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11-30-2007, 08:56 PM
1) Diana Ross
2) Patti LaBelle
3) Stephanie Mills
4) Jennifer Holliday
5) Gladys Knight
11-30-2007, 11:57 PM
I'll most definitely give you #1. Jennifer Holliday
To that, I'll add #2. Aretha.
And of course,
#3. Maria Callas, in a class by herself
Sharing the #4 slot are my favorite Zerbinettas (Zerbinette?), so for # 4 we have: Hilde Güden / Rita Streich / Sylvia Geszty / Reri Grist / Edita Gruberova
Lastly, for yet another change of vein, no diva list is complete without
#5: Edith Piaf
12-01-2007, 05:22 AM
Hmmm ... defining "diva" the most usual way, I'd go with Edith Piaf and so on ... but I could go another way ...
How about Pavarotti? Nureyev? Gene Kelly? Quentin Crisp? Dame Edna? (hee hee)
Or maybe Tallulah Bankhead ... Bette Davis ... Mae West ...
At any rate, this reminds me of the 1981 film "Diva" ... a really fun French movie ... the opera star playing the Diva role was Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez (with the character name of Cynthia Hawkins) ... whether you like opera or not, a good film to rent : )
12-01-2007, 10:03 AM
I think that a diva is any woman who totally dominates the scene, when she's on stage,
I'll go with Judy Garland, Edith Piaf of course, Tina Turner, RuPaul (hey, ya can't ignore a babe who is that tall, with that much attitude), and Barbara Streisand. (And I don't even LIKE Babs)
Honorable mention to Oprah Winfrey, Maria Callas, Diana Ross, Sarah Vaughn, and on her own scene, Hillary Clinton.
Peace and Love, Bruce Chris
12-01-2007, 11:32 AM
No no, we definitely need a separate list for males.
BC, good luck surviving having allocated Callas to honorable mention. :pray:
12-01-2007, 02:27 PM
The late Jimmy Page of Led-Zeppelin for the song "Stairway to Heaven" a great song to listen to and play,just don't do it in a guitar shop or you'll be kicked out.
12-03-2007, 10:10 PM
Anyone else a Divine fan?? I luv her songs and she was so darn sassy.
12-04-2007, 12:55 AM
1. Bette Midler (because she was supportive of gay rights when it wasn't a safe thing to do)
2. Madonna. I know, but...I can't help myself. Total ho for madonna.
3. Alison Goldfrappe.
4. Amy Lee
5. *don't say "cher", don't say "cher"* Um...Gwen Stefani?
12-04-2007, 01:31 PM
Well...my favorite diva, of course, is:
For more public personae, I'll have to second earlier posts by agreeing with:
Tallulah Bankhead and
To this list I would add:
Judy Dench and
the divine Maggie Smith.
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