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Jean-Pierre Barda
Birth name Jean-Pierre Barda
Born 7 March 1967 (1967-03-07) (age 42)
Paris
Origin Sweden, France
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, actor, make up artist, hair dresser, entertainer
Years active 1980s - present
Associated acts Army of Lovers

Jean-Pierre Barda (born March 7, 1967, Paris) is a Swedish singer, actor, make up artist and hair dresser of Algerian descent. He is most notable for being one of the founding members of the pop group Army of Lovers.

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Early life

Barda was born in Paris, France, and moved to Sweden with his Algerian Jewish family as a child. Barda started out working with Alexander Bard as a part of the music group Barbie. He initially called himself Farouk, but reverted to his real name when Barbie later evolved into the group Army of Lovers. Barda has been with the group throughout all of its incarnations.

Career

In 2004, there was initially a suggestion that Barda would be part of a new band called Bodies Without Organs. This did not come to fruition, and Barda's explicit involvement extended only as far as co-writing BWO's first single "Living In A Fantasy"

Besides his work in music, Barda is also very well-known in Sweden as a hair-dresser and make-up artist. He has done work for movies, TV, photo shoots even for the Queen of Sweden. He also has a career as an actor, and has appeared in film, TV, and on stage. In this field he is currently working with a 3G phone company on developing a TV-style fashion programme for mobile phones.

Theater

"Min Mamma Herr Albin" (Swedish version of La Cage Aux Folles) (1995) - the butler

Film

  • "Livet är en schlager" (2000) - himself
  • "Once In a Lifetime" (2000) (International: English title) - himself
  • "House of Angels: The Second Summer" (1994) - himself

TV

  • "Rik Och Berömd" (Swedish version of Lifestyles of the Rich And Famous) - host
  • "Miss Sweden 2002 Competition" - host
  • "Sally" (1999) - himself
  • "Silikon" (1999-2001) - make-over artist/host

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