Sandra Ann Lauer was born on the 18th of May in 1962 under Taurus sign of the zodiac in Saarbrücken town. Her homtown is Munich. She has got brown eyes and thick chestnuts hair. Her father Robert Lauer is French, her mother - Karin is German. Her father owned a shop with wines in Saarbrücken and her mother worked in the shoe shop. Sandra has got 2 years older brother Gaston who worked in the computer trade (he died at the age of 35).
Sandra is a vegetarian and she loves animals very much.
She grew up in protestant family but since 1986 she
stopped going to a church. Shopping and clothes designing
is one of her favourite hobbies. She is also interested
in fashion, astronomy and dancing. During winter season
she loves skiing, in the summer - water skiing and riding
a horse. She is naturally a homebody, she likes luxurious
furnitures and cars.
She likes eating in the small and cosy Italian and
Japanese restaurants. She drinks milk and cappucino most.
Her favourite book is "Neverending Story" and
favourite artists are Phil Collins and Kate Bush (she
likes also listening to Art of Noise and Elton John music).
financial possibilities of her family were limited. Their
parents had an ordinary life - they lived in the row
house and once
Sudenlly she got a great chance in her life. She knew how
to take advantage of this. In the age of only 13 she took
a part in the young talented stars competition. Thanks to
the participation she was invited to record a single
"Andy Mein Freund". The CD turned out to be a
complite flop, but Sandra got noticed. After graduating
from school, 16 years old Sandra joined the Arabesque
trio. Together with Michaela Rose and Jasmin Vetter - a
novice Sandra won a fame in Japan. Later her hits became
also famous in Germany. The price of fame was very high.
Sandra had to leave her family she was close to, and move
to Frankfurt. She lived in her pink flat feeling very
lonely. All her concert tours, live performances in the
huge stadiums, new stage clothes were organized by
herself. It was a hard "school of life". It
turned out to be very useful in her future career,
because she became resourceful and confident.
While recording in the studio in Frankfurt Sandra met
Michael Cretu, who incredibly made impression on her.
Michael Cretu - producer, sound director, composer and
musician in one person is very important and significant
in German show-business. He was a founder and a member of
Wild River and Moti Special bands. He sang under "Cat
Cretu" alias and had some influence on Boney M. band
career. He was born on 18th of May in 1957 in Bukarest in
Romania. He has got German citizenship. Michael worked in
studio, earning money to pay for music school. While
Arabesque tour in Japan he joined the band playing
keyboards. Exotic beauty, sexy figure, subtle voice and
romantic personality made enormous impression on him.
They became couple during their stay in Prince Hotel in
Tokyo. Before it happened they met each other at work -
they had the same goal: achieve sucees.
In that kind of music it happens rarely that a performer kept being on the top charts for many years. Usually it is only one season artists. Sandra broke the rule. For quite a while she is one of the most known artists in Germany and other countries. Sandra had been creating her own stage image for the past five years. She is not a puppet in producer's hands, she knows what she wants - and consistently realize music conception outlined by Michael. She was surrounded by professionals and learnt from them a lot. But the sucees did not go to her head. She was still working on her own: she lernt singing and English. In a free time she sewed and tried on costumes for photo session and video clips. The sucees did not come easy - she worked hard on it.
Biography was wrote by Cathy, Piotr and Inula on the basis of: report from Bravo magazine, article by P.Wozniak, fragments of "Stationen einer Karriere" - and own knowledge, observations and thinks.
Translation to English by Agnieszka Gorczyca (Big Thanks Aga!!!) and Cathy.