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Ornella Vanoni

Ornella Vanoni
Background information
Birth name Ornella Vanoni
Born (1934-09-22) 22 September 1934
Origin Milan, Italy
Genres Pop, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1960–present
Associated acts Gino Paoli

Ornella Vanoni (Italian pronunciation: ), OMRI (born 22 September 1934) is one of the most credited pop singers of Italy.[1][2] She is known for her sophisticated pop style.[1]


  • Artistic career 1
  • Discography 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4

Artistic career

She started her artistic career in 1960 as a theatrical actress of

Owing to the songs "Senza fine" and "Che cosa c'è" written for her by Gino Paoli, her popularity rose in 1963. Next year, she won the Festival of Neapolitan song with "Tu si na cosa grande".

In the following years, she took part in a series of Festivals of Italian Song in Sanremo, which resulted in great successes with the songs; "Abbracciami forte" (1965), "Io ti darò di più" (1966), "La musica è finita" (1967), "Casa bianca" (1968), and "Eternità" (1970). "Casa Bianca", which came second, was the subject of a copyright dispute between the composer Don Backy and the Clan Celentano label.

Later in the period, Vanoni released the hits "Una ragione di più", "Un'ora sola ti vorrei", and "L'appuntamento". The Swinging Blue Jeans carried Vanoni's song "Non Dirmi Niente" to the U.K. chart under the English title "Don't Make Me Over". "L'appuntamento", which was composed in 1970, is a cover of the Brazilian song "Sentado à Beira do Caminho" (Sitting by the Roadside) by Erasmo Carlos and Roberto Carlos.[3]

In 1976, Vanoni cooperated with Vinicius de Moraes and Toquinho releasing the hit "La voglia, la pazzia, l'incoscienza e l'allegria". During the 1980s, she released "Ricetta di donna", "Uomini", and "Ti lascio una canzone" (a duet with Gino Paoli). In 1989, she returned to Sanremo Festival with the song "Io come farò". In 1999, she recorded "Alberi", a duet with Enzo Gragnaniello. She was mostly active performing live and as a guest singer in recordings. In 2004, she released a duo album with Gino Paoli to celebrate her 70th birthday.

In addition to her singing career, Ornella Vanoni was active in other arts, starring in stage and TV shows, movies, and posing nude for the Italian edition of Playboy magazine. The inclusion of her former hit "L'Appuntamento" (1970) on the Ocean's Twelve soundtrack sparked a worldwide renewal of interest in Ornella Vanoni.



  • Romolo e Remo (1961)
  • Canzoni in bikini (1963)
  • Amori pericolosi (1964)
  • I viaggiatori della sera (1979)


Much of the content of this article comes from the equivalent Italian-language WorldHeritage article (retrieved 28 March 2006).

  1. ^ a b Carrera, Alessandro (2001). "Folk music and popular song from the nineteenth century to the 1990s". In Zygmunt Guido Baranski, Rebecca J. West. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture.  
  2. ^ Ornella Vanoni: da oggi in radio il singolo con Carmen Consoli (In Italian). Retrieved 10 February 2009
  3. ^ "Comparison page". 
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