Israeli singer whose performance of the pop hit "Diva" made her the champion of the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest.
She was born Yaron Cohen and discovered her transgender identity as a child. At age thirteen, she embraced her identity as a trans woman.
She chose her stage name, Dana, out of respect for her close friend, Daniel, who had died in an automobile accident.
She was born in Tel Aviv to a family of Romanian and Yemenite heritage.
She and America's Next Top Model contestant Isis King are both trans women who competed in reality television competitions.