Chantal Goya was born on June 10, 1942, in Saigon. She started her career as a yo-yo girl in the 1960s, singing catchy French pop songs. She also established herself as a French New Wave actress, starring in Jean-Luc Godard's film Masculin, feminin and Jean-Daniel Pollet's L'amour c'est gai, l'amour c'est triste. Her song "D'abord dis-moi ton nom" was featured in Masculin, feminin. Since 1975, Goya has become known for her collaboration with her husband, Jean-Jacques Debout as a performer for children.
Chantal Goya is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film