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Coccinelle Recordings

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Born Jacques Charles Dufresnoy, the career of Coccinelle began around 1953 when she made
her debut at the famous Paris female impersonation club Madame Arthur’s. Just as Christine Jorgensen
had her sexual reassignment surgery in Denmark and came back to the United States in 1953 a celebrity,
when Coccinelle received her surgery in Casablanca and returned to France in 1958, she was a media
sensation. While Jorgensen entered the speaking engagement and nightclub circuit, Coccinelle instead
became a sex symbol, in the style of Bridget Bardot. She was famous for her engagements at
Le Carrousel, in Paris. During the 1960’s she appeared in two films and released several recordings.
She maintained her celebrity all of her life, and died in 2006, at age 75. In 2004 a CD collection of her
singing was released, called “Chercher la Femme.”

Movie clip, click image above to View

Above, interesting montage of clips, and below, a TV interview in 2000.
Click images to view. There are more to be found on YouTube.


Circa 1959

Below, I do not own this one but apparently there was
another pressing, hence the different disc label


Below, larger scan of the EP bio text, same on both EPs

Below, another 45, "Chercher La Femme"


Coccinelle CD Collection
"Chercher La Femme," 2004

Click to hear "New York, New York"