Three roads in Monaco are set to be named after women who have contributed to the growth and influence of the Principality. Included in those women is Princess Grace's good friend, Josephine Baker. Read more about their friendship here in our Famous Friendships feature.
Place Anne-Marie Campora is being named after the former Mayor of Monaco from 1991 to 2003. She was the first, and since only, female Mayor of Monaco.
The Promenade Princesse Louise-Hippolyte will pay homage to the Sovereign of Monaco in 1731. She was one of only two women to reign over the Principality of Monaco.
And thirdly, Place Josephine Baker will be named after the American-born French entertainer, Resistance agent, and civil rights activist, who is laid to rest in the Monaco cemetery. Josephine Baker was also a close friend of Princess Grace. Josephine Baker was born into poverty but became a tremendously successful dancer and singer, now most remembered as the woman who danced the “Danse Sauvage”, wearing nothing but a skirt of bananas in Paris during the 1920s.
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