Chapters: Egyptian Female Models, Dalida, Meriam George, Heba El-Sisy, Ehsan Hatem, Fawzia Mohamed. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 34. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Dalida Dalida's Signature.Dalida (17 January 1933 3 May 1987) was an Italian Egyptian singer and actress, naturalised French . Dalida was born and raised in Egypt, but she lived most of her adult life in France . She received 55 gold records and was the first singer to receive a diamond disc. Biography Early life and beginnings Yolanda Christina Gigliotti was born in Shoubra, Cairo, Egypt in a middle-class family. Her family was of Italian origin, her parents having emigrated at the turn of the century from Calabria, Italy . The middle child between two brothers, Orlando and Bruno (who would later in Dalida's career change his name to Orlando like his other brother and become her manager). Dalida s father, Pietro Gigliotti, was first violinist (primo violino ) at the Cairo Opera House . 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. It was here 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 shortly thereafter changed to the more familiar Dalida.Dalida performed and recorded in more than 10 languages including: French, Italian, Arabic, German, Spa...Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 34. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishera#39;s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.
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