|Born||4 June 1946|
|Died||29 July 2011 (aged 65)|
Nella Martinetti (21 January 1946 – 29 July 2011) was a Swiss singer-songwriter, affectionately nicknamed "Bella Nella".
She was born in Brissago, Ticino, Switzerland. In 1986, she became the first winner of the Grand Prix der Volksmusik with the song "Bella Musica", which she composed. In 1987, along with Atilla Şereftuğ, Martinetti approached a then unknown young Canadian singer Céline Dion, asking her to represent Switzerland in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. Dion won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi", which she composed along with Şereftuğ.
Martinetti entered into a civil union with her longtime partner Marianne Schneebeli in 2009.
Martinetti died in Männedorf, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland, aged 65, in 2011, from pancreatic cancer.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ IMDb profile
- ↑ "Laut Testament erbt ihre Ehefrau - Marianne" (in German). Schweizer Illustrierte. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
- ↑ "Bella Nella succumbs to cancer". Swissinfo. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2018.