Laure Pester, professionally known as Lorie, is a French singer. Sometimes referred to as the French version of Britney Spears, she has sold over 8 million albums and singles worldwide as of December 2007. Her first studio album Près de toi was certified triple platinum in France and she followed it with five other certified albums. Lorie is also an actress. She lent her voice for many French versions of international movies such as Stuart Little 2. She stars in the TF1 TV film De feu et de glace, and guest-starred as a Parisian model on the highly successful American soap opera The Young and the Restless. She has also launched a clothing line, “Lorie”, only found in the Z stores in France. Her contract with Z was over in early 2009.