Appears in Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris"
Becomes France's First Lady
Releases solo debut album, Quelqu'un m'a dit
Quits modelling to pursue music career
Signs to City Models agency
Known for such albums as "Quelqu'un M'a Dit"
Popular songs include "Excessive" and "Quelqu'un M'a Dit".
A nude photograph of Bruni, taken during her modelling career in 1993, sold at auction for $91,000 - more than 60 times the expected price - in 2008.
Bruni's affair with philosophy professor Rapheal Enthoven and the subsequent breakdown of his marriage to novelist Justine Levy inspired the best-selling book Rien de Grave.
Bruni was awarded France's Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2003 and Spain's Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III in 2009.