Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (born Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi, December 23, 1967 in Turin, Italy) is an Italian-born, naturalized French songwriter, singer, former model and the spouse of the president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy
. At the age of 5, her family left for Paris. When she was 19, she decided to stop studying art and architecture, to become a full-time model. She was a very successful fashion model until 1998. Since then she has devoted herself to chanson
. Her debut album, Quelqu'un M'a Dit
, on which she sings in French (despite her Italian origin), was released in 2002.