Édith Piaf

Édith Piaf
1915 - 1963

Édith Piaf  French Singer


Édith Piaf (19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963; born Édith Giovanna Gassion) was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France's national chanteuse, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars....

Confirmed Relationships11
Longest Relationship16 yrs, 9 mths
Average Relationship Length2 yrs, 10 mths
Rumored Relationships3
First Name Edith
Last Name Piaf
Maiden Name Gassion
Full Name at Birth Édith Giovanna Gassion
Alternative Name The Little Sparrow, The French Billie Holiday, La Môme Piaf, Édith Lamboukas, Édith Pills, (The Little Sparrow)
Age 47 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th December, 1915
Birthplace Belleville, France
Died 10th October, 1963
Place of Death Placassier, France
Cause of Death Liver Cancer
Height 4' 10" (147 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Short Stature
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality French
Occupation Text Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame La Vie en Rose
Music Genre (Text) Cabaret, Torch songs, Chanson, Musical theater, Musical theatre
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1935–1963, 1935–1963, 1935–63
Music Style Pop/Rock, Cabaret, French Pop, Torch Songs, Vocal Pop
Music Mood Elegant, Theatrical, Poignant, Plaintive, Dramatic, Cathartic, Intimate, Tense/Anxious, Hypnotic, Wintry, Gloomy, Sad, Sentimental, Reflective, Yearning, Melancholy, Nocturnal, Bittersweet, Passionate, Ethereal, Wistful
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Voice
Record Label Pathé, Pathé-Marconi, Capitol (US and Canada)
Associated Acts Théo Sarapo, Jacques Pills, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour, Georges Moustaki, Eddie Constantine, Les Compagnons de la chanson
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/746/000092470/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1334, www.little-sparrow.co.uk/
Father Louis-Alphonse Gassion
Mother Annetta Giovanna Maillard
Friend Amália
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Partner Comparison

Édith Piaf47 SagittariusSinger
Théo Sarapo34 AquariusActor
Douglas Davis27Artist
Jacques Pills64 CapricornActor
Charles Aznavour92 GeminiSinger
Marcel Cerdan33 CancerBoxing
Marlene Dietrich90 CapricornActress
Takisz Menelasz-
Yves Montand70 LibraActor
Paul Meurisse66 SagittariusActor
Raymond Asso-
Louis Dupont (personality)-
Henri Conte-
Marlon Brando80 AriesActor
John Garfield39 PiscesActor
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Les amants de demain1959 Simone Movie
Música de siempre1958 Movie
French Cancan1954 Eugénie Buffet Movie
Royal Affairs in Versailles1954 Une fille du peuple Movie
Neuf garçons, un coeur1948 Christine Movie
Star Without Light1946 Madeleine Movie
Montmartre-sur-Seine1941 Lily Movie
The Tomboy1936 Chanteuse Movie

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beavi1966Mar 4, 2015

la plus belle chanson d ' amour

beavi1966Mar 3, 2015

great singer , beautiful voice

Tina OrrMay 21, 2008

I agree,there`s so much emotion in her voice that each song evokes different feelings,and takes you on a new journey through her amazing life.

laracroftApr 10, 2008

Edith Piaf is an amazing singer. If you never been to Paris, listen to her songs, because that way you`ll feel Paris!

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