Discovered by film director Roger Vadim, Cairo-born "British Bardot" Gillian Hills is best known for her roles in cult movies such as Beat Girl (1959), Fellini's Blow-Up (1966) and A Clockwork Orange (1971). Her parallel career as a teenage singer/songwriter saw her record for the Paris-based Barclay label and, buoyed by her appearance in 1962's Les Parisiennes and touring alongside Johnny Hallyday, Gillian enjoyed success on the burgeoning yé-yé scene.
Working with Paul Mauriat, Jean Bouchéty and Mickey Baker, Gillian's recordings benefited from superb arrangements and top-notch orchestration. Encompassing sentimental ballads, beaty numbers plus Gillian's own well-crafted compositions, this 24-track "best of" comprises original material and cover versions. Aside from French Universal's 2002 2CD set, Gillian's catalogue has been largely overlooked - "Zou Bisou Bisou" is the only single CD currently available.