According to The Real Frank Zappa Book she owed her name to the fact that she cried so loud Zappa felt she sounded like an opera diva.
Diva inspired two titles of Zappa's songs, namely Chana In De Bushwop (for which she co-wrote the lyrics) and Mõggio. She also invented the name of Marshmoff the cat. Diva was additionally a special guest during Zappa's Tours/1988.
Diva sang Girlie Woman and When the Ball Drops on The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle (2006) and Alice and Espanoza on The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAA Birthday Bundle (2008). She performed on and wrote liner notes for 200 Motels - The Suites (2015).