Clotilde Courau

Lady's night out

In September of 2010, the Crazy Horse Paris was delighted to welcome Clotilde Courau, Princess of Venice and Piedmont, onto its legendary stage.

Radiant, rebellious and an all-around exceptional woman, the Guest Star of the famed cabaret performed four new numbers during a few select performances.

Eclectic actress, well-known singer, inspiration to many a great movie director and committed feminist, Clotilde Courau performed in original and tailor-made acts.

They were developed for her by Ali Mahdavi, the “Désirs” show’s artistic director and Patricia Folly, dancer and creator at the Crazy Horse Paris.

Clotilde Courau, Princess of Venice and Piedmont, onto its legendary stage

Tribute to Colette Renard

Clotilde Courau chose some of the music that went into the creation of her show. One of these is the well-known song “Nuits d’une demoiselle”, by Colette Renard. With unmatched talent, Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli made her costumes.

Naturally seductive and audacious, Clotilde Courau became even more alluring as she was bathed in colorful lights, trademark of the Parisian venue. The famous cabaret, founded more than 60 years ago by Alain Bernardin, is known the world over for this vivid play of light and shadow.

Fully accepting her feminist stance

“I’m extremely happy to be able to perform at the most avant-garde and elegant cabaret in the world and to work with such great talents as Roberto Cavalli, Ali Mahdavi, Patricia Folly and the amazing music arranger David Coultard,” Clotilde Courau revealed.

“It’s her femininity and her strong feminist stance that got us interested in working with her,” the general manager, Andrée Deissenberg, explained. After Dita, who revisited the Crazy Horse repertoire with her personal touch of modernity, Pamela and the discordance between her being on stage and also being a Playboy icon, Clotilde has enabled the Crazy to highlight a whole different aspect of femininity.


  • Le nom du cabaret parisien est en hommage au chef Sioux Crazy Horse.

  • The cabaret is considered a national monument in France. It is a cultural phenomenon and part of the national heritage.

  • More than 30 dancers currently work with Crazy Horse Paris.

  • Two Crazy Girls modelled for David Lynch’s “Fetish” photo series

  • Crazy Horse Paris was founded by Alain Bernardin in 1951 and has been an illustrious cabaret ever since.

  • Hilton McConnico a crée la première affiche du spectacle “Désirs” en 2009.

  • Inauguré le 21 septembre 2009, le show “Désirs” est signé Philippe Decouflé et Ali Mahdavi.

  • Internationally acclaimed corsetiere Poupie Cadolle, whose grandmother invented the bra, designed the corsets for « Red Shoes ».

  • La voix féminine sur la bande son du numéro “Spoutnik” appartient à la danseuse Fiamma Rosa.

  • Fifi Chachnil signe la tenue de la PDGère dans « Crisis ! What Crisis ? »

  • Deux danseuses du Crazy Horse ont été les modèles pour David Lynch pour son projet « Fetish », en collaboration avec Christian Louboutin.

  • All dancers are classically trained. It takes three to five month of hard work to transform a classical dancer into a Crazy Girl.

  • Celebrity shoe creator Christian Louboutin designed the red-soled shoes for many acts including “Teasing”, “Rougir de Désirs” and “Upside Down”.

  • 300 “Crazy Red” lipsticks are used each year by Crazy Horse Paris’ dancers.

  • Chaque danseuse est baptisée d’un nom de scène lors de son entrée au Crazy Horse.

  • At least six pairs of shoes are tailor made for each dancer.

  • Chaque année, les danseuses du Crazy Horse utilisent 250 paires de bas, 500 litres de maquillage et 300 tubes de rouge « Crazy ».

  • Christian Louboutin a dessiné les souliers d’une majorité de tableaux dont « Teasing », « Rougir de Désir » et « Upside Down ».

  • La 1ère Guest Star dans l’histoire du Crazy Horse est Dita Von Teese en octobre 2006.

  • Poupie Cadolle a crée les corsets de « Red Shoes ».