Josephine baker illustration by Bridget Finnegan

Josephine Baker
1906 – 1975

Ahhhh, Josephine! She is probably my favorite subject in 33 Amazing Women. You can’t go wrong with a magnificent diva. She was Cher before Cher was Cher. (Wow! Three Cher mentions in one sentence. I am on fire!)

The one item that is not true to her costumes is the underwear that you’ll need to click to see. I am fairly certain that she did not ever wear anything so boring. But, you know, this book is for grown-ups of ALL ages. Get your mind out of the gutter.

Read more about Josephine and her underwear.