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Nina Hagen (1955)

Born in an artistic environment, Nina Hagen began her career as a singer in 1973 with the group Automobil. In 1977, she moved to London where she discovered the punk scene and created a new group, the Nina Hagen Band that released a first album in 1978 followed by the hit tune, African Reggae, in 1979. During the 1980s, Nina Hagen privileged a solo career and moved to the United States where she discovered spirituality and became a Buddhist. She nonetheless continued to produce eccentric music that combined punk, funk and opera. Charismatic and featuring an incredible voice, the singer embodied the nutty German punk movement and Nina Hagen, entitled the 'first German star since Marlene Dietrich', created a stage persona that dared to spit, scream, wear outrageous make-up and giant glasses: a trashy version of femininity.

Nina Hagen on stage, 1983
Nina Hagen on stage, 1983
Ari Up and Nina Hagen by Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon, London, 1977
Ari Up and Nina Hagen by Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon, London, 1977
Nina Hagen by Ann Summa, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Ann Summa, 1980s
Nina Hagen wearing her wedding dress by Lynn Goldsmith, 1987
Nina Hagen wearing her wedding dress by Lynn Goldsmith, 1987
Ari Up, Nina Hagen and Pam Hogg, Brixton, 1992
Ari Up, Nina Hagen and Pam Hogg, Brixton, 1992
Portrait of Nina Hagen, 1977
Portrait of Nina Hagen, 1977
Nina Hagen by Pierre & Gilles, 1993
Nina Hagen by Pierre & Gilles, 1993
Nina Hagen on stage, Denmark, 1985
Nina Hagen on stage, Denmark, 1985
Nina Hagen on stage, Denmark, 1985
Nina Hagen on stage, Denmark, 1985
Nina Hagen, 1975
Nina Hagen, 1975
Nina Hagen, 1995
Nina Hagen, 1995
Nina Hagen and friends by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen and friends by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen and Nina Hagen Band by Tony Frank, 1979
Nina Hagen and Nina Hagen Band by Tony Frank, 1979
Nina Hagen and Sasha Timeless by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen and Sasha Timeless by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen and Sasha Timeless by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen and Sasha Timeless by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen and Udo Lindenberg by Horst Ossinger, 1993
Nina Hagen and Udo Lindenberg by Horst Ossinger, 1993
Nina Hagen, Paris, 1994
Nina Hagen, Paris, 1994
Nina Hagen at Dynamo Stadium for gospel night during Evangelical Church Congress Dresden, June 2011. Photo by Hendrik Schmidt
Nina Hagen at Dynamo Stadium for gospel night during Evangelical Church Congress Dresden, June 2011. Photo by Hendrik Schmidt
Nina Hagen at the Tropicana Hotel, West Hollywood, 1979. Photo by Ann Summa
Nina Hagen at the Tropicana Hotel, West Hollywood, 1979. Photo by Ann Summa
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Dieter Klar, NY, July 1980
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1980s
Nina Hagen with her daughter Cosma Shiva by Gilles Larrain Studio, c. 1981
Nina Hagen with her daughter Cosma Shiva by Gilles Larrain Studio, c. 1981
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1984
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1984
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1984
Nina Hagen by Gilles Larrain Studio, 1984
Nina Hagen by Laszlo Veres, 1984
Nina Hagen by Laszlo Veres, 1984
Nina Hagen by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Nina Hagen by Pierre & Gilles, 1991
Nina Hagen by Pierre & Gilles, 1991
Nina Hagen by Tony Frank, 1979
Nina Hagen by Tony Frank, 1979
Nina Hagen by Tony Frank, 1979
Nina Hagen by Tony Frank, 1979
Nina Hagen by Tony Frank, 1979
Nina Hagen by Tony Frank, 1979
Nina Hagen, April 1991
Nina Hagen, April 1991
Nina Hagen for Vivienne Westwood S/S 1994. Photo by John van Hasselt
Nina Hagen for Vivienne Westwood S/S 1994. Photo by John van Hasselt
Nina Hagen on stage by Alain Keler, Rio de Janeiro, January 1985
Nina Hagen on stage by Alain Keler, Rio de Janeiro, January 1985
Nina Hagen on stage by Alain Keler, Rio de Janeiro, January 1985
Nina Hagen on stage by Alain Keler, Rio de Janeiro, January 1985
Nina Hagen on stage by Alain Keler, Rio de Janeiro, January 1985
Nina Hagen on stage by Alain Keler, Rio de Janeiro, January 1985
Nina Hagen on stage by Alain Keler, Rio de Janeiro, January 1985
Nina Hagen on stage by Alain Keler, Rio de Janeiro, January 1985
Nina Hagen on stage by Alison S. Braun, May 1982
Nina Hagen on stage by Alison S. Braun, May 1982
Nina Hagen on stage by David Lefranc, January 1988
Nina Hagen on stage by David Lefranc, January 1988
Nina Hagen on stage by Dirk Zimmer, October 1978
Nina Hagen on stage by Dirk Zimmer, October 1978
Nina Hagen on stage by Frank Leonhardt, October 1980
Nina Hagen on stage by Frank Leonhardt, October 1980
Nina Hagen Street album cover, 1991
Nina Hagen Street album cover, 1991
Nina Hagen by Peter Sempel, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Peter Sempel, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Sibylle Bergmann, 1976
Nina Hagen by Sibylle Bergmann, 1976
Nina Hagen, 1990s
Nina Hagen, 1990s
Nina Hagen, 1990s
Nina Hagen, 1990s
Nina Hagen by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Italy, 1980s
Nina Hagen by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Italy, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1980s
Portrait of Nina Hagen by Janette Beckman, NY, 1987
Portrait of Nina Hagen by Janette Beckman, NY, 1987
Portrait of Nina Hagen, 1978
Portrait of Nina Hagen, 1978
Portrait of Nina Hagen by Patrick Piel, Hamburg, 1983
Portrait of Nina Hagen by Patrick Piel, Hamburg, 1983
Nina Hagen and her daughter Cosma Shiva by Michael Putland, 1981
Nina Hagen and her daughter Cosma Shiva by Michael Putland, 1981
Nina Hagen and her daughter Cosma Shiva, 1982
Nina Hagen and her daughter Cosma Shiva, 1982
Nina Hagen, 1983
Nina Hagen, 1983
Portrait of Nina Hagen, 1999
Portrait of Nina Hagen, 1999
Nina Hagen on stage, 1977
Nina Hagen on stage, 1977
Nina Hagen and Herman Brood, 1980s
Nina Hagen and Herman Brood, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1985
Nina Hagen, 1985
Nina Hagen on stage, New York, 1984
Nina Hagen on stage, New York, 1984
Nina Hagen, 1984
Nina Hagen, 1984
Nina Hagen and Lene Lovich backstage after performance et Studio 54, 1982
Nina Hagen and Lene Lovich backstage after performance et Studio 54, 1982
Nina Hagen & Lene Lovich, c. 1979
Nina Hagen & Lene Lovich, c. 1979
Nina Hagen on stage at Montreux Jazz Festival, 1984
Nina Hagen on stage at Montreux Jazz Festival, 1984
Portrait of Nina Hagen, 1980s
Portrait of Nina Hagen, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1980s
Nina Hagen, 1980s
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