Inspiration: Josephine Baker,1928 | She's So RAW Spring/Summer Collection 2014

Josephine Baker's Life and Career in Photographs

Inspiration: Josephine Baker,1928 | She's So RAW Spring/Summer Collection 2014

Josephine Baker was known as 'Black Venus' - extrememely interesting

Wilder than her pet cheetah, the sex-mad Black Venus who outwitted the Nazis: Remarkable story of Josephine Baker as Rihanna is set to play legendary seductress in biopic

Josephine Baker c. 1933; Josephine Baker 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".

Josephine Baker c. 1933; Josephine Baker 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".

"I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely." - Josephine Baker

"I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely." - Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (Born: Freda Josephine McDonald - June 3, 1906 - St. Louis, MO, USA; Died: April 12, 1975 - Paris, Île-de-France, France)

Josephine Baker (Born: Freda Josephine McDonald - June 3, 1906 - St. Louis, MO, USA; Died: April 12, 1975 - Paris, Île-de-France, France)

Dripping in pearls and not much else, stage siren Joséphine Baker, photographed here by George Hoyningen-Huene for Vanity Fair,

Dripping in pearls and not much else, stage siren Joséphine Baker, photographed here by George Hoyningen-Huene for Vanity Fair,

Gaga who? … Josephine Baker in a typically extravagant costume. Another outfit featured a skirt made out of jewel-encrusted bananas. The beauty industry used the erotic dancer in its adverts, highlighting the fact that jazz age symbols and figures had the power to cut across social barriers

Josephine Baker and the wild women of 1920s dance – in pictures

Gaga who? … Josephine Baker in a typically extravagant costume. Another outfit featured a skirt made out of jewel-encrusted bananas. The beauty industry used the erotic dancer in its adverts, highlighting the fact that jazz age symbols and figures had the power to cut across social barriers

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