Raffaella Cara, an Italian singer and TV host, has died at 78

Raffaella Cara, one the most beloved singers in Italy and television presenters, has died at the age of 78.

Raffaella Cara, an Italian singer and TV host, has died at 78

Mario Draghi, the Italian Prime Minister, said that Carra "with her laughter & her generosity accompanied generations ot Italians and took the name Italy around the globe".

Carra, who was actually Raffaella Pelloni, rose to prominence as a pop singer during the 1970s, when her sensual dancing and revealing costumes, along with her confident lyrics, were a major hit in Catholic Italy.

Her biggest hits were "Tuca Tuca" (her most well-known song) and "A fare lamore comincia tutu," which encouraged women to lead sexually. The lyrics "show him it's no game, let him decide what you want" are two of her greatest hits.

This remix was featured in Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar-winning 2013 film The Great Beauty.

Carra began her career in 1960s as an actress, and she appeared in many films, including Von Ryan's Express, a 1965 World War Two movie, alongside Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, and Trevor Howard. However, Carra was not as successful as she would become as a singer.

Sergio Japino was Carra's ex-partner and director. He announced that she died from an illness that "attacked" her body. It was so small and yet full of energy.

Within minutes, the news was dominating the websites of Italy’s main newspapers. Corriere della Sera paid tribute to "Raffa Queen of TV" by posting a photo of Carra wearing her trademark blonde bob hairstyle.

Carra was a well-known TV performer in Italy during the 1970s and 1980s. He was a singer, dancer, and variety presenter. He also had major international success in South America, Spain, and South America.

She was adopted by the Gay Pride movement in her later years, Carra attributed this to her "cheerfulness" and she was named "godmother” to the World Pride event at Madrid in 2017.

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