3 December 2011

Dalida in Montmartre, 18th arrondissement, Paris, France

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 nearby place Dalida also remembers her.

The bust here is very striking.

There's a suggestion of the Victor Noir's penis or Montaigne's foot effect here, as many people seem to have rubbed Dalida's breasts for luck.

Dalida's tomb in Montmartre Cemetery – surprisingly rather difficult to find – is stunning:


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love Dalida