Charlotte Gainsbourg shared a memory of her sister, Kate Barry, and her father, Serge Gainsbourg, on Instagram.
This Saturday, May 23, Charlotte Gainsbourg had a thought for her father Serge Gainsbourg, who died on March 2, 1991, and her sister Kate Barry, tragically disappeared on December 11, 2013 at the age of 46. The 48-year-old actress and singer shared a photo in her Instagram story, where we see Serge Gainsbourg playing on the swing with young Kate, who must not have been more than 6 years old at the time. The aged grain of the photo can testify to this. Charlotte Gainsbourg simply wrote “Kate and Serge” in black at the top of this lovely souvenir.
Jane Birkin explained in late March in Paris Match that Serge Gainsbourg was very close to Kate Barry, who was the same age as his son Paul Gainsbourg. The interpreter of the Poinçonneur des Lilas had complicated relationships with his two elders, Natacha and Paul, whom he had seen little since the divorce from their mother Françoise-Antoinette Pancrazzi. “He was happy to have Kate, who was the age of her son and brought so much joy into the house … It was a gift”, she told the weekly magazine.
According to this testimony, Serge Gainsbourg raised Kate and Charlotte, born in 1971, without difference, giving them the same dose of love, and exactly the same education. “The girls had to be polite, stand straight on their chair, do not put their elbows on the table, do not cross the fork and the knife”said Jane Birkin. “At the same time, he was the most rascal father you could ever have.” Decorator and player, as evidenced by the photo, breathing happiness, shared by Charlotte Gainsbourg.