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’.
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.