Dalida (1933—87) was a troubled singer — born in Egypt to Italian parents — who became famous in France. The history of her relatively short life is a catalog of self-destruction filled with a number of largely self-destructive lovers. She killed herself with an overdose of barbiturates, leaving a note: 'Pardonnez-moi, la vie m'est insupportable' ('Excuse me — my life is unbearable').
The house where Dalida lived in rue d'Orchampt, Montmartre.
a vécu dans cette maison
de 1962 à 1987
Ses amis Montmartrois ne l'oublierons pas'
The bust here is very striking.
Dalida's tomb in Montmartre Cemetery – surprisingly rather difficult to find – is stunning: