Frida Kahlo & Josephine Baker had an affair when both women were living in Paris in 1939.
Kahlo had recently separated from her husband Diego and had come to Paris to oversee an exhibition of her paintings at the Louvre. In addition to her music career, Baker was, at the time, working for the French military intelligence as an ‘honorable correspondent.’ She would coax information about German troops and other military matters during her parties where she would meet officers frequently.
While the details of the affair have remained cloudy, it’s been confirmed by Baker’s son and biographer that soon after meeting, Baker and Kahlo became romantically involved. Both women identified as bisexual and were famous for boldly eschewing the conventions of the time.