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Although she started out as an actress, Kylie Minogue always knew she would also make it big on the music side. She first greeted the UK screens as an actress, rising to prominence with her remarkable performance on Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played the role of a mechanic. Fondly called the ‘Goddess of Pop’, Kylie’s humble beginnings which featured more film than musical expeditions formed the basis of her ever-blossoming career. Like most of her counterparts, the Australian-British talent has a very inspiring story behind her enviable success. Here are lesser known facts about the talented singer and actress.
Kylie Minogue’s Early Life
She was born on May 28, 1968, in Melbourne, Australia to her parents, Ronald Charles Minogue and Carol Ann Minogue. Kylie is was the oldest of her parents’ three children and schooled at Camberwell High School. Kylie’s inclination to entertainment began at a very young age. At the age of 11, she was already getting small roles in local soap operas. It may have been a matter of heredity for the talent whose siblings were also into entertainment. Her younger sister was a singer and her younger brother a cameraman, which further encouraged her dreams of becoming an entertainer.
Kylie had to skip school when she got a role in Australian TV series The Henderson Kids in 1985. However, it wasn’t going to be as rosy as she expected. Young Minogue would forget her lines often which attracted lots of criticisms from the crew and that ended badly for her as she was dropped from the cast. Leaving the sets of The Henderson Kids in a way, made her resolute and determined to prove herself in other platforms of entertainment, against the odds. Music was next in line and Kylie soon made a demo tape for ‘Young Talent Time’ a music program where her sister performed often. In 1985, the producers of the show soon granted her a first performance which paved way for her. The following year, she got a role in the soap opera Neighbors, which became a massive hit, shooting her to fame and stardom.
With her newfound Neighbours fame, she caught the attention of music producers when she performed a song ‘Loco-motion’. Kylie was soon signed with a recording company – Mushroom Records – in Australia and released her first single LocoMotion, which topped Australian charts for several weeks. She soon signed with top producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1988 and released her debut album Kylie that year, which included the single, I Should Be So Lucky that became an international favorite.
Her second album ‘Enjoy Yourself’ was released in 1989, with booming singles like Hand on Your Heart. At this time, she also got a role in ‘The Delinquents’ in 1990. Also in 1990, Kylie released her third album ‘Rhythm of Love’ which brought out the sassy part of her. Her fourth album ‘Let’s Get to It’ came through in 1991, though it didn’t break records like the first, second, and third. Minogue was signed to Deconstruction Records in 1994, releasing her fifth album ‘Kylie ‘Minogue’ that year. She was also becoming more endearing to movie producers and continued to feature in movies. She was cast opposite Jean Claude Van Damme in Street Fighter (1994) and rose to higher prominence in the movie industry. Kylie continued to mesmerize her fans with her outstanding and impeccable talent.
Personal Life – Boyfriend, Husband, Sister
Kylie Minogue who had entertainment flowing through her veins came from a family where the creative arts was very much welcomed. Her sister, pop singer, Dannii Minogue, started out with the Australian talent show Young Talent Time, which also paved way for her successful career.
Kylie has got quite an interesting personal life with regards to her relationships. For a celebrity so beautiful and successful, it is very much expected she would have men flocking around her, and you can trust the media to serve you with all the juicy stories.
The singer and actress was in a relationship with fellow Australian singer, Michael Hutchence, in the 80s. It isn’t clear when the relationship started but reports have it that it ended in the 90s. She soon moved on and got entangled with Olivier Martinez, a French actor, in 2003. The couple broke up after four years in 2007, though they remained friends afterward.
The following year, she began a relationship with Andrés Velencoso, a Spanish model. They broke up in 2013 and Minogue began another relationship 2 years later (2015) with Joshua Sass, a British actor. It was indeed a pleasant news when word about their engagement broke in 2016. Joshua Sass would have been the husband of the singer but for a break up the following year.
Body Stats, Height, and Weight
Kylie Minogue has got a perfect body that suits her career. The singer who is very conscious of her body has managed to keep and maintain her measurements. She stands at a height of 5 ft (152 cm) which is very proportional to her weight of 49 kg (108 pounds), giving her a portable and endearing look. Minogue and her body stats of 34-23-35 in fits perfectly into her size 2 dresses.