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

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

Josephine Baker's Life and Career in Photographs

"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

"Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood." -Josephine Baker

Updated: Black History Month: Josephine Baker “The Black Venus”

"Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood." -Josephine Baker

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 did take the blows [of life], but I took them with my chin up, in dignity, because I so profoundly love and respect humanity."   ~Josephine Baker

Vintage Vamp: Josephine Baker

"I did take the blows [of life], but I took them with my chin up, in dignity, because I so profoundly love and respect humanity." ~Josephine Baker

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