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Original name: Alice Prin
Birth: Oct. 2, 1901
Departement de la Côte-d'Or
Bourgogne, France
Death: Apr. 29, 1953
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

Model, Singer, Artist, Actor. In 1920s Paris, the Montparnasse district was that city's most vital artistic community, and Kiki, a model, singer, actress, painter, bon vivant, was a key figure in its life. Born Alice Prin in Burgundy, the illegitimate daughter of a peasant girl, she moved to Paris in 1913 and became the top French model of The Jazz Age. She was the lover of surrealist Man Ray, who took many famous photographs of her, and a list of the artists for whom she posed reads like a Who's Who of 20th century painting and sculpture. She sang in the nightclubs "The Jockey" and "Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit" and eventually opened a club of her own, "Chez Kiki". She had a solo exhibition of her paintings in 1927; Jean Cocteau and director Sergei Eisenstein commissioned portraits from her. She also appeared in the avante-garde films "Ballet Mechanique" (1924), "Emak Bakia" (1926), and "Etoile de Mer" (1928). Her 1929 autobiography, "Souvenirs", featured an introduction by Ernest Hemingway. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Cimetière de Thiais
Departement du Val-de-Marne
Île-de-France, France
Plot: Division 75. Temporary concession burial, plot vacated in 1974 [unmarked]
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Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Jun 19, 2004
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