There is so much to say about this legendary woman, I can’t begin to summarize her life in a few paragraphs here. But I shall try! Josephine Baker was a dancer, singer, activist and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France.
Ernest Hemingway once called her “…the most sensational woman anyone ever saw.” And she was sensational, in a sensational time. She found fame and acceptance in France, where she is still known simply as “La Baker”.
Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She also made contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the US, and assisted the French Resistance during World War II. She was an extraordinary woman, inside and out, and a fabulous inspiration for both style and heart.
Please read this lovely post on the Extraordinary Life of Josephine Baker if you’d like to learn more about this amazing lady, and listen to her recordings to get a fuller sense of her incredible talent.