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)
SpouseThéo Sarapo (m 1962 - 1963) , Jacques Pills (m 1952 - 1957)
ChildrenMarcelle Dupont
ParentsLine Marsa , Louis Alphonse Gassion
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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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