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Pia Zadora

Pia Zadora (born May 4, 1954) is an American actress and singer.

Born Pia Schipani in Hoboken, New Jersey she took her mother's maiden name as her stage name. In 1983 she won a Golden Globe Award as Most Promising New Star but was also nominated in the same year for a Golden Raspberry Award as the year's worst actress.

Her film career has been a series of lows, with further Golden Raspberries to her credit, and no hit films.

She has attained some success as a singer, and has had several hit singles throughout the world. In 1982 she received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Her cover version of the Shirley Ellis hit, The Clapping Song, reached the US Top 40 in 1983, and she had a minor hit with a duet with Jermaine Jackson titled When The Rain Begins To Fall in 1984.

Zadora gained notoriety when she and her husband bought and demolished the Hollywood landmark mansion Pickfair in 1988. The former home of silent screen stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, the mansion was one of Hollywood's most famous privately owned properties. Its destruction gained Zadora intense criticism.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Pia Zadora Facts

Birth NamePia Schipani
OccupationActress
BirthdayMay 4, 1954 (63)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceHoboken, New Jersey, USA
Height5' (1m52)  How tall is Pia Zadora compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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