8 Carly Simon facts you need to know
Carly Simon is one of the most successful singer-songwriters to have emerged from the folk boom of the 1970s. Here's everything you need to know about the iconic singer...
1. What are Carly Simon's most famous songs?
Carly first rose to fame in the 1970s, and her biggest hits include 'Anticipation', 'You Belong To Me', 'Coming Around Again', 'Jesse', 'You're So Vain', and 'Nobody Does It Better'.
2. Who is 'You're So Vain' written about?
Mick Jagger, James Taylor, David Bowie, David Cassidy and Cat Stevens were all potential candidates. However, the song is actually about actor Warren Beatty. Well, the second verse at least. The rest of the song is apparently about two other, unnamed men.
3. How old is Carly Simon?
Carly Simon was born on June 25, 1945. She is 72 years old. She is a regular user of Instagram and can be found at @carlysimonhq.
4. What is Carly Simon's net worth?
Carly Simon is estimated to be worth around $45 million.
5. What Bond theme did she perform?
Carly recorded the song 'Nobody Does It Better' from the 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me, starring Roger Moore. It reached number 2 in the US and number 7 in the UK.
6. Carly is also a children's author
She has written five books for children from 1989 to 1997, and also released her own memoir 'Boys in the Trees' in 2015.
7. Who is Carly Simon married to?
Carly was married to singer James Taylor from 1972 to 1983. They have two children together: Sally and Ben, both of whom are singers. In 2004, Carly said that she no longer speaks to Taylor: "I would say our relationship is non-existent. It's not the way I want it." She married James Hart, a writer, poet and businessman, in 1987, but divorced in 2007. In 2008, Carly started dating Dr Richard Koehler, a surgeon.
8. Who were Carly Simon's parents?
Her father was Richard L Simon (co-founder of production company Simon & Schuster), a classical pianist. Her mother was Andrea Heinemann Simon, a civil rights activist and singer.