Line Renaud, whose real name is Jacqueline Ente, was born on July 2, 1928 in Nieppe, in the Nord department. From the age of 15, she sang in her grandmother’s worker’s café. The following year, she joined the Radio-Lille orchestra before landing a job in the music hall in Paris in 1945.

Two years later, she recorded the title Ma Cabane au Canada for which she received the Grand Prix du Disque in 1949. Building on her success, she recorded several songs including Étoiles des neiges and Le Chien dans la vitre. The year 1954 was marked by her entry into the Moulin Rouge where, thanks to her talents as a singer, she was a full house. Five years later, Line Renaud became a reviewer at the Casino de Paris before going to Dunes, a casino in Las Vegas.

During her many visits to the United States, she met several international celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. It is in this country in particular that she is confronted with AIDS, a disease which ravages the population at the time. From the 1980s, she became an icon in the fight against AIDS. She has also been co-founder and vice-president of the Sidaction association since 1994 and will be decorated for her commitment on September 2, 2022 by Emmanuel Macron.

Alongside her career as a singer, she also toured for the cinema from the 1940s. She can still be found today in many successful feature films including Welcome to the Ch’tis or La Ch’tite Famille.

For several years, Line Renaud has fought tirelessly for the right to die with dignity. Unlike other countries of the European Union, France does not allow the practice of euthanasia. The famous magazine leader is campaigning to legalize this practice, she who wishes to die surrounded by her loved ones, as she had revealed in the columns of Paris Match, April 20, 2023.

“My mother asked to die, ‘please do something’ she told me. Loulou in 1995, suffering from bone cancer, and that we could no longer touch. I begged our doctor”, s she remembered. She wants to go to her home in La Jonchère. “In my bed with my dog ​​Pirate next to me…if he’s still alive! I’ll pet him, I’ll ask him to come closer to me and he’ll come closer. I’ll be surrounded by all my loved ones with who I will talk to”, she declared and continued: “It all has to be joyful. I want to leave a soothing image. My friends want me to leave without suffering”.