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Maria Ilva Biolcati, OMRI (Italian: [maˈriːa ˈilva bjolˈkaːti]; 17 July 1939 – 23 April 2021), known as Milva (Italian: [ˈmilva]), was an Italian singer, stage and film actress, and television personality. She was also known as La Rossa (Italian for "The Redhead"), due to the characteristic colour of her hair, and additionally as La Pantera di Goro ("The Panther of Goro"), which stemmed from the Italian press having nicknamed the three most popular Italian female singers of the 1960s, combining the names of animals and the singers' birth places. The colour also characterised her leftist political beliefs, claimed in numerous statements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Milva has received more than 310,542 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Milva is the 237th most popular singer (down from 223rd in 2019).

Memorability Metrics

  • 310k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Milva ranks 237 out of 3,541Before her are Carole King, Muslim Magomayev, Valery Leontiev, Sezen Aksu, Dave Gahan, and Sonny Bono. After her are Fabrizio De André, Johnny Logan, Jacqueline Boyer, Rashid Behbudov, Axl Rose, and Frida Boccara.

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Among people born in 1939, Milva ranks 81Before her are Dale T. Mortensen, Lily Tomlin, Fred Willard, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, and Carolina Herrera. After her are Joaquim Chissano, Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria, Guntis Ulmanis, Claudio Magris, Lucia Popp, and Karel Brückner.

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