Paloma Picasso Biography [Birth Date, Age, Place, Family, Awards, Wiki]

Paloma Picasso

Who is Paloma Picasso?

Paloma Picasso is the daughter of prominent artists Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gilot. She is a well-known French entrepreneur and fashion designer. She is well-known for the gem jewelry she created for Tiffany & Co., as well as her unique scents.

Her father, Pablo Picasso, depicted her in various works, including Paloma in Blue and Paloma with an Orange.

Paloma Picasso biography summary

Real NamePaloma Picasso
MeaningPaloma means dove in Spanish
Full NameAnne Paloma Ruiz-Picasso y Gilot
Famous ForJewelry designs for Tiffany & Co. and her signature perfumes
Date of Birth19 April 1949
Birth PlaceVallauris, Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur, France
Zodiac SignAries
Chinese ZodiacOx
EducationParis jewelry school
ProfessionsFashion designer, jewellery designer, businesswoman, socialite, Entrepreneur, Choreographer
Father & Mother NamePablo Picasso, Francoise Gilot
Nationality Spanish
HusbandDr. Eric Thevenet
RelativeClaude Picasso, Jonas Salk, Maya widmaier Picasso, Bernard Ruiz Picasso, Marina Picasso
Starring ofImmoral_Tales_(film)
Net worthApprox $600 million dollars

Paloma Picasso Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Paloma had enjoyed playing with the jewelry of her mother as a kid. Paloma is inspired by the color red and strong, sensual patterns. She wears stones and a lot of black stuff.

Pablo Picasso, the Spanish painter best known for developing cubism, named their daughter “Paloma,” which means “dove” in Spanish, that Picasso painted for posters promoting an International Peace Conference in Paris, France.

Everyone imagined she’d become a painter like her father, but She remembered her mother remarked, “All children paint, but if they keep painting beyond 14 then you know they’ll become a painter” and she quit painting at the age of 14.

She worked as a stylist in Paris theaters after graduating from university.

She created a costume jewelry series for Yves Saint-Laurent. She purchased multi-colored beads from the local market and strung them in attractive ways. She crafted necklaces from the costumes designed for the Folies Bergeres cabaret performers.

She took formal training in jewelry. In 1968, Paloma Picasso began her professional life as a costume designer in Paris theater production.

Picasso had become a part of the French fashion industry by the end of the 1970s.

For a short time by 1971, she was working for Zolotas, a Greek jewelry firm.

How she handled life’s turmoil

Paloma Picasso lost interest in fashion design after her father’s death in 1973. She started spending a lot of time with Pablo’s work. She appeared in the 1974 film Immoral Tales, which received the prestigious award Prix de l’Age d’Or. This was also her final acting endeavor, directed by Walerian Borowczyk.

Picasso married Rafael Lopez-Cambil (known as Rafael Lopez-Sanchez) when her father died. He was a screenwriter and director from Argentina. However, the pair divorced in 2000.

In 1980, Tiffany & Business’s senior vice-president, John Loring, requested Picasso to design jewelry for the company.

Paloma embraced the challenge and experimented with beads and stones to keep the shine, even though only a diamond is considered a precious stone.

Picasso’s art is distinguished by brilliant jewels framed in gold or silver blocks, huge stones, or metal pendants on simple cords. Sophisticated mixes of pearls, vivid semi-precious stones, and metals are also prominent in her work. She said, “Instead of hanging it on the wall or placing it on the table, jewelry is something people can wear”.

Tiffany has now become a terrific place to shop since all types of people come in to buy jewelry ranging in price from a little over $100 to $500,000.

Paloma turn as Businesswoman

In 1987, she broadened her brand image by establishing Lopez-Cambil Ltd. in New York City to manufacture and market Paloma Picasso accessories such as purses, belts, umbrellas, and other leather products.

Minotaure, a men’s perfume, was introduced in 1992. The bottle and packaging were designed by Paloma Picasso, while the concept and advertising campaign were created by Lopez-Cambil.

Picasso’s accessories are widely famous in the United States, Europe, and the Far East, in addition to the Paloma Picasso’s brand is leading fashion trends in Japan and Hong Kong.

Paloma Picasso expanded his art by designing for some Businesses Franchise in European  such as cosmetics and fragrances for L’Oréal in France, hosiery for Grupo Syncro in Mexico, and the German-based company bedding, sunglasses, optical frames, towels, bathrobes, and dressing gowns.

Home design has created a new space of creativity for Paloma Picasso in the United States. She also works on bone china, crystal, silver, and tiles for Villeroy & Boch and textiles.

Awards And Honors

The Fashion Group honored her in 1988 as one of the women who had had a remarkable effect on the design profession. The Hispanic Designers Inc. awarded her with the MODA prize. Paloma has appeared on the International Best Dressed List since 1983.

She thinks of herself as artistic, but not an artist, incorporating her client’s desires into her work. “When you’re an artist you have to ask and answer the question at the same time, whereas when I design, the question is to design for the person who’s wearing my jewelry.”


Paloma married Rafael Lopez-Cambil (also known as Rafael Lopez-Sanchez) in 1978, but the pair eventually divorced. Picasso married Dr. Eric Thevenet in 1999. Thevenet was a physician who specialized in osteopathic medicine.

Picasso and Thevenet have made their homes in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Marrakech, Morocco, for their work and for spending pleasant moments.

There are two museums in the United States that house permanent collections of Picasso’s paintings. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History is one, and The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is another.