Raffaella Carrà was a famous Italian singer who died at the age of 78 after a long illness. He was born in Bologna on June 18, 1943.
His real name was Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni, they called him Raffa affectionately. She began her career as a singer, dancer, television host, and actress. She was famous for wearing sexy and daring outfits. She was also considered a gay icon for her playful performances.
Carrà was also recognized for helping Italian women feel more confident about their bodies and sexuality. His characteristic blonde hair with a fluffy cut and bangs, was imitated by many fans.
Once, in a daring move by then, she showed her belly button during a television presentation. But she could also be extremely elegant and refined with her dresses and manners.
The Canzonissima program launched Raffaella Carrà to fame
In the 1980s he starred in the program “Fantastico”, which attracted 25 million viewers, almost half of the Italian population at that time.
But it was the 1970s music variety show “Canzonissima,” which set her status as a star. Italians were glued to their televisions every Saturday to watch the show featuring new songs.
Carrà became popular in Spain and Latin America in the mid-1970s. It was there when he made translations of some of his hits such as “Fiesta” and “Caliente, caliente”, among others, which he recorded in Spanish.
She liked to wear fitted dresses and full suits. This is how the singer gave Spanish television a breath of fresh air with new choreographies and disco sounds. This was a time when the largely Catholic country was emerging from four decades of a strictly conservative dictatorship.
The artist never married or had children, although she had a partner for a long time. Her ex-partner was the television director and choreographer Sergio Japino.
With information from The Associated Press