Édith Piaf Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Édith Piaf Quick Info
Height4 ft 9¾ in
Weight45 kg
Date of BirthDecember 19, 1915
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Eye ColorDark Brown

Édith Piaf was a French singer, songwriter, cabaret performer, and film actress who gained extreme fame and international acclaim for her time and has left behind a legacy that still serves as a milestone in the field of art and music. “La Vie en rose” became her signature song and there would hardly be a music enthusiast who hasn’t heard the beautiful composition.

Born Name

Édith Giovanna Gassion

Nick Name

Édith Piaf, La Môme Piaf (The Little Sparrow), The French Billie Holiday

Édith Piaf as seen while smiling in a picture in December 1962
Édith Piaf as seen while smiling in a picture in December 1962 (Eric Koch / Anefo / Dutch National Archives / Public Domain)

Age

She was born on December 19, 1915.

Died

Édith Piaf died at the age of 47 on October 10, 1963, in Plascassier, Grasse, France after suffering from liver cancer.

Resting Place

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Paris, France

Nationality

French

 

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Cabaret Performer, Film Actress

Family

  • Father – Louis Alphonse Gassion (Singer, Street Performer of Acrobats)
  • Mother – Annetta Giovanna Margherita (Maillard) (Café Singer)
  • Others – Simone “Mômone” Berteaut (Half-Sister), Denise Gassion (Younger Half-Sister), Victor Alphonse Gassion (Paternal Grandfather) (Horseman in the circus), Pierre François Gassion (Paternal Great Grandfather), Augustine Duval (Paternal Great Grandmother), Louise Léontine Deschamps (Paternal Grandmother), Louis François Descamps (Paternal Great Grandfather), Elisabeth Lucier (Paternal Great Grandmother), Auguste Eugène Maillard (Maternal Grandfather), Stanislas Maillard (Maternal Great Grandfather), Marie Victorine Crétois (Maternal Great Grandmother), Emma Saïd ben Mohamed (Maternal Grandmother), Saïd ben Mohamed (Maternal Great Grandfather), Margarita Bracco (Maternal Great Grandmother)
Édith Piaf as seen in a picture along with Théo Sarapo in December 1962
Édith Piaf as seen in a picture along with Théo Sarapo in December 1962 (Eric Koch / Anefo / Dutch National Archives / Public Domain)

Manager

Édith Piaf was managed by Louis Leplee, her first manager.

Genre

Cabaret, Torch songs, Chanson, Musical theatre

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Pathé Records, Capitol Records/EMI (US and Canada), Parlophone/WEA

Build

Slim

Height

4 ft 9¾ in or 146.5 cm

Weight

45 kg or 99 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Édith Piaf had dated –

  1. John Garfield
  2. Henri Conte
  3. Marlon Brando
  4. Louis Dupont (1931) – This relationship resulted in the birth of Piaf’s first and the only child, a daughter named Marcelle Dupont, when Piaf was only around 17 years old. However, the child passed away at the age of 2 from meningitis.
  5. Raymond Asso (1936-1939)
  6. Paul Meurisse (1939-1941)
  7. Yves Montand (1944-1946)
  8. Takisz Menelasz (1946)
  9. Marlene Dietrich (1947-1963)
  10. Marcel Cerdan (1948-1949) – He was a renowned middleweight world champion and a well-known figure in France who died in a plane crash while on his way to meet Édith Piaf.
  11. Charles Aznavour (1950)
  12. Jacques Pills (1952-1957) – Piaf got married to singer and actor, Jacques Pills, in 1952 but they divorced in the year 1957 after having been together for only a couple of years.
  13. Douglas Davis (1958-1959)
  14. Théo Sarapo (1962-1963) – A singer and actor, Théo Sarapo was around 20 years younger than Édith Piaf and the couple tied the knot in 1962. They performed together on a couple of occasions and remained together until Piaf’s death.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Édith Piaf was of French, Moroccan, and Italian descent.

Édith Piaf as seen in 1951
Édith Piaf as seen in 1951 (JB ARRIEU ALBERTINI / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Bisexual

Distinctive Features

  • Petite stature
  • Touching, impactful mezzo-soprano vocals
  • Her black dress

Édith Piaf Favorite Things

  • One Of Her Favorite Composers – Marguerite Monnot

SourceWikipedia

Édith Piaf as seen during an event in December 1962
Édith Piaf as seen during an event in December 1962 (Eric Koch / Anefo / Dutch National Archives / Public Domain)

Édith Piaf Facts

  1. She grew up under the care of her paternal grandmother who ran a brothel in Normandy.
  2. La Vie en rose (2007) is a biographical film based on Piaf’s life and she has been played by actress Marion Cotillard.

Featured Image by JB ARRIEU ALBERTINI / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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