Nico (born October 16, 1938; died July 18, 1988) was a German model, actress, singer, and songwriter. She was born Christa Päffgen in Cologne, Germany. She started a successful career as a model in Berlin and Paris, studied acting at Lee Strasberg's New York Actor Studio. She then became part of the Swinging London scene, and had a short relationship with The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones and she recorded her first record in London in 1965, the single I'm Not Saying/The Last Mile, produced by Jimmy Page, for Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham's label Immediate Records. Read more about Nico on Last.fm.