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Birthday
16, 1938
Birthplace
Cologne, Germany
Death Date
Jul 18, 1988 (49)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1938
Birthplace
Cologne, Germany
Death Date
Jul 18, 1988 (49)

About

German singer-songwriter known for her solo work as well as her collaboration with the Velvet Underground on their widely acclaimed 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico. On the album she sings such songs as "Femme Fatale" and "I'll Be Your Mirror."

Before Fame

As a teenager, she sold lingerie for the department store KaDeWe in Berlin, then landed a number of modeling jobs based on her unique features which included her 5'10" height and statue-like bone structure.

Trivia

Apart from singing and modeling, she also acted in a number of films, with roles in Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls and Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita.

Family Life

She was born Christa Paffgen in Cologne, Germany. She had a son named Christian Aaron Boulogne with actor Alain Delon.

Associated With

She and Lou Reed provide the vocals on the revolutionary album The Velvet Underground & Nico.