Friday, March 20, 2009


How could you not be instantly taken in by this character?

She's got to be one of the most naturally engaging clowns of all time.


Peppo the Clown said...

This is a very old photo of Annie, before she started to use the fright wig; this wig was a regular one Pierre Etaix, her husband, fixed for her. Later on Annie changed her nose too and started to use a red one. According to her autobiography, the coat and the clown shoes came from a flea market, and her grey derby hat was bought in London...

Anonymous said...

I saw one picture of her in a book nearly thirty years ago, and I've had a crush on her ever since!

Rik Gern

Peppo the Clown said...

Who knows, Rick, maybe you had a chance... Annie was married three times!. ;)

Jenny said...


I am compiling a timeline on contemporary circus and I need a photo of Annie Fratellini. I know it's a long shot but does anyone know who owns the rights to this photo or indeed any image of her as a clown?

Help would be much appreciated!