Édith Piaf

Édith Piaf

French singer
French singer beloved by millions for the raw, passionate power of her voice and her melancholy, mournful chansons.
BornDecember 19, 1915
HometownParis, France
Net worth$20 million
Height4'10" (1.47m)
SpouseJacques Pills (m 1952 - 1957)
ChildrenMarcelle Dupont
ParentsLine Marsa , Louis Alphonse Gassion
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Photographer to the stars Marilyn Stafford: ‘Einstein asked how my camera worked’

  • Marilyn Stafford, 96, is an American-born British photographer who found fame as a freelance photojournalist from the mid-1960s to 1980, when she retired. Covering both fashion and documenting turbulent events, her photographs have appeared in international newspapers and magazines. The famous people she has photographed include Edith Piaf, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, David Frost, Richard Attenborough and Twiggy. Today, she lives in Sussex with her cat, Minou.

Videos

The Moulin Rouge: 130 years of high kicks at the world's most famous cabaret

Edith Piaf, Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra have all performed on its famous stage, and its neon red sails have come to symbolise the more risqué side of Belle Époque Paris. FRANCE 24's Eve Jackson takes us behind the scenes of the venue's "Féerie" show, and picks up a few tips from the world-famous dancers of the French cancan.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Edith Piaf The Ideal Concert
Edith Piaf The Ideal Concert
2003
Royal Affairs in Versailles
Royal Affairs in Versailles
2h 32min
1957
Nine Boys, One Heart
Nine Boys, One Heart
1h 25min
1948
Étoile sans lumière
Étoile sans lumière
1h 28min
1947