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Nico Christa Päffgen

June 4, 2013

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Christa Päffgen was born in Germany, October, 16 1938.

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Christa in 1942.
Very young she started working as a seamstress.

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At the age of 16, she was discovered by photographer
Herbert Tobias. Tobias came up with the name Nico,
after his ex-boyfriend, filmmaker Nikos Papatakis.

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Soon she was modelling in Italy and France.

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In 1959 she appeared in La Dolce Vita. Here with Alain Delon.

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Federico Fellini and Nico.

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In 1962 she had a son called Christian Aaron “Ari”.
Delon denied to be the father, and Ari was raised by
the mother of Delon, and got her last name: Boulogne.


Ari and Nico.

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Nico and Brian Jones.

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Mick Jagger and Nico.

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Nico and Andy Warhol.


Five songs from her impressive musical career.

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The Velvet Underground.

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Lou Reed and Nico.

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Nico and John Cale.

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Nico and Jim Morrison.

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Kevin Ayers and Nico.

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Nico and Jan Cremer.

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Nico and her mothers tombstone.
She died in 1988 in Ibiza, having
a heart attack while riding a bicycle.

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