Dalida (Egyptian-Italian singer and actress)
Legal name: Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti
Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti (17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987), better known as Dalida, was an Egyptian-born Italian-French singer and actress who performed and recorded in more than ten languages, including Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, French, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish. In 1961, she acquired French citizenship upon marriage, while maintaining her original Italian one.
Dalida ranks among the six most popular singers in the world..Twice honoured with the Oscar mondial du succès du disque (the "World Oscar of Recording Success"), she is the only European singer to have won this Oscar more than once. Her 30-year career began in 1956 and ended with her last album in 1986, less than a year before her death. Her death led to an iconic image as a tragic diva and renowned singer. She received more than 70 gold records and was the first singer to receive a platinum and a diamond disc.