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Raffaella Carra

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The Resume

    (June 18, 1943-July 5, 2021)
    Born in Bologna, Italy
    Birth name was Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni
    Known as 'Queen of Italian TV'
    Hosted 'Canzonissima' and 'Carramba! Che fortuna'
    Acted in 'Fury of the Pagans (1960),' 'Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops (1961),' 'Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961),' 'Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules (1962),' 'Pontius Pilate (1962),' 'Caesar the Conqueror (1962),' 'The Terrorist (1963),' 'The Organizer (1963),' 'La Celestina P... R... (1965),' 'Von Ryan's Express (1965),' 'Le Saint prend l'affût (1966),' 'Why Did I Ever Say Yes Twice? (1969),' 'Cran d'arret (1970),' and 'Barbara (1980)'
    Recorded 'Tuca Tuca,' 'Tanti Auguri,' 'Hay que venir al sur,' 'Pedro,' and 'Esta Noche Fiesta'

Why she might be annoying:

    She didn't believe in marriage.
    She wore her hair like Dorothy Stratten in Galaxina most of her life.
    She admitted to being a Communist in a 1977 interview.
    She auditioned to play Sophia Loren's daughter in Two Women but lost out to Eleonora Brown.
    She abandoned her Hollywood movie career after a year out of homesickness for Italy.
    She caused a national scandal in Italy after showing her belly button on live TV in 1970.
    Her live performance with a male dancer of Tuca Tuca ('Touch Touch') the following year was deemed so suggestive that further performances of the number were banned on Italian TV.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She sold more than 60 million records worldwide.
    She was one of the first women to present a Saturday night show on Italian television.
    She was discovered at the age of 9 by director Mario Bonnard, who gave her a major role in one of his films.
    She interviewed Mother Teresa and Henry Kissinger on her daytime show.
    She had a huge following in Latin America.
    She was a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community.
    Her songs had strong feminist-sexual liberation leanings.
    She had a television show in 2004 on which she helped bring about adoptions.
    Her 'A Far l’Amore Comincia Tu' song saw a resurgence in popularity after being used in the Oscar-winning foreign language film 'The Great Beauty.'

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