Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni, was born in Italy in 1943, known by her stage name Raffaella Carrá or La Carrá, was a singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, television presenter and actress of Italian nationality.
It was the 60s and Raffaella Carrá He was just beginning his artistic career, it was just at that moment that he was offered to work on a film with Frank Sinatra. The singer who was not known at the time as she was known later accepted the role they offered her, did not ask about her cache or in what order of distribution her name would appear.
In 1965, after moving to Hollywood after signing a contract with 20th Century Fox and following in the footsteps of his compatriots Gina Lollobrigida and Sofía Loren, Carrá landed a role in the film “Colonel Von Ryan” with Frank Sinatra.
Frank at that time it took him to Raffaella 28 years old and had set his eyes on the young woman who at that time was only 22 years old. Sinatra At that time he was a man considered a star and a symbol of masculinity and beauty, who with his beautiful blue eyes attracted many women to him.
Only Frank met Raffaella he laid eyes on her, began to woo her, and the man who had never gotten “no” for an answer this time did. Carrá had realized that Sinatra he treated her in a different way. She commented at one point: “She was nice to me, but not to others; and on the other hand, I didn’t want to become the boss’s girl.”
Raffaella Carrá I was willing to enter Hollywood through the front door or not; but never be seduced by someone she was not interested in. The singer knew that the road to get there was difficult, but she was willing to do it. Nor was he seduced by the Hollywood lifestyle.
Faced with the refusal, “The voice” diverted his interests to another actress who at that time was also beginning her career: Mia Farrow, who until now had only played small supporting roles. It was Farrow who calmed the sexual desires of Frank Sinatra. Years later, Raffaella I would say: “I don’t let them handle me.” What a woman could say ahead of time.
Life gave him a revenge when years later he met Gianni Boncompagni, author, director, and producer of his greatest musical hits, Gianni was the first real and deep love of Raffaella Carrá. This man with whom the artist shared more than a decade, was her love to a great extent.
So much so that when Gianni died in 2017 Carrá He did not hesitate to recall that it was he who largely built her career and that he was extremely generous to her. Speaking on the day of her funeral she said: “I fell in love with a wonderful man. I watched their daughters grow up. I don’t want to talk about work today. I have expressed my affection for him in the last days ”.
Then Sergio Lapino came into her life, the 80s were running, a time when the singer was in her splendor and she was again surprised by this great choreographer. He fell in love again working. The tireless Raffaella She was always used to working a lot and Sergio did the great choreographies and set up huge stages for the singer.
The couple knew how to overcome taboos and crises, together they managed to build an atmosphere of happiness. Raffaella He was 11 years older than his partner, nothing mattered despite the criticism carried on. He mounted his great musicals at that time the diva made great tours and together they went out to conquer America. Argentina was a very important podium for the Carrá, as was also the most important festival in South America “El Festival de Viña del Mar”.