Mostly Credited As: Celine Dion
Birth Name: Celine Marie Claudette Dion
Date Of Birth: March 30, 1968 (Age 47)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Charlemagne, Quebec
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Céline Dion was born in Charlemagne, Quebec, on March 30, 1968. She has thirteen older brothers and sisters, and sang with them as a child in a small club that her parents owned. When she was only twelve years old, Dion composed a song in French (her native language) and sent it in to a record company, where manager René Angélil, heard it. He became her manager, and eventually her husband as well.
In 1991, she recorded the theme song to the Disney film, Beauty and the Beast, which won both a Grammy and an Oscar, and earned a star in the Canadian Walk of Fame in June of 2003. Her record album, “Falling Into You” sold more than 25 million copies and was the best-selling album of 1996, and she also won a Grammy for her vocal work on the Titanic soundtrack.
Dion was married to René Angélil on December 17, 1994 and they had a son in 1999, and for several years she took a break from working to raise him. However, in 2003, Céline began performing again in her own solo show in an arena built for her at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Trivia In 1998 she was honored by two governments in two days: on April 30 her home province awarded her the Ordre national du Québec, and on May 1 she became an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Her husband is her manager.
She is the youngest of 14 brothers and sisters.
Renewed wedding vows with husband René Angelil at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 5, 2000.
She is the mother, with René Angelil, of a son, René Charles Angelil (born on 25 January 2001).
Celine is building a home in Las Vegas, Nevada where in March of 2003, she will begin giving 200 performances a year for 3 years in a special theater built for her by Caesars Palace; she will be paid $100 million for this deal.
She won the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland, in 1988 for Switzerland, with the song "Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi" (don't leave without me). The TV broadcast of the contest was watched by 600 million viewers throughout Europe and the Middle-East.
Americans consider her 1987 Tonight Show appearance where Leno filled in for Carson and her black-and-white video remix of Michael Jackson's "Bad" her best, early English-speaking performances.
Is 3 months younger than her stepson.
Is related to Madonna through a common ancestor.
Celine Dion Quotes
There's always a new thing happening to me that's even more extraordinary, so pressure gets harder. But I like it when it's hard. Anyone can do it when it's easy. When it's hard and you can do it good, you're proud of yourself. There's going to be more pressure as the years go by, that's for sure. But I think I'm a hard worker and I'm ready for that. As long as I believe in what I'm doing, the pressure is okay with me.
There's one way to do showbiz, if you want to do it perfectly, you have to be disciplined and you have to be ready to work really hard.