Fast Facts

  • Formed the Simon Sisters with her sister Lucy in the early 1960s and scored a minor hit in 1964 with "Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod."
  • Has scored 10 Top 20 hits, including "Anticipation," "Nobody Does It Better," "Coming Around Again" and the No.1 smash "You're So Vain," which placed No. 72 on Billboard's list of the Hot 100's top 100 songs for its first 50 years (August 1958-July 2008).
  • Wrote the 1971 song "Anticipation" about Cat Stevens, her significant other at the time.
  • Has never publicly said who the "you" in "You're So Vain" is.
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994.


  • 1971, Grammy — Best New Artist: Winner
  • 1990, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Film Score: Nominee
  • 1989, Grammy — Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television: Winner
  • 1991, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Film Score: Nominee
  • 1988, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Winner
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner


  • Yusuf Islam — Ex-significant Other
  • Richard Simon — Father
  • James Taylor — Ex-husband
  • William Donaldson — Ex-significant Other
  • Joanna Simon — Sister
  • Lucy Simon — Sister
  • Sally Taylor — Daughter
  • Richard Koehler — Significant Other
  • Andrea Louise Simon — Mother
  • Ben Taylor — Son
  • Russ Kunkel — Ex-fiancé
  • Jim Hart — Ex-husband
  • Peter Simon — Brother


  • Attended Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, United States


  • Birth Name: Carly Elisabeth Simon
  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter

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