Coco Chanel

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Birthday
19, 1883
Birthplace
Saumur, France
Death Date
Jan 10, 1971 (87)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1883
Birthplace
Saumur, France
Death Date
Jan 10, 1971 (87)

About

French fashion designer who became imortalized for her suits, perfumes, and handbags. Her bestselling perfume Chanel No. 5 became an iconic scent as well as her handbag with the infamous interlocked-CC monogram.

Before Fame

As an orphaned child, she taught herself how to sew and found her first job as a seamstress

Trivia

Before going into fashion, she tried to be a singer.

Family Life

At 23, she fell for a dashing French ex-cavalry officer, Etienne Balsan, and became his main mistress.

Associated With

Greta Garbo was one of her many famous clients.