Coco chanels early life?
Coco Chanel's real name is Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. She was born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur, France. She spent time in an orphanage after her mother died and her father left her and her 5 siblings when she was 12. When she was 18, she left to become a cabaret singer. Through her club singing, she met a rich man and became his mistress. She started working in a tailor shop and her career took off from there.