Lena Zavaroni was a singer who came to the public’s attention in 1974 when see appeared on Opportunity Knocks on which she returned five times.

She went on to have her own TV shows:

  • Lena and Bonnie (with Bonnie Langford)
  • On Broadway With Lena Zavaroni
  • Lena Zavaroni and Music (6 episodes)
  • Lena (3 seasons of 6 episodes per season. 1980, 1981, 1982).

She also travelled the world and despite not being a recording artist released 6 LPs and 13 singles. Her recordings were also released on various compilation albums.

But behind the scenes Lena Zavaroni had a life long fight with her demons, which came out as anorexia from the age of 13 to 15, this then became clinical depression which lasted the rest of her life.

The truth is the anorexia also lasted the rest of her life.



We can never know the true story of Lena Zavaroni’s life as it seems to be a closed subject.

The best we can do is try and build up a view based on the information provided by the media and the public comments made by Lena, her family and friends.

So this is why it’s not a biography but a fan’s attempt to discover what he can about the life and death of an individual that died way to young and for no real reason.

It is presented as a series of short notes and comments along with links to related media, blogs, etc.

I hope fans will find it of interest and that it helps them on their own discovery of Lena Zavaroni.

It’s a hard but sometimes happy but also very sad journey into the world of Lena Zavaroni.

If you want the fantasy Lena that some fans seem to then you should end your journey here.