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Singer and celebrity Milva reigned for many years being among the most popular and far-ranging performers in her local Italy. Blessed Maria Ilva Biolcati in Goro on July 17, 1939, at 20 she defeat out a lot more than 7,000 competitors to claim best honors within an important talent display, and in 1960 trim her debut one, a cover of Édith Piaf’s “Milord.” In 1961 Milva gained third place on the important San Remo Music Celebration. A year afterwards she emerged in second and came back to your competition often within the years to check out despite never gaining initial award. In 1962 Milva headlined Paris’ renowned Olympia Theatre, executing a couple of Piaf music to rapturous reception. Immediately after, she befriended professional and movie director Giorgo Strehler, who nurtured her curiosity about musical movie theater and inspired the extension of her repertoire, suggesting works spanning in the Italian resistance motion to Bertold Brecht. Milva would end up being the initial actress beyond Germany to verify effective in Brecht adaptations, furthermore getting into film, showing up in Mario Mattoli’s musical humor Appuntamento in Riviera. She continued to be an amazingly eclectic and daring performer within the years to check out, collaborating with composers including Luciano Berio, Ennio Morricone, Mikis Theodorakis, and Ástor Piazzolla and carrying out at locations including Milan’s La Scala, Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and also the 1984 Summer months Olympics in LA. With 1981’s Ich Hab’ Keine Angst Milva inaugurated a long-running cooperation with digital composer Vangelis. Within the years to check out, she also done a continuing basis with composer Franco Battiato. Using the loss of life of Strehler, Milva curtailed her theatrical pursuits, although she continuing exploring brand-new musical directions via collaborations with Thanos Mikroutsikos, Adam Last, and Giorgio Faletti.

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Full Name Milva
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality Italian
Spouse Maurizio Corgnati
Music Songs Hurra wir leben noch, Milord, Wenn der Wind sich dreht, Addio Lugano bella, La filanda, Tango italiano, Non pianger più Argentina, Ich hab' keine Angst, Lungo la Strada, Il mare nel cassetto, D'amore si muore, Zusammenleben, Freiheit in Meiner Sprache, Alexanderplatz, L'immensita', La Carmagnole, Quattro vestiti, Sono nata il 21 a primavera, Il Canto di un'Eneide Diversa, Surabaya Johnny, Chi mai, Una Storia Inventata, Metti una sera a cena, Mein Weg mit Dir, Bella ciao, Sogno di libertà, Stark sein, Auf den Flügeln bunter Träume, Canto a Lloret, Ein Kommen und Gehen, Ich Weiss Es Selber Nicht Genau, Non Ce L'ho Con Te
Albums Milva el Tango de Astor Piazzolla, Milva, Sono nata il 21 a primavera milva canta merini, Uomini Addosso, Sono matta da legare, Identikit, Svegliando l'amante che dorme, Tra due sogni, Auf den Flügeln bunter Träume (Originale), Von Tag zu Tag: Lieder von Mikis Theodorakis, La rossa, Corpo a corpo, Milva Canta Brecht (Live), La Filanda E Altre Storie, Wenn wir uns wiederseh'n (Originale), Le Grandi Canzoni, 14 Successi Di Milva, Die Dreigroschenoper, Milva Canta Brecht, Artisti, I Successi di Milva, Il Fascino Della Voce, La Favolosa Milva, Tutto Milva, La Variante Di Luneburg, Canzoni Tra Due Guerre, Masterpiece, Milva at Her Best, Vol. 4, 80 Original Hits, Best Hits Collection of Milva, Milva at Her Best, Vol. 3, 25 Essentials of Milva (Mono Version), 80 Songs, Tango, Le cinque della sera, 60's Collection, Vol. 1 : Milva, Milva, Vol. 3
Movies Celluloid, Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices, The Beautiful Ippolita

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1 One daughter, Martina (b.1963).
2 From 1969 until 1974 she was the partner of actor Mario Piave.
3 Has participated 14 times at Festival di Sanremo (1951) since 1961, but has never won to date.
4 Although also singing pop songs, she is respected for her more committed repertoire, for example songs of Bertolt Brecht or the Italian resistance movement.
5 Sings in Italian, German, English and French.
6 Longtime companion of Luigi Pistilli until his suicide in 1996.
7 Colloborated with many popular composers and musicians such as Ennio Morricone, Francis Lai, Mikis Theodorakis, Vangelis, Franco Battiato, James Last and Giorgio Strehler.
8 Italian singer, who has performed on stage since 1959.



Liebesau - die andere Heimat 2002 TV Mini-Series Frau Agniollini
Celluloide 1996
Amaurose 1991
Prisonnières 1988 Lucie Germon
Wherever You Are... 1988 Italian diplomat's wife
Willkommen im Club 1987 TV Series Stargast
Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur 1986 Renata Palozzi
Illusione 1984/II Sarah Schupita
Via degli specchi 1983 Veronica
Al paradise 1983 TV Series Hostess
Dalli Dalli 1981 TV Series Singer
Il gioco del giallo 1980 TV Movie La figlia dell'istante
Mai di sabato signora Lisistrata 1979 TV Movie
D'amore si muore 1972 Leyla
Zien naar Jozefien 1967 TV Series Singer
Paris ist eine Reise wert 1966 TV Movie
Biblioteca di Studio Uno 1964 TV Mini-Series Calipso
La bellezza d'Ippolita 1962 Adriana
Ontdek de ster 1962 TV Series Singer



Delitti privati 1993 TV Mini-Series performer: "Le ombre del giardino", "Se ti va"
ZDF Hitparade 1983 TV Series performer - 1 episode
La banda Casaroli 1963 performer: "Non Ci Sono Lacrime"



Beckmann 2009 TV Series Herself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel 2004-2008 TV Series Herself
Quelli che... il calcio 2007 TV Series Herself - Performer / Herself
Brecht-Gala: Ungeheuer oben! 2006 TV Movie Herself
Continuarà... 1997-2005 TV Series Herself
Mein Leben 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Rudolf Nureyev alla Scala 2005 Video documentary Herself
Kurt Weill 2002 Documentary Herself
Die Stunde der Stars 2001 TV Series Herself
ZDF Hitparade 1983-2000 TV Series Herself
Frohes Fest allerseits! 1999 TV Movie Herself
Showpalast 1999 TV Series Herself - Singer
Musik liegt in der Luft 1996 TV Series Herself - Singer
Tod für fünf Stimmen 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Festival di Sanremo 1968-1993 TV Series Singer / Herself
Querido cabaret 1990 TV Series Herself
Verstehen Sie Spaß? 1990 TV Series Herself
Einer wird gewinnen 1985 TV Series Singer
Bei Bio 1985 TV Series Herself
Champs-Elysées 1984 TV Series Herself
Euro-Show 1984 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Wetten, dass..? 1983 TV Series Singer
Al paradise 1983 TV Series Herself - Hostess / Performer
Les nouveaux rendez-vous 1980 TV Series Herself
Numéro 1 1980 TV Series Herself
Bitte umblättern 1978 TV Series documentary Herself
So schön wie heut' - Ein Abend für Franz Grothe 1978 TV Movie Singer
Feuerabend 1975 TV Series Herself
Giorgio Strehler mette in scena 'L'opera da tre soldi' 1973 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Drei mal neun 1972 TV Series Herself - Musician
Rom aktuell 1969 TV Series documentary Herself - Singer
Dee Time 1967 TV Series Herself
International Cabaret 1966 TV Series Herself
Appuntamento in Riviera 1962 Herself
Canzoni a tempo di twist 1962 Herself

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Memòries de la tele 2011 TV Series Herself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel 2006 TV Series Herself
Arsenal 1987 TV Series

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