1938 - 1988

Nico  German Actress


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Nico passed away on 18th Jul 1988 aged 49.


Nico was in relationships with Kevin Ayers (1974), Lutz Ulbrich (1974 - 1979), Philippe Garrel (1970 - 1979), Iggy Pop (1969), Jim Morrison (1967), Lou Reed (1966), John Cale (1966 - 1967), Jackson Browne (1966 - 1967), Brian Jones (1965 - 1967), Alain Delon (1961 - 1962), Nikos Papatakis (1960 - 1962) and Stash De Rola.

She had encounters with Jimi Hendrix (1967), Tim Buckley (1967), Sterling Morrison (1966), Andy Warhol (1966 - 1968) and Leonard Cohen (1966).


German Actress Nico was born Christa Päffgen on 16th October, 1938 in Cologne, Germany and passed away on 18th Jul 1988 Ibiza, Spain aged 49. She is most remembered for Singer, model, actress, Andy Warhol superstar, cameo in "La Dolce Vita". Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Nico is a member of the following lists: Cycling traffic collision deaths, German female composers and Cycling road accident deaths.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating12 9 years 2 years, 10 months 1 month, 1 day
Encounter5 51 years, 10 months 21 years, 7 months -
Total17 51 years, 10 months 7 years, 4 months 1 month, 1 day


First Name Nico
Maiden Name Päffgen
Full Name at Birth Christa Päffgen
Age 49 (age at death) years
Birthday 16th October, 1938
Birthplace Cologne, Germany
Died 18th July, 1988
Place of Death Ibiza, Spain
Cause of Death Biking accident. Found unconscious by the side of her bike on the isle of Ibiza. She died later that night of a brain hemorrhage
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Feature High cheekbones, Deep German voice
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality German
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress,
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Singer, model, actress, Andy Warhol superstar, cameo in "La Dolce Vita"
Music Genre (Text) Art rock, folk rock, protopunk, experimental, avant-garde
Music Genre Electronic, Clinical
Year(s) Active 1954–1988
Music Style Club/Dance
Music Mood Visceral
Instrument DJ
Instrument (text) Vocals, keyboards, harmonium, tambourine
Record Label Verve, Elektra, Reprise, Island, Beggars Banquet
Associated Acts The Velvet Underground, John Cale, Lou Reed, Brian Jones, Kevin Ayers, John Cooper Clarke, The Invisible Girls, Blue Orchids, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop
Brand Endorsement Coco Chanel
Official Websites,
Friend Bebe Buell (model, singer), Catherine James (model, groupie), Fabienne Shine (model, singer)

Nico (born Christa Päffgen; 16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988) was a German singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress who became famous as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s. She is known for her vocals on The Velvet Underground's debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967), and her work as a solo artist. She also had roles in several films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966).

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Nico49 LibraActress
Kevin Ayers68 LeoBassist
Lutz Ulbrich63 SagittariusMusician
Philippe Garrel68 AriesFilm Director
Iggy Pop69 TaurusMusician
Jim Morrison27 SagittariusMusician
Jimi Hendrix27 SagittariusMusician
Tim Buckley28 AquariusMusician
Sterling Morrison53 VirgoMusician
Lou Reed71 PiscesMusician
John Cale74 PiscesMusician
Andy Warhol58 LeoArtist
Leonard Cohen82 VirgoSinger
Jackson Browne68 LibraSinger
Brian Jones27 PiscesGuitarist
Alain Delon80 ScorpioActor
Nikos Papatakis92 CancerDirector
Stash De Rola74 LibraSocialite
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Christian AaronMale11th August, 196254 years old


Ballhaus Barmbek1988Movie
Interview, L'1986Movie
Vraie histoire de Gérard Lechômeur, La1979The heroineMovie
Voyage au jardin des morts1978CatherineMovie
Le berceau de cristal1976Movie
Un ange passe1975Movie
The Inner Scar1972The WomanMovie
Athanor1972Short Film
Evening of Light1969Movie
I, a Man1967NicoMovie
Imitation of Christ1967MaidMovie
The Closet1966The WomanMovie
Sunset1966Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Sandpiper1965Dancer at the Party (uncredited)Movie
Sweet Skin1963Ariane (as Krista Nico)Movie
A Man Named Rocca1961VillanovaMovie
La Dolce Vita1960Nico, Herself (uncredited)Movie
For the First Time1959Leader of Admirers in Capri (uncredited)Movie
Tempest1958Blonde Girl at Spring Festival (uncredited)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (9)

Lavender_teaJul 12, 2014

Never ever dated Brian Jones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's complete rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

esterrrinoJun 25, 2011

I didn't know that she dated also Brian Jones

isabelleJul 26, 2010

do you have pictures of her with Jim Morrison!

KathyFeb 26, 2010

Such a stunning woman,with such a unique,distinctive voice -with a grace in front of a camera that I havent seen since.Wish we could clone her,the world needs more of her talent,shes one of my idols.

howardJan 23, 2010

one of the greatest singer. can you add more pictures of her model days.

little_queeniesJan 8, 2010

Hi Calyx, I`ve done many research and I didn`t find anything about Nico and David Bowie. Thanks.

CalyxJun 3, 2009

My friend says that Nico dated David Bowie at one point. Is that true? If so, why isn`t he mentioned here?

little_queeniesJun 4, 2008

I`ve created a group called "Wifes, girlfriends and groupies of rock" and I`ve included her! Check it please :)

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