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Nico (I) (1938–1988)

Model and singer Nicol was born in Cologne, Germany in 1938. She was a part of the Andy Warhol "scene" in the 1960s. A member of The Velvet Underground experimental rock band (with John Cale), circa 1967, she made several solo albums during the 1970s. A heroin addict for the latter part of her life, she finally had kicked the habit and become ... See full bio »

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The Royal Tenenbaums
Killing Them Softly
Killing Them Softly Soundtrack
Allegiant Soundtrack
The Diary of a Teenage Girl


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 2016/III Seasons (Short) ("The Fairest of the Seasons")
 2016 Allegiant (writer: "Janitor of Lunacy" - as Christa Paeffgen)
 2015 Danny Says (Documentary) (performer: "Little Sister", "Evening of Light")
 2015 Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- El arte de provocar (2015) ... (performer: "The End")
 2015 Uncle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... (performer: "These Days" - uncredited)
 2015 The Diary of a Teenage Girl (performer: "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams")
 2014 She's Beautiful When She's Angry (Documentary) (performer: "I'll Be Your Mirror", "These Days")
 2014 Saint Laurent ("Venus in Furs")
 2013/I Blood Ties (performer: "Heroin")
 2012 Killing Them Softly (performer: "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams")
 2010-2011 Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #3.1 (2011) ... (performer: "Sunday Morning" - uncredited)
- Vegas, Baby! (2011) ... (performer: "Sunday Morning" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.3 (2010) ... (performer: "Run Run Run")
 2011/I Restless (performer: "The Fairest of the Seasons")
 2010 Finisterrae (performer: "Janitor Of Lunacy") / (writer: "Janitor Of Lunacy")
 2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hiro Yoshimura (2010) ... ("Femme Fatale", uncredited)
 2010 The Extra Man (performer: "Sunday Morning")
 2009 Bandslam (performer: "Femme Fatale")
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Brush Man (2009) ... (performer: "I'll Be Your Mirror")
 2005 Regular Lovers (performer: "Vegas") / (writer: "Vegas")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sadie, Sadie (2001) ... (performer: "I'll Be Your Mirror")
 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums (performer: "These Days", "Fairest Of The Seasons")
 1999 Speedway Junky (producer: "C701") / (writer: "C701")
 1998 Modulations (Documentary) ("Mothership") / (producer: "Mothership") / (writer: "Mothership")
 1997 Buttoners (performer: "The End")
 1995 Nico Icon (Documentary) (performer: "Afraid", "All Saint's Nights", "Ari's Song", "Das Lied der Deutschen", "Das Lied vom einsamen Mädchen", "The End", "Evening of Light", "I'll Keep It With Mine", "I'm Not Sayin'", "Le petit chevalier", "Nibelungen", "No One Is There", "Reich der Träume", "These Days", "Win a Few") / (writer: "Afraid", "All Saint's Nights", "Ari's Song", "Evening of Light", "Frozen Warnings", "Le petit chevalier", "Nibelungen", "No One Is There", "Win a Few")
 1994 Cold Water (performer: "Janitor of Lunacy") / (writer: "Janitor of Lunacy")
 1991 Hangin' with the Homeboys (performer: "Hot For You")
 1990 Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (Documentary) (performer: "These Days")
 1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed (performer: "Femme fatale")
 1985 Heroine (Video) (performer: "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale")
 1982 Nico: An Underground Experience (Video short) (performer: "Heroes", "I'm Waiting for the Man", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale")
 1976 Le berceau de cristal (performer: "Mütterlein") / (writer: "Mütterlein")
 1972 The Inner Scar (performer: "Abschied", "Janitor Of Lunacy", "My Only Child", "All That Is My Own", "König") / (writer: "Abschied", "Janitor Of Lunacy", "My Only Child", "All That Is My Own", "König")
 1971 Il segno del comando (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Cento campane")
 1969 The Virgin's Bed (performer: "The Falconer") / (writer: "The Falconer")
 1964 Batman Dracula (performer: "The Nothing Song")
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Other Works:

Album: "Nico: The Classic Years" See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Krista Nico | Krista Päffgen


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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(observing one of Andy Warhol's 1960s "happenings") It's like the Red Sea parting. See more »


Has influenced many musicians as well as numerous contemporary goth bands. See more »


Her deep narcotic monotone voice, as well as her low moans, high cheekbones and heavy make-up, a style resurrected by the goths, who anticipated the "Nico from the Grave" look

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