Occupation : Model, musician
Birth Date : 20 October 1971
Birth Place : Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Birth Name : Danielle Jane Minogue
Nationality : Australian
Sex : F
Height : 5' 2"
Relationship : Jacques Villenueve (Formula 1 driver; born on April 9, 1971), Julian McMahon (actor; born on July 27, 1968; married in 1994; divorced in 1995)
Father : Ron Minogue
Mother : Carol Minogue
Sister : Kylie Minogue (musician; born on May 28, 1968)
Brother : Brenden Minougue (TV camera man; born on August 30, 1983)
Danielle Jane Minogue was born October 20, 1971, in Melbourne, Australia. It's no surprise that Dannii would emerge as a born talent, considering the family she comes from. Her mother Carol is a former ballet dancer, her father is Ron, and her sister is none other than pop sensation Kylie Minogue. Dannii and Kylie also have a brother Brendan, who is a TV cameraman
She arrived with some God-given talents, but worked hard with lessons to improve them. After several television shows and singing parts, Dannii went solo in 1989. Two years later she finished work on her first album, Love & Kisses. The debut carries pop/rock and club/dance-style songs like "Party Jam," "Jump to the Beat," "Baby Love," and "I Don't Wanna Take This Pain." That same year, the album was re-released, but changed from a 12-track to a 16-track offering. It hit the market in Australia, Japan, and the U.K., taking different titles in some cases, like DANNII or Party Jam, but still managing to bring in new fans from each country. The excellent album's title track went gold for the young star, and a number of its other tunes became big hits.
Dannii has stepped into many professional roles in her life that placed her in the public eye, including singer, songwriter, actress, and even fashion designer. She started singing and dancing lessons very early, then performing in Australia on the television series Skyways when she was only seven years old. Her next venture landed her a place with Young Talent Time. She appeared on her first album with them in 1985, taking a solo spotlight on one song. By 1988 her first line of clothes, DANNII, was on the market, and selling fast. A short year later, Dannii signed a recording contract with the Mushroom Records label and around the same time, was working on the soap opera Home & Away.
Her older sister, Kylie Minogue, was riding her own pop star at the time.