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Andrea Bocelli
(Italian Operatic Tenor Noted for His Unique Blend of Opera & Pop Music)
Andrea Bocelli
72
Birthdate: September 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lajatico, Italy

Widely regarded as an opera singer with the most beautiful voice, Andrea Bocelli is an Italian record producer and singer-songwriter. He serves as an inspiration to many as he went on to become one of the most popular Italian singers of all time, despite losing his vision at age 12. He has sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

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Luciano Pavarotti
(Italian Operatic Tenor Regarded as the 'King of the High Cs')
Luciano Pavarotti
44
Birthdate: October 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: September 6, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti was an operatic tenor who went on to become one of the most loved and acclaimed tenors of all time. Nicknamed the King of the High Cs, Pavarotti is regarded as one of the best tenors of the 20th century. Also a well-known humanitarian, Luciano Pavarotti hosted annual charity concerts to raise money for various UN causes.

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Giorgio Moroder
14
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Urtijëi, South Tyrol

Italian composer and record producer Giovanni Moroder, also known as the Father of Disco, produced Take My Breath Away, the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning track by Berlin, which was part of the Top Gun soundtrack. His scores for Flashdance and Midnight Express, too, won Academy Awards.

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 4 
Enrico Caruso
(Operatic Tenor of the Early 20th Century & One of the First Musicians to Document His Voice on Recordings)
Enrico Caruso
19
Birthdate: February 25, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: August 2, 1921

Enrico Caruso was an operatic tenor who performed at prominent opera houses in the Americas and Europe. His commercially released recordings made him an international star in the early-1900s. Thanks to his illustrious career that spanned 25 years, Caruso became one of the most popular entertainers of his generation. In 1987, he was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

 5 
Michele Morrone
(Actor, Model)
Michele Morrone
14
Birthdate: October 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bitonto, Italy

Rising to international fame following the success of his 2020 erotic romantic drama 365 Days, Italian actor and model, Michele Morrone, is a man who oozes sex appeal and charisma. Also a professional guitarist and singer, he has a channel on YouTube that has accumulated over one million subscribers. He runs a clothing line as well.

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Pier Angeli
(Italian Actress, Singer and Model)
Pier Angeli
3
Birthdate: June 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy
Died: September 10, 1971

Best known for her title role in the film Teresa, Pier Angeli had stepped into showbiz at the tender age of 16. The Golden Globe-winning actor also appeared in films such as Flame and the Flesh and The Silver Chalice. She died of a barbiturate overdose at 39.

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 7 
Dalida
(French-Italian Singer and Actress)
Dalida
9
Birthdate: January 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shubra, Cairo, Egypt
Died: May 3, 1987
French singer and actress Dalida, whose aching voice ruled over hearts for three decades, sold millions of records worldwide. Dalida sang in 10 languages and holds a world record for most weeks at the top of the music chart. She was also the first singer to receive platinum and diamond discs while she also owns more than 70 gold records.
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Cecilia Bartoli
(Italian Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano Opera Singer and Recitalist)
Cecilia Bartoli
14
Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Cecilia Bartoli is an Italian opera singer and recitalist. A coloratura mezzo-soprano, Bartoli is renowned for her interpretations of the works of popular composers like Mozart, Bellini, Handel, and Vivaldi. Also known for her versatility, Cecilia Bartoli can sing both mezzo and soprano roles. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including Grammy Awards.

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 9 
Adriano Celentano
(Italian Musician, Singer, Composer, Actor, and Filmmaker)
Adriano Celentano
11
Birthdate: January 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greco, Milan, Italy

Hailed as one of the pillars of Italian music, Adriano Celentano is a celebrated singer-songwriter, whose numerous songs and albums have gained both commercial as well as critical success. Also credited with introducing rock n roll to Italy, he has been dubbed as the flexible one for his powerful dancing. A successful actor, he has appeared in around forty films.

 10 
Laura Pausini
(Pop Singer Known for Her Single ‘La Solitudine')
Laura Pausini
11
Birthdate: May 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Laura Pausini is an Italian television personality and singer-songwriter. Having sold over 70 million records, Pausini is the fourth best-selling female singer in Latin music. In 2006, Pausini became the first female Italian musician to receive a Grammy Award. In 2021, her song Io sì (Seen) became the first Italian-language song to win the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

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Yves Montand
(Actor)
Yves Montand
6
Birthdate: October 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monsummano Terme, Italy
Died: November 9, 1991
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Renata Tebaldi
(Italian Lirico-Spinto Soprano Who was One of the 20th Century's Greatest Opera Singers)
Renata Tebaldi
8
Birthdate: February 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: December 19, 2004

Renata Tebaldi was an Italian lirico-spinto soprano. Regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest opera singers, Tebaldi is best remembered for her performances at popular opera houses like San Carlo, La Scala, and the Metropolitan Opera. Renata Tebaldi was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a Grammy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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Mahmood
(Singer-songwriter)
Mahmood
11
Birthdate: September 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
Carla Bruni
(Singer, Supermodel & Spouse of the ex-French President 'Nicolas Sarkozy')
Carla Bruni
15
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy

Carla Bruni is an Italian-French fashion model and singer-songwriter. She gained international recognition after marrying the then president of France Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008. Also known for her political activities, philanthropy, and charity work, Bruni established the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation in 2009; the foundation helps promote access to knowledge for all. She also supports organizations, such as PETA.

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Ilona Staller
(Hungarian Former Pornographic Actress and Member of the Chamber of Deputies (1987 - 1992))
Ilona Staller
8
Birthdate: November 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Ilona Staller is a former porn star, singer, and politician. She achieved popularity by appearing in Telefono rosso, the first Italian hardcore pornography production, and then went on to pose nude in Playboy's editions around the world. In 1980, an erotic series titled La Cicciolina was made based on Ilona Staller's life and career.

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Franco Corelli
(Italian Tenor Who was Known for His Powerhouse Voice, Clear Timbre and Electrifying Top Notes)
Franco Corelli
7
Birthdate: April 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
Died: October 29, 2003

Franco Corelli was an Italian tenor best remembered for his powerhouse voice, clear timbre, electrifying top notes, remarkable performances, and passionate singing. Nicknamed the prince of tenors, Franco Corelli had a long and successful association with the Metropolitan Opera where he performed between 1961 and 1975.

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Eros Ramazzotti
(Italian Pop Singer, Musician and Songwriter)
Eros Ramazzotti
8
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Eros Ramazzotti ruled the Italian and Spanish pop-rock scene in the 1980s. He soared to international fame with Tutte storie and earned collaborations with artists such as Ricky Martin and Tina Turner. He once revealed the only support he got from his family was a guitar his father bought him.

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Sabrina Salerno
(Pop Singer Best Known for Her 1987 Single ‘Boys (Summertime Love)')
Sabrina Salerno
9
Birthdate: March 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Once likened to pop icon Samantha Fox, Sabrina Salerno was a pop diva from the 1980s. She began her career winning a beauty contest and then became a known face on Italian TV, with shows such as Premiatissima. She later soared to fame with tracks such as Sexy Girl and Boys.

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Beniamino Gigli
(Italian Opera Singer Who is Regarded as One of the Greatest Tenors of His Generation)
Beniamino Gigli
6
Birthdate: March 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Recanati, Italy
Died: November 30, 1957

Beniamino Gigli was an Italian opera singer who is counted among the best tenors of his generation. He achieved international prominence in the 1920s after the demise of Enrico Caruso; Gigli became a much sought-after singer after Caruso's death and people even referred to him as Caruso Secondo.

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Raffaella Carra
(Singer)
Raffaella Carra
6
Birthdate: June 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: July 5, 2021

Raffaella Carra was an Italian singer, television presenter, dancer, and actress. She achieved immense popularity across Europe and Latin America during the peak of her illustrious career. An icon of women's liberation, Raffaella Carra supported the LGBT movement and was honored at the 2017 World Pride Madrid with the Gay Icon award.

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Violante Placido
(Actress most famous for her roles in films like the comic book adaptation Ghost Rider and its sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance)
Violante Placido
11
Birthdate: May 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Fedez
(Rapper, Record producer)
Fedez
9
Birthdate: October 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan

Although best known as a popular rapper, singer and songwriter, Fedez is also an influential social media personality and an ardent activist, working especially for the rights of weaker section. Beginning his musical career in 2006, he now has six studio albums to his credit, four of which have peaked at No.1 position on the Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana charts.

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Mirella Freni
(Italian Operatic Soprano)
Mirella Freni
8
Birthdate: February 27, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: February 9, 2020

Mirella Freni was an Italian operatic soprano who appeared at famous international opera houses over the course of her career, which spanned 50 years. Mirella Freni achieved international fame at the popular Glyndebourne Festival, where she performed as Adina in L'elisir d'amore and as Zerlina in Don Giovanni.

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Elettra Lamborghini
(Singer, Model)
Elettra Lamborghini
5
Birthdate: May 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Elettra Lamborghini began her career with TV reality shows such as Gran Hermano VIP and Super Shore. She later soared to fame with her chart-busting track Pem Pem, which was viewed over 4 million times in its debut week. Her track Tócame from Twerking Queen featured Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull.

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Adelina Patti
(Italian Opera Singer Who is Considered One of the Most Popular Sopranos of All Time)
Adelina Patti
12
Birthdate: February 19, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 27, 1919

Adelina Patti was an Italian opera singer who achieved immense poularity in the USA and Europe. One of the finest singers of her generation, Patti was also among the highest-paid at the peak of her career. Along with her near contemporaries Thérèse Tietjens and Jenny Lind, Adelina Patti is considered one of the most popular sopranos of all time.

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Alida Valli
(Former Actress who appeared in more than 100 films in a 70-year career)
Alida Valli
7
Birthdate: May 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pola, Italy
Died: April 22, 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Cristina Scabbia
(Singer)
Cristina Scabbia
10
Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Giuseppe Di Stefano
(Italian Operatic Tenor)
Giuseppe Di Stefano
7
Birthdate: July 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
Died: March 3, 2008

Giuseppe Di Stefano was an Italian operatic tenor who was active from the mid 1940s to the early 1990s. Best remembered for his unique timbre, excellent diction, and passionate singing, Di Stefano was considered a successor of Beniamino Gigli. Over the course of his illustrious career, Giuseppe Di Stefano performed at popular opera houses, including the Royal Opera House.

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Zucchero
(Singer-songwriter)
Zucchero
7
Birthdate: September 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roncocesi, Italy
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Mina
(Singer)
Mina
6
Birthdate: March 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busto Arsizio, Italy
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Farinelli
(Italian Castrato Singer Who was One of the Greatest Singers in the History of Opera)
Farinelli
5
Birthdate: January 24, 1705
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Andria, Italy
Died: September 16, 1782
Farinelli was an Italian castrato singer who was active during 18th century. A celebrated performer, Farinelli is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers in operatic history. His life and career inspired a 1994 biographical drama film titled Farinelli. He has
also been the subject of other artworks such as plays and TV series.
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Miguel Bosé
(Musician, Actor)
Miguel Bosé
10
Birthdate: April 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

Miguel Bosé is a Spanish pop new wave musician and actor who has been active in the entertainment industry for five decades. He studied acting, dancing, and singing and began his career as an actor. He eventually forayed into music as well. He is openly gay and is in a long-term relationship with sculptor Ignacio Palau. 

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Albano Carrisi
(Singer)
Albano Carrisi
5
Birthdate: May 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cellino San Marco, Italy
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Gloria Guida
(Actress, Model best known for starring in commedia erotica all'italiana, particularly the La liceale series, and also in erotic coming-of-age-drama films in the mid-1970s)
Gloria Guida
9
Birthdate: November 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Meran, Italy
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Caterina Valente
(French-Italian Multilingual Singer and Guitarist)
Caterina Valente
3
Birthdate: January 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France

Caterina Valente is an Italian-French guitarist, multilingual singer, actress, and dancer. Valente, who sings in 11 languages, has worked with artists around the world. She has worked with international stars like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, and Chet Baker. One of her songs titled Bongo cha cha cha was used in the 2019 American film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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Ezio Pinza
(Italian Opera Singer and Actor)
Ezio Pinza
6
Birthdate: May 18, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: May 9, 1957

Ezio Pinza was an Italian opera singer best remembered for his rich and sonorous voice. He is also remembered for his association with the Metropolitan Opera, where he spent 22 seasons and appeared in over 750 performances of 50 operas. Over the course of his career, Pinza also performed at the Royal Opera House, San Francisco Opera, and La Scala.

 37 
Benny Benassi
(Italian Disc Jockey and Record producer)
Benny Benassi
8
Birthdate: July 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
 38 
Renata Scotto
(Italian Singer and Opera Director)
Renata Scotto
5
Birthdate: February 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savona, Italy

Renata Scotto is an Italian singer and opera director. Best known for her musicality and her sense of style, Scotto is regarded as one of the leading singers of her generation. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Anton Coppola Award and two Emmys. Renata Scotto has been working as a teacher since her retirement as a perfomer.

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Toto Cutugno
(Singer-songwriter)
Toto Cutugno
6
Birthdate: July 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fosdinovo, Italy
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Timi Yuro
(Singer-Songwriter)
Timi Yuro
6
Birthdate: August 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 30, 2004
 41 
Domenico Modugno
(Singer-songwriter)
Domenico Modugno
5
Birthdate: January 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Polignano a Mare, Italy
Died: August 6, 1994
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Vasco Rossi
(Singer-songwriter)
Vasco Rossi
7
Birthdate: February 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zocca, Italy
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Gigliola Cinquetti
(Italian Singer, Songwriter and Television Presenter)
Gigliola Cinquetti
5
Birthdate: December 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Verona, Italy

Gigliola Cinquetti is an Italian actress, singer, songwriter, and television presenter. After winning the Sanremo Music Festival at the age of 16, Cinquetti went on to represent her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964. She became the youngest winner when she gave Italy its first victory in the event. Cinquetti returned to the contest in 1974 and finished second. 

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Raffaella Fico
(Model)
Raffaella Fico
6
Birthdate: January 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cercola, Italy
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Lucio Dalla
(Former singer-songwriter who is best known for his original composition)
Lucio Dalla
8
Birthdate: March 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: March 1, 2012
 46 
Marco Mengoni
(Singer-songwriter)
Marco Mengoni
5
Birthdate: December 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ronciglione, Italy
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Anna Maria Alberghetti
(Actress, Soprano)
Anna Maria Alberghetti
6
Birthdate: May 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Gala
(Singer)
Gala
5
Birthdate: September 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Claudia Mori
(Producer)
Claudia Mori
6
Birthdate: February 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Tiziano Ferro
(Singer-songwriter who broke through in 2001 with his international hit single "Perdono")
Tiziano Ferro
6
Birthdate: February 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Latina, Italy
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)