Edith Piaf

Pop Singer

Birthday December 19, 1915

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Paris, France

DEATH DATE Oct 11, 1963 (47)

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French singer best know for her Grammy Hall of Fame-inducted classic, "La Vie en Rose." She was portrayed by Marion Cotillard in the 2007 film of the same name.

Before Fame

She was raised by prostitutes who worked at her mother's brothel. She worked as a street singer after having her first daughter when she was seventeen.


She was frequently referred to by the nickname "Little Sparrow."

Family Life

She married Jacques Pills on September 20, 1952 and, after their divorce in 1956, she remarried Theo Sarapo on October 9, 1962.

Associated With

In 1944, she discovered Yves Montand in Paris and made him part of her act.


Edith Piaf Highlights
Edith Piaf Highlights