Jane Birkin met Serge Gainsbourg on the set of Slogan in 1968 and had a passionate and creative relationship with him. A relationship lasted 13 years. They never married, despite rumours and misreporting to the contrary.
In 1971, they had a daughter, the actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg. They separated in 1980.
These amazing and creative portrait photos of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg were taken by French photographer Francis Giacobetti for Lui magazine in December 1974 and by Australian-German photographer Helmut Newton in 1978.