Dion, Celine

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Dion, Celine Gender: F
Céline Marie Claudette Dion
born on 30 March 1968 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Charlemagne, Quebec (CAN), 45n43, 73w29
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 10°04' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°40 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 02°33'

Alternative birthtime
from biography by Richard Crouse
Date 30 March 1968 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Charlemagne, QU (CAN), 45n43, 73w29
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°48 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 21°25'

Celine Dion (during her Taking Chances World Tour concert in Bell Centre, Montréal, 2008)
photo: Anirudh Koul, license cc-by-2.0


Canadian singer and businesswoman, who did not speak English until 1987, when she learned in order to sing bilingually. Dion grew up dirt poor, the youngest of a close-knit family that numbered 14 kids of retired piano-bar owners. Her dad played the accordion and her mom the violin. Weekly sing-alongs among the kids gave Celine a chance to show her natural five-octave range. She performed from the time she was five and her first hit single was in France when she was 14. Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. Dion first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland. Moving into the music world, she never finished high school or had a usual adolescence, but was able to buy her folks a lakefront home outside of Montreal when she was 18.

Rail-thin with a long face and light brown hair, 5'7" (1.70m), 108 lbs (49 kg), Dion looks great in the designer clothes that are built for a size two and is considered the most exciting singer to come along since Streisand, with a broad appeal. Her release in March 1996 of "Because You Loved Me" went to the top of the charts. By 1998 she had sold more than 55 million albums worldwide, including 12 million copies of "The Colour of My Love" and 25 million of "Falling Into You."

Rene Angelil, 26 years older, (born 16 January 1942) began to manage her when she was an aspiring 12-year-old singer. He took the role of Svengali and chose her songs, her clothes, her work schedule, even mortgaging his home to finance their journey to the top. Dentists fixed her crooked teeth, stylists cut her long hair and fashion mavens taught her how to wear clothes and makeup. True to his promise to her parents, Angelil made her a star by the time she was 18. His obsession with the girl took its toll, as his wife of 11 years filed for divorce in 1985.

Dion relates in her autobiography, "Celine Dion: My Story, My Dream," that Rene was always her one true love and that their romance began in Dublin on 30 April 1988 at her instigation. They married at an ostentatious ceremony in 1994.

With a devoted husband, elegant homes and a sensational career, Dion lacked only the one thing that she wants deeply, a child. Contenting herself with her large extended family, she hired several of her siblings, gave her parents a chalet and bestowed $100,000 on her brothers and sisters, never forgetting where she came from. She does not smoke, drink or throw tantrums but works hard for her success. Promoting her work, she does her part with concert tours, TV guest shots and media interviews.

On 1 May 1998 she received the Insignia of an Officer in the Order of Canada, given to those who exemplify "the highest qualities of citizenship," another achievement among many.

On 24 November 1999, Dion presented a closing concert for CBS before taking a hiatus "to start a little family with Rene." Her husband had a bout with throat cancer the prior year, and they have been hoping for a baby for some time. Tests had shown that Rene's sperm was low in both density and movement, but they had some frozen prior to his radiation treatments. Dion's affection for children had always been a given, and she longed, more than fame, to have a family.

In early May 2000, she began giving herself daily injections of Lupron, a drug used to prepare the body for IVF. On 25 May 2000, 18 eggs were retrieved with a needle. She began taking progesterone the next day, a hormone that improves the likelihood that fertilized eggs will implant. Meanwhile, at the lab, a single sperm was introduced into each of Dion's mature eggs.

On 28 May, she returned to the centre and fertilized eggs were transferred into her uterus. It was said to be "no more than three," allowing that she had a good chance of having a multiple birth. Ten days later, it was confirmed: Dion was pregnant! Where many stars discretely wait through the first trimester before making an announcement, Dion was so thrilled she wanted to immediately tell her family, fans, friends, neighbours - and shout it from the rooftops. Rene-Charles was born to his overjoyed mother on 25 January 2001 at 1:00 AM in Palm Beach, Florida (data from her official website).

The 33-year-old singer released "A New Day Has Come" on 28 March 2002, her first new album since 1997's titanic "Let's Talk About Love." Already, the title track is No.1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart and has just reached the Top 40 chart. Dion's record sales to date number 140 million albums worldwide.

On 25 March 2003 she began a three-year run at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for a cool $100 million.

Dion’s beloved 80-year-old father died on 30 November 2003. Celine is the youngest of his 14 children.

At age 42, she gave birth to twin boys, named Eddy and Nelson. She had conceived the twins using in-vitro fertilization. They were delivered by Caesarean section on 23 October 2010 at 11:11 and 11:12 AM in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Dion's husband and former manager René Angélil died from cancer on 14 January 2016, aged 73. Two days later, on 16 January, Dion's brother Daniel also died from cancer, at 5 AM at the Maison Adhémar-Dion, outside of Montreal. He was 59.

Her mother, Thérèse Dion, died on 17 January 2020 at the age of 92, surrounded by her family in Montreal.

On 8 December 2022, Dion disclosed that she had been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a neurological disorder affecting her muscles.

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  • associate relationship with Whitty, George (born 4 September 1962). Notes: Music collaborators, "Falling Into You" and "These are Special Times"
  • role played of/by Gasteyer, Ana (born 4 May 1967). Notes: TV series "Saturday Night Live"


  • Social : Begin a program of study 1987 (learned English)
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 30 April 1988 (romance with Rene Angelil began)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1994
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released March 1996 (released "Because You Loved Me"/top of charts)
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  • Work : Prize 1 May 1998 (Insignia of an Officer in the Order of Canada)
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  • Work : End Major Project 24 November 1999 (took leave from singing to start family)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 25 January 2001 at 01:00 AM in Palm Beach, FL (birth of son)
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  • Work : Contracts, agreements 25 March 2003 (signed multi-million dollar contract in Las Vegas)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 25 March 2003 (signed 3-year contract in Las Vegas)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 23 October 2010 at 11:11 AM in West Palm Beach, FL (Delivered twin boys born one minute apart at 11:11 and 11:12 AM)
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  • Death of Mate 14 January 2016 in Las Vegas (Husband René)
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  • Death of Sibling 16 January 2016 at 05:00 AM in Montréal (Brother Daniel [1])
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 8 December 2022 (Revealed she has stiff-person syndrome)
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes Paddy de Jabrun who quotes her for "born at Noon" on Europe 1 radio station. McKay-Clements quotes James Elliot, "She gave 12:30 PM over the radio." But is she born in Charlemagne or Repentigny?

Frank Clifford quotes a biography by Richard Crouse, "A Voice and a Dream," Ballantine books 1998, p.6, for 00:30 AM. John McKay-Clements reviewed his former correspondence by e-mail on 21 April 2003, "A short data note. Your web site is in error regarding my source for Celine Dion. As documented in CAC, I called Feeling Productions, Dion's production company, then they called a family member on another ilne (they wouldn't say who) while I waited on hold. When the publicist returned she gave "between 12:30 and 1:00 PM." This provided extra confirmation of the noon time.

Starkman rectified to 00.04.28 EST Asc 16Sag03'.


  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Singing voice strong)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (Thin)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Stiff-person syndrome)
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Youngest of 14 children)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Husband is 26 years older)
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Twins, triplets, etc.
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Unusual (Children conceived through IVF)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Rene Charles and twin boys)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Occasional)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Concerts and performances)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Best-selling Canadian recording artist in history)
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (One of the best-selling artists of all time)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession