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Bergen (singer)

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Birth name
Belgin Sarilmiser


Years active

Belgin Sarilmiser



Bergen looking fierce with curly hair down covering her right eye and wearing a white coat, gold necklace, and silver dangling earrings

July 15, 1958 (age 31) Mersin, Turkey (

Bergen Official Honour Website

Halis Serbes (m. 1982–1989), Goksel Sarilmiser (m. 1977–1981)

Sabahat Cakir, M. S. Sarilmiser

14 August 1989 (aged 31) Pozantı, Adana, Turkey

Yıldız Tilbe, Muazzez Ersoy, Ebru Gündeş

Bergen songs 2017

Bergen was one of the most successful Turkish singers and a pioneer in the Turkish arabesque genre. When she was 17, she quit her job at a Turkish post office so that she could pursue her dream of performing on stage. Her personal life was influential in her gloomy sound and led to her success. Her husband threw nitric acid on her face resulting in blindness in her right eye. Despite this, she continued singing and chose to cover the blind eye with her long hair. This event added more depth to her songs and resulted in her songs being sung with pain and sorrow. She has been called the "Woman of Pain."


Bergen looking fierce with blonde hair covering her right eye and wearing a colored blouse under a green coat, gold necklace, gold earrings, gold bracelets, and finger rings

She is most known for her song, "Acıların Kadını", the lead single from her 1986 album of the same name. She also starred in the movie, "Acıların Kadını" as well.

Bergen released eight albums and all of them reissued later.

Death and legacy

Bergen smiling with blonde hair down covering her right eye, hand on her shoulder, wearing a red dress and finger rings

After her husband came out of the jail, he shot Bergen six times when she was on the road for a tour to promote her last studio album "Yıllar Affetmez" on August 14, 1989. Bergen died at the age of 31, but her legacy and influence in the arabesque music scene is still relevant today. Her songs has been included arabesque or nostalgia concept albums, and covered by several artists such as Işın Karaca, Funda Arar, Muazzez Ersoy, and Emrah.


Bergen (singer) Wikipedia