Dana International

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Birthday
2, 1972
Birthplace
Tel Aviv, Israel
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1972 (age 46)
Birthplace
Tel Aviv, Israel

About

Israeli singer whose performance of the pop hit "Diva" made her the champion of the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest.

Before Fame

She was born Yaron Cohen and discovered her transgender identity as a child. At age thirteen, she embraced her identity as a trans woman.

Trivia

She chose her stage name, Dana, out of respect for her close friend, Daniel, who had died in an automobile accident.

Family Life

She was born in Tel Aviv to a family of Romanian and Yemenite heritage.

Associated With

She and America's Next Top Model contestant, Isis King, were both trans women who competed in reality television competitions.