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Kylie Minogue
, 1999

by Polly Borland

type C photograph (sheet: 55.7 cm x 45.5 cm, image: 49.4 cm x 39.3 cm)

Kylie Minogue (b. 1968) is an actor and pop singer who became a local and international star playing Charlene in the television soap Neighbours. In 1987 she became the youngest performer to win a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress. Her singing career began with a cover version of the 1960s song 'The Loco-Motion'. She signed a contract with the English hitmakers Stock Aitken Waterman in 1987 and made history by achieving more than 20 consecutive top ten hits in the UK. A move to hip English dance music label, de-construction, in 1992 coincided with a more sophisticated sound and image for Minogue. With a talent for re-invention, she has since been involved in some controversial collaborations, such as that with Nick Cave in 1995. She has appeared in several films, including Moulin Rouge (2001). In 2002 Minogue won four ARIA awards for her latest album Fever and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2000
Accession number: 2000.8