From Neighbours to international music star, see Kylie's life in pictures
Kylie first appeared on British screens in 1986 after bagging a role on Neighbours. Before this, she had been in smaller acting roles on Australian TV but was overshadowed by sister Dannii. Kylie played Charlene Mitchell – a schoolgirl who later became a mechanic and fell in love with Jason Donovan’s character, Scott Robinson.
20 million Brits tuned in to watch Charlene Mitchell marry Scott Robinson in a 1987 episode of Neighbours. Kylie was now a star and won various awards for her role as Charlene.
Kylie and Jason’s romance continued off-screen in the late ’80s. Kylie also signed a record deal. She began her singing career while still appearing on Neighbours but left the soap in 1988 to concentrate on her music. In 1989 Jason and Kylie teamed up to record Especially For You -the song went straight to number 1.
By 1990 Kylie was sick of her squeaky-clean image. No longer with Jason, she wanted to be seen as a sexy pop star and dated INXS frontman Michael Hutchence but the pair later split. She was then linked to various men including French photographer Stephane Sednaoui, actor Rupert Penry-Jones and musician Lenny Kravitz.
Kylie started dating British model James Gooding in 1999. They were together for three years, but James admitted to a string of affairs with other women and the couple split.
In 2000 Kylie recorded Kids with Robbie Williams and the singers performed at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
The songstress started dating French model and actor Olivier Martinez in 2003. They were together for 4 years and insisted their split was amicable but the papers claimed he was unfaithful.
In 2005 we were all shocked to hear that Kylie had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 36-year-old had to cancel her sell-out Showgirl tour in Australia and Asia plus her appearance at Glastonbury. She began treatment straight away.
2006 saw Kylie resuming her Showgirl tour after 18 months of successful treatment. Ever the professional. she apologised to the crowds for being late!
In November 2006 Kylie launched her first perfume, Darling. She said the new fragrance marked a new chapter in her life and captured her personality.
Kylie turned 40 on 24 May 2008 and showed no signs of her age, looking as glam as ever.
Kylie was awarded an OBE in 2008 for her services to music. She received her official award from The Prince of Wales.
After a string of unsuccessful relationships, Kylie found love with Spanish model Andres Valencoso Segura in 2009. The pair have made their relationship very public, going skiing together and attending tennis matches. Let’s hope this means we’ll hear wedding bells for Kylie!
Kylie had us all asking questions when she appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross looking wrinkle-free and with eyebrows that looked higher than usual. The singer denied claims that she’d ever had cosmetic surgery and revealed she was giving up Botox!
To mark the end of 2010, Kylie performed on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny and celebrated being cancer-free for 5 years!
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