Two people, both equal like a true Gemini, Ms. Baker held a crown in both singing and acting, and a career in both America and France. Birth-named Freda Josephine McDonald, Josephine Baker was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1906. She became a French citizen in 1937 and was a muse for Christian Dior, Langston Hughes, Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, an Ernest Hemmingway who called Baker "the most sensational woman anyone ever saw". She's credited for being the first Black female to star in a motion picture and to integrate an American concert hall. MosaMuse knows her for her love of sequins, big feathers, banana skirts and her cheetah's diamond collar. The definition of innovation.