Skip to main content
Menu

Natalie Imbruglia, 1999

Polly Borland

type C photograph (image: 48.7 cm x 38.6 cm)

Natalie Imbruglia (b. 1975), singer-songwriter, appeared in several television commercials before joining the television soap Neighbours. She moved to London in 1996, began writing songs and signed a record contract with RCA in 1997. Her first album, Left of the Middle, was released that year and has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. The single ‘Torn’ topped the UK charts for nine weeks and earned Imbruglia a string of awards, including Best Song at the MTV Europe Music Awards. She has also received two Brit Awards, six ARIAs, and been nominated for three Grammys. Her second album, White Lilies Island, was released in late 2001 and the hit ‘Counting Down the Days’ in 2005; by 2007 she was in a position to release Glorious: The Singles 1997–2007. Meanwhile, from 2002 to 2007 she was the radiant ‘face’ of French cosmetics giant l’Oréal. A British citizen since 2013, Imbruglia lives in London; her most recent album is Male (2015), comprising covers of hits originally sung by men.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Vote for your favourite Eye to Eye portrait

Vote for this portrait for your chance to win 1-of-5 Golden Tickets, giving you free entry into all NPG exhibitions and 10% off purchases at the café and bookstore for a whole year!

Voting closes Sunday 16 February 2020. Terms and conditions apply.

Return to the list of Eye to Eye portraits

Accession number: 2001.54

Currently on display: Gallery Eight (Temporary Exhibition Gallery)

Copyright image request form
Request a digital copy of an image for publication

Artist and subject

Polly Borland (age 40 in 1999)

Natalie Imbruglia (age 24 in 1999)

Subject professions

Performing arts

© National Portrait Gallery 2020
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia


Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196
The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which the NPG stands.