Έλλη Κοκκίνου (Elli Kokkinou) (Born July 24, 1970) is a Greek singer who was born in Athens, Greece. Kokkinou is among the most popular singers in Greece today. Έλλη Κοκκίνου grew up in a family with a love of music. From a young age, Elli showed interest in music and was also part of the dance group at her school. Her father encouraged her to listen to music, mostly jazz, while her mother encouraged her to listen to more mainstream music, such as disco. At age five she started ballet, while at home she sang and danced for her parents at night.