Hélène Ségara hails from the Mediterranean coast in the south of France. She was born in the small town of Sex-Four-les-Plages on February 26, 1971. Her young life was complicated by a rocky family life, and at 14, she left her mother's home to live with her father, at which time she began performing in clubs and bars along the Riviera. She built up a strong repertoire and fan base, venturing out to record her 1993 debut record, Loin. At the age of 25 the young singer decided to move to Paris in search of more fertile artistic soil. After some months she met producer Fabrizio Salvadori, who was impressed with her talent and professionalism. Through Salvadori, Ségara met a number of songwriters and producers with whom she would collaborate on her debut single "Je Vous Aime Adieu." The song was an immediate hit, garnering Ségara the support she would need for the release of her first professional full-length record, Coeur de Verre.