Jane Birkin is an English actress and singer who has spent most of her career in France. She was born in 1946 to a Navy father and a mother who was an actress in Noël Coward musicals. She began acting in musicals herself when she was 17. Soon after she met and married film composer John Barry. She appeared in his musical, Passion Flower Hotel, in 1965. They had a daughter, Kate, in 1967.