Suzy Solidor (Suzanne Rocher) was an independent libertarian woman of tremendous energy and life force. With her androgynous features and masculine voice turned into the muse of various Parisian avant-garde artists in the 1920s and 1930s among them Tamara de Lempicka. Her obsession was to become known as the ‘most painted woman in the world’.
Portrait of Suzy Solidor | Tamara de Lempicka |1933
During the occupation her nightclub was popular with German officers and in 1942 she recorded a version of the song ‘Lily Marlene’ with French words. After the war she was convicted as a collaborator.