$22 Million


A global known Singer Danielle Jane Minogue born in Wednesday, October 20, 1971

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameDannii Minogue
Net Worth$22 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 20, 1971
Height1.57 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Writer, Fashion Designer, Actor, Model, Singer, Songwriter, Radio personality
SpouseJulian McMahon
ChildrenEthan Edward Minogue Smith
ParentsCarol Jones, Ronald Charles Minogue
SiblingsKylie Minogue, Brendan Minogue
AwardsGlamour Award for TV Personality
NominationsLogie Award for Best Actress, Logie Award for Most Popular Actress in a Miniseries/Telemovie
MoviesSecrets, The Porter
TV ShowsSkyways, The Big Breakfast, Style Queen, Australia's Got Talent, The X Factor (UK), The X Factor (Australia), Home and Away, The Kylie Show, Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards, The World's Got Talent

Interesting Facts

1 Travelling to LA to work with song writer 'Billy Steinberg'. Steinberg has been responsible for hits such as 'Madonna''s "Like A Virgin", The Bangles "Eternal Flame" & Whitney Houston's "So Emotional". [April 2004]
2 Was a special guest on her sister Kylie Minogue's "Showgirl Homecoming Tour" in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, where they sang together for the first time in 20 years. Dannii will also perform at Carols By Candlelight in Melbourne, Australia on 24th December 2006. [December 2006]
3 Is taking part in The Great Walk To Beijing to raise money and awareness for Olivia Newton-John's Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne. [April 2008]
4 In the recording studio finishing tracks for her fifth studio album. [June 2004]
5 Left London Records at her own free will (she was not dropped by the label), after an internal breakdown of the company. She was given the option of either staying with London Records, which would delay any further single or album release until mid 2005, when the label had sorted out their problems; or to leave the label and try to secure a new record. She decided to leace, and was not dropped as reported by the UK press. [May 2004]
6 Further recording in London and Sweden for her fifth studio album. [April 2004]
7 Currently recording a new album set for release this year with 'Cheiron', 'Thriller Jill' and 'Murlyn Music' (Korpi and BlackCell). [March 2004]
8 Performing at The MTV Beach Beats concert at the Akrotiri, Kalamaki, in Athens; as well as a live performance at Club Laila in Turkey. [August 2004]
9 Currently in her homeland of Melbourne, Australia, where she is a Guest of Honor at the Melbourne 2005 Grand Prix. She will also travel to Sydney to present an award at the MTV Australian Video Music Awards. [March 2005]
10 Live performance for AXE Offshore Rendmevous on a 250 foot yacht. [September 2004]
11 Joined TV judges, Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh to search UK for the next to win a million pound recording contract on The X Factor: Series 4. [August 2007]
12 Will Be a judge on TV talent show Australia's got talent airing 17th Feb 2007 Judging panel guest [February 2007]
13 A former child star, she came from a showbiz family.
14 Good friends with Natalie Imbruglia.
15 Returned to work two months after giving birth to her son Ethan in order to resume her role as mentor and judge on The X Factor (2004).
16 Gave birth to her son Ethan Edward Smith, fathered by long-term boyfriend Kris Smith, via emergency Caesarean section in Melbourne, Australia (5 July 2010).
17 Has been a vegetarian since 1985.
18 Loves to watch Forumla 1 Racing.
19 2004: Launched the New Years 2004 campaign for The Sanctuary Spa's new product range with a 1 day photo shoot. By May 2004, she had become the face of The Sanctuary Spa.
20 May 2004: Embarked on Unite Against Hunger, a two-day event in South Africa with Nelson Mandela. Unite Against Hunger is a food crisis relief program, headed by food and health care giant Tigar Brands. The charity ensures that more than 10,000 children across South Africa get much needed food every month.
21 May 2005: "Black & White" magazine in Australia released a glossy book called "Starlust". The special book features the stunning photograph used as the cover image for Dannii's 1993 studio album "Get Into You".
22 16th December 2006: Fans at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia got a fantastic surprise when Dannii joined her sister Kylie Minogue on stage for a rip-roaring rendition of Kylie's hit: "Kids"! The sisters thrilled the sell-out crowd at Kylie's "Showgirl Homecoming Tour". This marked the first time the Minogue sisters have performed a song together for over 19 years.
23 June 1999: For the first time ever Dannii, and older sister Kylie Minogue, appear on the cover of UK "Esquire" Magazine. It sells out in days and is subsequently licensed across the world.
24 23rd January 2002: Signed a multi-million dollar six album deal with London Records, who outbid five other labels.
25 July 2002: Customised her own lipstick for "Cosmetics - a la carte". Dannii is one of ten celebrities involved in The Lipstick For Life collection. They are sold in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign.
26 November 1998: Received a prestigious MO Award nomination for her role as Rizzo in "Grease: The Arena Spectacular" in Australia.
27 July 1997: Became the face of New Taste Pepsi.
28 November 1996: The readers of "Sky" magazine voted Dannii (and her sister Kylie Minogue) amongst the Top 10 Women Readers Would Most Like To Spend The Night With.
29 Her song "Vibe On", from the album "Neon Nights" was inspired by the film Private Parts (1997) and DJ Howard Stern.
30 May 1993: Together with her sister Kylie Minogue, mother Carol Minogue and some of her sisters closest friends, was invited to "Breakfast At Tiffany's" to celebrate the 25th birthday of her sister Kylie, over a private breakfast in the board-room of the world famous jewelery store.
31 December 1992: Voted amongst the World's Top 5 Best Female Stars by the readers of "Big Magazine" in the UK.
32 July 1992: Was honored to record a cover of The Jackson's track "Show You The Way To Go" for N.M.E's charity album "Ruby Trax". On 20th July 1992, the song was released as her sixth single in both the UK and Australia on 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD and Cassette. The single peaked at #30 in the UK with royalties donated to the British Spastics Society. The single was accompanied by a video directed by 'Liam Kan' and H.L.A. This was the first single to be lifted from her second album "Get Into You".
33 March 1994: Signed a deal with Radikal Q Records in the US.
34 August 1991: Embarked on an extensive promotional tour of South East Asia, resulting in top ten hits in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taipei and the Philippines.
35 October 1991: UK Smash Hits readers voted her 'Best New Artist', and second only to Madonna as 'Most Fanciable Female' and 'Best Female Singer In The World'. Her album "Dannii" was also nominated for 'Album Of The Year'.
36 March 1991: Was invited to lunch with Princess Diana, along with other celebrities, for "Help A London Child".
37 June 1982: Joined Young Talent Time (1971) on its 11th birthday special as a permanent team member. She first appeared on the show in October 1979 as a talent discovery singing "On The Good Ship Lollipop". In December 1985, Dannii's first solo song "Material Girl", originally recorded by Madonna, was released on the Young Talent Time (1971) album "Now And Then". In July 1987, a concert appearance with Young Talent Time (1971) at a Sydney Shopping Centre turned into a riot as 17,000 fans mobbed the team, leaving several people injured. In August 1987, the Young Talent Time (1971) album "Phenomenon" was released. Dannii had two solo tracks on the album: "The Final Countdown" originally performed by Europe and "Let's Go" by The Cars. After almost six years on the show, Dannii left Young Talent Time (1971) in April 1988 in preparation for her new role in a upcoming Channel Nine drama series "All The Way" (1988)(mini)_ which is set in the 1960s.
38 July 1992: Performed at the Cesme Music Festival in Turkey.
39 December 1991: The readers of UK Big Magazine voted her The World's Best Female Pop Star.
40 May 1991: London's Radio One and Fast Forward magazine awarded her with No 1 Woman of the Year.
41 April 1991: Performed before Princess Margaret at the Children's Royal Variety Performance.
42 January 1991: Voted 'Best Female TV Star' in the UK by TV Hits magazine.
43 March 1990: Nominated 'Most Popular Female TV Personality' at the Australian Television Industry's 1989 Logie Awards. The Variety Club of Australia presented her with the 'Young Variety Award' for 1989.
44 January 1989: Signed a record contract with Mushroom Records, Australia. In July 1989, she began recording and writing for her debut album in New York with producers Alvin Moody and Vincent Bell.
45 Is half Welsh, her mother is from Maesteg, Wales.
46 Wednesday 9th August 2006: Attended the opening of "Celebrity" by Robin Sellick Exhibition at the Atrium, Crown Casino, Southbank in Melbourne, Australia. "Celebrity" is a free photo exhibition including portraits of more than 50 prominent Australians, including Dannii. The exhibition will travel to Sydney and Auckland through 2006 and will tour the United States in 2007.
47 29th May 2006: named Queen Of The Clubs after her single "So Under Pressure" becomes her seventh #1 in a row on the UK Upfront Club Chart. She is now officially the best performing artist on this charts history.
48 Friday 7th October 2005: Attended the Pink Ice Ball (a charity event organized by Cancer Research) in London and read a special message from her dear sister Kylie Minogue who at the time was undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
49 Sunday 19th June 2005: Took part in the Crusaid Walk For Life in London. Dannii along with the "In There Like Swimwear" team raised over £2,300.00 for the HIV and AIDS charity.
50 February 2005: Referenced in the new single from Fierce Girl "What Makes A Girl Fierce".
51 Mother is Carol Minogue (aka: Carol Jones Minogue). Father is Accountant Ron Minogue. Grew up in the inner Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills.
52 22nd October 2004: Is appointed as the Ambassador for Young People for the Terrence Higgins Trust - the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. In December 2004, she assisted them in launching a campaign to raise awareness about HIV and encourage support from the public. The Wear Your Ribbon campaign coincided to promote World AIDS Day 2004. For the 2005 campaign, Dannii posed for a new photograph (funded by Hello! Magazine) to promote World AIDS Day 2005. It was hoped the photograph would help promote sales of the World AIDS Day red ribbons which directly raise funds for the Terrence Higgins Trust.
53 18th January 2005: "You Won't Forget About Me (Flower Power)" was named by the British music industry bible Music Week as the 5th biggest club hit of 2004 in the Upfront Club Top 100
54 2004: Dubbed most beautiful woman in Australia by Australian Vogue magazne.
55 Attended the Bal De L'ete Ball in Monaco (Saturday 5th June 2004).
56 June 2004: Named as the 8th Sexiest Woman In The World of the Last Decade by FHM Magazine.
57 Grew up in the inner Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills.
58 Mother is Carol Minogue (aka: Carol Jones Minogue). Father is Accountant Ron Minogue.
59 Ranked #56 on UK FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World, 2004. (April 2004)
60 Monday 8th March 2004: Nominated in two categories at the 19th WMC International Dance Music Awards in Miami, USA. Her single, "I Begin To Wonder", was nominated for Best Hi-Energy/Euro Release, while the lady herself was nominated for Best Dance Artist (Solo).
61 December 1989: Readers of Australia's TV Hits magazine vote Dannii 'Best New Star of 1989' and 'Best Female Personality' for her portrayal of Emma Jackson in the soap "Home & Away". The occasion of Dannii joining Home & Away is voted amongst the Top 10 TV events of the year. Dannii is also ranked amongst the sexiest people alive.
62 Mardi Gras Music asked her to launch their record label with the single "Everlasting Night", which was to become the Official Anthem for the 1999 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. (1999)
63 Became the only artist to ever perform at two consecutive "Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras". She had previously performed in 1998. (1999)
64 May 2002: Won Best Stage Performance at the 2002 Maxim Awards for her West End performance of gypsy girl Esmeralda in "Notre Dame de Paris".
65 Signed a six album record deal with London Records. The first album to be titled "Neon Nights". (2002)
66 Voted Best New Star, Number 1 Woman Of The Year, Best New Artist & The World's Best New Female Popstar by UK Magazines. (1990)
67 October 1995: Is featured on the cover of Australian "Playboy" magazine and appeared in an eight page celebrity spread. This particular edition completely sold out nationwide in 3 days.
68 "I Begin To Wonder" nominated for Best International Single at the 2004 Dancestar USA Awards in Bayfront Park, Miami. (9th March 2004)
69 Has had songs written to her by pop singer Cathy Dennis, Dutch trance producers Riva, and Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, her sister.
70 Saturday 20th September 2003: Is crowned Best Female Artist at the 2003 Disney Channel Kids Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall. Her single "I Begin To Wonder" was also nominated for Best Single. She was also the only act to perform two songs at the ceremony. Several UK newspapers report that "Dannii stole the show".
71 October 2003: Voted the 13th Sexiest Woman In The World by UK newspaper "News of The World", beating fellow pop stars Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles & Holly Valance.
72 September 2003: Album "Neon Nights" nominated for Best Pop Release at the 17th Annual ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia.
73 April 2003: Won the Capital Rhythm Award for her contribution to Dance Music at the 2003 Capital FM Awards.
74 #27 in FHM-UK 100 sexiest women list. [2003]
75 #29 in FHM's 100 sexiext women list [2002]
76 #12 in Loaded's 100 hottet Babes countdown [2002]
77 Split from F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve [February 2001]
78 Younger sister of Kylie Minogue and Brendan Minogue.
79 Singer.
80 Was engaged to be married to Canadian Grand Prix driver Jacques Villeneuve, who gave her a $60,000.00 engagement ring. [October 1999]


1 When asked what are the top things on her list when looking for the right guy: Gorgeous, available - gotta be single, none of this messing about, good sense of humor, protective - definitely, confident - I mean because loads of guys won't put up with my kind of job.
2 I can't wait for my new album to be released, it's in the style of hot house disco. It will bring other elements to my sound, but keeping in the groove that I found with Neon Nights. I've been inspired by the pumping tunes of DJs working in Ibiza, Miama and Hot House destinations. I have worked with some of the same producers as Neon Nights, and some new ones. My main aim is heavy-fat-bass-lines, I love that thumping feeling. Hopefully I have topped Neon Nights, which was made with lots of love.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Silver Logie Logie Awards Most Popular Actress Home and Away (1988)
1989 Logie Logie Awards Most Popular Actress in a Miniseries/Telemovie All the Way (1988)



Blush: The Search for America's Greatest Makeup Artist 2008 TV Series
The Porter 2004 Short Club Owner
Born Sloppy 2003 TV Series
Secrets 1992 Didi
Home and Away 1989-1990 TV Series Emma Jackson
All the Way 1988 TV Mini-Series Penny Seymour
Skyways 1979 TV Series 1978
The Sullivans 1976 TV Series Carla (#2) (1980)


A Kylie Christmas: Live from the Royal Albert Hall 2015 TV Movie performer: "100 Degrees"
It Takes Two 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Children in Need 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mornings with Kerri-Anne TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Sunrise TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
So You Think You Can Dance 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Liquid Assets 2003 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Monkey Dust 2003 TV Series performer: "I Begin to Wonder" - uncredited / writer: "I Begin to Wonder" - uncredited
EastEnders 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Head On 1998 "Everything I Wanted" / performer: "Everything I Wanted" - as Danni


Celebration 2010 Video short


A Current Affair 2004 TV Series Herself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2003 TV Series Herself
Young Talent Time: The Collection 2003 Video Herself
Howard Stern 2003 TV Series Herself
95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust 2003 2003 TV Special Herself - Performer
Tout le monde en parle 2003 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1995-2003 TV Series Herself
The Saturday Show 2003 TV Series Herself
La fureur du samedi 2002-2003 TV Series Herself
Greeks on the Roof 2003 TV Series Herself
Micallef Tonight 2003 TV Series Herself
Spring Break Live 2003 2003 TV Special Herself - Performer
God kveld Norge 2003 TV Series Herself
RI:SE 2003 TV Series Herself
Boys and Girls 2003 TV Series Herself
Patrick Kielty... Almost Live! 2003 TV Series Herself
Kylie: Greatest Hits 88-92 2003 Video Herself / Dancer (uncredited)
Australian Classics: Volume 2 2003 Video Herself (segment "This Is It!")
Blue Peter 2003 TV Series Herself
SM:TV Live 2002 TV Series Herself
2002 Top of the Pops Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Award Presenter
Liquid News 2002 TV Series Herself
Verstehen Sie Spaß? 2002 TV Series Herself
Pride of Britain Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Herself
Brit Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Herself
BingoLotto 2002 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Wish You Were Here...? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
TV total 2002 TV Series Herself
Young Talent Time Tells All 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
An Audience with Kylie Minogue 2001 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Aussies: Who Gives a XXXX 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself - Contributor
Scratchy & Co. 1998 TV Series Herself
Live & Kicking 1997-1998 TV Series Herself - Electric Circus Presenter (1997-1998) / Herself - Presenter
Disney Time 1997 TV Movie Herself - Presenter
Ant and Dec Unzipped 1997 TV Series Herself - Narrator
The Scoop 1996 TV Series Herself - Presenter
The Big Breakfast 1994-1996 TV Series Herself - Presenter
It's Not Just Saturday 1996 TV Series Herself - Presenter
Not Fade Away 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
Fan TC 1994 TV Series Herself - Host
Top of the Pops 1993 TV Series Herself
The Word 1992 TV Series Herself
Going Live! 1991 TV Series Herself - Performer / Herself
Artifax 1991 TV Series Herself
Young Talent Time 1971 TV Series Herself (1982-1988)
Let It Shine 2017 TV Series Herself - Judge
Good Morning Britain 2017 TV Series Herself - Let It Shine Judge
Molly: The Real Thing 2016 TV Movie documentary Herself - Artist
A Kylie Christmas: Live from the Royal Albert Hall 2015 TV Movie Herself - Musical Guest
The X Factor 2012-2015 TV Series Herself - Judge / Herself - The X Factor UK Former Judge
Australia: The Story of Us 2015 TV Series documentary Herself - TV Personality, Singer, Designer
Tom Daley Goes Global 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
The 56th Annual TV Week Logie Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Red Carpet interview
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2007-2014 TV Series Herself
The BRIT Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Herself
Hoones 2013 Documentary
Project Runway Australia 2011-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Sunday Brunch 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Australia's Got Talent 2007-2012 TV Series Herself - Judge
The Talent Show Story 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2011 TV Series Herself
The One Show 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series Herself
Choccywoccydoodah 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
The X Factor 2007-2010 TV Series Herself - Judge
The Xtra Factor 2007-2010 TV Series Herself
Paul O'Grady Live 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
National Television Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Pride of Britain Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Herself
Cheryl Cole's Night In 2009 TV Movie Herself
Beautiful People 2009 TV Series Herself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2009 TV Series Herself
Pride of Britain Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Herself
The 51st Annual TV Week Logie Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
MTV Australia Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Herself
TV Burp 2008 TV Series Herself
Mischief 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Gok's Fashion Fix 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
The F Word 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
It Takes Two 2008 TV Series Herself / Performer / Herself - Guest Judge
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself - Host
ITV - Formula One 2007-2008 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2005-2007 TV Series Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2004-2007 TV Series Herself
Children in Need 2006-2007 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
The Kylie Show 2007 TV Movie Herself
The National Television Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
White Diamond 2007 Documentary Herself
The 2007 TV Week Logie Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
The 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Mornings with Kerri-Anne 2006 TV Series Herself
Today 2006 TV Series Herself
Sunrise 2006 TV Series Herself
Rove Live 2003-2006 TV Series Herself
Video Hits 2006 TV Series Herself / Guest Co-Host
T4 on the Beach 2006 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
1 Leicester Square 2006 TV Series Herself
Where Are They Now 2006 TV Series Herself
CD:UK 2002-2005 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Extra 2005 TV Series Herself
Popworld 2004-2005 TV Series Herself
Total Request Live 2005 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops: Reloaded 2005 TV Series Herself
GMTV 2001-2005 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
This Morning 2003-2005 TV Series Herself
T4 2005 TV Series Herself
Now Vision 2005: Vol. 1 2005 Video Herself
MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Herself
Today with Des and Mel 2004 TV Series Herself
On a tout essayé 2004 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops Saturday 2004 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

The Talent Show Story 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Herself - X-Factor Judge
A Current Affair 2011 TV Series Herself
Images de femmes ou Le corset social 2011 Documentary Herself
Almost Famous IV 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself / Kambrook Heaters commercial
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
Almost Famous II 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Xtra Factor 2008 TV Series Herself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Herself
The 17th Annual ARIA Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
Liquid Assets 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Home and Away 2003 TV Series Emma Jackson
Spinning Around: The Kylie Minogue Story 2002 TV Special Herself
Home and Away: The Official Summer Bay Special 1996 Video Emma Jackson (uncredited)

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