Monica Stucchi (born May 28, 1963), best known by her recording name, Valerie Dore is an Italian musician from Milan, Italy. She came to fame during the mid-1980s as part of the Italo disco movement. She was discovered at age 20 by the Italo producer Roberto Gasparini.
Monica Stucchi choose the stage name "Valerie Dore" and began work on her first song, "The Night," an Italo disco track that would be released in 1984 in conjunction with the album of the same name. The song sold 1.5 million copies and charted in several European countries.Varerie Dore's next two songs, "Get Closer" and "It's So Easy" were released in 1985 and had similar arrangements to "The Night." The latter song was a Top 10 hit in Italy and Switzerland.