Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" and even the "Creole Goddess". Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine later became a citizen of France in 1937. She was fluent in both English and French. Baker was the first African-American female to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934) or to become a world-famous entertainer.
Sisters Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Paris 1935. #gish
Happy 58th Birthday to the one and only Iman! Our favorite Somali-born diva - groundbreaking supermodel, businesswoman and philanthropist was photographed here for the book "Lichfield: The Most Beautiful Women" in 1980. Photo by Lichfield/Getty Images.