Kim Wilde to hold on to

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Yves Marechal

She is beautiful, blond, has blue eyes and possesses an incredible talent! Kim Wilde, twenty-three years since 18 November, is the young 'rocker' English who collects both hits and gold records.

Stiletto heels, leather jacket and black skirt, she was dubbed by the press, the Brigitte Bardot of Rock. Musician at heart, the interpreter of 'Dancing in the Dark' - and many other successes - has held that: his father, Marty, was in the sixties, the main rival to Elvis Presley! He is also the one who writes songs for his daughter. A real family affair indeed as Ricky, twenty-two, the brother of Kim, composes music, while Joyce, the mother, leads 'Big M Production', the production house Wilde.

When not on tour, Kim lives with her parents, in a London suburb in Hertfordshirre. There she finds the new kids in the family, Marty Jr., two years, and Roxanne, three years, her two other siblings.

'When we were young', Kim says, 'mom made us learn the piano. Then one day my father wasn't able to visit the recording studio, my brother and I have replaced him... ' This first recording, 'Kids in America' would become the success that heralded a fantastic career. Kim Wilde, on tour across Europe, will also be in France, at the 'Palais d'Hiver' in Lyon, November 26 and in Nogent-sur-Marne, 'Pavillon Baltard' for two concerts.

The rock star whose hairstyle à la lion has established a new fashion, loves French cuisine. Our artist has a preference for cheese and Beaujolais! That's what she confessed to Michel Denizot, who in his show 'Champions', asked about her culinary tastes. 'Cheese' she responded....