Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Dalida (1933 - 1987), born with the Italian name Lolanda Cristina Gigliotti, was a famous singer and actress born in Egypt to Italian parents but naturalised French with the name Yolanda Gigliotti. Dalida performed and recorded in more than 10 languages including: French, Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish. A 30-year career (she debuted in 1956 and recorded her last album in 1986, a few months before her death) and her death led to an iconic image as a tragic diva and renowned singer. In 1997 Paris the Place Dalida was inaugurated in the Butte Montmartre, and this bust in her memory was erected.