articles and clippings
some special videos
Jacques Charles Dufresnoy, the career of Coccinelle began around 1953
when she made
her debut at the famous Paris female impersonation club Madame Arthurs.
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 1960s 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.
clip, click image above to View
interesting montage of clips, and below, a TV interview in 2000.
Click images to view. There are more to be found on YouTube.
I do not own this one but apparently there was
another pressing, hence the different disc label
larger scan of the EP bio text, same on both EPs
another 45, "Chercher La Femme"
"Chercher La Femme," 2004
Click to hear "New York, New York"