Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, actress but most important part of the French resistance during WWII. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937
Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an African-American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. She was given such nicknames as the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and the “Créole Goddess”.
Updated: Black History Month: Josephine Baker “The Black Venus”
Josephine Baker was famous for her risqué dresses and exotic dance routines, and was even offered over 1500 marriage proposals! Baker had multiple nicknames like "Black Venus," "Black Pearl" or "Creole Goddess.