|Birth name||Eugenia Vrachnou |
(gr. Ευγενία Βραχνού)
|Born||February 10, 1939|
Athens, Attica, Greece
|Origin||Athens, Attica, Greece|
|Died||February 5, 2014 (aged 74)|
Piraeus, Attica, Greece
|Awards||Thessaloniki Song Festival First Award|
She had planned on studying physics, but she met her mentor, Greek composer Mimis Plessas, who persuaded her to become a singer. She began her career in 1959 performing with the ERT orchestra. In 1964, she won first prize in the Thessaloniki Song Festival.
At age 74, she died at a Piraeus hospital in 2014 from cancer. During her last few months, she had undergone surgery to remove a tumor in her larynx. She died five days before her 75th birthday.