Nico is the stage name of German singer, songwriter, model, and actress Christa Päffgen, who became known for 'La Dolce Vita' (1960) and 'Chelsea Girls' (1966).
She learnt to speak English, Spanish, and French while working as a model, and after a few television advertisements, bagged roles in films like 'La Tempesta' and 'For the First Time' in 1958. Following a guest appearance in Federico Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita', she appeared in Jean Paul Belmondo's 1961 film 'A Man Named Rocca' and played the lead in Jacques Poitrenaud's 'Strip-Tease' (1963). She was a part of the Andy Warhol 'scene' in the 1960s and her filmography during this time contained his experimental films like 'Chelsea Girls', 'The Closet', 'Sunset' and 'Imitation of Christ'.
During the 1970s, some of her best films included Philippe Garrel's 'La Cicatrice Intérieure', 'Anathor', 'Les Hautes Solitudes', 'Le Berceau de cristal' and 'Voyage au jardin des morts'.