Jacqueline Charlotte Dufresnoy: who was Coccinelle - the transgender performer celebrated by Google Doodle

Today, Tuesday 23 August, the iconic Google Doodle is remembering LGBTQ+ pioneer Jacqueline Charlotte Dufresnoy on what would have been her 91st birthday.

Dufresnoy, perhaps better known by her stage name Coccinelle, was a singer, entertainer and activist

Dufresnoy was born on 23 August 1931 in Paris, who has spoken about being uncomfortable with the fact that she was assigned male at birth from a young age.

As a teenager, she picked up the nickname that she would later adopt as her stage name - after wearing a red dress with black polka dots to a fancy dress party, she was called Coccinelle, which means ladybug in English.

In 1953, she made her debut at Chez Madame Arthur, a drag cabaret venue, performing a song from the film Premier rendez-vous.

Her career as an actress also continued to grow, appearing in films like Europa di notte (1959), Los Viciosos (1962) and Días de viejo color (1968).