Mylène Farmer (pronounced: ; born Mylène Jeanne Gautier;; born 12 September 1961) is a French recording artist, songwriter, occasional actress, writer and entrepreneur. She was born in Pierrefonds, Quebec, in a French family, and brought up in France. She has sold more than 30 million records in France and is among the most successful recording artists of all-time there. She holds the record for the most number one hits in the French charts, with thirteen to date – eight of which were consecutive. Her best-known songs include "Désenchantée", "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces", "Sans contrefaçon", "Libertine", "Ainsi soit je", "California", "XXL", "C'est une belle journée", "Rêver", "Les Mots" and "Oui mais... non". She is also very popular in Eastern Europe and in Mexico.