Miriam Leone

Miriam Leone (born 14 April 1985) is an Italian actress and beauty pageant titleholder who won the Miss Italia 2008 beauty contest.[1]

Miriam Leone
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Miriam Leone in 2008
Born
Miriam Leone

(1985-04-14) 14 April 1985 (age 36)
NationalityItalian
OccupationActress, model and presenter
Years active2008–present

BiographyEdit

Leone was born on 14 April 1985 in Catania. She grew up in Aci Catena,[1] where her mother Gabriella, a municipal employee, and her father Ignazio, a retired teacher, were originally from. She has lived in Acireale since 1999, and attended the "Gulli and Pennisi" grammar school there. She then went to University of Catania.[2]

Leone took part in Miss Italia 2008, and won the competition. She qualified for the pageant by winning the title Miss Prima dell'Anno 2008 (Miss First of the Year), a title that she won on a Carlo Conti programme, L'anno che verrà. She also won the "Miss Cinema" award.[1]

Leone co-presented Unomattina Estate from 1 June to 11 September on Rai Uno. In 2010 Leone was a judge on Ciak! Si Canta. Since 2010, she has been co-hosting Mattina in famiglia on Rai Uno.[3][4] She also hosted the Nastro d'Argento award ceremony in 2011.

She began her acting career with small roles before obtaining the lead role in television series Distretto di polizia (2011-12), La dama velata (2015) and Non uccidere (2015-18).[5] She played the main role of Veronica Castello in the Sky Atlantic trilogy 1992, 1993 and 1994.[5][6] In 2018 she starred as the lead in the black comedy film Put Grandma in the Freezer.[7]

She will star as Eva Kant in the upcoming film based on the comics series Diabolik.[8][9]

FilmographyEdit

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Parents and Children: Shake Well Before Using Luigi's girlfriend Cameo appearance
2011 I soliti idioti: Il film TV reporter Cameo appearance
2014 Unique Brothers Sofia
La scuola più bella del mondo Margherita Rivolta
2016 An Almost Perfect Country Anna
At War with Love Flora Guarneri
Sweet Dreams Agnese
2018 Put Grandma in the Freezer Claudia Maria Lusi
The Invisible Witness Laura Vitale
2019 A Cup of Coffee with Marilyn Oriana Fallaci Short film
Love Under House Arrest Anna
2021 Marilyn Has Black Eyes Clara Pagani
Diabolik Eva Kant Completed
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Miss Italia Herself Contestant; winner
2010 Il ritmo della vita Lizabeth Television film
2011 Camera Café [it] Herself Episode: "Constatazione amichevole"
2011–2012 Distretto di Polizia Mara Fermi Main role (season 11); 26 episodes
2012 Un passo dal cielo Astrid Recurring role (season 2); 7 episodes
2014 Il tredicesimo apostolo Miriam Episode: "Il pianto del demonio"
2015 La dama velata Countess Clara Grandi Lead role; 12 episodes
1992 Veronica Castello Main role; 10 episodes
2015–2018 Non uccidere Valeria Ferro Lead role; 36 episodes
2016 Medici Bianca Episode: "Original"
Le Iene host television program
2017 In arte Nino Erminia Ferrari Television film
1993 Veronica Castello Main role; 8 episodes
2019 1994 Main role; 8 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c (14 September 2008). Miss Italia è Miriam Leone Siciliana dai capelli rossi, La Repubblica (in Italian)
  2. ^ "Miriam, miss secchiona "La tesi? Sul femminismo"" (in Italian). 15 September 2008.
  3. ^ (4 March 2010). Il doppio debutto come attrice di Miriam Leone, Miss Italia 2008, al cinema e in tv Archived 9 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine, TV Sorrisi e Canzoni (in Italian)
  4. ^ Rai.it, "Uno Mattina in famiglia" Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 13 November 2011 (in Italian).
  5. ^ a b "Miriam Leone torna in tv con 1992 - La serie e Non uccidere. Poi il cinema". La Nostra TV (in Italian). 2 January 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Miriam Leone: con 1993 una discesa agli inferi, incarno la tv dei falsi sorrisi". Leggo (in Italian). 12 May 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Miriam Leone e Fabio De Luigi nel trailer di 'Metti la nonna in freezer'". Universal Movies (in Italian). 19 February 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Martin Eden's lead will suit up in leather for a Diabolik remake". Little White Lies. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Miriam Leone è una sexy e sensuale Eva Kant sul set di 'Diabolik'". TGcom Mediaset (in Italian). 11 October 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2020.

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