Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was the original superstar diva. She left behind the racism of the United States to become a sensation in France, where she was celebrated as one of the most glamorous women in the world. She was a fabulous entertainer, a devoted animal lover (she was famous for walking her pet cheetah on the streets of Paris, both of them wearing matching diamonds), an outspoken civil rights advocate, an adoptive mother of 12 (her “Rainbow Tribe”), and even a spy for the French Resistance (she smuggled messages on her music sheets). An altogether amazing woman.
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ayla-zaire
Wrote one year ago
I adore her! beautiful collection ;)

fleur-morte
Wrote two years ago
She was a wonderful woman! Very good collection. :D

core
Wrote two years ago
love this!

lyzy
Wrote two years ago
I love your collections! I see people and characters who I'm familiar with as well as those I never knew about, like Josephine Baker. I think she made a cameo appearence with her cheetah in Anastasia when they were in Paris :)

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