Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti (17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987), best known as Dalida, was an Italian-French singer and actress who performed and recorded in more than 10 languages, including Arabic (Egyptian and Lebanese dialects), Italian, Greek, German, French, English, Japanese,...Wikipedia
Age: 54 (age at death)
Born: 17th January, 1933, Cairo, Egypt
Died: 2nd May, 1987, Paris, France
Height: 5' 6" (168 cm)
Claim to Fame: Miss Égypte 1954
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My cinematographic experience did not leave me any souvenirs, because I was only in very bad films that no one saw! It was better they didn`t! In Europe, it is rare for women singers to be in movies. And then, may be that deep within me I didn`t really wished to be in movies, for it is my belief that if I really wanted to, I`d be in the movies. I firmly believe that everybody is able to realise what their wishes, provided that they really want to.
Sister of Orlando (Bruno Gigliotti), who became her career manager and kept on taking care of her estate, legacy and legendary fame after her suicide.
She recorded 500 French songs, 200 of which were translated into Italian, and 200 into other languages. She sold more than 80 million records world-wide.