dith Piaf (December 19 1915 - October 10 1963) was a French singer and cultural icon of partly Algerian and Italian descent who "is almost universally regarded as France's greatest popular singer." Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads. Among her songs are "La vie en rose" (1946), "Hymne l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "l'Accordoniste" (1941), "Padam...Padam", and "La Foule". "La Vie en rose" (French for "Life through rose-coloured glass," literally "Life in pink") was the signature song of French singer dith Piaf.
Piaf first popularized the song in 1946. The lyrics were written by Piaf and the melody of the song by "Louiguy" (Louis Gugliemi). Initially, Piaf's peers and her songwriting team did not think the song would be successful, but it became a favorite with audiences. An English version of the lyrics was written later by Mack David. Owing to its popularity, the song appeared on most of Piaf's subsequent albums. A 1998 documentary about dith Piaf was called La Vie en Rose, as was the 2007 biographical feature film La Vie en rose, which won Marion Cotillard, who played Piaf from.