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Edith Piaf

Body measurements

Height

142.2 cm (4 ft 8 in)

Weight

40 kg (88 lb)

Shoe size

4 US

Info

Date of birth

December 19, 1915

Date of death

October 11, 1963 (47 years)

Zodiac sign

Sagittarius

Nationality

France

Occupation

Singer, actress

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Religion

Christianity

Eyes color

Brown

Hair color

Brown
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Who is Edith Piaf?

Edith Piaf was a legendary French singer. 

Early Accomplishments

Edith began singing during her father's acrobatic performances when she was 14 years old. However, heк career kicked off after she was encouraged to sing at a club when she was 20 years old. 

Best Known For

Edith left an imprint on the music industry as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Over 4 decades after her death, the award-winning movie La Vie en rose which was based on her life through one of her songs reminded her generation of the legacy she left as well as making her known to this present generation. 

Sexual Orientation

Edith was straight. She spent most of her childhood in a brothel which made her weak when it came to the opposite sex. Throughout her life, she dated various men and was married twice. Among all the numerous men she had been with, she loved no other like the boxer Marcel Cerdan, who had a wife and children during the time they dated. The French film Édith et Marcel which was released in 1983 was based on their love life. 

Family

Edith's father Louis Alphonse Gassion, was a performer. Edith had a child who unfortunately died at an early age of 2. 

Religious Belief

Edith was a Christian. She got associated with the Catholic faith after she was miraculously healed from blindness at the age of 7 when she went on a Saint Thérèse of Lisieux pilgrimage. From that moment until the end of her life, Edith remained very devoted to her faith and never performed without wearing her cross. 

Worth To Know

Edith's middle name was Giovanna.

She died of liver cancer.
You can see her in the movie released in 1946 Étoile sans lumière (Star Without Light).
She always wore black dresses at her performances.
Edith was addicted to alcohol and drugs.


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