He was born on August 29, 1921 in the village of Drosia (old name Chalia) [1] near Chalkida, but his origin was from the village of Oktonia.

He got married at a very young age. Her husband was drunk, and during one of the beatings Salvation threw vitriol on his face. For this event he was sentenced to three years in prison, of which he served six months. After her release, she returns to her family, but after a brawl with her own, she relocates to Athens in October 1940, just after the start of the Greek-Italian war. These years not only gives a fight for survival, but also for resistance. He becomes a Communist. He was arrested, tortured and jailed. After his release and after having experienced the savagery and civil war persecutions, he met Vassilis Tsitsanis

After the Civil War it was liberated and in 1947 she was hired as a singer in a Athens entertainment center with Vassilis Tsitsanis, who discovered it and whose songs are the most important in her repertoire. In 1948 a group of fanatical right-wingers entered the singing space and were beaten with the designation "Bulgarian" (communist), without her musicians daring to get up from their chairs.

However, she is soon recognized as one of the best performers in rebetika. Some of her biggest hits include Cloudy Sunday, Crabs and When You Drink at Vasilis Tsitsanis Tavern, which established her in the field of folk music. In addition to Tsitsanis, he has collaborated with many other composers, including Yiannis Papaioannou (Open, Open) and Apostolos Kaldaras (I Said To Delete The Old).

Her career declined in the early 1960s, but came back in 1966 after collaborations with contemporary art composers such as Dionyssis Savvopoulos ("Zeibekiko"), Elias Andriopoulos (Min Klass) [4] and Dimou Municipality As if talking).

Until the 1980s he continued to collaborate with the most important Greek composers of folk and rebetika music in many concerts and recordings. She was openly lesbian at a time when this was unthinkable. [6] He suffered from alcoholism at times and was addicted to gambling.

In March 1993, she had severe health problems with pulmonary implants, when she was diagnosed with throat cancer [8]. Due to her financial problems she reached a point to sell her records in Kolonaki. It sold out in an hour. During her hospitalization at Sotiria Hospital in 1994, she interviewed Nikos Kakounakis on "In Self", speaking with difficulty due to cancer. After a few months she lost her voice, and the only ones beside her were her nieces. In March 1996, she appeared in an interview with Nana Palitsakis on "The 5th Presence".

He died on August 27, 1997 at the Metaxas Hospital.

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