Christa Paffgen

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Birth Name: Christa Paffgen
Born: 10/16/1938
Birth Place: Cologne, , DE
Death Place: Ibiza, , ES
Died: 07/18/1988

Though Nico only sang three songs with The Velvet Underground, that trio of performances -- "All Tomorrow's Parties," "I'll Be Your Mirror" and "Femme Fatale" -- became the centerpiece of her legend. The strikingly beautiful former model's entire persona, a Teutonic ice queen with buried reserves of anguish beneath her impenetrable surface, was summed up in those three songs. The even darker undercurrents of the solo albums that followed only filled out that public image set on The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967).

Christa Päffgen was born in Nazi Germany just prior to the outbreak of World War II. Her father was conscripted as a soldier, eventually dying in a concentrati... Continue Bio >>

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