Ornella Muti (born Francesca Romana Rivelli; 9 March 1955) is an Italian actress.
Francesca Romana Rivelli
9 March 1955
(m. 1975; div. 1981)
(m. 1988; div. 1996)
|Children||3; including Naike Rivelli|
Muti was born in Rome as Francesca Romana Rivelli, to a Neapolitan journalist father and Ilse Renate Krause, a Baltic German sculptor from Estonia. Her maternal grandparents emigrated from Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg, Russia) to Estonia.
Muti modeled as a teenager and made her film debut in 1970 in La moglie più bella (aka The Most Beautiful Wife). She has primarily worked in Italian films but she made her English-speaking film debut as Princess Aura in Flash Gordon in 1980. American movies she appeared in include Love and Money (1982), Casanova (1987), Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989), A Season of Giants (1990), Oscar (1991), Once Upon a Crime (1992), Somewhere in the City (1998) and To Rome with Love (2012).
In 2008, Muti introduced her own line of jewelry and subsequently opened shops in Paris, Milan, Rome, Riga, Moscow and Almaty.[better source needed] In 1999 she insured her breasts for $350,000.
Muti has been married twice, first to Alessio Orano (a fellow actor in The Most Beautiful Wife), from 1975 to 1981. She was married, secondly, to Federico Fachinetti, from 1988 to 1996. Muti has three children: Naike Rivelli (born 1974), a fashion model, singer, and actress ; a son, Andrea, and a second daughter, Carolina, both from her marriage to Fachinetti.
|The Hitchhiker||1986||Sister Theresa||HBO||Episode: "True Believer"|
|A Season of Giants||1989||Onoria||Rai 1||Miniseries|
|Il Grande Fausto||1994||Giulia Occhini||Rai 1||Miniseries|
|L'avvocato Porta||1997||Chiara||Canale 5||Main role (season 1); 4 episodes|
|The Count of Monte Cristo||1998||Mercedes Iguanada||TF1||Miniseries|
|Esther||1999||Vasti||Rai 1||Television film|
|Lo zio d'America||2002||Maria Monticelli||Rai 1||Main role (season 1); 8 episodes|
|Chi l'avrebbe mai detto||2006||Emma||Rai 1||Miniseries|
|Il sangue e la rosa||2008||Barbara Forleis||Canale 5||Main role|
|Doc West||2009||Debra Downing||Canale 5||Television film|
|Sirene||2017||Ingrid||Rai 1||Main role; 6 episodes|
- (in Russian) Interview with Ornella Muti (Интервью с Орнеллой Мути)
- "Ornella Muti". IMDb. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
- ORNELLA MUTI & FABRICE KERHERVÉ look forward to meeting you at RIGA on the 19th-20th-21th [sic] JULY 2008
- "Guarda che talento, lo voglio assicurare - la Repubblica.it". Archivio - la Repubblica.it (in Italian). Retrieved 29 August 2021.
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