Alessandra Martines

Alessandra Martines (born 19 September 1963) is an Italian-French dancer and actress.

Alessandra Martines
Born (1963-09-19) 19 September 1963 (age 56)
OccupationDancer, actress


Martines debuted at a very young age as a dancer at the Zurich Opera House in 1972.[1] After some time working in the United States, including the Chicago City Ballet, she moved to Rome where she worked at the Teatro dell'Opera.[1] In 1985 she began her collaboration with RAI, with the lunchtime chat / quiz show Pronto, chi gioca?; she later gained great popularity with the Saturday Night shows Fantastico and Europa Europa, and then for her portrayal of Princess Fantaghirò in the Fantaghirò series.[1]

In cinema, she is best known and her interpretations under the direction of her ex-husband, the French director Claude Lelouch, in several movies including Les Misérables and And now... Ladies and Gentlemen. She also starred on stage, remarkably in L'appartamento by Franca Valeri.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Martines has a daughter, called Stella Lelouch, with husband Claude Lelouch who she was married to from 1995-2009. In 2012 at the age of 49, she had a son, Hugo, with her partner since 2008 Cyril Descours who is 20 years her junior.


Year Title Role Director Notes
1988 Cinema, che follia! Antonello Falqui TV Series
Miss Arizona Marta Pál Sándor
1989 Sinbad of the Seven Seas Alina Enzo G. Castellari, Luigi Cozzi
Saremo felici Gianfrancesco Lazotti
Passi d'amore Elisa Sergio Sollima
1991 Fantaghirò Fantaghirò Lamberto Bava TV Movie
Telegatto - Actress in a Leading Role
1992 Processo di famiglia Giovanni Fabbri TV Movie
Fantaghirò 2 Fantaghirò Lamberto Bava (2) TV Movie
1993 Tout ça... pour ça ! Allessandra Barrucq Claude Lelouch
Fantaghirò 3 Fantaghirò Lamberto Bava (3) TV Movie
Colpo di coda Paola José María Sánchez TV Movie
1994 Fantaghirò 4 Fantaghirò Lamberto Bava (4) TV Movie
1995 Les Misérables Elise Ziman Claude Lelouch (2)
1996 Men, Women: A User's Manual Doctor Nitez Claude Lelouch (3)
Fantaghirò 5 Fantaghirò Lamberto Bava (5) TV Movie
1998 Chance or Coincidence Miriam Lini Claude Lelouch (4) Chicago International Film Festival - Best Actress
1999 One 4 All Maxime Claude Lelouch (5)
2001 Day Off Francesca Socoa Pascal Thomas
J'ai faim !!! Anaïs Pommard Florence Quentin
2002 Amnèsia Virginie Gabriele Salvatores
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen Françoise Claude Lelouch (6)
2003 Quelques jours entre nous Juliette Virginie Sauveur TV Movie
2004 Le genre humain - 1ère partie: Les Parisiens Herself Claude Lelouch (7)
Saint John Bosco: Mission to Love Marchesa Barolo Lodovico Gasparini TV Movie
2005-10 Caterina e le sue figlie Adele Parisi Several TV Mini-Series (18 Episodes)
2005 Le courage d'aimer Alessandra Claude Lelouch (8)
I colori della vita Giulia Stefano Reali TV Movie
Edda Edda Ciano Giorgio Capitani TV Movie
2006 L'onore e il rispetto Francesca De Santis Alessio Inturri (2), Luigi Parisi (2), Salvatore Samperi TV Mini-Series
2007 L'Heure Zéro Marie-Adeline Pascal Thomas (2)
2008 Love Me No More Marion Dange Jean Becker
Il sangue e la rosa Ortensia Damiani Luciano Odorisio, Luigi Parisi (3), Salvatore Samperi (2) TV Series (4 Episodes)
2009 La reine et le cardinal Anne of Austria Marc Rivière TV Movie
L'Onore e il Rispetto: Parte Seconda Francesca De Santis Luigi Parisi (4), Salvatore Samperi (3) TV Mini-Series
Panique! Clémentine Benoît d'Aubert TV Movie
2011 Inspector Rex Malice Bonomi Marco Serafini TV Series (1 Episode)
Je m'appelle Bernadette Louise Soubirous Jean Sagols
2012 Le Romancier Martin Jérôme Foulon TV Mini-Series
2014 Furore: Il vento della speranza Luciana Belgrano Alessio Inturri (2) TV Mini-Series


  1. ^ a b c d Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.

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