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Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Jane Imbruglia (born 4 February 1975) is an Australian singer/songwriter, model, and actress. In the early 1990s, Imbruglia was known to audiences as Beth Brennan in the popular Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, Imbruglia launched a singing career with the international hit "Torn". 

Her subsequent debut album, Left of the Middle (1997), sold over 6 million copies worldwide. Further releases, White Lilies Island (2001) and Counting Down the Days (2005), have been unable to match the commercial success of her debut, although the latter did become her first UK No. 1. In 2007 she released Glorious: The Singles 97–07, a greatest hits compilation by Natalie Imbruglia featuring new single Glorious, which peaked at number 23 in the UK Singles Chart.

Her latest album to date, Come to Life (2009), proved the least commercially successful in Australia and Europe, with a UK release cancelled altogether. She co-starred in the 2003 film Johnny English and made her leading actress debut in the 2009 film Closed for Winter.

Natalie was born on 4 February 1975, in Sydney, Australia, the second of the four daughters to Elliot Imbruglia, her father of Italian descent (originally a Sicilian from Lipari) and Maxene Anderson, her Anglo-Australian mother. Imbruglia grew up in Berkeley Vale, New South Wales, between Sydney and Newcastle. At the age of 15, she moved to Sydney with her family. Imbruglia studied ballet, tap, and highland dancing as a child, hoping to make a career out of it.
Imbruglia auditioned for Australian television commercials and appeared in spots for Coca-Cola and the popular Australian snack Twisties. By age 16, she left high school to start a career in acting. She soon secured a regular role on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. By the end of her second year, she left the show to move to London in 1994, immersing herself in the city's club scene. Natalie occasionally met with Anne Barret, who would become her future manager and convinced her to register a demo with four songs. Her effort paid off and she was signed to BMG Publishing, after coming up with a demo of the song "Torn" which greatly impressed RCA Records.

On New Year's Eve 2003, Imbruglia and her boyfriend of three and a half years, Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns, were married in a beach ceremony in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. While Imbruglia lived mainly in Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on an island named "White Lilies" (also the name of her second album), Johns lived in Newcastle, Australia. On 4 January 2008, Imbruglia and Johns released a statement announcing their divorce, citing distance as the main reason. However, the two remain friends. Imbruglia has been romantically linked to stars including will.i.am, Josh Hartnett, Prince Harry, and David Schwimmer. 


Natalie Imbruglia is the eldest sister of singer-songwriter Laura Imbruglia.


















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