Taleesa "Emanuella Gubinelli" was born on the 19th November 1971 in Santa Monica, California. Her parents had Italian origins and she received a very strict education. She studied in a religious college and learned how to sing, play piano ond violin. She started singing in a local band at the tender age of 9. Then, as she was still an adolescent, she escaped from home to follow her rock band for a tour in Europe.