Mylene Farmer (September 12, 1961), born Mylene Jeanne Gautier, is a Canadian-born French singer and songwriter. She has sold more than 20 million albums. Mylene Farmer was born in Pierrefonds, Quebec Canada, a suburb (now borough) of Montreal, to parents from France. Her family returned to France when she was eight. She chose her stage name Farmer in homage to Frances Farmer. Mylene is considered the most successful and provocative female French recording artist of all time.