Happy birthday Kylie Minogue! See her horoscope and yours
28 MAY 2014
Happy birthday, Kylie Minogue! As the international pop superstar turns 46, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Kylie, and you...
People speak about the 'great and the good'. Who are these folk? What makes them so special? Are they really great? Or have they just persuaded themselves - and a few other 'important individuals' to see them in this light? And are they really so good? Or do they occasionally suffer from bouts of minor naughtiness, just like the rest of us? Beware of misleading labels under the New Moon in your sign. Don't feel discouraged from doing something that, in its own humble way is good and may turn out, in time, to be great.
With a music career spanning nearly 30 years, Kylie Minogue has more than proved her staying power in the fickle world of pop.
Kylie was born in 1968 and in 1986 was cast in the Australian soap Neighbours as Charlene. The show was hugely popular in the UK and one of the most famous storylines was the romance of Charlene and Scott Robinson, played by Jason Donovan, Kylie's real-life boyfriend.
Their love story culminated in a wedding episode watched by 20 million British viewers.
It was during a benefit concert with her Neighbours co-stars in 1987 that Kylie first caught the attention of record companies, and she soon signed a deal. Her first single, TheLoco-Motion went to number one in Australia, and she soon visited the UK where she worked with the music world's most famous producers of that time, Stock Aitken and Waterman.
Her first six singles in the UK all reached the top five, but by the 1990s Kylie was determined to shed her good-girl image, and in 1993 she left Stock Aitken and Watermen. Kylie later said of that time: "I was very much a puppet in the beginning. I was blinkered by my record company. I was unable to look left or right."
Throughout the 1990s Kylie remained a fixture in the UK charts with her songs regularly entering the top 20. She ventured off the pop path, her projects notably including a collaboration with rock frontman Nick Cave.
In 2000 Kylie returned to her roots with Spinning Around, a dance-pop-disco infused song which became the star's first UK number one in ten years. Then in 2001, she released the biggest-selling single of her career, Can't Get You Out of my Head.
In 2005 the songstress revealed that she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer and has been credited with encouraging women to get checked regularly.
Kylie cancelled her world tour to undergo chemotherapy but later returned to the stage. As of 2014 the singer had released her 12th studio album, and is about to undertake her 14th tour.
The Australian beauty has also been a judge and mentor on the UK version of The Voice, and has recently taken on the position on the version of the show which airs in her home country.