Anna Vissi was born on the beautiful, coastal town of Larnaca, on theisland of Cyprus, in the Eastern Mediterranean. Father, Nestor Vissisowned a small supermarket and mother Sophia was a housewife with a softspot for singing. She passed this strong love for music on to her threedaughters Lia, Anna and Nicki. Anna showed promise in singing at anearly age whereas her older sister 'Lia Vissi' showed considerabletalent as a pianist.
Together,in their teens, they formed "The Vissisisters" and toured Cyprus, singing at local festivals, singing mostlyGreek folk songs. Anna'organized by the Cyprus BroadcastingCorporation. Father Nestor closed his shop and moved his family toAthens where his three daughters finished their high-school educationand Anna signed her first recording contract at sixteen. Soon she wassinging with two of the biggest stars of the Greek music scene GeorgeDalaras s big break came in 1973 when she won a sing-a-song competitionfor young talents' and 'Haris Alexiou' . In 1983 she married rockcomposer Nikos Karvelas and through his influence, her career took acompletely different turn.
Gone were the days of the very clean andsomewhat square fresh-faced young girl from Cyprus. Anna suddenly beganshowing more leg and more cleavage and - most importantly - begansinging pop-ish songs. The nineties were really her decade as sheproduced one hit-album after another, usually with husband Nikos ascomposer-lyricist. She also appeared in two original Broadway-stylemusicals "Demons" and "Mala" (written by her husband as star-vehiclesfor her) with great success. After the death of Greek mega-star'Aliki Vougiouklaki' (in 1996), Anna became the darling of theGreek press who now dubbed her "mega-star", constantly appearing oncovers and in fashion spreads of the most important Greek magazines.
|2||Balkan Music Awards||2010||as Herself|
|3||Mad Video Music Awards 2009||2009||as Herself|
|4||MadWalk by Coca-Cola Light: The Fashion Music Project||2013||as Herself|
|5||Olympic Games Athens 2004||2004||as Herself|
|6||The Eurovision Song Contest||1980||as Herself - Greek Entry: 13th Place|
|7||The Eurovision Song Contest||1982||as Herself - Cyprian Entry: 5th Place|
|8||The Eurovision Song Contest||2006||as Herself - Greek Entry: 9th Place|
|9||Anna Vissi: Oso eho foni||2011||as Herself|
|10||Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad||2004||as Herself|
|12||MAD & the City||2008||as Herself|