The singer and actress Nico was the first German supermodel; she was muse of Andy Warhol and Federico Fellini, participated in numerous independent films by Warhol and Philippe Garrel, and was friends with Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, John Cale, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Jim Morrison. With her sombre timbre, Nico was a defining element of songs like "Femme Fatale" and "All Tomorrow's Parties" by Velvet Underground, and with "The Marble Index," "Desertshore" and "The End ..." she released a record trilogy somewhere between sound and delusion, suicidality and addiction. Defying the artistic, musical and performative categorisations of her time, Nico was Pop, but at the same time “being popular" meant nothing to her. With her crossovers between genres, Nico played a key role in the subculture of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s and has since become an important point of reference for many artists. This book contains numerous Nico interviews published for the first time in German, rare photographs, important record and concert reviews, interviews with companions, and contributions by contemporary artists, musicians and authors, which illuminate Nico's work from different perspectives and present it as a renewed experience.