Michel Sardou (born January 26, 1947) is a French singer, songwriter and occasional actor. He was born in Paris, the son of Fernand Sardou and Jackie Rollin (Jackie Sardou). He is known for songs dealing with various social and political issues, such as the rights of women in Islamic countries, clerical celibacy and colonialism. Another sometimes controversial theme found in some of his songs ("Les Ricains," for example) is respect and support for the culture and foreign policies of the United States. Another notable fact about his career is that he has focused his full attention on his homeland, ignoring the prospect of an international audience, although his 1981 single "Les lacs du Connemara" did manage to become a big international hit.