Raffaella Carrà, the Italian diva who was immortalized in her songs

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The singer Raffaella Carrà, who died this Monday, July 5 at the age of 78, put the soundtrack to several generations. The greatest hits interpreter created quite a character thanks to her famous dances, her great hits, her participation in movies, on television, but above all because of her sympathy.

His real name was Raffaella María Roberta Pelloni and he was born in Bologna, Italy, on June 18, 1943. He is considered one of the greatest Italian stars of international stature, as well as a gay icon. So let's review some of those great and wonderful moments that will live forever in those who let themselves be enchanted by their sparkling personality.

Pass through the cinema

His first appearance on the big screen was in "Tormento del passato", a film he joined when he was barely snowy years old. That was followed by "Julius Caesar, the conqueror of Gaul" (1962), "La lunga notte" (1943), "I compagni" (1963) and the French film "La chance et l'amour).

He then jumps to Hollywood, where he did "Colonel Von Ryan" opposite Frank Sinatra, Edward Mulhare and Trevor Howard. Later, Raffaella participated in an episode of the series "I Spy", starring Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, but went so far as to say that the lifestyle in the mecca of cinema was not for her because she did not do drugs or drink, as well that he returned to the country of the boot.

Controversy with the Vatican

On Italian television he made history by showing the navel on screen, very unusual for the time. To this was added the censorship that Pope Paul VI applied to his song "Tuca Tuca", after his controversial performance on Italian public television (RAI).

In fact, the Vatican launched a smear campaign against Raffaella Carrà for considering it "too provocative".

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