Sarolta Zalatnay

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Sarolta Zalatnay
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Background information
Birth name Sarolta Zalatnay
Born (1947-12-17) 17 December 1947 (age 66)
Budapest, Hungary
Origin Hungary
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 1963 - present
Labels Hungaroton

Sarolta Zalatnay (born Charlotte Sacher in Budapest, December 17, 1947) is a Hungarian pop singer.

Career[edit]

She appeared first time on stage in 1963, later she finished on the second place in the Hungarian Television's song contest named Táncdalfesztivál (Dance Song Contest) with the song Hol jár az eszem? (Where is my mind running?). In 1967, she won the next contest with the song Nem várok holnapig (I am not waiting till tomorrow), which was accompanied by the Hungarian rock group Omega. During her tour in London in 1968 and 1969, she got acquainted with the members of the Bee Gees group. She won the first prize on the Dance Song Contest in 1971 with Fák, virágok, fény (Trees, flowers, light). In her best period, she appeared in several Hungarian movies in smaller roles.

In 1974, she married Sándor Révész (the singer of the successful Hungarian rock group called Piramis), but they were later divorced. Her second marriage was to László Benedek.

Imprisonment[edit]

In 2004, she was sentenced for three years for fraud. She served 16 months, and was released on parole in 2006.

Albums[edit]

  • Ha fiú lehetnék (If I Could Be A Boy, 1970)
  • Zalatnay (1971)
  • Álmodj velem (Dream of Me, 1972)
  • Hadd mondjam el (Let Me Tell, 1973)
  • Szeretettel (With Love, 1975)
  • Színes trikó, kopott farmer (Coloured Jerseys, Shabby Jeans, 1976)
  • Minden szó egy dal (Each Word Is a Song, 1978)
  • Tükörkép (Mirror-Image, 1980)
  • Privát levél (Private Letter, 1988)
  • Ave Maria (1989)

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