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Date of Birth 23 August 1952Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
Birth NameVasiliki Papathanasiou

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Vicky Leandros was born on August 23, 1952 in Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Greece as Vasiliki Papathanasiou. She is an actress, known for The Eurovision Song Contest (1972), The Eurovision Song Contest (1967) and Der deutsche Vorentscheid 2006 - 50 Jahre Grand Prix (2006). She has been married to Enno Freiherr von Ruffin since May 1986. They have two children. She was previously married to Ivan Zissiadis.

Spouse (2)

Enno Freiherr von Ruffin (May 1986 - present) (filed for divorce) (2 children)
Ivan Zissiadis (1982 - 1986) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

Her children's names are Leandros 'Leo' Zissiadis (born 6 June, 1980), Maximiliane 'Milana' (born born 31 January 1985) and Alessandra 'Sandra' (stage name Sandra von Ruffin; (born 2 December 1986).
Her parents are Leo and Boubou Papathanassiou. Her father Leo Leandros was famous as singer, composer, lyricist and producer of many songs.
Is fluent in Greek, German, English and French.
Although she is the daughter of Greek parents and has lived in Germany since 1957, she became the Luxemburg entry at the Eurovision Song Contest twice. In 1972, her song "Après toi" (the English version was called "Come What May") won the competition.
One of the most successful singers all over the world in the 1970s. To date, she has sold about 150 million records.
Was elected town councilor of Piraeus on the Pasok List (15 October 2006), and is also deputy mayor of Piraeus.

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