1938 - 1988

Nico  German Actress


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 ...

Confirmed Relationships16
Longest Relationship9 yrs
Average Relationship Length1 yr, 6 mths
Rumored Relationships1
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
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Friend Bebe Buell (model, singer), Catherine James (model, groupie), Fabienne Shine (model, singer)
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Nico49 LibraActress
Lutz Ulbrich63 SagittariusMusician
Kevin Ayers68 LeoBassist
Philippe Garrel68 AriesFilm Director
Iggy Pop69 TaurusMusician
Jim Morrison27 SagittariusMusician
Jimi Hendrix27 SagittariusMusician
Tim Buckley28 AquariusMusician
Sterling Morrison53 VirgoMusician
John Cale74 PiscesMusician
Andy Warhol58 LeoArtist
Leonard Cohen81 VirgoSinger
Jackson Browne67 LibraSinger
Lou Reed71 PiscesMusician
Brian Jones27 PiscesGuitarist
Alain Delon80 ScorpioActor
Nikos Papatakis92 CancerDirector
Stash De Rola73 LibraSocialite
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Ballhaus Barmbek1988 Movie
Interview, L'1986 Movie
Vraie histoire de Gérard Lechômeur, La1979 The heroine Movie
Voyage au jardin des morts1978 Catherine Movie
Le berceau de cristal1976 Movie
Un ange passe1975 Movie
The Inner Scar1972 The Woman Movie
Athanor1972 Short Film
Cleopatra1970 Movie
Evening of Light1969 Movie
I, a Man1967 Nico Movie
Imitation of Christ1967 Maid Movie
The Closet1966 The Woman Movie
Sunset1966 Narrator (voice) Short Film
The Sandpiper1965 Dancer at the Party (uncredited) Movie
Sweet Skin1963 Ariane (as Krista Nico) Movie
A Man Named Rocca1961 Villanova Movie
La Dolce Vita1960 Nico, Herself (uncredited) Movie
For the First Time1959 Leader of Admirers in Capri (uncredited) Movie
Tempest1958 Blonde Girl at Spring Festival (uncredited) Movie
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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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