Édith Piaf (1915–1963)


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When one thinks of Edith Piaf, one thinks of love, sorrow and beautiful music. One did not breathe without the other two. Born in Paris practically on the streets on December 19, 1915, she struggled from day one, the daughter of street performers. The mother, a singer, eventually abandoned both Edith and her father for a solo career. Piaf spent her... See full bio »

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Known For

A Star Is Born Soundtrack
(2018)
Inception Soundtrack
(2010)
Allied Soundtrack
(2016)
X-Men: First Class Soundtrack
(2011)

Filmography

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 1959 Les amants de demain
Simone
 1958 Música de siempre
Singer
 1955 French Cancan
Eugénie Buffet
 1954 Royal Affairs in Versailles
Une fille du peuple
 1953 Boum sur Paris
Edith Piaf
 1951 Paris Still Sings!
Edith Piaf
 1948 Nine Boys, One Heart
Christine
 1946 Star Without Light
Madeleine
 1941 Montmartre sur Seine
Lily
 1936 The Tomboy
Chanteuse
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Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 10 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

4' 9¾" (1.47 m)

Spouse:

Théo Sarapo  (her death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

For me, singing is a way of escaping. It is another world. I'm no longer on earth. See more »

Trivia:

After living with her maternal grandmother for a short time, she was raised by her paternal grandmother, who ran a brothel in Normandy. See more »

Trademark:

Signature song: "La vie en rose". See more »

Nickname:

La Môme Piaf See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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