Jean-Pierre Barda

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Jean-Pierre Barda
Jean-Pierre Barda
Jean-Pierre Barda
Background information
Birth nameJean-Pierre Barda
Born (1965-03-07) 7 March 1965 (age 56)
Paris, France
OriginSweden, France
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, make up artist, hair dresser, entertainer
Instrumentsvocals, violin
Years active1984–present
Associated actsArmy of Lovers

Jean-Pierre Barda (born 7 March 1965) is a Swedish and Israeli singer, actor, make up artist and hair dresser of French/Algerian Jewish descent. He is one of the founding members of the pop group Army of Lovers.


Jean-Pierre Barda at Gay Pride Tel Aviv 2018

Jean-Pierre Barda was born in Paris, France. His father was of Algerian Jewish origin. When he was seven, he moved to Sweden with his family, settling in Stockholm.[1][2] Barda immigrated to Israel in 2015. He currently lives in Tel Aviv.[1][3] He is openly gay since he came out at age 16.[1]

Music and acting career[]

Barda started out working with Alexander Bard as a part of the music group Barbie. He initially called himself Farouk, but reverted to his real name when Barbie later evolved into the group Army of Lovers. Barda has been with the group throughout all of its incarnations.

In 2004, Barda considered joining a new band called Bodies Without Organs. This did not come to fruition, and Barda's explicit involvement extended only as far as co-writing BWO's first single "Living in a Fantasy".

Barda is also known as a hair-dresser and make-up artist. He has starred in movies, television and photo shoots.


"Min Mamma Herr Albin" (Swedish version of La Cage Aux Folles) (1995) – the butler


  • "Army of Lovers in the Holy Land" (2018) — himself[4]
  • "Livet är en schlager" (2000) – himself
  • "Once in a Lifetime" (2000) (International: English title) – himself
  • "House of Angels: The Second Summer" (1994) – himself


  • "Rik Och Berömd" (Swedish version of Lifestyles of the Rich And Famous) – host
  • "Miss Sweden 2002 Competition" – host
  • "Sally" (1999) – himself
  • "Silikon" (1999–2001) – make-over artist/host

See also[]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c "The '90s pop star who left Sweden for Israel in pursuit of a less stressful life".
  2. ^ Hartman, Jan (5 April 2018). "The frontman of the legendary Swedish pop group Army of Lovers Jean-Pierre Barda went a volunteer in the Israeli army". The Silver Telegram. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Därför har Jean-Pierre Barda flytt Sverige". Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Army of Lovers in the Holy Land". IMDB. Retrieved 30 June 2021.

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