Mad Men’s newly-minted sultry style icon, Megan Draper, captured America’s attention last night singing Zou Bisou Bisou, seducing the audience – if not her new husband Don Draper.
Ms Hills, now in her late sixties and working as an artist and illustrator, said she had no idea her hit song would be performed on Mad Men.
She told the Daily Beast: ‘Zou Bisou Bisou was a summer smash for a 16-year-old, my first record, the summer of 1960.’
Performing the song at Don’s surprise 40th birthday party for the show’s fifth-season premiere, we were all left with the song stuck in our head, and asking the same question. Where did Zou Bisou Bisou come from?
The original version was recorded in 1960 by British-born, French-raised 16-year-old, Gillian Hills, who was discovered at 14 by Roger Vadim and billed ‘the new Brigitte Bardot’.
It was then covered by Sophia Loren in her 1960 British romantic comedy The Millionairess.