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The Successful Beauty Who Went From The Horrors Of War To The Top Of The World

When Rita Sahatçiu was born on 26 November 1990, her birthplace PristinaSFR Yugoslavia (present-day Kosovo) was embroiled in a war. Her parents moved Rita and her siblings to London when she was just one. Rita Ora may be a global star today, but she has never stopped talking about the hard times her family went through. Which is just one of the reasons why this successful beauty is such a special girl.

The Cinderella Story Of A Successful Beauty That Went From Rags To Riches

Rita Ora, her first name a tribute to Rita Hayworth and Ora, meaning “time” in Albanian, the surname used by her parents when they moved to London because British people found it hard to pronounce her real surname, never felt the need to change her life story or lie about her family’s hardships. On the contrary, the stunning girl has been very vocal about the difficulties they had to overcome to make it.

Speaking to the Evening Standard about her childhood, Rita said: ‘We lived in Earls Court, on the Old Brompton Road. One room for all four of us, my sister (Elena) annoying me by doing her times tables when I was trying to sleep.’

“The word ‘refugee’ carries a lot of prejudice,” she said. “But it also made us determined to survive. When you put anyone into an alien environment, where other people aren’t completely comfortable with them being there, they are automatically going to be defensive. It’s the rule of the jungle, right?”

The successful beauty had a tough childhood.
The talented girl has had to persevere through her family’s hardships.

The successful beauty added that her parents worked hard to make a living – her mother studying medicine during the day and working as a waitress by night. These days her mother, Vera, now works as an NHS psychiatrist.

Her father, Besnik, bought a pub in Kilburn and they slowly made more money and were able to move to a better area in London.

Rita’s Career

Rita attended the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. Her first singing performances started in her father’s pub and she also did open-mic sessions in places around London. When she was just 15, Rita’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The teenager had to stop going to school to support her mother who, thankfully, managed to survive the illness.

She made a few cameo appearances on Craig David, Tinchy Stryder and James Morrison’s songs, but the defining moment of her career was when her manager, Sarah Stennett, introduced her to Jay-Z. The music mogul signed her to his record label and the rest, as they say, is history.

The successful beauty's life changed when she met Jay-Z.
The Kosovar beauty had her big break when she met Jay-Z.

Finding Success

Rita Ora has had a series of chart-topping hits, such as “Hot Right Now” (2012), “Radioactive” (2013), “I Will Never Let You Down” (2014), “Poison” (2015), and “Your Song” (2017). She has done a number of collaborations with big music names, like DJ Fresh, Calvin Harris, Chris Brown, Tinie Tempah, and Iggy Azalea. The multi-talented beauty has also appeared in a number of TV series and films, like “Empire”, “Red Band Society” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”, while she has participated as a judge on the “X Factor” and “America’s Next Top Model”.

She has also landed lucrative endorsement deals with major brands like Calvin Klein, Superga, Rimmel, Donna Karan, Marks & Spencer, Roberto Cavalli, Coca Cola, and Samsung, among others.

The successful beauty has collaborated with big fashion houses and brands.

The sexy blonde has struck a number of lucrative endorsement deals.Her much-anticipated second music album was very recently announced to drop this autumn, after 5 years and a legal battle with her first record label, Roc Nation. Rita made the exciting announcement during an Instagram live broadcast which made her millions of fans super happy.

Personal Life

Juicy and toned Rita is far from a wallflower. Never one to shy away and cover up, Rita has made some very hot appearances and she’s had some high-profile relationships. In 2009, when both stars were just starting out, she was in a relationship with Bruno Mars about whom she has said: “It was love at first sight. I was 18 and starting out. I thought: Wow, that’s just the world’s greatest guy!”

From 2011-2012 Rita was in a very well-documented (as was to be expected) relationship with the male sibling of the Kardashian clan, Rob. Rob accused her of cheating on him, to which she later replied, “‘I never thought it was actually a relationship.”

The successful beauty has had a tumultuous love life.
Rita has been linked to a number of celebrities.

But the most high profile of Rita’s relationships was with singer/ producer/ prodigy Calvin Harris. They went out from 2013 to 2014, but it all ended amid bitter words and accusations, with Harris going so far as to forbid the successful beauty from using the songs that he had produced on her album.

Currently, the 26-year-old girl is said to be in an on-off relationship with musician Andrew Watts (27).

With her talent, charm, and determination, this already successful beauty is expected to take the world by storm once her second album is out. We would tell you to keep your eyes on her – but we know there’s no need to ask you that because it’s almost impossible to take them off her anyway.

The successful beauty has one of the most toned bodies in showbusiness.
Rita is a confident girl who’s proud of her toned figure.

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Anastasia Date: She’s One Of The Prettiest Bond Girls And You’ve Never Heard Of Her

Tonia Sotiropoulou has the kind of beauty that stays with you long after you first lay eyes on her. Her clear, strong features, the angles of her face and the depth of her eyes are indelible. Then, there is this amazing, natural, tall body that mesmerizes you. But the former Bond girl is much more than just gorgeous. Anastasia Date introduces you to the fabulous Greek actress you’re bound to love.

Anastasia Date presents gorgeous Tonia Sotiropoulou
Tonia is one of the prettiest Greek actresses out there.

Anastasia Date: Her Name is Tonia. Tonia Sotiropoulou.

Tonia Sotiropoulou is a 30-year-old actress from Athens, Greece. She was always passionate about drama, which is why she attended a drama school in Greece and then moved to London, aged 20, to pursue an international career in acting.

Tonia’s Career

The impressive girl finally made it. She became widely known when she played one of the legendary Bond girls, starring in a very steamy scene alongside Daniel Craig in 2012 Bond film, “Skyfall”. Her role may not have been big, but she managed to impress with her stunning looks.

In the same year, she also played in the British psychological thriller, “Berberian Sound Studio” by British director and screenwriter Peter Strickland. The film was not a big commercial success, but it nevertheless won the acclaim of critics and also some serious independent film awards.

In 2014, Tonia played in another Hollywood blockbuster, “Hercules”, in the role of Vixen, alongside Dwayne Johnson. In 2016, the talented brunette played in a popular Greek film, “The Bachelor”.  She has played in a number of smaller films and also done theater in Greece.

Personal Info About Tonia

Tonia is 168 cm tall. She is not against plastic surgery, but what you see is 100% natural as she has not had any. As a genuine Mediterranean woman, she loves being close to the sea, swimming, sailing or just sunbathing.

Anastasia Date presents Bond girl Tonia Sotiropoulou.
Tonia loves being close to the sea.

She also enjoys working out at the gym and practicing yoga with any chance she gets. This is how she keeps her body so fit.

With her gorgeous looks, it’s no wonder she has stricken a number of commercial deals with Greek as well as international brands – from athletic attire to underwear, to jewelry and cosmetics companies.

Tonia has been on the cover of a number of magazines and is a much-loved person in her country, where she keeps a low profile and stays away from scandals and gossip.

Anastasia Date Tonia Sotiropoulou
Tonia likes to keep fit doing yoga.

She is especially interested in saving stray animals, taking part in a number of charities and speaking out for animal rights and cruelty-free products.

In her personal life, Tonia Sotiropoulou likes to keep things under wraps. She hardly ever talks about her relationships, but she is known to be with her fellow heartthrob actor Alexis Georgoulis for quite a few years, sometimes posting pictures of the two of them on Instagram too.

Anastasia Date likes talented women.
Tonia is currently filming in Greece.

All in all, it seems that Tonia Sotiropoulou has it all. She is a stunning woman who is ambitious, kind-hearted, fun, talented and clever all at once. She is just the kind of girl Anastasia Date loves to praise.

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All The Ingredients Needed For A Perfect Mystery Trip

Mystery trips are all the rage right now. It is perhaps because we follow a routine day in and day out that we like to be surprised from time to time and love to have things organized for us for a change. If your partner is the kind of person who loves adventure, why not surprise her with a mystery trip to Eastern Europe?

How To Organize A Mystery Trip For Your Partner                                      

It sounds more difficult than it is. There are a few things to factor in, of course, like your budget, your preferences and, worst of all, your schedule.  Once you know where you (and your partner) would like to go, you should start looking for tickets and accommodation, again depending on your collective preferences.

If you like luxurious hotels and she is more about camping, it may be a good idea to take the middle path so that you’ll both be happy, but since the mystery trip is mainly organized for her, don’t ignore her desires.

Where You Should Take Her

Eastern Europe is such a marvelous place with such diverse choices you may find it hard to pick just one. Here are some suggestions for you.


Although it is far from an economical destination, the world’s largest country is a real delight to see. From its amazing historic cities (not just Moscow) that host some of the best, most impressive art in the world, to its vast countryside, the most breathtaking railway stations, epic train rides, and vodka-fueled nightlife, visiting Russia is an experience like no other.

Russia is one of the top choices for a mystery trip with your partner.
A visit to Russia is an unforgettable experience.


If your partner likes being greeted with two kisses, enjoys warm hospitality, appreciates the combination of sapphire seas and an unforgettable après-ski experience in the country’s mountains, and also loves partying hard, Croatia is an amazing option for a mystery trip. The Mediterranean gem of a country is like a box of assorted chocolates – you will want to try all its different sides and tastes.

One of the best locations for a mystery trip is beautiful Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Czech Republic

The Czech capital, Prague, is one of the most iconic cities in the world. Combining gothic architecture with more modern twists, here’s a place where you can take in the romantic views from the 14th-century Charles Bridge, which connects two historic neighborhoods across the Vltava River, and also enjoy some of the best beer in the world. If your girl is a foodie, this is the place for her, as the Czech Republic is one of the fastest emerging foodie destinations in the world.

Choose the Czech Republic as your mystery trip destination.
Not many places in the world are more romantic than the Czech Republic.


From the historic and mythical capital of Athens with its unique monuments (like the Acropolis) and the other beautiful cities around it (like Salonika in the north)  to the picturesque islands of this small Mediterranean country, there is something for everyone in Greece – cultural visits, an amazing cuisine, a vivid nightlife and some of the most wonderful nature. With Greece being one of the most popular tourist destinations since forever, Greeks love to take care of visitors every way they can.

Greece is another mystery trip idea.
Santorini is a Greek island that’s the perfect romantic destination for a mystery trip.


Does your partner love art nouveau and do you think she’d enjoy the serenity of the Danube river? Do you dream of taking a thermal spa in one of the best naturally warm springs in the world and taking in the views of a city that looks even more beautiful after dark? If so, book your mystery trip to Hungary, the country that’s given us Rubik’s cube, color TV, the ballpoint pen and the delicious goulash soup.

Hungary is a great choice for a mystery trip to Eastern Europe.
Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities after dark.

Hope we’ve inspired you and that you will soon plan a mystery trip to Eastern Europe for your loved one. If you want to find out more about trips to Eastern Europe, you may find more detailed info on certain locations in our blog.

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