She was born under the sign of Taurus a May 19, 1935, in Buenos Aires, Argentina in a humble family of Italian immigrants; Palma Nicolina Ravallo, her real name, spent her childhood surrounded by the love of their parents and their 8 brothers, was the youngest of the family was very prominent in the studies, loving and loved everything that was music, no doubt she was born for art.
She starts professionally at age 12 with her brother Manuel Ravallo “Colorado”, who played the accordion while she sang and danced dressed as a gaucho folklore.
Estela with her sister and the trio concunada “Popcorn” which was later changed to “The Larks” to be a group with the same name, this was a set composed of a blonde lyric (Estela) a redhead and a brunette, sung in Castilian and Portuguese. With this trio Estela made her first tour of South America, remaining one year in Brazil. Upon returning to Buenos Aires from this tour is when who would later be known her husband, Ricardo Romero.
Estela and Ricardo held a 4-year romance and dating to finally marry the day January 5, 1954. Richard left the orchestra of the College, to join as a trumpeter with the orchestra Estela Raul Fortunato. For that year Estela also recorded other songs like “Sad Canary” with Bob Sullivan and “Let Me” with Ricardo Romero, who also recorded the song “I said Adela.” Among other topics at this time of Estela emphasized “Ave Maria no Morro”, “Istanbul”, “Sadness Blacksmith,” “The Little Engine”, “Red Canary (with the orchestra of Louis Serenaders Gouvea and Kings). In 1955 Edith was awarded the Best Jazz Singer of the Year for her work with the orchestra of Fortunato, leaving registered with songs like “Mr. Sandman”, “chi chi chi”, “The washerwomen of Portugal”, “My Hands”, “It is a sin lie “and together with Ricardo Romero” Cosita good “and” rain. Both alternated work in the orchestra with live performances as number intervals film “Metro”, becoming well known in the art scene.
The way back the tour with “The 4 flats, walking the streets of Buenos Aires in front of them spotted a huge banner announcing the presentation of “The Platters”(The Platters) in Buenos Aires that inspired him to reach the exact number and form the most famous Latin American vocal group of all time “THE CINCO LATINOS” with Estelle and Richard would they crystallized all her dreams of singing to the world, the rest is another story …
During the 13 years of life of “The 5 Latinos” Estela had capitalized wonderful years, rich experience and well equipped with a vocal and interpretative maturity exception, should continue with the path traced by the group before. Estela achievement solo home combined with her dedication to singing, being one intermittently getting back to the audience that followed her from the beginning and for which the diva felt a deep gratitude and great respect.
Estela took this new phase as a litmus test, but her audience trusted her and likewise the CBS one of the largest recording companies in the world that gave birth to “Los 5 Latinos”, she also trusted and showed him the first exclusive contract with these words.
Recorded a first single with the songs “I do not turn to love” and “Do not change the cross”, the latter composed of “Sandro” for her. On this album, Wake never looked like her vocal qualities and brilliant filigree, although her voice was the same, sounded much more flexible and expressive.
Her TV debut as soloist took place on April 70, in the popular program “Saturday round” of channel 13 and as expected the first presentation was a success. In the same year they released their first album as a soloist in big hits which include international and some exclusive tracks like “I know” that, like Sandro Luis Aguile compose especially for her and it became one of their biggest hits in time.
In early 1971 the trio “Los Panchos” visits Argentina where you record a lp special with the voice of Stella as a guest, which took the title “Martha”.
In 1972 performs an intense artistic activity in Buenos Aires, integrating a glossy magazine at the National Theatre, a show source porteno called “Fantastically Fantastic” which later give birth to her third LP for CBS called “Fantastica” published in the same year, being nominated for the “Martin Fierro”. He traveled to Paraguay, Venezuela and Mexico where culminate the recording of their second LP by the trio “Los Panchos” with the title “You get used to me”, likewise noted their appearances at the theater Blanquita, Alameda Capri and the recording 8-TV spectacular. This same year was held in Mexico’s 25 years of the Mexican CBS where she was the sole representative Estela Raval South America, sharing with guests from front line as Ray Conniff, Vicky Carr, Johnny Mattis, Andy Williams Chicory Tipp among other distinguished artists worldwide.
In 1973 continued with the same success, but this time rejects proposals from abroad to carry instead a great bell in her country, made for TV spectacular, recitals in all the provinces and theater seasons in Buenos Aires. A successful season of 7 months at “Sans Souci” where unveils its new lp entitled “Love Me” a French theme adapted brilliantly to their style. In 1977 continued with her show in Mar del Plata, doing another world tour to other Spanish-speaking countries in the meantime recorded another lp “The Raval”, continuing as each year with her own show “Operation singable”.
In early 1982 for the World Cup soccer to be held in Spain, organizers and some employers requested the presence of the quintet, who was regarded as beloved children of this land. Thus Ricardo Stella and accept the proposal reconvene the group, constituting four of its original members, besides the two of them were Charles Antinori, Mariano Crisiglione and the new Latin was Augusto Granatta. The debut will take place on June 30th and the venue for the event called “The Big Chill with The 5 Latinos” would be in the same place where more than 20 years to have debuted in Spain, “The Florida Park” In 1986 arrived in Lima, Peru for a week and stays at the request of the public a month and a half at the prestigious nightclub “The Satchmo” and presentations in theaters and TV special in 1989 is presented in Miami to benefit the Latin Quarter Cultural Center, with a fabulous and unforgettable show at large attended by personalities from the Spanish in addition to colleagues as Palito Ortega, Olga Guillot, Ma Martha Serra Lima, Susana Gimenez who was in Miami and other artists at the end of your stay in Miami invited by the Peruvian government to a private presentation at the presidential level, at the end of the same year she traveled to Mexico as a guest to the popular Veronica Castro “Here it is”. By then I had recorded 4 mgd, “The best time”, “Estela Raval and Los 5 Latinos”, “Estela Raval Michelangello” and “You” where has the participation of the Peace Martinez. This same year recorded a new album that would take the title of “A” song composed by Alberto Cortez especially for her, so it receives the “Star of the Sea” for her role in “Here’s the show” as Best Music Hall, later recording a new album titled “Noche de Ronda” … Followed by awards and touring until 1996, is recorded an unparalleled success with her show “For we are great” with Ricardo Romero, staying 6 consecutive months in theaters.
She presented in this show all the musical and personal story of Estela. In 1997 she was invited to Spain to participate in a music special with Paloma San Basilio meet on the occasion of her 20 years of artistic career, the same year she premiered her one-man “Come and join me”, by which receives the “Estrella de Mar “, then releases her latest album entitled” Life “in honor of the song written by” Alberto Cortez “for her, with the participation of the same, also includes an item singing with Paloma San Basilio” Things of Love ” . In 2000 achieved significant impact with her show “As before, more than before which receives the” Starfish “. In 2001 finished her latest album includes some topics where compiled and features two songs written by her , of which one is dedicated to her followers “The love of my people,” this year presented with Maria Martha Serra Lima a new show called “Passionate” achieved an impressive success and which also receives the “Star Sea” in Mar del Plata. In 2002, Estela has unveiled a spectacular show produced by Daniel Frega. Stele with unsurpassed grace, elegance, mastery and artistic quality retains the humility that characterizes the truly great … “As the public continues joining and applauding our actions will be there I and Latinos taking the world one word that can move mountains, “Love” and what better if carried travez of that universal language of music”.
After a 10-year struggle against cancer mama finally died on the afternoon of June 6, 2012. She was hospitalized for a respiratory infection and welcomed by an official statement, the support of all her followers.