LEILA: French Pop Star Mylène Farmer's Tribute to Princess Leila Pahlavi


LEILA: French Pop Star Mylène Farmer's Tribute to Princess Leila Pahlavi
by Darius Kadivar

Mylène Farmer one of France's most popular and enigmatic Pop Star's with a career spanning of 20 years has just released her latest Album Bleu Noir with a hit song dedicated the the late Iranian Princess. The Music of Leila was composed by Darius Keeler a British composer of the Rock band Archive.

Mylène Farmer's Clip "Leila" directed Alain Esacalle ( Lyrics Here): Mylène Farmer - Bleu Noir 2010: Album Available on Amazon Here

Recommended Watching:

Watch Her Interview on tonight's French TV’s Prime Time News France 2Channel Here (Go to approx : 31’38‘’ for her comments on Song Leila and her meeting with Shahbanou Farah which prompted her to write the song)



About the Artist:

Mylène Farmer born Mylène Jeanne Gautier (born 12 September 1961) is a Canadian, French singer, songwriter, occasional actress and author. She has sold more than 25 million records and is among the most successful recording artists of all time in France. She holds the record for the most number one hits in the French charts, with ten as of 2010.  More Here

About the Album:


Bleu Noir is the eighth studio album by French singer Mylène Farmer, released 6 December 2010. Farmer's label set up a web site to promote the album on 3 November 2010.

Farmer has written the lyrics and MobyArchive and RedOne have composed the music for the album. The first single from the album is Oui mais... non, composed by RedOne. This single was released on 11 October 2010.


Recommended Readings:

Remembering Princess Leila by Darius KADIVAR (June 10th, 2007)


Crown of Lilies by Cyrus KADIVAR (iranian.com)

Crown jewel: What we are offered in the memory of our fragile Princess, is a lesson in love by Reza Bayegan (March 28, 2005)


Related Blog:

In Memory of Princess Leila Pahlavi (27 March 1970 – 10 June 2001)




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Hors sujet: Happy Birthday, dear Darius!

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Let's celebrate your day with a classic happy song...one of my favorites by Claude Francois:


I wish that all your wishes come true!


Mylene Farmer "MYLENIUM"

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Mylene Farmer "MYLENIUM" !!!! Very Powerful........



Thank you Mr. Kadivar for

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Thank you Mr. Kadivar for sharing such quality here. May the Princess rest in peace.

For so many years, Myelne Farmers's "Innamoramento" album has been one of my all time favourites... :-)

Love and Peace,

Free Iran


dear Azarin

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My soul got enchanted this very early morning when I've listened to France Gall again. That one is my always favorite. Not only I love France Gall and have almost all her CD's but especially I love so much this song. I relate so much to the lyric (and even to the clip itself :))

Evidamment, on chante encore sur les accords qu'on aimait tant.........Mais pas comme avant!

How many times I even cried with this music. Thanks for bringing the old memories back!

Also I loved Michel Berger. I remember I cried when I heard his sudden death. The couple was really something. They did a lot for the French music. Michel Berger was almost the best! I liked him better than Gainsbourg.........and never understood why the French didn't praise him at his just value?

Here are also two other songs which I love from Michel Berger and France Gall:

Quand le desert avance:


Le paradis blanc :


Hope DK will write about the couple, one of these days :)

The good behavior of the people, warms our heart and make us thankful.....  And the bad ones, just make us to recognize and appreciate the good ones!

Darius Kadivar

Azarin Jaan Agreed ...

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Well you know ... Mylène Farmer is Wierd ... LOL 

But She has an excuse in that she couldn't film in Iran so it was probably shot in Morocco.

My Guess is that Shirin Neshat who is equally wierd and fascinated with all that Muslim Mumbo Jumbo imagery would love this. The Only thing she would do different is put Farsi texts and Shi'ia Art into the clip.

Both Farmer and Neshat seem to be obssessed with depressing themes like Anorexia, death and suicide which is not at all my cup of tea. 

But Personally Here is My Favorite Mylène Farmer Clip:

ROYALTY ON SCREEN: Mylène Farmer's "Libertine 1 & 2" (1986/89)



Azarin Sadegh

I remember Mylene Farmer...

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But back then Mylene Farmer wasn't such a diva!! Actually, I liked a lot the second video and its music which was not her music...:-) But I think Leila's video was made with too many arabic references and it had nothing to do with our dear late princess.

Thank you Darius jan for the videos! It is great that Princess Leila is remembered.

BTW, in my search for Mylene, I found this gem of a chanson ...that back then I liked a lot (France Gall is the singer): 


This other one was my favorite because I felt that I too was among "ceux qui sont loin de chez eux":