Amanda Lear

Real Name:
Amanda Tapp (or Tap)
Profile:
French model, singer, lyricist, TV host, actress and painter.
Contested facts about her biography include her birth date (cited as 18 November 1939, also 1941, 1946, 1948 and 1950) and place (Hong Kong, Saigon or Hanoi), the gender she was assigned at birth, names and nationalities of her parents (French-English father and an Asian-Russian mother), and the location of her upbringing.
She was raised in the South of France and moved to Paris to make a career in painting. She became a top model, a fixture of the mid 1960s Swinging London and one of Salvador Dalí's muses, who's said to have coined her stage name / public persona ("L'Amant de Dalí" - Dalí's lover).
She later posed as the "lady with the panther" in 1973 on the famous cover of Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure. After a brief affair, David Bowie advised her to try her luck as a singer. From the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, she was a million-album-selling disco queen, mainly in Continental Europe and Scandinavia, sometime referencing the allegations about her transgender identity in her songs "Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)", "If I was a Boy" or "I'm a Mistery" (deliberately misspelled as to reference the word "mister").
Since the early '80s she has presented TV shows in Italy, France and Germany and is a theater actress.
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Albums

3172 058 Amanda Lear - I Am A Photograph album art Amanda Lear I Am A Photograph (Album) Ariola 3172 058 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
5025 900 Amanda Lear - Sweet Revenge album art Amanda Lear Sweet Revenge (Album) Ariola 5025 900 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
D 400017, D-400.017 Amanda Lear - Never Trust A Pretty Face album art Amanda Lear Never Trust A Pretty Face (Album, Comp) Ariola D 400017, D-400.017 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
201 265 Amanda Lear - Diamonds For Breakfast album art Amanda Lear Diamonds For Breakfast (Album) Ariola, Ariola 201 265 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
403 450 Amanda Lear - Incognito album art Amanda Lear Incognito (Album) Ariola, Ariola 403 450 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
40-90090 Amanda Lear - Tam-Tam album art Amanda Lear Tam-Tam (Album) Ariola 40-90090 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
66 408 Amanda Lear - Secret Passion album art Amanda Lear Secret Passion (Album) Carrere, Ibach Distribution 66 408 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
SNIR 25129 Amanda Lear - Uomini Più Uomini album art Amanda Lear Uomini Più Uomini (Album) Ricordi International SNIR 25129 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
96.875 Amanda Lear - Tant Qu'il Y Aura Des Hommes album art Amanda Lear Tant Qu'il Y Aura Des Hommes (Album) Carrere 96.875 France 1989 Sell This Version
88 001 83 Amanda Lear - Cadavrexquis album art Amanda Lear Cadavrexquis (Album) Chène 88 001 83 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
ZYX 20375-2 Amanda Lear - Alter Ego album art Amanda Lear Alter Ego (Album) ZYX Music, Mint Records (2) ZYX 20375-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
DMC 11460 Amanda Lear - Back In Your Arms album art Amanda Lear Back In Your Arms (Album) Dig It International DMC 11460 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
560008 2-7 Amanda Lear - Heart album art Amanda Lear Heart (Album) Le Marais Prod. 560008 2-7 France 2001 Sell This Version
YC 151166 Amanda Lear - With Love album art Amanda Lear With Love (Album) Dance Street YC 151166 France 2006 Sell This Version
JGM BEAC02/2009 Amanda Lear - Brief Encounters Acoustique album art Amanda Lear Brief Encounters Acoustique (Album) Just Good Music For Your Ears JGM BEAC02/2009 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
US275/CD Amanda Lear - Brief Encounters album art Amanda Lear Brief Encounters (Album) Universo, Just Good Music For Your Ears US275/CD Europe 2009 Sell This Version
000560 Amanda Lear - Brand New Love Affair album art Amanda Lear Brand New Love Affair(CD, Album) Edina Music 000560 France 2009 Sell This Version
JGM-PMGCDA01/2010 Amanda Lear - Brief Encounters Reloaded album art Amanda Lear Brief Encounters Reloaded (Album) Prolific Media Group UK, Just Good Music For Your Ears JGM-PMGCDA01/2010 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
15111966 Amanda Lear - I Don't Like Disco album art Amanda Lear I Don't Like Disco (Album) Little Boom Records 15111966 France 2012 Sell This Version
0602537724413 Amanda Lear - My Happiness album art Amanda Lear My Happiness (Album) Boomlover 0602537724413 France 2014 Sell This Version
20052016 Amanda Lear - Let Me Entertain You album art Amanda Lear Let Me Entertain You (Album) Boomlover 20052016 France 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2056 457 Amanda Lear - La Bagarre / Lethal Leading Lady album art Amanda Lear La Bagarre / Lethal Leading Lady (Single) Polydor 2056 457 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
none Amanda Lear - Star album art Amanda Lear Star(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Smplr) Master Room none UK 1975 Sell This Version
102943 Amanda Lear - Blood & Honey album art Amanda Lear Blood & Honey (Single, Maxi) Ariola 102943 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
S-54 002 Amanda Lear - Blood & Honey album art Amanda Lear Blood & Honey(7", Single) PGP RTB S-54 002 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version

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willardlovesyou

willardlovesyou

July 2, 2020
Anyone who was once a man can still be distinctly heard through the female persona whether a gender reassignment has taken place or not. There are many other clear signals. I knew this fact when I bought her first album some 42 years ago. I adore it still and adore her. She went out there and did her thing and was superb in the process.💋❤
Pherber

Pherber

July 27, 2019
hi - does anyone know why the 1985 'No Credit Card' Remix is not listed on her Discography Page - it's much better than the original - for Dancefloors - would anyone update her page?
rihet

rihet

May 11, 2016
Do you will have the new album of AMANDA : "Let me entertain you" ?
Dexshu-run

Dexshu-run

September 12, 2005
edited over 6 years ago
I fell in love with Amanda Lear nearly a year ago upon hearing the Laurent Wolf Mix of I Just Wanna Dance Again. I bought her first 7 albums on CD as well as her Greatest Hits, Follow Me.

I must say, her voice has a mysterious hypnotic-like quality to it backed with amazing instrumentation

Amanda is also a talented lyricist and co-writes nearly everything she records. A true talent.

I was thrilled when Amanda remixed and re-recorded her old songs. Even though I prefer the originals, the new versions shine just as good.

Amanda's last album Heart did suprisingly well in Europe. Amanda has released 2 CD singles a while back called "Paris By Night" and "Copacabana". Look out for them.

She is also not a man, nor was she one ever. Those were lies, she, David Bowie and Salvador Dali created to give herself more publicity. It worked!
Mr.Fonk

Mr.Fonk

December 10, 2003
Amanda Lear was said to be born as male and converted to "the other side" before her music career. Well in the end we'll never get to know if these transsexual rumours are true.

Besides she was a great disco vocalist, leaving some milestones in disco history.

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