Tzeni Vanou

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Tzeni Vanou
Τζένη Βάνου
Birth nameEugenia Vrachnou
(gr. Ευγενία Βραχνού)
Born(1939-02-10)February 10, 1939
Athens, Attica, Greece
OriginAthens, Attica, Greece
DiedFebruary 5, 2014(2014-02-05) (aged 74)
Piraeus, Attica, Greece
Years active1945–1999
LabelsMinos, Βεντέτα
AwardsThessaloniki Song Festival First Award

Tzeni Vanou (Greek: Τζένη Βάνου, born Eugenia Vrachnou; 10 February 1939 – 5 February 2014) was a Greek singer, born in Athens.

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.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Famous Greek Singer Tzeni Vanou Passes Away". 5 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Singer Tzeni Vanou, 75, (sic) dies". 5 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.

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