Femme Fatale Josephine Baker

Femme Fatale Josephine Baker

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Femme Fatale Josephine

 

- Dancer – Singer – Movie Star – Activist – Sex Symbol – Spy –  Mother

 

 

Madame Josephine is a true “Femme Fatale”. Josephine encapsulated all of the modernist art, poetry, and dance movements. She was the creative muse for visionaries Picasso, Hemmingway, Gertrude Stein, and many others. She is one of the most famous symbols of the Jazz Age and stood as the first international black sex symbol/superstar exploding taboos on race, interracial relationships, sexuality, beauty, and the feminine ideal. An Icon, a ceiling breaker, and someone who was and continues to be a role model to entertainers worldwide. Some highlights and accomplishments of Femme Fatale Josephine:

 

 

  • Star of the Black Vaudeville - Circuit in the U.S. Headliner - for The Folies Bergère
  • Regular column contributor to newspapers & high fashion magazines
  • Preformed at Carnegie hall in 1926 debuting “The Banana Dance”
  • The first person of color to star in a major motion picture, the 1934 Marc Allégret 
  • First African-American to headline The Ziegfeld Follies - WWII Spy receiving Croix de Guerre, Rosette de la Résistance.
  • Made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur with the French Air Force.
  • The First African- American to desegregate Copa City in Miami Florida in the 1951
  • Speaker at the 1963 March on Washington coining the term “Salt and pepper—just what it should be”

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