthoven which resulted in the birth of a son in 2001. The couple broke up in 2007.
She met French president Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 and married him in 2008 at the Elysée Palace in Paris, making her the First Lady of France. She gave birth to her second child, a baby girl, Giulia on October 19th, 2011 in Paris.