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Promotional picture of Dalida taken in 1971.
Dalida in 1954
Background information
Birth nameIolanda Cristina Gigliotti
Also known asYolanda Gigliotti and Dalida
Born(1933-01-17)17 January 1933
Cairo, Egypt
OriginSerrastretta, Italy
Died3 May 1987(1987-05-03) (aged 54)
Paris, France
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active1956–1987 (singer)
1954–1986 (actress)
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Promotional picture of Dalida taken in 1971.
Dalida in 1954
Background information
Birth nameIolanda Cristina Gigliotti
Also known asYolanda Gigliotti and Dalida
Born(1933-01-17)17 January 1933
Cairo, Egypt
OriginSerrastretta, Italy
Died3 May 1987(1987-05-03) (aged 54)
Paris, France
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active1956–1987 (singer)
1954–1986 (actress)

Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti (17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987), best known as Dalida, was an Egyptian-Italian singer and actress who performed and recorded in more than 10 languages including: Arabic (Egyptian and Lebanese dialects), Italian, Greek, German, French, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish. In 1961 she acquired French citizenship upon marriage, while maintaining her original Egyptian and Italian ones.

Dalida, ranks among the six most popular singers in the world. Her sales figures today would amount to more than 170 million albums worldwide,.[1][2] Twice honored with "The World Oscar of success of the disc", she is the only European singer to have won this Oscar at least once. Her 30-year career debuted in 1956 and ended with her last album in 1986, a few months before her death. Her death led to an iconic image as a tragic diva and renowned singer. She received 70 gold records and was the first singer to receive a diamond disc.[3]


Early life and beginnings[edit]

Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti was born in Cairo, Egypt. Her family was from Serrastretta, Calabria, Italy, but lived in Egypt, where Dalida's father, Pietro Gigliotti, was first violinist (primo violino) at the Cairo Opera House.

She was the middle child between two brothers, Orlando and Bruno (who would later in Dalida's career change his name to Orlando like his brother and become her manager). Dalida's early life was spent in the district of Shoubra, where she attended the Scuola Tecnica Commerciale Maria Ausiliatrice, an Italian Catholic school.

In 1950, Dalida participated in the Miss Ondine beauty pageant and won the title, and shortly after began working as a model for Donna, a Cairo-based fashion house. In 1954, at the age of 20, Dalida competed in and won the Miss Egypt pageant, and was crowned Miss Egypt.[4] It was then that she was spotted by French director Marc de Gastyne and, much to the reluctance of her parents, she moved to Paris on Christmas Eve of the same year with the intention of pursuing a career in motion pictures. It was about this time she adopted the name Dalila, which was soon changed to the more familiar Dalida.

Dalida collected 19 number one hit singles to her name in four languages (French, Italian, German, and Arabic) and has a long list of top 10, and top 20 hits in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Arabic, and accumulated myriad top selling singles and albums largely, in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Greece, Canada, Russia, Japan, and Israel, spanning over forty years. Four of Dalida's English language recordings ("Alabama Song", "Money Money", "Let Me Dance Tonight", and "Kalimba de Luna"), gained moderate success primarily in France and Germany, without being widely distributed in the UK and US markets.

Dalida's mother tongue was Italian. She learned Egyptian Arabic and French growing up in Cairo, and improved her French after establishing herself in Paris in 1954. She later achieved command of the English language as well as conversational skills in German and Spanish. Dalida also had the aptitude of greeting her fans in basic Japanese. She was considered as a pop and music icon in Japan and her concerts there were met with almost unprecedented enthusiasm. Once during a concert in Japan, Dalida felt ill and could not continue performing. The organisers expected an enraged reaction due to the cancellation of the concert, but when Dalida came onstage and explained to her fans that she could not perform, she was met with great applause and her name echoed everywhere. She promised to hold the concert again, a promise which she soon fulfilled.



Dalida's singing career started in Egypt, when she was discovered by Cherif Kamel, host of the "Hit Parade" at the Geuzira Sporting Club during the early 1950s. Dalida's quest for a career in French cinema proved to be of limited success. Instead, she began taking singing lessons, and was booked as a cabaret act on the Champs-Élysées, which proved successful. Performing the song "Étrangère au Paradis" in a variety show at Bruno Coquatrix’ recently opened Olympia theatre, Dalida was introduced to Lucien Morisse and Eddie Barclay, who played a considerable part in launching the starlet’s career. Morisse was artistic producer of the popular Radio Europe 1, and Barclay an established record producer. After signing a recording contract with Barclay, Dalida’s debut single "Madona" was promoted heavily by Morisse, and was a moderate success. However, the release of "Bambino" in 1956 would prove to be even more triumphant – it spent 46 weeks in the French top ten and remains one of the biggest-selling singles in French history, and for its sales (which exceeded 300,000 copies) Dalida was awarded her first gold disc, presented on 17 September 1957. The song "Bambino" echoed everywhere in France and was a success even beyond the French frontiers. In the same year, she would also support Charles Aznavour at the Olympia. The follow-up single to "Bambino", the exotic-sounding and mesmerizing "Gondolier", was released in the Christmas on 1957, was also a great success, as were other early releases such as "Come prima" ("Tu Me Donnes"), "Ciao ciao bambina", and a cover of The Drifters’ "Save the Last Dance for Me", "Garde-Moi la Dernière Danse". These classical songs mark the first phase of Dalida's album and maintain their charm even today.

Dalida toured extensively from 1958 through the early 1960s, playing dates in France, Egypt, Italy, and the United States. Her tours of Egypt and Italy spread her fame outside of France, and Dalida soon became well known throughout Europe. However, she waited too long before entering America's music scene, and though great names of the American music industry wanted to introduce her to the United States, she refused.

In 1961, Dalida performed a month of shows at the Olympia in Paris, with each selling out completely. Shortly afterwards Dalida embarked upon a tour of Hong Kong and Vietnam. Throughout the 1960s Dalida would frequently perform sell-out shows at the Olympia, and international dates became more frequent. In December 1968, she was awarded the Médaille de la Présidence de la République by General Charles de Gaulle, the only person from the music industry to have received this medal.

The early 1970s became a transitional period for the singer, highlighted by some of her most successful singles. After gaining a keen interest in academia in the mid-1960s she chose to sing songs with more profound lyrics. She tried to probe into her inner-self and declared that she would sing only those songs which have a meaning for her. Bruno Coquatrix was dubious about Dalida's career evolution, and was hesitant to book her for a series of performances in 1971. Dalida hired the hall herself, and her show was met with an impressive public response, thus forcing the world to acknowledge that a new and more powerful performer had emerged in Dalida. In 1973, a French version of the Italian song "Parole Parole", originally performed by Mina, was recorded by Dalida and her close friend Alain Delon. The song became a big hit and was the number one single in France and Japan. It was played consistently on French radios, at the request of listeners. The follow-up released in 1974 "Gigi L'amoroso' and B-side 'Il venait d'avoir 18 ans' reached number one in nine countries, and sold three and a half million copies in Europe. The way Dalida interpreted these songs left people amazed. Touring would follow this period of unprecedented sales awarded with the first ever diamond disc. In February 1975, French music critics presented the singer with the prestigious Prix de l'Académie du Disque Français.


1976 Rerecording what is widely regarded as the first French disco single, "J'attendrai". Around the same time, the popularity of the variety show in France was soaring, and Dalida made many television appearances during this period, not only in France but across Europe. In 1976, she recorded "Salma Ya Salama", based on a traditional Egyptian folk song which, due to its chart success was translated from Arabic into French, Italian, and German. It was amongst the first Ethnic fusion hits in the world. Part of the lyrics are based on an old Egyptian folk song about homesickness and celebrating the Egyptian nation. As was the Hebrew song "Hene Ma Tov" sung word-perfect.

1981 marked the release of "Rio do Brasil", and several dates were played at The Olympia in Paris, emulating her successful 1980 tour. On the night of her first performance she became the first singer in the world to be awarded with a diamond disc, in recognition of her record sales which, at that point in her career, had exceeded 86 million. She was therefore much ahead of American singer Madonna since she was the first person to receive this success, thus paving the way for women to deliver powerful performances. Dalida spent much of 1982 and 1984 on tour, releasing the album Les P'tits Mots in 1983, which featured hit singles "Lucas" and "Mourir Sur Scène". The album Dali was released in 1984, and was accompanied by the release of several singles, including "Soleil", "Pour te dire je t'aime", a cover of Stevie Wonder’s "I Just Called to Say I Love You", and "Kalimba de Luna", originally recorded by Tony Esposito. All three achieved moderate chart success, and her next 1986 album, Le visage de l'amour, would become her last album of completely new recordings (except the final song being "Mourir sur scène").

Other hit performances of Dalida include "The Lambeth Walk"; both in English and in French. The song "Je suis malade", written by Serge Lama and made into a success by Dalida, reflects the singer's personal torments and unhappiness. The emotions with which she sang the song is unmatched even today. At the peak of her success, an obsessed fan tried to kidnap her in Canada by using a hammer but did not succeed.

Undaunted, she continued to deliver success after success: namely "Laissez-moi danser", "Besame Mucho", "A ma manière", a cover version of Édith Piaf's "La vie en rose", "Born to sing"/"Mourir sur scène", amongst others.

Dalida underwent two major ophthalmic operations in 1985, forcing her to put her career on hiatus. The fear of her childhood days return as she again had to have an operation on her eyes. The stage lights started to trouble her. In 1986, she would play the role of a young grandmother in the Youssef Chahine film "Le Sixième Jour", for which she received favourable critical response. Her last live performance took place in Antalya, Turkey, in 1987.

Personal life[edit]

Despite enormous career success, Dalida's private life was marred by a series of failed relationships and personal problems.

In January 1967, Dalida took part in the Sanremo Festival with her new lover, Italian singer, songwriter and actor Luigi Tenco. The song he presented was "Ciao amore ciao" ("Bye Love, Bye"), which he sang together with Dalida. But stressed, Tenco failed despite Dalida's performance. Tenco allegedly committed suicide on 27 January 1967, after learning that his song had been eliminated from the final competition.[citation needed] Tenco was found by Dalida in his hotel room with a bullet wound in his left temple and a note announcing that his gesture was against the jury and public's choices during the competition.[citation needed] Only days earlier, Tenco's wedding to Dalida had been announced.[citation needed] One month later, Dalida attempted to commit suicide by drug overdose at the Prince of Wales hotel in Paris[citation needed]. She spent 5 days in a coma and several months convalescing, only going back to the stage the following October.[citation needed]

In December 1967, just after her first suicide attempt, she became pregnant by an 18-year-old Italian student, Lucio. She decided to abort but the surgery left her infertile.[5]

In September 1970 her former husband (1956-1961) Lucien Morisse, with whom she was on good terms, committed suicide, shooting himself in the head.[citation needed]

In April 1975, her close friend singer Mike Brant leapt to his death from an apartment in Paris. He was 28.[citation needed] Dalida had contributed to his success in France and she had been the first to visit him in hospital after his first suicide attempt in November 1974.[citation needed]

In July 1983, her lover from 1972 to 1981, Richard Chanfray, committed suicide by inhaling the exhaust gas of his Renault 25 car.[6]


On Saturday, 2 May 1987, Dalida committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates.[7][8] She left behind a note which read, "La vie m'est insupportable... Pardonnez-moi." ("Life has become unbearable for me... Forgive me.")


Since her death, Dalida has become a cult figure to a new generation of fans. In 1988, the Encyclopædia Universalis commissioned a poll, which was eventually published in the French newspaper Le Monde, and which aimed to reveal the personalities who had the greatest impact on French society. Dalida polled second, behind Général de Gaulle.[citation needed]

Place Dalida, at Montmartre

In 1997, the corner of the rue Girardon and rue de l'Abreuvoir in the Butte Montmartre, Paris, was inaugurated as Place Dalida and a large bust in her memory was erected (which was quickly defaced with graffiti). In 1999, a 3-CD box-set compiling her greatest hits was released. In 2000, Dalida's longtime friend Charles Aznavour recorded the hit "De la scène à la Seine", a joyful song of her life in France, and in 2002, the French government honoured her memory with a postage stamp done in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of her death. In the same year, Universal Music Group released Dalida's early album releases in special-edition packaging, with all of the tracks digitally remastered. Her output has also been the subject of various remix albums. Since her death, many of Dalida's hits have been remixed to modern techno and dance beats, topping the charts in various countries to this day.http://www.infodisc.fr/Artiste_Ventes.php

In 1999 the play Solitudini – Luigi Tenco e Dalida, written and directed by Maurizio Valtieri, was performed in Rome.

In 2005, her life was documented in the two-part TV film Dalida, in the role of Dalida was Sabrina Ferilli.[9]

From 11 May to September 2007, the Paris City Hall commemorated the 20th anniversary of Dalida's death with an exhibition of her outfits and previously unreleased photographs.



This is a chronologically ordered list of films in which Dalida appeared.

1954Joseph et ses frères (France: French title)
aka "Joseph and His Brothers"
Film, starring Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف)[10]
1954Le Masque de Toutankhamon
aka "Le trésor des pharaons" (France)
DalidaMarco de GastyneFilm, starring Gil Vidal and Samia Gamal (Arabic: سامية جمال)[11]
1954Sigara wa Kass
aka "Un verre et une cigarette"
aka "A Cigarette and a Glass" (International: English title)
aka "A Glass and a Cigarette" (International (DVD box title) (English title))
Iolanda (as Dalila)Niazi MostafaFilm, starring Samia Gamal (Arabic: سامية جمال)[12]
1958Brigade des mœursHerselfMaurice BoutelFilm, co-starring with Eddy Barclay[13]
1958Rapt au deuxième bureau
aka "Operation Abduction"
Bella MorenaJean StelliFilm, co-starring with Frank Villard[14]
1960"Che femmina... e che dollari!" (Italy: Italian title)
aka Parlez-moi d'amour (France: French title)
Laura PisaniGiorgio SimonelliFilm, co-starring with Jacques Sernas[15]
1963L'inconnue de Hong Kong
aka "Stranger from Hong-Kong" (US)
aka "The Unknown of Hong Kong" (International: English title: informal title)
Georgia la chanteuseJacques PoitrenaudFilm, co-starring with Serge Gainsbourg and Tania Béryl[16]
1966La morale de l'histoireHerselfClaude DaguesTelevision movie[17]
196813 jours en FranceHerselfClaude Lelouch and François ReichenbachDocumentary about the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Features Charles de Gaulle, Dalida, Johnny Hallyday and Jean-Claude Killy. (Uncredited.)[18]
1968Menage all'italiana
aka "Marriage Italian Style" (International: English title)
AnnaFranco IndovinaFilm, co-starring with Ugo Tognazzi[19]
1968Io ti amo
aka "I Love You"
aka "Dalida, agapi mou" (Greece: Greek title)
JudyAntonio MargheritiFilm, co-starring with Alberto Lupo[20]
1977Comme sur des roulettes
aka "As Easy as Pie" (International: English title)
HerselfNina CompanéezFilm[21]
1977Dalida: Pour toujoursHerselfMichel DumoulinDocumentary[10]
1986Le sixième jour
aka "The Sixth Day" (International: English title)
aka "Al-yawm al-Sadis" (Arabic title) (Arabic: اليوم السادس)
aka "Der sechste Tag" (Germany: German title)
SaddikaYoussef Chahine
(Arabic: يوسف شاهين)
Film, co-starring with Mohsen Mohieddin[22]
1997Le grand voyageHerselfPhilippe KohlyDocumentary[10]
2005Dalida: Le FilmDalida
(singing voice)
Joyce BuñuelTelevision mini-series (film)
singing voice for actress Sabrina Ferilli


1958Radio Monte Carlo OscarsFranceRadio Monte Carlo OscarWon
1958Paris Olympia music hall BravosFranceParis Olympia music hall Bravos (Shared recognition with Yves Montand)Won
1959Platinum Oscar AwardsItalyPlatinum Oscar AwardWon
1959Golden She-Wolf AwardItalyGolden She-Wolf AwardWon
1959L'Oscar de la chanson AwardsFranceL'Oscar de la chanson Award for Best SongWon
1959Radio Monte Carlo Oscar AwardsFranceRadio Monte Carlo OscarWon
1960Grand Prix AwardsItalyGrand Prix Award for Best Italian Song (Shared award with Charles Aznavour)Won
1961Radio Monte Carlo Oscar AwardsItalyRadio Monte Carlo OscarWon
1962Radio Monte Carlo Oscar AwardsItalyRadio Monte Carlo Oscar (Shared award with Johnny Hallyday)Won
1963Radio Monte Carlo Oscar AwardsFranceRadio Monte Carlo Oscar for Most Successful International ArtistWon
1964Juke Box Global Oscar AwardsItalyJuke Box Global Oscar for The Year's Most-Played Artist on Jukeboxes in ItalyWon
1965Cico Viola PrizeBrazilCico Viola Prize for "Zorba o Greco"Won
1966Paris Olympia music hall BravosFranceLes Bravos du Musique HallWon
1967Golden Caravel AwardsItalyGolden Caravel AwardWon
1968Canzonissima OscarItalyCanzonissima OscarWon
1969MIDEM PrizeItalyMIDEM Prize for Highest Selling Musical ArtistWon
1969Radio Luxembourg Hit Parade Oscar AwardsFranceRadio Luxembourg Hit Parade OscarWon
1969Radio Luxembourg Hit Parade Oscar AwardsFranceRadio Luxembourg Hit Parade OscarWon
1972Popularity OscarFrancePopularity Oscar for Most Popular ArtistWon
1973APPCB (Association Professionnelle de la Presse Cinématographique Belge) AwardsBelgiumGold Medal AwardWon
1974Golden Gigi awardSpainGolden Gigi Award (Special award) for Extraordinary Record SalesWon
1974Golden Heart AwardsSpainGolden Heart Award for Most Popular Artist in SpainWon
1975L'Académie du Disque Français AwardsFranceGlobal Oscar Oscar Mondial du Disque Award for "Gigi l'Amoroso" and "Il venait d'avoir dix-huit ans"Won
1975Oscar AwardsFranceEight Oscar Awards awarded at the Olympia in recognition of extraordinary, rare, and, distinguished achievements.Won
1975Golden Lion AwardsGermanyGolden LionWon
1976French Summer Carnaval AwardsFranceFrench Summer Carnaval AwardWon
1976French Academy AwardsFranceFrench Academy Award for a number one single in nine countriesWon
1979Radio Monte Carlo AwardsFranceBelgium - Musique AwardWon
1981Goldene Europa AwardsGermanyGoldene Europa for Artist of the Year in GermanyWon
1985Golden Butterfly AwardsTurkeyGolden Butterfly AwardWon
1987Dalida AwardTurkeyDalida Award (Special Award) for Best Performance in Brussels Belgium

Honours and tributes[edit]


Foreign honours[26]

Posthumous tributes[edit]


Honorific eponyms[edit]

Geographic locations

Art (selection)[edit]

Dalida in contemporary music[edit]

Music from motion pictures and TV[edit]

The following Dalida songs have appeared in the formentioned motion pictures or TV series.

YearMotion pictureSongsDirectorRef
1961Mädchen für die Mambo-Bar
aka "Des filles pour le mambo bar" (France: French title)

aka "$100 a Night" (US: dubbed version: English title)
aka "Girls for the Mambo-Bar" (UK)

"Am Tag, als der Regen kam"Wolfgang Glück[42]
1979Série noire"Le Lambeth Walk"Alain Corneau[43]
1984La Triche"Fini, la comédie" and "Je suis toutes les femmes"Yannick Bellon[44]
1991Hors la vie (aka "Out of Life")"Salma ya salama"Maroun Bagdadi[45]
1994Mina Tannenbaum"Il venait d'avoir 18 ans"Martine Dugowson[46]
1995Gazon Maudit (aka "French Twist")"Bambino"Josiane Balasko[47]
1995PigalleUnknownKarim Dridi[48]
1996Pédale douce"Bambino", "Salma ya salama" and "Je suis toutes les femmes"Gabriel Aghion[49]
1996Un Air de Famille (aka "Family Resemblances" (US))"Come prima"Cédric Klapisch[50]
1997On connaît la chanson
aka "Same Old Song" (US)
"Paroles, paroles"Alain Resnais[51]
1997Mémoires d'immigrés, l'héritage maghrébin"Helwa ya baladi"Yamina Benguigui[52]
1998A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
aka "La fille d'un soldat ne pleure jamais" (France)
aka "Soldier's Daughter Never Cries" (Australia: TV title)
"Ciao amore ciao"James Ivory[53]
1999Novios"Gigi l'Amoroso"Joaquín Oristrell[54]
1999Recto/Verso"Paroles, paroles"Jean-Marc Longval[55]
1999Tontaine et Tonton"Il venait d'avoir 18 ans" and "Gigi l'amoroso"Tonie Marshall[56]
1999Un pont entre deux rives aka "The Bridge"UnknownGérard Depardieu[57]
2001Souffle"Buenas noches mi amor"Muriel Coulin and Delphine Coulin[58]
2001Mauvais genres
aka "Transfixed" (Canada: English title: festival title) (US)
aka "Bad Genres" (International: English title: festival title)
aka "Gender Bias" (US)
"Il venait d'avoir 18 ans"Francis Girod[59]
2001Absolument fabuleux"Il venait d'avoir 18 ans"Gabriel Aghion[60]
2001C'est la vie"Darla dirladada"Jean-Pierre Améris[61]
2001Paroles de Bibs"Paroles, paroles"Jocelyne Lemaire-Darnaud[62]
20XXLa Bonne Addresse"Pezzettini di bikini"Gary Goldman[63]
2002L'Adversaire aka "The Adversary""Histoire d'un amour"Nicole Garcia[64]
2003Perduto Amor"Itsi bitsi petit bikini"Franco Battiato[65]
2005Dalida: Le FilmPrincipal singer on entire soundtrackJoyce Buñuel[66]
2005L'un reste, l'autre part"Il venait d'avoir 18 ans"Claude Berri[67]
2005The Secret Life of Words (International: English title) (UK) (US)
aka "La vida secreta de las palabras" (Spain)
aka "La vida secreta de les paraules" (Spain: Catalan title)
"Histoire d'un amour"Isabel Coixet[68]
2006OSS 117, Le Caire nid d'espions
aka "OSS 117, Nest of Spies"
"Bambino"Michel Hazanavicius[69]
2007Michou D'Auber"Bambino"Thomas Gilou[70]
2007L'Ennemi intime
aka "Intimate Enemies" (Canada: English title)
"Come prima"Florent Emilio Siri[71]
2008Mesrine : L'Instinct de mort"Romantica" and "La Danse de Zorba"Jean-François Richet[72]
2010Les Amours Imaginaires (Canada: Original title)
aka "Heartbeats" (US) (Europe: English title: festival title)

aka Fantastikes agapes (Greece: Greek title)
aka Love, Imagined (International: English title)

"Bang Bang"Xavier Dolan[73]
2011Les femmes du 6è étage (France: Original title)
aka "Las chicas de la 6ª planta" (Spanish title)
aka "The Women on the 6th Floor" (English title)
aka "Service Entrance"
"Itsi bitsi petit bikini"Philippe Le Guay[74]
2011Le Skylab (France: Original title)"Bambino"Julie Delpy[75]
2014Apprenti Gigolo"La Violetera" and "Le Torrent"John Turturro

Theatrical productions[edit]

Several theatrical productions have been made about Dalida's life. In 1999, "Solitudini – Luigi Tenco e Dalida", written and directed by Maurizio Valtieri, was performed in Rome.[76] "Dalida: Une Vie", directed by René Simard and under the authorisation of Orlando Productions, was performed from October 2003 to June 2006, in Quebec, Canada, and was shown in Beirut, Lebanon in May 2004.[77] In 2005, the play "Dalida, à quoi bon vivre au mois de mai ?", written by Joseph Agostini and Caroline Sourrisseau, was performed at the Ateliers Théâtre in Montmartre.[78]


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ [advanced upon issuance figure is better in the morning broadcast on France 3 May 27, 2007]
  3. ^ Dalida Official Website, Awards and Achievements
  4. ^ Dalida Biography at RFI Musique. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  5. ^ http://www.lefigaro.fr/musique/2011/07/27/03006-20110727ARTFIG00462--il-venait-d-avoir-18-ans-de-dalida.php
  6. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/archives/article/1983/07/23/faits-et-jugements_2836787_1819218.html?xtmc=richard_chanfray&xtcr=3. 
  7. ^ "Dalida". New York Times. 5 May 1987. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  8. ^ Simmonds, Jeremy (2008). v. Chicago Review Press. p. 225. ISBN 1-55652-754-3. 
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  10. ^ a b c Dalida Official Website, Filmography. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  11. ^ Le Masque de Toutankhamon. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  12. ^ Sigara wa Kass. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  13. ^ Brigade des mœurs. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  14. ^ Rapt au deuxième bureau. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  15. ^ Che femmina... e che dollari!. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  16. ^ L'inconnue de Hong Kong. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  17. ^ La morale de l'histoire. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  18. ^ 13 jours en France. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  19. ^ Menage all'italiana. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  20. ^ Io ti amo. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  21. ^ Comme sur des roulettes. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  22. ^ Le sixième jour. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  23. ^ Dalida: Le Film. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  24. ^ a b (French) Dalida: Entre violon et amour, by Isaline, Éditions Publibook, 2002, p. 127. ISBN 2-7483-2629-6 and ISBN 978-2-7483-2629-1.. Retrieved 27 January 2010
  25. ^ Dalida Biography at RFI Musique. Retrieved 27 January 2010
  26. ^ a b Dalida: Entre violon et amour, by Isaline, Éditions Publibook, 2002, p. 127. ISBN 2-7483-2629-6 and ISBN 978-2-7483-2629-1.. Retrieved 27 August 2010
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  28. ^ Monnaie de Paris' Website (French)
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  31. ^ "Shirley Bassey: Born to Sing Forever & As If We Never Said Goodbye". GetaCD.org. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  32. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296840/
  33. ^ "Sarah Hohn Featuring Wehrlen – 'Paroles, Paroles'". Discogs. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  34. ^ Soundtracks for 8 femmes. IMDb. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
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  36. ^ "Star Academy 4". Ados.fr. Doctissimo Network. Retrieved 27 January 2010. (French)
  37. ^ "Vida tóxica". LaHiguera.net. Retrieved 27 January 2010. (Spanish)
  38. ^ "Luz Casal recibirá la medalla de las Artes y las Letras de Francia coincidiendo con el lanzamiento de su nuevo disco". La Voz de Galicia. Grupo Voz. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. (Spanish)
  39. ^ "Patty Pravo e Dalida per la prima volta insieme: "E' uscito il nuovo album di Patty Pravo intitolato" Spero che ti piaccia,' omaggio a Dalida". Emanuel Belardinelli. Agorà Magazine. Associazione Spazio Agorà. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2010. (Italian)
  40. ^ "Michèle Torr prépare un Olympia pour 2008 et sort un nouvel album à la rentrée". SeniorActu. 6 July 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2010. (French)
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Preceded by
Antigone Costanda
Miss Egypt
Miss Egypt 1954
Succeeded by
Gladys Leopardi