17 January 1944, Paris, France. After graduating from the Le Bruyère College, Hardy pursued a musical career as a singer-songwriter. Signed to the prestigious French record label Vogue, she had an international million-selling hit in 1962 with the self-composed Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles. Three years later, she enjoyed her only major UK hit with the softly sung All Over The World. A major star in her home country, she extended her appeal as a result of various modelling assignments and appearances in several movies by Roger Vadim. Her international performing career gradually declined towards the end of the 60s owing to stage fright, although she continued to record well-crafted and popular records for her home market. Hardy also set up her own production company, Productions Asparagus, thereby gaining more control over her career. Gradually moving away from the lightweight, quasi-orchestral folk pop sound of her mid-60s...
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