Anita Berber (1899-1928) the Madonna of 1920s Berlin was an erotic dancer, who breakfasted on rose petals swirled in chloral hydrate. She was notorious for naked dancing and androgyny. To find out more, read “Voluptuous Panic” and “The Seven Addictions & Five Professions of Anita Berber” both by Mel Gordon. She died at the age of 29 from either severe tuberculosis, or substance abuse.

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