Italian singer, dancer, and TV personality Raffaella Carrà, who is also popular in Spain and Latin America, was born Raffaella Pelloni in Bellaria, Rimini. After graduating from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, she acted in numerous films from 1960-1970, including 1965's Von Ryan's Express with Frank Sinatra. That same year, Carrà played in the musical comedy "Scaramouche." Beginning in 1961, she also ventured into television, appearing on the shows like Tempo di Danza, Il Paroliere, and Questo Sconosciuto. In the show Lo, Agata e Tu in 1970, Carrà launched the popular dance tuca-tuca and its musical recording was also a huge hit. In 1971, she had another success on the TV show Canzonissima, performing the theme song "Chissà se Va." From the mid-'70s onward Carrà has been a popular TV hostess of various shows in Italy (Ma Che Sera, Fantastico 3, Pronto...Raffaella?, Domenica In, Weekend con Raffaella Carrà) and Spain (Hola Raffaella).