Italian singer, born 25 March 1940 in Busto Arsizio. Mother of Massimiliano Pani and Benedetta Mazzini. She performed in Italian TV variety shows from 1959 to late 1970s. She has dominated the Italian charts over decades, scoring 70 singles. She has recorded over 1000 songs, 110 albums, sold 76 million records, and she is the only artist to land an album at the 1st position of the Italian chart in each decade since the 1960s. She gave up public appearances in 1978, but has continued to release albums on a yearly basis.