Edita Piekha is a popular singer and actress in Russia and in the states of the former Soviet Union, People’s Artist of USSR (1988). A peculiar Polish-French accent, from which the performer wanted to get rid of, only added mystery to her image. Today Edita’s compositions are the Golden Fund of Soviet and Russian pop. Russian Edith Piaf, so she is called in the West, is loved and known far beyond Russia.
Awesome girl was born on July 31, 1937 in Nual-su-Lance, France.
In 1946 young Edita with her mother and stepfather, returned to Poland. There she studied at the Walbrzych State College of Pedagogy, graduating with honors in 1955, majoring in Russian language. That same year she was sent on a scholarship to continue her studies at the Leningrad State University. There she studied Psychology and languages, and also was active in student concerts as a singer.
By the way, she was invited by Russian composer Aleksandr Bronevitsky to perform with his band Druzhba (Friendship) in the popular TV show New Year’s Eve on December 31, 1955.