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OphÃ©lie Kleerekoper-Winter was born February 20th, 1974 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. She is a French singer and actress whose father is David Alexandre Winter, a Jewish Dutch pop singer. She has the distinction of having Prince write her a song.
Her father David Alexandre Winter, was a Jewish Dutch pop singer during the 1970s, while her mother was a French fashion model, who is now her agent. Her brother Michael is a singer and TV-presenter. Winter moved to the United States to be close to her father after her parents divorced when she was just 2 years old. It was in the United States that Winter studied dance, singing, music, and comedy. At the age of 17, she left for Paris where she lived with her mother and brother. It was here she was discovered by a modeling agent on the Champs-Ã‰lysÃ©es, and after three years of modeling, she decided to become a singer and an actress.
Her desire to become a singer began after a friend of her father's, who was also a singer, was looking for a young female to join him in a duet. Winter accepted and began recording. She now has released four albums: No Soucy!, which her brother collaborated on, Privacy, Explicit Lyrics and RÃ©surrection.
She is the original singer of Christina Aguilera's hit "What A Girl Wants". OphÃ©lie's version is titled "What A Girl Needs" and can be found in the English version of her album "Privacy".