Europe 1 with AFP 11:26 am, March 22, 2023

Interpreter of the credits of the hit series "First kisses" in the 80s / 90s, the singer Emmanuelle died on March 16 at the age of 59. "She's a real artist (...) We are very sad" to announce his death, said his producer Jean-Luc Azoulay.

The singer Emmanuelle, interpreter of the credits of the hit series "First kisses" in the 80s / 90s, died at the age of 59, announced the producer Jean-Luc Azoulay Wednesday. Emmanuelle (Emmanuelle Mottaz of her real name) was part of the AB Productions galaxy, Jean-Luc Azoulay's company. This company then dominated the sector of programs for children and teenagers, with "Le club Dorothée" or series like "Premiers baisers" and "Hélène et les garçons", all broadcast on TF1.

Fragile health

According to Jean-Luc Azoulay, Emmanuelle died on March 16 in a Paris hospital. "She had been in fragile health for some time. She was a real artist, a great girl. She was a singer and screenwriter for 'Hélène et les garçons' in particular. We are very sad," the producer told AFP.

After accompanying Dorothée in the song "Allô allô monsieur l'informatique" (she did the robotic voice of the computer), Emmanuelle had solo success in 1986 with the title "Premier baiser", also released by AB Productions.

Singer and screenwriter

This bluette modeled on the slows of the 60s had sold 700,000 copies and had reached the second place of the Top 50. The song was later covered as the theme song of the series "First kisses", broadcast from 1991 to 1995.

In 1987, Emmanuelle had again found success with the song "Rien que toi pour m'endormir". Subsequently, her singing career dried up and she turned to writing screenplays for AB Productions and then directing short films and photography.