"Patricia Kaas" (born December 5, 1966 in Forbach, France) is a French singer and actress.
Kaas is one of the most successful French-speaking singers in the world. Stylistically her music is not classical chanson, but is closer to a mixture of pop music and jazz, comparable with that of Céline Dion and Lara Fabian. Since the appearance of her debut album ''Mademoiselle chante…'' in 1988 Kaas has sold more than 15 million records worldwide. She had her greatest success in Germany and Switzerland with her third album ''Je te dis vous'', which reached 11th and 2nd place in the countries' charts respectively. A significant ingredient of her successful formula is her impressive stage presence; Kaas is almost constantly on tour internationally. In 2002 Kaas had her film debut in ''And now... Ladies and Gentlemen'' beside Jeremy Irons.
Patricia Kaas was born as the youngest of seven children (five boys and two girls) on 5th December 1966 in Forbach, Lorraine, France, near the border of Germany. Her father Joseph (a miner) was French, her mother Irmgard German. Kaas grew up in Stiring-Wendel, between Forbach and Saarbrücken on the French side of the border. Until t...