Dalida

Dalida

Real Name:
Iolanda Cristina di Pietro Gigliotti
Profile:
Popular singer and sometimes actress of Italian origins, born on January 17th 1933 in Cairo, Egypt.
Instantly recognizable because of her trademark thick Italian accent while recording in 7 different languages in a career that lasted more than 3 decades, she recorded approximately 500 songs in French, 200 in Italian, and additionally sung in German, Spanish, Japanese...

She never stopped recording and touring until her untimely death in 1987.
All of her releases are now officially released under the Universal label, originally they were almost all done for the Barclay and Orlando labels.

She lived most of her adult life in France, after moving there in her early 20s and began recording in 1956 having enormous success with her first single "Bambino".

She died on May 3rd 1987 in Paris as a result of a barbiturates overdose, leaving a suicide note that reads (translated): "Life has become unbearable... Forgive me.".
She is buried in the Cimetière de Montmartre and a life-size statue of the singer stands alongside her tomb.

She is the sister of Bruno Gigliotti (alias Orlando (7)), who was her manager for a long time.

She has reportedly sold more than 100 million records, achieving among others 55 gold records, while 2 reached platinum in France. She is also the first singer to ever be awarded a diamond disc.
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Dalida Discography

Albums

80.063 Medium Dalida Accompagnée Par Wal-Berg Et Son Orchestre*, Raymond Lefèvre Et Son Orchestre* Dalida Accompagnée Par Wal-Berg Et Son Orchestre*, Raymond Lefèvre Et Son Orchestre* - Miguel (Album) Barclay 80.063 Medium France 1957 Sell This Version
80.055 Medium Dalida Accompagnée Par Les Orchestres R. Lefèvre* - Walberg* Dalida Accompagnée Par Les Orchestres R. Lefèvre* - Walberg* - Son Nom Est Dalida (Album) Barclay 80.055 Medium France 1957 Sell This Version
80 088 Dalida Accompagnée Par Raymond Lefèvre Et Son Orchestre* Dalida Accompagnée Par Raymond Lefèvre Et Son Orchestre* - Gondolier (Album) Barclay 80 088 France 1958 Sell This Version
80 094 Ⓜ Dalida Accompagnée Par Raymond Lefèvre Et Son Orchestre* Dalida Accompagnée Par Raymond Lefèvre Et Son Orchestre* - Les Gitans (Album) Barclay 80 094 Ⓜ France 1958 Sell This Version
CBLP 2000 Dalida Elle, Lui Et L'Autre (Album) Barclay CBLP 2000 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
CBLP-2060 Dalida Le Disque D' Or De... (Album) Barclay CBLP-2060 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
80 115 Dalida Love In Portofino (Album) Barclay 80 115 France 1960 Sell This Version
FM 5004 Dalida Accompagnée Par Raymond Lefevre Et Son Orchestre* Dalida Accompagnée Par Raymond Lefevre Et Son Orchestre* - Les Enfants Du Pirée (Album) Barclay FM 5004 Colombia 1959 Sell This Version
80144, 80144 M Dalida Dalida (Album) Barclay, Barclay 80144, 80144 M France 1961 Sell This Version
80 165 Dalida Loin De Moi (Album) Barclay 80 165 France 1961 Sell This Version
V-8467 Dalida I Feel So Alive(LP) Verve Records V-8467 US 1961 Sell This Version
80 183 Dalida Dalida (Album) Barclay 80 183 France 1962 Sell This Version
FLPS 1405 Dalida Accompagnée Par Raymond Lefèvre Et Burt Random Dalida Accompagnée Par Raymond Lefèvre Et Burt Random - Dalida Fiesta FLPS 1405 US 1963 Sell This Version
80 210 S Dalida Eux (Album) Barclay 80 210 S France 1963 Sell This Version
80 250 S Dalida Amore Scusami (Album) Barclay 80 250 S France 1964 Sell This Version
CBLP 2075 Dalida Il Silenzio (Album) Barclay CBLP 2075 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
CBLP 2038 Dalida Dalida '65(LP) Barclay CBLP 2038 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
BL 9035 Dalida Dalida(LP, Album) Barclay BL 9035 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
BARLP 10.022 Dalida Olympia 67 (Album) Barclay BARLP 10.022 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
SIB 30 Dalida Dalida(LP, Album) Barclay SIB 30 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
80378, 80 378, XBLY 80.378 Dalida Le Temps Des Fleurs (Album) Barclay, Barclay 80378, 80 378, XBLY 80.378 France 1968 Sell This Version
BSP 9045 Dalida Dalida(LP, Album) Barclay BSP 9045 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
20030 Dalida Canta In Italiano (Album) Barclay 20030 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
80410, 80 410 Dalida Dalida (Album) Barclay, Barclay 80410, 80 410 France 1969 Sell This Version
IS 39701 Dalida Dalida (Album) Productions International Shows IS 39701 France 1970 Sell This Version