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Nico (I) (1938–1988)


Model and singer Nico 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 clean... See full bio »

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Known For

Allegiant Soundtrack
(2016)
La Dolce Vita Nico / Self
(1960)
The Inner Scar The Woman
(1972)
Killing Them Softly Soundtrack
(2012)

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 2019 The Act (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Free (2019) ... (performer: "Femme Fatale" - uncredited)
 2017/I The Dinner (performer: "These Days")
 2016 Skam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Samme tid et helt annet sted (2016) ... (performer: "Sunday Morning")
 2016 Gimme Danger (Documentary) (performer: "Evening of Light" - uncredited) / (writer: "Evening of Light" - uncredited)
 2016/III Seasons (Short) ("The Fairest of the Seasons")
 2016 Allegiant (writer: "Janitor of Lunacy" - as Christa Paeffgen)
 2016 Endeavour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ride (2016) ... (performer: "All Tomorrow's Parties" - uncredited)
 2015 F Is for Family (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Saturday Bloody Saturday (2015) ... (performer: "I'll Be Your Mirror")
 2015 Danny Says (Documentary) (performer: "Little Sister", "Evening of Light") / (writer: "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 (performer: "Venus in Furs")
 2013 Shed No Tears (performer: "I'll Keep It With Mine")
 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")
  Television Theater (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2006) (music - 1 episode, 2006)
- H (2006) ... (lyrics: "The End" - as Christa Paffgen) / (music: "The End" - as Christa Paffgen)
 2005 Regular Lovers (performer: "Vegas") / (writer: "Vegas")
 2005 Punk: Attitude (Documentary) (performer: "Heroin", "Femme Fatale")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sadie, Sadie (2001) ... (performer: "I'll Be Your Mirror" - uncredited)
 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")
 1969 The Virgin's Bed (performer: "The Falconer") / (writer: "The Falconer")
 1964 Batman Dracula (performer: "The Nothing Song")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Krista Nico | Nico Otzak | Krista Päffgen | Nico Päffgen

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Anita Pallenberg] I knew her since we were first hanging out in London with The Rolling Stones. She was a real nasty person. She would do anything to upset her girlfriends. I don't know her anymore. See more »

Trivia:

Mother of Christian Päffgen with whom she appears in the first reel of Chelsea Girls (1966). See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Libra

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