MUSE DE L’ EXISTENTIALISME
Juliette Greco, French singer and actress, now walks Les Chemins Des Morts instead. The 93 year old bohemian was an icon in French culture, both for her aspect as muse to several cultural greats, but also in her role of popularizing the French chanson style of popular music. Born in Montpellier, Greco made her mark in life early on, jailed as a teenager after punching a Gestapo officer in the face. She survived torture by the Nazis and would later claim she didn’t regret her philosophy of punching fascists. After the war she became friends with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Camus, and had a long relationship with Miles Davis. The Beatles song Michelle is loosely based on her. She was a unique pick for Vive la France…et la Mort.
7 February 1927 – 23 September 2020