Manuela Arcuri

Manuela Arcuri (born 8 January 1977, Anagni) is an Italian actress, model and soubrette. She was the protagonist of two successful fiction L'onore e il rispetto[1] and Il peccato e la vergogna.

Manuela Arcuri
Photograph of Manuela Arcuri at age 18 in 1995 by photographer Alberto Magliozzi
Manuela Arcuri at 18 in 1995
Born (1977-01-08) 8 January 1977 (age 44)
OccupationFilm & TV actress; model; entertainer
Years active1995–present
Partner(s)Giovanni di Gianfrancesco


Arcuri was born in Anagni, near Frosinone, to a father from the Province of Crotone[2] and a mother from Avellino.[3] Raised in Latina, Lazio from an early age, Manuela Arcuri, was often on the covers of tabloids. She has a black belt in karate. She was an attendee at former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's private parties.[4][5]

TV careerEdit

At a very early age she was attracted to show business, and she became a fashion model; in 1995 she played parts in soap operas and in her first film, Black Holes directed by Pappi Corsicato; then she had a supporting role in The Graduates directed by Leonardo Pieraccioni, and a major one in the comedy film Bagnomaria by Giorgio Panariello, which brought her to the attention of the moviegoing public. She continued acting in other movies and stage productions, such as A Pretty Story of a Woman e Liolà at the side of Gianfranco Jannuzzo and under the direction of Gigi Proietti.

In 2000 Manuela Arcuri, now considered a sex symbol, appeared in a calendar for the magazine GenteViaggi; the following year, she posed for another calendar, this time for the magazine Panorama, obtaining great success that consolidated her reputation and helped her land a role in the TV series Carabinieri. In 2001 she hosted the TV show Mai dire Gol with Gialappa's Band. In 2002, she co-hosted the Sanremo Music Festival alongside Pippo Baudo and Vittoria Belvedere. In 2003, she co-hosted with Teo Teocoli and Anna Maria Barbera the eighth series of the TV comedy show Scherzi a parte.




  1. ^ "L'onore e il rispetto".
  2. ^ "Manuela Arcuri e le sue origini calabresi". Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  3. ^ Manuela Arcuri: "Volata scudetto? Tifo Napoli, mia madre è di Avellino"
  4. ^ "[1] Libero Quotidiano, 17 September 2011
  5. ^ Berlusconi's 'harem' named Archived 17 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine, L'Unità, 16 September 2011

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