is best known as the lead singer of the Swedish pop duo Roxette. She was born on May 30, 1958 in Ã–ssjÃ¶, Sweden. When she was four years old, her family moved to Ã–stra-Ljungby.
From a young age Marie wanted to be a singer, and at a concert in 1978 she met a guy called Stefan and moved to Halmstad to be with him. Marie joined his band Strul, which later became Mamas Barn, but had little success with either. A friend she'd shared a rehearsal studio with, Per Gessle, got her an audition with a famous Swedish record producer, Lasse Lindbom. He signed her up at once, and she began a successful solo career with the albums "Het Vind" and "Den Sjunde VÃ¥gen."
In 1986, she teamed up with Per to form Roxette. They had a lot of success in Sweden, which Marie followed up with another solo album, "Efter Stormen." It wasn't until 1989 that Roxette hit it big around the world with the hit "The Look" from their second album "Look Sharp." They followed it up with several more hits, including "It Must Have Been Love" and the successful "Joyride" album.