Charles Aznavour (pictured), the world's most famous Frenchman, author of more But isn't Swedish Ulla Thorsell wife number three? from his current marriage, and one more from his first marriage, to Micheline Rugel. Charles Aznavour (pictured in with his third wife Ulla) helped a The ensuing relationship was short but passionate. But after two divorces and a string of affairs he settled down with Swedish-born Ulla Thorsell, 17 years his junior. .. Ghanaian Actress Vicky Zugah has shared a little advice to men. Aznavour was married to Micheline Rugel (), Evelyn Plessis () and his current wife Ulla Thorsell (). Six children were produced.
She heard him perform to an almost empty club and took him under her wing. She taught him how to deliver his songs — he opened for Piaf at the famous Moulin Rouge — and persuaded him to have a nose job.
The chanteuse paid for it and as he recalled: Buoyed by its success he took a sold-out Carnegie Hall in New York by storm in before touring the world and seeing his songs recorded by stars from Ray Charles to Liza Minnelli and Fred Astaire.
But this Aznavour, later claimed, was all wrong. They married a year later and had a daughter.
It broke up after five years with Aznavour blaming the split on his travelling. His second marriage to Evelyne Plessis ended bitterly after less than a year. How can you keep a tree that refuses to bear fruit? But after two divorces and a string of affairs he settled down with Swedish-born Ulla Thorsell, 17 years his junior. They met when he was We were both young. I paid no alimony, but I paid for her new marriage and for her dentist.
They met by chance in a Paris restaurant then again a month later in St Tropez where he discovered they were both friends with fellow singing star Sacha Distel.
Another friend, for close on four decades, was Brigitte Bardot. Staying with one woman and keeping her happy is much more of a challenge. They were hoping to emigrate to America but travelled no further than France.
His father was a Russian actor and his mother a Turkish singer but they had to work as a cook and a seamstress to earn a living. The young Charles had to leave school at nine because his father could no longer afford to pay the bills, and he started to sing in bars and on the streets. All the same he remembered his childhood as warm and secure.
He also recorded at least one song from the 18th-century Armenian poet Sayat-Novaand a popular song, Im Yare  in Armenian. Fellow French pop singer Mireille Mathieu sang and recorded with Aznavour on numerous occasions.
The English singer Marc Almond was noted by Aznavour as his favourite interpreter of his songs, having covered Aznavour"s "What makes a man a man" in the s.
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Almond citing Aznavour as a major influence on his style and work. He performed with Russian cellist and friend Mstislav Rostropovich to inaugurate the French presidency of the European Union in Elvis Costello recorded "She" for the film Notting Hill. The three singers performed a variety of carols, medleys, and duets, and the concert was televised throughout the world, as well as released on a CD internationally.
Aznavour started with concerts all over Japan and Asia. Aznavour had repeatedly stated that this farewell tour, health permitting, would likely last beyond ; after that, however, Charles Aznavour continued performing worldwide throughout the year.
At 94, 60 years on stage made him "a little hard of hearing".
Armenian president Robert Kocharyan and French president Jacques Chiracat the time on an official visit to Armenia, were in front-row attendance. On 5 Julyhe was invested as an honorary officer of the Order of Canada.