Josephine Baker (1906 -1975)


Josephine Baker is famous for being an African street dancer and vaudeville act who reinvented herself as a Parisian dance sensation, with a pet leopard in tow. Behind the banana skirt and the kooky dancing she was a true original who had fun sending up both her own dazzling beauty and the prejudices of the age. Paris rightly clasped her to its heart.

It’s not the men in your life that matters, it’s the life in your men
Mae West