She was born in Sitia, Crete on November 22, 1934. She spent her childhood in the Tampourian refugee district of Keratsini. She lost her father in the civil war and was forced to marry. She had two children from her marriage.

She made her first appearance in Perama, where she heard Stelios Chrysinis, who wrote her first songs. He later collaborated with Vassilis Tsitsanis and Yannis Papaioannou.

Her first big hit was the song "My Story, My Sin" which made her first name. Her well-known songs are also "If I Make a Bad Life", "This, This Man", "Save Me", "I Pay a Life" and more.

In 1998 he participated in the Mega series, Two Strangers.

The night before she died, she asked Lakie Korres to paint her nails in her right hand. As if death did not concern her, as if she were not afraid of him. Her last phrase was, "Ah, Laki, and I still had so much to do!" He passed away on August 6, 1999, after a long battle with cancer.

Discography

1970 - Every Sunset

1971 - The beginning

1973 - My story

1974 - In songs by George Manisalis

1976 - Bohemia et al

1976 - Portraits (collection)

1977 - It's true

1977 - George Katsaros - The Children of the Plate (participation)

1979 - Rita Sakellariou

1980 - Rita Sakellariou 2

1981 - Old rebetika and more

1981 - Various - The People of the Night (participation)

1981 - The Souks (Collection)

1982 - I have my own too

1983 - Rebetika and old folk 2

1983 - At night the trails

1984 - Gordian tie

1984 - Miscellaneous - The Night's Secrets No2 (participation)

1985 - 15 Years of Sakellarium (collection)

1985 - Various - The People of the Night (participation)

1986 - Like

1987 - 14 Of My Most Beautiful Songs (collection)

1987 - 40 hours = 2 20 hours

1988 - Adventure

1989 - That love this boy

1990 - 20 Great hits (collection)

1990 - 20 Great hits No2 (collection)

1990 - Kostas Smoking - Songs from Greek cinema

1990 - Singing the Seasons 13

1991 - Me Rita

1991 - Various - Cinema & Song

1992 - Greece wants it all

1993 - I'm not going to a mansion

1994 - My History 1970-1994 (collection)

1994 - Old rebetika and other (collection) reissue

1995/05 - And in love again

1995 - My first songs 1968-1972 (collection)

1996 - 16 Zimbabweans (Collection)

1996 - Old rebetika and other 2

1996/10 - The feasts of Rita

1997/06 - Keep in touch

2000/05 - The songs of Rita No1 (collection)

2000/05 - The songs of Rita No2 (collection)

2003/10 - 36 Great hits (collection)

2005/04 - 40 hours = 2 20 hours (reissue)

2005 - Universal Masters Collections

2006 - Forty Years of History (collection)

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