Dalida an incomparable Diva
any doubt one of the greatest divas and an icon of music in Europe,
the Middle East and Canada is the incomparable Dalida.
She was Miss Egypt 1954 but there are not records
about her participation in international beauty pageants. Her real
name was Yolanda Christina Gigliotti, she was born in El Cairo,
Egypt, daughter of Italian artist, she moved to France in 1956 where
she started her career in movies and in the music with the song
Bambino which was a great hit.
She married her manager Lucien Morrise in 1961
who committed suicide 3 month later; because Dalida had left him
for Jean Soblieski (current actress Lili Soblieski’s father),
Dalida would leave Soblieski 3 years later.
1966 she failed in San Remo Festival with the song “Ciao amore”,
written by her Italian boyfriend, the tenor Luigi Tenco. The defeat
caused Dalida and her boyfriend to commit suicide; however she was
found alive still and saved her life.
The next 20 years she became an icon of music in
the whole world. In 1981 she received a diamond award for 30 million
copies sold in the world. And in 1983 the last of her lovers would
commit suicide also.
During many years she received tributes and cameback
El Cairo where she had a welcome almost like a royal member. However,
anything was enough for Dalida, and in 1987 got depress, she felt
alone and she committed suicide taking barbiturates.
“life is just unbearable, please forgive me”
In 2001, French Government honoured her with a stamp.
She is peacefully resting in Montmartre cemetery in Paris.
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