Kirsty (UK electronic singer Kirsty Bertarelli, "Twilight", "Hands High")

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Kirsty Bertarelli (born Kirsty Roper) is a song writer, former Miss UK and wife of Ernesto Bertarelli, a Swiss businessman who was the owner of biotech giant Serono until 2007 and winner of the America's Cup in 2003 and 2007 with his yachting syndicate Alinghi.

In the Sunday Times Rich List 2012 ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK, she and her husband were placed 6th with an estimated fortune of £7.4billion. She is one of Britain's richest women.

Born in the United Kingdom, Kirsty spent her childhood in Staffordshire. Her family owns one of the world’s major manufacturers of ceramic products, Churchill China.

She was crowned Miss UK in 1988, giving her the right to compete in the 1988 Miss World pageant where she placed 2nd runner-up. After moving to London, she began to write music professionally and was signed on to Warner Records.

Kirsty married Ernesto Bertarelli in 2000. The couple and their children live in Switzerland, where she supports several charities, notably the Smiling Children Foundation, and plays an active role with the Bertarelli Foundation. Recent projects include a research Centre for Neuroprosthetics at the EPFL university in Lausanne, a partnership with the British government supporting the marine reserve in the Chagos Archipelago, a joint research and education programme in neuroscience between Harvard Medical School and EPFL; the Swiss Sailing Grants in partnership with the Swiss Sailing Federation; and the Henna Pre-School in South Africa. They are the owners of the 314 ft yacht Vava II.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2012 ZOUK Anthems 2012-01 Compilation Various Artists 1
2012 538 Dance Smash: Hits of the Year 2012 Compilation Various Artists 1
2013 Kontor: House of House, Volume 17 Compilation Various Artists 1
2013 Big City Beats 18 Compilation Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2012 Kontor: Top of the Clubs, Volume 57 Compilation DJ-mix Various Artists 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2012 Armada Trance 14 DJ-mix Various Artists 1
2013 Mayday 2013 - Never Stop Raving DJ-mix Various Artists 1
Kontor House of House: Spring Edition 2013 DJ-mix Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 Hellraiser - Ultimate Hardcore Dance Album, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1

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