Pia Zadora

Pia Zadora

American pop singer, actress
Often derided by critics in the early '80s for her starring roles in really bad movies, Pia Zadora found more respect as a singer. A former child actress, Zadora became a favorite target for film reviewers who argued that her acting career was the result of being married to multimillionaire Meshulam Riklis. (Her Golden Globe award in 1982 was even investigated.) Although Zadora didn't release her first LP, Pia, until 1982, her first recording actually appeared nearly two decades earlier. In 1964, a prepubescent Zadora sang "Hooray for Santa Claus" on the soundtrack to Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Later, in 1983, "The Clapping Song" from Pia hit number 36 on the Billboard charts. Much of Zadora's best adult music work involved covering big band and pop standards. After Zadora toured with crooner Frank Sinatra in the early '80s, he began to heavily influence the material she was performing. For 1985's Pia & Phil, she was even backed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Zadora collaborated with Jermaine Jackson for a modern sound; moreover, in 1988, R&B hitmakers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced her album When the Lights Go Out, but it was only distributed in the U.K. When the Lights Go Out was followed by Pia Z. in 1989, which marked Zadora's return to the U.S. market. Source: icebergradio.com
I'm gonna give them the advice that I always took myself, that it's better to get to know somebody before you jump into the sack with them. Because then if you jump into the sack and fall in love, and you liked them already, you're home free.More Pia Zadora quotes [11/07/2006 12:11:00]
You know, it was important for me to do something like that, because nobody ever really thought I could do anything except look sexy on a poster and go shopping.More Pia Zadora quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In Butterfly, the woman leaves the poor guy and drives away in the big white Rolls-Royce.More Pia Zadora quotes [11/07/2006 12:11:00]
Fifteen years ago I knew I had to settle into being a mom and give them a normal life, which I never had. I was always traveling. I had tours. I wanted my kids to settle down, and we kind of did it together.... It was a bumpy transition. There was no director telling me what to do. No script, but I really enjoyed it. I even became president of the PTA. Doing the laundry was a meditative experience. Now, when I start to get nervous and stressed, I go in and start to fold towels.More Pia Zadora quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The reason we shot it was that the script was geared to Las Vegas and it was something commercial that we wanted to have in the can in case Butterfly was a success and we needed a follow-up.More Pia Zadora quotes [11/07/2006 12:11:00]

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