Kiki de Montparnasse

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Kiki de Montparnasse Gender: F
Alice Ernestine Prin
born on 2 October 1901 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Châtillon sur Seine, France, 47n51, 4e33
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°27' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°41 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 12°12'

Kiki de Montparnasse (Portrait by Gustaw Gwozdecki, 1920)


French artist's model, nightclub singer, actress, memoirist, and painter.

Nicknamed the Queen of Montparnasse, she was a source of inspiration to the Montparnasse artists in the 1920s, among whom was American photographer Man Ray, her companion who made hundreds of portraits of her. A popular artist's model, she posed for dozens of other artists, including Chaim Soutine, Julian Mandel, Tsuguharu Foujita, Constant Detré, Francis Picabia, Jean Cocteau, Arno Breker, Alexander Calder, Per Krohg, Hermine David, Pablo Gargallo, Mayo, Tono Salazar and Moise Kisling.

In 1927 Prin had a sold-out exhibition of her paintings at the Galerie au Sacre du Printemps in Paris. Her autobiography was published in 1929 as "Kiki's Memoirs," with Ernest Hemingway and Tsuguharu Foujita providing introductions.

She died on 29 April 1953 in Sanary-sur-Mer, aged 51, apparently of complications of alcoholism or drug dependence.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield sighted birth record no. 170 in the Côte d'Or archives.

Same data from extract from birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'p_q' pdf file, p. 211 (B.R. No. 170).


  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter and drawer)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Model (Noted model)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Nightclub singer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirist)