Dana Ghia

Dana Ghia (born Felicita Ghia; 13 July 1932) is an Italian former actress, singer and model. During her acting career, Ghia was sometimes credited as Ghia Arlen.

Dana Ghia
Felicita Ghia

(1932-07-13) 13 July 1932
Milan, Italy
Other namesGhia Arlen

Life and career

Born Felicita Ghia in Milan, Ghia started her career as a runway model.[1] She debuted as a singer in 1953, during a student show, then in 1956 she was first noted thanks to the participation on the RAI contest for newcomers Primo applauso.[1] Shorty later Ghia started appearing as a vocalist in several RAI variety shows, and recording several singles.[1] Between 1963 and 1977 she appeared in a number of films and TV-series, mainly in character roles.[1]

Selected filmography

Selected discography

  • 1958: Come prima/Un sorriso come il sole (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36130)
  • 1958: Melodia d'amore/Pupa piccolina (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36131)
  • 1958: La canzone del faro/Ti voglio ti sogno ti adoro (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36164)
  • 1958: Prendi quella stella/Non partir (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36165)
  • 1958: Anche domani/L'amore senza soldi (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36312)
  • 1958: Napule 'mbraccio a tte/Vicine vicine (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36313)
  • 1958: Non lasciarmi/Melodie d'amore (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36317)
  • 1958: Quand je monte chez toi (Quando salgo da te)/Dors, mon amour (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36318)
  • 1959: The Hula Hoop song/Till (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36322)
  • 1959: Adorami/Tua (con Tony Cucchiara) (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36335)
  • 1959: Per tutta la vita/Tu sei qui (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36339)
  • 1959: Ammore celeste/Scurdammoce 'e ccose do munno (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36476)
  • 1959: Primme e doppo/Solitudine (Vis Radio, Vi MQN 36477)
  • 1958: The Hula Hoop song/Till/Anche domani/Napule 'mbraccio a te (Vis Radio, Vi MQ 14149)
  • 1959: Ammore celeste/Scurdammoce 'e ccose do munno/Primme e doppo/Solitudine (Vis Radio, Vi MQ 14169)


  1. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano - Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
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