The daughter of French singer Serge Gainsbourg and English actress Jane Birkin is on a desperate hunt her gray and lilac cat Milo.
Charlotte Gainsbourg, 48, became involved in one of the biggest scandals of her father’s career, aged 12, when they released the 1984 song Lemon Incest. The video for the song featured Charlotte in a nightshirt and underwear lying on a bed with her topless father while they sang of ‘the love that we will never make together’.
Hanging up missing cat photos around New York, the Nymphomaniac actress and her husband, French-Israeli director and actor Yvan Attal, are hoping that some one has spotted their beloved pet.
Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg is on the hunt for her cat, last seen in Greenwich Village
‘A part of the family’: Milo was last seen on Wednesday morning in Greenwich Village
Actress Jane Birkin, scandalous singer Serge Gainsbourg and their daughter Charlotte
A note from Gainsbourg on the poster reads: ‘Chere New York, Please help return my beloved Milo. We would do anything to have him back! With love, Charlotte.’
Eight-year-old house cat Milo has already been missing for over a week and was seen since last Wednesday morning, January 15.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Gainsbourg’s assistant Clare Dingle confirmed that there has still been no sign of Milo and that the couple were eager for any word on him.
‘He’s a part of the family and we’d do anything to get him back’, Dingle said.
‘He’s just such a lovely cat.
‘He was micro chipped in France, but we registered the number here as well: #250 268 720 083556.’
She added that Milo sometimes like to get some fresh air in the couple’s fenced-in backyard but is such a house-bound kitty that she’s never before been on the street.
‘We would do anything to have him back!’ the actress says on the missing poster
Charlotte Gainsbourg became a scandalous talking point as a preteen after releasing a controversial duet ‘Lemon Incest’ with her father Serge, a controversial French singer
Milo is a fluffy British short hair and is described as having ‘gray and lilac’ fur.
‘Gray and Lilac British Shorthair Male Fluffy, big yellow eyes,’ the poster states.
Gainsbourg’s assistant claimed that it’s unclear how the cat escaped his home and it’s not likely that he could have jumped over the tall fencing in the backyard.
The much loved pet was last seen in Greenwich Village between 5th and 6th avenue.
A reward is offered if found.
A reward is offered by Gainsbourg if the eight-year-old gray and lilac Milo is found
Charlotte and Serge Gainsbourg performing controversial song Lemon Incest
Charlotte Gainsbourg became a scandalous talking point as a preteen for releasing a controversial duet with her father Serge.
‘Lemon Incest’ caused uproar in France and grabbed headlines in other parts of the world not just for its lyrics but its shocking video.
The complaints only resulted in more sales for Serge’s album.
Serge Gainsbourg courted controversy throughout most of his career but is most well known for his notorious song Je T’aime … Moi Non Plus.
It brought worldwide outrage when released in 1969 and has generally become known as the song with the organs and a woman having an orgasm. The woman moaning on the track is Charlotte’s mother Jane Birkin.
Gainsbourg’s most successful song by far, Je T’aime … Moi Non Plus was number one throughout Europe and the first UK number one to be sung in another language.
Despite selling millions, it was deemed too raunchy for radio and received a BBC ban for its explicit content, also making it the first UK number one to be banned by the BBC.
Other controversial moments for Serge included telling Whitney Houston he wanted ‘to fuck her’ on French prime time TV, writing suggestive songs for 18-year-old female singers, and dating the already married Brigitte Bardot.
Her parents are the French singer Serge Gainsbourg and English actress Jane Birkin
He died in 1991 from a heart attack, age 62, at his home in Rue de Verneuil. He had suffered his first heart attack at 45 but decided the healthy lifestyle wasn’t for him and continued to drink and smoke as he liked.
Charlotte’s mother Jane Birkin was described as the English Rose he was guilty of ‘enticing’ and entrapping. The pair met on the set of 1969 film Slogan and believing Gainsbourg to hate her, Birkin invited him to dinner where he says he subsequently fell in love with her, despite being 18 years her senior.
In 1984, French high-fashion manufacturer Hermes created the Birkin bag in her honor, which has gone on to become a status symbol with prices ranging from $10,000 to $500,000.
Birkin previously claimed she was only famous because Gainsbourg featured her moaning on Je T’aime … Moi Non Plus.