actress, music department, composer

Lulu was born on Nov 03, 1948 in UK. Lulu's big-screen debut came with To Sir, with Love directed by James Clavell in 1967. Lulu is known for Absolutely Fabulous directed by Bob Spiers, Jennifer Saunders stars as Edina and Joanna Lumley as Patsy. Lulu has got 1 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Lulu achieved is Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Lulu plays is Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie which will be released on Jul 22, 2016.

Lulu Kennedy-Cairns was born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie in Glasgow, Scotland on November 3, 1948. As a teenager, she toured the northern clubs with her band, the Luvvers. After her initial success with a cover of "Shout" reaching #7 in 1964, Lulu went on to establish herself as one of the biggest-selling British female singers of the 1960s.She made her film début in Les anges aux poings serrés (1967), starring Sidney Poitier, and performed the title song, which went to No. 1 in the United States, but was only released as a B-side in the United Kingdom with the A-side, "Let's Pretend", making #11. She was one of four joint winners of the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest with "Boom Bang-a-Bang". In 1969, she married The Bee Gees member Maurice Gibb, and moved more into family entertainment, building on the success of her self-titled BBC television show. She recorded a version of David Bowie's song "The Man Who Sold the World", which reached #3 in the UK charts (it hadn't charted for Bowie), and sang the title theme to the James Bond feature L'homme au pistolet d'or (1974), both in 1974.After marriage to celebrity hairdresser John Frieda, with whom she had one son, Jordan Frieda, Lulu's career moved more into occasional adverts and pantomimes. The 1990s saw her divorce again and she released the hit album "Independence" (1993). She also penned, with her brother, "I Don't Wanna Fight", which was performed by Tina Turner on the soundtrack to Tina (1993), and at 44 she finally topped the UK charts with the British boyband Take That with a cover of "Relight My Fire". She went on to contribute to the soundtrack of the Tim Rice/Elton John musical "Aida" (1999), front her own short-lived prime-time UK lottery show on BBC TV, Red Alert with the National Lottery (1999), and starred in the film Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999).In 2002, she released an album of duets entitled "Together", featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Cliff Richard, Sting, and Ronan Keating, along with a best-selling autobiography. In 2003, she released her "Greatest Hits" album, which débuted at #35 in the UK charts. She was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire at the 2000 Queen's Birthday Honours for her services to entertainment. She was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire at the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours for her services to entertainment, music, and charity.

  • Birthday

    Nov 03, 1948
  • Place of Birth

    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Also known

    Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie

Known For


1 wins & 3 nominations

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
Best Supporting Actress
Winner - Jury Award
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999)