1956 to 1987
January 17, 1933 in Cairo
May 3, 1987
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Egyptian-Italian singer and actress
Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti (17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987), better known as Dalida (Arabic: داليدا), was an Italian then French singer and actress who was born in Egypt. She performed and recorded in more than ten languages, including Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, French, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish. She spent most of her career in France and acquired French citizenship in 1961 upon marriage, while maintaining her original Italian one. 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 award more than once.
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