After 20 years on our TV screens, Kylie received an OBE from Prince Charles in July 2008. Not bad for someone who started off life as buck-toothed car mechanic on a daytime soap opera.
Over the years we’ve stared at her perfectly pert bum, we’ve wanted to wrap her in a blanket as she fought breast cancer and we’ve applauded when a Sheik offered her £2 million to sing a few songs at Dubai’s Atlantis Hotel opening party.
During 2008, she won best International Female Solo Artist at the Brits and received the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s highest cultural honour – something that even Stefan Dennis couldn’t manage. Ms Minogue, we salute you – and of course, your bum.
Kylie Minogue, OBE, has conquered planet pop. Her sights are now set on the fashion world. She’s currently the face of Spanish luxury brand Tous until 2010.
Only Queen Elizabeth II has had more waxworks created at Madame Tussauds. Kylie is on number four.
The INXS song Suicide Blonde is written about her. Michael Hutchence said his favourite hobby was ‘corrupting Kylie.’