Dannii Minogue is an exceptional personality whose diverse talents are awe-inspiring. She is an Australian born singer, songwriter, actress, television presenter, dancer, model, and fashion designer. She first gained fame in the 80s as a young actress featured in the soap opera, Home and Away. In the same period, she was a contestant on one of the talent hunt shows held in Australia called, Young Talent Time. Soon after, she started her journey as a pop artiste in her home country Australia where she was well received with her first album. Some of the hit songs in the album include; “Jump to the Beat,” “Baby Love,” “Love and Kisses,” and “This is It.”
Though her second album wasn’t as successful as her first one, Dannii later reinvented herself and brand to be known as a dance artiste. This move proved a great one for her as she achieved her first number one club hit with the song “All I Wanna Do” in the UK. Recently, she has been featured as a judge in different talent hunt competitions like The X Factor UK, Australia’s Got Talent among others. Read on for more Dannii Minogue facts.
Dannii Minogue Bio
Dannii Minogue was born in Melbourne, Australia, on the 20th of October 1971. Her parents are Ronald Charles Allan Minogue(an accountant) and Carol Minogue(a dancer from the United Kingdom). As a kid, she was raised alongside two of her siblings in Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Australia. For her education, she was a student at Camberwell Primary School. After graduating, she then enrolled in the Camberwell High School.
Minogue was exposed to the life of a celebrity at a very young age. By the time she was seven years old, Dannii had acted in a good number of soap operas some of which include; The Sullivans, and Skyways. She has since gone on to become a critically acclaimed celebrity in her own right popular as an actress, singer, talent show judge and more.
Dannii Minogue has never been one to back down from a fight especially when it comes to things relating to her career and has thus persevered a great deal to get to where she is now. Starting out as a musician, Dannii was able to rake in millions through record sales, performing and touring. Also, due to her natural charm, she has been able to make a mark in the world of television as a judge of various talent shows for which she is also paid handsomely. These and many more bring her net worth to an estimated $22 million.
Personal Life – Husband, Son
The gorgeous Dannii Minogue met fellow actor, Julian McMahon in 1991 when they were both cast members of the same television series named, Home and Away. Julian, who is also the son of the ex Australian Prime Minister, Sir William McMahon, walked down the aisle with Dannii that same year they met. However, their union did not last as they got divorced in 1995. After the split from Julian, Dannii Minogue decided to pose nude for Playboy(The Australian edition). In a later interview, she said that she found the experience of posing nude to be quite liberating.
Danii soon found another love interest in the person of Jacques Villeneuve(a French Canadian Formula One driver) in the year 1999. Though the couple got engaged in the course of their relationship, they never made it to the altar as they broke-up in 2001.
In 2002 while working on Neon Nights, she met Craig Logan who was the bassist for “Bros” as well as a music producer. They entered into a relationship but it ended in December 2002.
Her next relationship began in 2008 almost six years after her last. Dannii Minogue entered into a relationship with Kris Smith(an ex-professional rugby league player and British model). Though they hadn’t tied the knot, Dannii revealed that she was pregnant with his child on the 9th of January 2010. Soon after on the 5th of July, at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, Dannii gave birth to a son named Ethan Edward Minogue-Smith. Two years later, in 2012, the pair separated.
Is She Related to Kylie Minogue?
Many fans and enthusiasts alike have long wondered if Danni Minogue and Kylie Minogue are related in any way since they not only share a surname but they are also musicians. To satisfy this curiosity, they are indeed related. Kylie Minogue is Dannii’s elder sister who is also a singer and actress. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), named Kylie as the highest-selling Australian artist of all time.