Betty Curtis (b. as Roberta Corti March 22,* 1936 – June 15, 2006) was an Italian singer active from 1957 to 2004.
Discovered singing by Teddy Reno and signed to the GCD label in 1957. Her first recordings were mainly cover versions of popular hits with which she had great success. She debuted at the Sanremo Festival in 1959. That same year she appeared in the film "Children of the Juke-Box" directed by Lucio Fulci , in which she played the character of Betty Dorys alongside singer Tony Dallara.
The song "Al di là" performed by her with Luciano Tajoli won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1961. Betty Curtis represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 with her San Remo winner song placed at the shared sixth in Cannes.
She sang in The Sanremo festival until 1967. In the late sixties , while not repeating the successes of previous years, she was able to keep up her popularity, thanks largely to television appearances especially Canzonissima.
In recent years, she performed at numerous revival events and appeared in various television programs, often next to Wilma De Angelis, her colleague and friend. She died aged 72 years old, in a clinic in Lecco, Lombardy, after a long illness.
She was married to singer Claudio Celli of the Quartet Radar . (Info interpreted and edited mainly from Wikipedia. *Some sources give 21st March as her date of birth)