Raffaella Carrà: From "Queen of Television"

Raffaella Carrà, an undisputed icon beloved by both old and new generations, left an indelible mark on Italian popular culture with her energy, rebellious spirit, and multifaceted talent. Born in Bologna on June 18, 1943, Raffaella Carrà began her acting career before becoming the most beloved showgirl in the Italian entertainment scene. Beyond her success on television, Raffaella became an international style and music icon of the 1990s. Her songs blended Italian and Spanish cultures, and with hits like "Pedro" and "Fiesta," she captured the essence of both cultures, creating infectious melodies that made entire generations dance and continue to be adored today.

But it doesn't end there. Raffaella was also a woman who broke free from gender stereotypes and significantly contributed to liberating the image of women on television, challenging the conformism of an era when showing one's navel was considered scandalous. With her strength and talent, Raffaella redefined the boundaries of femininity, becoming an inspirational icon. It is precisely for this reason that Carrà also became a gay icon. The queen of television is also deeply loved by the LGBTQIA+ community for her authenticity and her courage to be a strong, emancipated, and, above all, proud woman. These qualities deeply inspired anyone seeking acceptance and pride in being themselves.

Carrà left a legacy of freedom, love, and joy that continues to inspire and make us dance even today!

This is why, on July 5, 2024, we went to Testaccio Estate, the anniversary of her death, to come together, sing her iconic songs adorned with glitters, and celebrate this great Italian icon. We paid tribute to the woman who embodied the joy of living and the desire to be free to be yourself. It was an unforgettable evening where her energy and positivity continued to move our hips and shine through the crowd!

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