Christa Paffgen was a German model who worked with Andy Warhol and sang with the Velvet Underground under the name of Nico. She has been the inspiration for several songs over the years including:
"We Will Fall
" by The Stooges (The spoken word lyrics are Iggy Pop describing a night at the Chelsea Hotel waiting for his then-girlfriend Nico).
"Nico" by The Cult (This 2001 track celebrates the life of the German singer.)
"Song For Nico" by Marianne Faithfull (written by Faithfull and Dave Stewart
after reading a biography of the German singer.)
"Dance Dance Christa Paffgen
" by Anberlin (Though titled after Nico, her name doesn't actually feature in the lyrics.)