Amanda Lear is a French singer, model, TV personality, actress, novelist, and painter. An enigmatic character, her birth sex is disputed, and the exact details of her birth are unknown; she was born sometime between 1939 and 1950 in either British Hong Kong or Saigon. She began her career as a muse for Salvador Dalí in the mid 1960s. In the 1970s and 80s she was a popular Disco singer, especially in Scandinavia and Continental Europe, with songs such as "Queen of Chinatown", "Blood and Honey", "Follow Me", and "Fashion Pack". Her first album, I Am a Photograph, was released in 1977. She began working in television in the mid 1980s. Lear released her most recent album, I Don't Like Disco in early 2012. She currently lives in Saint-Étienne-du-Grès in the south of France. Lear was a favorite of Ull Hohn and Tom Burr.
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