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Dalida in 1954
|Born||Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti
17 January 1933
|Died||3 May 1987
|Resting place||Montmartre Cemetery, Paris, France
|Monuments||Place Dalida, Paris, France
Statue of Dalida at Montmartre Cemetery, Paris, France
|Residence||Rue d'Orchampt 11 bis
Montmartre, Paris, France
|Nationality||Italian, Egyptian, naturalised French|
|Other names||Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti/Yolanda Gigliotti|
|Citizenship||French and Italian|
|Years active||Singer (1956–1987)
|Style||Chanson, Classical, Eurodisco, Europop, Popular music, Disco, Franco Arabic, Raï, World music, Yé-yé|
|Title||Miss Egypt, 1954|
Médaille de la Présidence de la République by Général de GaullePrix de l'Académie du Disque Français.
Dalida (17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987), born with the Italian name Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, was a famous singer and actress born in Egypt to Italian parents but naturalised French with the name Yolanda Gigliotti. She spent her early years in Egypt amongst the Italian Egyptian community, 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. Dalida performed and recorded in more than 10 languages including: French, Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, English, Japanese, Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish.
Renowned for the changes she wrought to the French and global music industry with her powerful and colourful performances, she is today still remembered by aficionados throughout the world. A 30-year career (she debuted in 1956 and recorded her last album in 1986, a few months before her death) and her death led to an iconic image as a tragic diva and renowned singer.
Yolanda Christina Gigliotti 'aka' Dalida was born in Shubra, Cairo, Egypt. Her family was from 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. 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 shortly thereafter 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. Worldwide sales of her music are estimated at over 125 million, establishing her as one of the most noteworthy multi-lingual recording artists of the 20th century.
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 reasonable 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 couldn't continue to perform. 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 couldn't 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 commenting that "I took too long to start here". However some of her English songs and her performance at the Carnegie Hall in New York were much applauded.
In 1961, Dalida performed a month of shows at the Olympia in Paris, with each selling out completely.a 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 "Paroles Paroles", 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, "Il Venait d'Avoir Dix-Huit Ans", reached number one in nine countries, and sold three and a half million copies in Germany. The way Dalida interpreted the song left people amazed. "Gigi l'Amoroso", released in 1974, would actually perform better in the charts than its predecessor, reaching number one in 12 countries. A success, which many other singers couldn't achieve. Touring would follow this period of unprecedented sales, with Dalida performing in Japan, Canada and Germany. In February 1975, French music critics presented the singer with the prestigious Prix de l'Académie du Disque Français.
1976 saw another career reinvention for Dalida; releasing 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 1978, 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 Egyptian folk song about homesickness and celebrating the Egyptian nation.
This and other songs in Arabic by Dalida (such as "Helwa ya Baladi" and "Ahsan Nass") became extremely popular in Egypt, making Dalida one of the first singers to break through the barrier separating Arab and Western musics. She was received in Egypt like a queen with the Egyptian President himself coming at the airport to welcome her. Egyptians were soon wooed by her beauty, voice, charm, determination and wonderful songs and interpretations.
Her close friend Fairouz was the other major artist to be crossing the boundaries from East to West, with her immense success throughout Europe, North and South America, and Australia.
The success of "Salma ya Salama" was followed by the first French medley single, "Génération ‘78", a disco-fused combination of her biggest hit singles to date. It also became the first French single to be accompanied by a video clip. During this disco period, Dalida would earn a gay audience, a following, which is still maintained today. In November, Dalida performed a Broadway-themed show at Carnegie Hall in New York, choreographed by Lester Wilson, who created the dance routines for John Travolta in the previous year’s 1977 cinema smash Saturday Night Fever. Her performance was highly praised by critics and audiences alike. Two years later, following the success of "Monday Tuesday... Laissez-Moi Danser" in the summer of 1979, she would replicate the show at the Palais des Sports, and each show sold-out, encouraging the singer to embark on a national tour, which lasted until the autumn. In the same year, the lengthy "Gigi in Paradisco", a follow-up to the earlier "Gigi l'Amoroso", was released. Though it was not as popular as its predecessor, it was highly acclaimed and the new generation was soon dancing on Dalida disco tunes. The way Dalida shifted from a classical performer to a grave performer singing songs full of emotion (such as "Avec le temps", "Parlez-moi de lui" and "Darla dirladada", amongst others), to a Diva and pop star like figure making the stage glow with her hit dance numbers and colourful costumes and finally to a grief-stricken singer singing famous songs, which announce her death (particularly songs such as "Mourir sur Scene", "Bravo" and "Téléphonez-moi"), Dalida showed, that she was a strong-willed woman shifting with time and fashion. Her personal problems and troubling relationships, however, trapped her in the jaws of sadness leading to her suicide.
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 of her tried to kidnap her in Canada by using a hammer. Fortunately enough, he didn't succeed.
Undaunted, she continued to deliver success after success: namely "Ensemble", "Ne lui dis pas", "La Valse des vacances", 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 operate 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 Ankara, Turkey, in 1987.
Despite enormous career success, Dalida’s private life was marred by a series of failed relationships and personal problems.
On January 1967, Dalida took part to the San Remo Festival with new lover, an Italian singer, songwriter and actor Luigi Tenco. The song he presented was "Ciao Amore Ciao" ("Bye Love, Bye"), which he sang together with Dalida. Tenco allegedly committed suicide on January 27, 1967, after learning that his song had been eliminated from the final competition. Tenco was found 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. Only days earlier, Tenco's wedding to Dalida had been announced. It was Dalida, who discovered his body. One month later, Dalida attempted to commit suicide by drug overdose at the Prince of Wales hotel in Paris. She spent 5 days in a coma and several months convalescing, only going back to the stage the following October.
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.
In September 1970, her pygmalion, lover from 1956 to 1961 and former husband Lucien Morisse, with whom she was still on very good terms, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
In April 1975, her close friend singer Mike Brant leapt to his death from an apartment in Paris. He was 28. 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.
In July 1983, her lover from 1972 to 1981, Richard Chanfray, committed suicide by inhaling the exhaust gas of his Renault R25 car.
After she broke-up with Richard Chanfray, Dalida had relationships with various anonymous men such as a sound technician, a lawyer, an Egyptian jumbo jet pilot, and lastly a French doctor named François during the period 1986-1987.
On her second attempt, Dalida took her life Saturday 3 May 1987 as a result of an overdose of barbiturates, leaving a suicide note "La vie m'est insupportable... Pardonnez-moi", which reads "Life has become unbearable for me... Forgive me." Sunday 4 may 1987 around noon her body was found, after several hours. She lived and died alone at her residence "Rue d' Orchamps 11 Bis" at Montmartre, Paris, France.
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 daily newspaper Le Monde, the aim of which was to reveal the personalities, who had the greatest impact on French society. Dalida polled second, behind Général de Gaulle.
In 1997, the corner of the rues Girardon and Abreuvoir in the Butte Montmartre, Paris, was inaugurated as Place Dalida and a life-size bust to her memory was erected. 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. She sold a total of 13 million records from 1956 to 2006. 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.
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.
|1954||Joseph et ses frères (France: French title)
aka "Joseph and His Brothers"
|Film, starring Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف)|||
|1954||Le Masque de Toutankhamon
aka "Le trésor des pharaons" (France)
|Dalida||Marco de Gastyne||Film, starring Gil Vidal and Samia Gamal (Arabic: سامية جمال)|||
|1954||Sigara 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 Mostafa||Film, starring Samia Gamal (Arabic: سامية جمال)|||
|1958||Brigade des mœurs||Herself||Maurice Boutel||Film, co-starring with Eddy Barclay|||
|1958||Rapt au deuxième bureau
aka "Operation Abduction"
|Bella Morena||Jean Stelli||Film, co-starring with Frank Villard|||
|1960||"Che femmina... e che dollari!" (Italy: Italian title)
aka Parlez-moi d'amour (France: French title)
|Laura Pisani||Giorgio Simonelli||Film, co-starring with Jacques Sernas|||
|1963||L'inconnue de Hong Kong
aka "Stranger from Hong-Kong" (US)
aka "The Unknown of Hong Kong" (International: English title: informal title)
|Georgia la chanteuse||Jacques Poitrenaud||Film, co-starring with Serge Gainsbourg and Tania Béryl|||
|1966||La morale de l'histoire||Herself||Claude Dagues||Television movie|||
|1968||13 jours en France||Herself||Claude Lelouch and François Reichenbach||Documentary about the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Features Charles de Gaulle, Dalida, Johnny Hallyday and Jean-Claude Killy. (Uncredited.)|||
aka "Marriage Italian Style" (International: English title)
|Anna||Franco Indovina||Film, co-starring with Ugo Tognazzi|||
|1968||Io ti amo
aka "I Love You"
aka "Dalida, agapi mou" (Greece: Greek title)
|Judy||Antonio Margheriti||Film, co-starring with Alberto Lupo|||
|1977||Comme sur des roulettes
aka "As Easy as Pie" (International: English title)
|1977||Dalida: Pour toujours||Herself||Michel Dumoulin||Documentary|||
|1986||Le 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)
(Arabic: يوسف شاهين)
|Film, co-starring with Mohsen Mohieddin|||
|1997||Le grand voyage||Herself||Philippe Kohly||Documentary|||
|2005||Dalida: Le Film||Dalida
|Joyce Buñuel||Television mini-series (film)
singing voice for actress Sabrina Ferilli
|1958||Radio Monte Carlo Oscars||France||Radio Monte Carlo Oscar||Won|
|1958||Paris Olympia music hall Bravos||France||Paris Olympia music hall Bravos (Shared recognition with Yves Montand)||Won|
|1959||Platinum Oscar Awards||Italy||Platinum Oscar Award||Won|
|1959||Golden She-Wolf Award||Italy||Golden She-Wolf Award||Won|
|1959||L'Oscar de la chanson Awards||France||L'Oscar de la chanson Award for Best Song||Won|
|1959||Radio Monte Carlo Oscar Awards||France||Radio Monte Carlo Oscar||Won|
|1960||Grand Prix Awards||Italy||Grand Prix Award for Best Italian Song (Shared award with Charles Aznavour)||Won|
|1961||Radio Monte Carlo Oscar Awards||Italy||Radio Monte Carlo Oscar||Won|
|1962||Radio Monte Carlo Oscar Awards||Italy||Radio Monte Carlo Oscar (Shared award with Johnny Hallyday)||Won|
|1963||Radio Monte Carlo Oscar Awards||France||Radio Monte Carlo Oscar for Most Successful International Artist||Won|
|1964||Juke Box Global Oscar Awards||Italy||Juke Box Global Oscar for The Year's Most-Played Artist on Jukeboxes in Italy||Won|
|1965||Cico Viola Prize||Brazil||Cico Viola Prize for "Zorba o Greco"||Won|
|1966||Paris Olympia music hall Bravos||France||Les Bravos du Musique Hall||Won|
|1967||Golden Caravel Awards||Italy||Golden Caravel Award||Won|
|1968||Canzonissima Oscar||Italy||Canzonissima Oscar||Won|
|1969||MIDEM Prize||Italy||MIDEM Prize for Highest Selling Musical Artist||Won|
|1969||Radio Luxembourg Hit Parade Oscar Awards||France||Radio Luxembourg Hit Parade Oscar||Won|
|1969||Radio Luxembourg Hit Parade Oscar Awards||France||Radio Luxembourg Hit Parade Oscar||Won|
|1972||Popularity Oscar||France||Popularity Osca for Most Popular Artist||Won|
|1973||APPCB (Association Professionnelle de la Presse Cinématographique Belge) Awards||Belgium||Gold Medal Award||Won|
|1974||Golden Gigi award||Spain||Golden Gigi Award (Special award) for Extraordinary Record Sales||Won|
|1974||Golden Heart Awards||Spain||Golden Heart Award for Most Popular Artist in Spain||Won|
|1975||L'Académie du Disque Français Awards||France||Global Oscar Oscar Mondial du Disque Award for "Gigi l'Amoroso" and "Il venait d'avoir dix-huit ans"||Won|
|1975||Oscar Awards||France||Eight Oscar Awards awarded at the Olympia in recognition of extraordinary, rare, and, distinguished achievements.||Won|
|1975||Golden Lion Awards||Germany||Golden Lion||Won|
|1976||French Summer Carnaval Awards||France||French Summer Carnaval Award||Won|
|1976||French Academy Awards||France||French Academy Award for a number one single in nine countries||Won|
|1979||Radio Monte Carlo Awards||France||Croque-Musique Award||Won|
|1981||Goldene Europa Awards||Germany||Goldene Europa for Artist of the Year in Germany||Won|
|1985||Golden Butterfly Awards||Turkey||Golden Butterfly Award||Won|
|1987||Dalida Award||Turkey||Dalida Award (Special Award) for Best Performance in Anatolia||Won|
The following Dalida songs have appeared in the formentioned motion pictures or TV series.
|1961||Mädchen für die Mambo-Bar
aka "Des filles pour le mambo bar" (France: French title)
aka "$100 a Night" (US: dubbed version: English title)
|"Am Tag, als der Regen kam"||Wolfgang Glück|||
|1979||Série noire||"Le Lambeth Walk"||Alain Corneau|||
|1984||La Triche||"Fini, la comédie" and "Je suis toutes les femmes"||Yannick Bellon|||
|1991||Hors la vie (aka "Out of Life")||"Salma ya salama"||Maroun Bagdadi|||
|1994||Mina Tannenbaum||"Il venait d'avoir 18 ans"||Martine Dugowson|||
|1995||Gazon Maudit (aka "French Twist")||"Bambino"||Alain Chabat|||
|1996||Pédale douce||"Bambino", "Salma ya salama" and "Je suis toutes les femmes"||Gabriel Aghion|||
|1996||Un Air de Famille (aka "Family Resemblances" (US))||"Come prima"||Cédric Klapisch|||
|1997||On connaît la chanson
aka "Same Old Song" (US)
|"Paroles, paroles"||Alain Resnais|||
|1997||Mémoires d'immigrés, l'héritage maghrébin||"Helwa ya baladi"||Yamina Benguigui|||
|1998||A 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|||
|1999||Novios||"Gigi l'Amoroso"||Joaquín Oristrell|||
|1999||Recto/Verso||"Paroles, paroles"||Jean-Marc Longval|||
|1999||Tontaine et Tonton||"Il venait d'avoir 18 ans" and "Gigi l'amoroso"||Tonie Marshall|||
|1999||Un pont entre deux rives aka "The Bridge"||Unknown||Gérard Depardieu|||
|2001||Souffle||"Buenas noches mi amor"||Muriel Coulin and Delphine Coulin|||
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|||
|2001||Absolument fabuleux||"Il venait d'avoir 18 ans"||Gabriel Aghion|||
|2001||C'est la vie||"Darla dirladada"||Jean-Pierre Améris|||
|2001||Paroles de Bibs||"Paroles, paroles"||Jocelyne Lemaire-Darnaud|||
|20XX||La Bonne Adresse||"Pezzettini di bikini"||Gary Goldman|||
|2002||L'Adversaire aka "The Adversary"||"Histoire d'un amour"||Nicole Garcia|||
|2003||Perduto Amor||"Itsi bitsi petit bikini"||Franco Battiato|||
|2005||Dalida: Le Film||Principal singer on entire soundtrack||Joyce Buñuel|||
|2005||L'un reste, l'autre part||"Il venait d'avoir 18 ans"||Claude Berri|||
|2005||The 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|||
|2006||OSS 117, Le Caire nid d'espions
aka "OSS 117, Nest of Spies"
|2007||Michou D'Auber||"Bambino"||Thomas Gilou|||
aka "Intimate Enemies" (Canada: English title)
|"Come prima"||Florent Emilio Siri|||
|2008||Mesrine : L'Instinct de mort||"Romantica" and "La Danse de Zorba"||Jean-François Richet|||
|2010||Les Amours Imaginaires (Canada: Original title)
aka "Heartbeats" (US) (Europe: English title: festival title)
aka Fantastikes agapes (Greece: Greek title)
|"Bang Bang"||Xavier Dolan|||
|2011||Les 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|||
|2011||Le Skylab (France: Original title)||"Bambino"||Julie Delpy|||
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. "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. 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.
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