Italian Female Singers

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Throughout history, there have been many Italian women singers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Italian female singers such as Carla Bruni, Asia Argento, Dalida, Violante Placido, Laura Pausini.
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 1 
Ilona Staller
(Hungarian Former Pornographic Actress and Member of the Chamber of Deputies (1987 - 1992))
Ilona Staller
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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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Dalida
(French-Italian Singer and Actress)
Dalida
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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.
 3 
Laura Pausini
(Pop Singer Known for Her Single ‘La Solitudine')
Laura Pausini
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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.

 4 
Cecilia Bartoli
(Italian Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano Opera Singer and Recitalist)
Cecilia Bartoli
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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.

 5 
Renata Tebaldi
(Italian Lirico-Spinto Soprano Who was One of the 20th Century's Greatest Opera Singers)
Renata Tebaldi
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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. 

 6 
Carla Bruni
(Singer, Supermodel & Spouse of the ex-French President 'Nicolas Sarkozy')
Carla Bruni
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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.

 7 
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
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Birthdate: May 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
 8 
Sabrina Salerno
(Pop Singer Best Known for Her 1987 Single ‘Boys (Summertime Love)')
Sabrina Salerno
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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.

 9 
Mirella Freni
(Italian Operatic Soprano)
Mirella Freni
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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.

 10 
Elettra Lamborghini
(Singer, Model)
Elettra Lamborghini
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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
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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
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Birthdate: May 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pola, Italy
Died: April 22, 2006
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Cristina Scabbia
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Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
 14 
Raffaella Carra
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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.

 15 
Mina
(Singer)
Mina
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Birthdate: March 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busto Arsizio, Italy
 16 
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
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Birthdate: November 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Meran, Italy
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Renata Scotto
(Italian Singer and Opera Director)
Renata Scotto
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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.

 18 
Caterina Valente
(French-Italian Multilingual Singer and Guitarist)
Caterina Valente
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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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Timi Yuro
(Singer-Songwriter)
Timi Yuro
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Birthdate: August 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 30, 2004
 20 
Madame
(Singer-Songwriter)
Madame
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Birthdate: January 16, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Creazzo, Italy
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Raffaella Fico
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Birthdate: January 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cercola, Italy
 22 
Gigliola Cinquetti
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Gigliola Cinquetti
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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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Gala
(Singer)
Gala
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Birthdate: September 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Anna Maria Alberghetti
(Actress, Soprano)
Anna Maria Alberghetti
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Birthdate: May 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
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Rita Pavone
(Singer)
Rita Pavone
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Birthdate: August 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
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Claudia Mori
(Producer)
Claudia Mori
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Birthdate: February 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
 27 
Gianna Nannini
(Singer-songwriter)
Gianna Nannini
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Birthdate: June 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Siena, Italy
 28 
Catherine Spaak
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Birthdate: April 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
 29 
Milva
(Singer)
Milva
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Birthdate: July 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Goro, Emilia–Romagna, Italy
Died: April 23, 2021
 30 
Spagna
(Singer-songwriter)
Spagna
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Birthdate: December 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy
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Baby K
(Singer-songwriter)
Baby K
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Birthdate: February 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore
 32 
Loredana Berte
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Birthdate: September 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bagnara Calabra, Italy
 33 
Mia Martini
(Singer)
Mia Martini
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Birthdate: September 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bagnara Calabra, Italy
Died: May 12, 1995
 34 
Cristina Scuccia
(Singer, Nun)
Cristina Scuccia
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Birthdate: August 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vittoria, Italy
 35 
Lodovica Comello
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Birthdate: April 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Daniele del Friuli, Italy
 36 
Ornella Vanoni
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Birthdate: September 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
 37 
Annalisa
(Singer)
Annalisa
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Birthdate: August 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Savona, Italy
 38 
Manuela Arcuri
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Birthdate: January 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Anagni, Italy
 39 
Casadilego
(Singer)
Casadilego
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Birthdate: March 22, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bellante, Italy
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Francesca Michielin
(Singer-songwriter)
Francesca Michielin
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Birthdate: February 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bassano del Grappa, Italy
 41 
Elodie
(Singer, Model)
Elodie
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Birthdate: May 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Ambra Angiolini
(Actress, Singer)
Ambra Angiolini
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Birthdate: April 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Ambra Angiolini is an Italian TV host, actress, and singer. One of the most critically acclaimed actresses of her generation, Angiolini won several prestigious awards like the David di Donatello Award and the Nastro d'Argento for her portrayal of Roberta in her debut film Saturn in Opposition. Since then, Angiolini has played important roles in many films like The Choice.  

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Anna Oxa
(Singer who released such chart-topping singles as "Un'emozione da poco" and "È tutto un attimo.")
Anna Oxa
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Birthdate: April 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bari, Italy
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Senhit
(Singer)
Senhit
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Birthdate: October 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
 45 
Giorgia
(Singer-songwriter)
Giorgia
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Birthdate: April 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
 46 
Emma Marrone
(Singer-songwriter)
Emma Marrone
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Birthdate: May 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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Anna Tatangelo
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Birthdate: January 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sora, Italy
 48 
Nada
(Singer)
Nada
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Birthdate: November 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gabbro, Italy
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Sandra Milo
(Actress)
Sandra Milo
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Birthdate: March 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
 50 
Zeudi Araya
(Former Actress and producer, known for Mr. Robinson (1976), Hearts and Armour (1983) and The Prey (1974))
Zeudi Araya
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Birthdate: February 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dekemhare, Eritrea