Swinging Swiss mademoiselle Arlette Zola was born Arlette Jaquet in the city of Fribourg on April 29, 1949. Her mother and stepfather ran the Restaurant de la Grand-Fontaine there. Still a child, she already sang for the guests, accompanying herself on the guitar. The driving force behind her career was her stepfather, René Quazzola, from whose surname Arlette’s stage name is derived. He financed Arlette Zola’s first record and built up contacts with the music industry. Soon, Arlette Zola adorned the front pages of teenie magazines, appeared in many TV programs and gave live performances at home and abroad. Her 1967 guest appearances in Brazil and in Bulgaria, where she won an international song contest, deserve special mention. She also aroused interest in Germany and made a considerable number of recordings there. But there were no more major hits. As of 1970 Arlette Zola gradually withdrew from show business. Arlette resurfaced in 1982 as Switzerland's entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest singing 'Amour on t'aime' which finished 3rd. Today, Arlette Zola lives in Fribourg, works in a restaurant, owns a fashion boutique, and as I can see from a concert calender on her website, she still performs to this day.