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Virginia Raffaele

Virginia Raffaele (born 27 September 1980) is an Italian comedian, actress, impersonator and presenter.

Virginia Raffaele
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Born27 September 1980 (1980-09-27) (age 39)
OccupationComedian, actress

Life and careerEdit

Born in Rome, the daughter of two circus performers,[1][2] Raffaele studied classical and modern dance at the Accademia nazionale di danza [it] and in 1999 graduated at the Accademia Teatro Integrato directed by Pino Ferrara.[3]

Raffaele started her career on stage, often working as a sidekick of the comedy duo Lillo & Greg.[1][3] After her television debut as a correspondent in the Rai 2 program Quelli che... il Calcio,[3] she became first known for her imitations and parodies in the Italia 1 show Mai dire Grande Fratello Show. She then appeared in several other shows, including Victor Victoria, Striscia la notizia, two episodes of Le invasioni barbariche and Amici. She also appeared as an actress in several films and TV-series.[1]

After appearing as a guest at the 65th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, Raffaele was chosen to co-host the 66th edition and host the 69th edition of the Festival.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d Domenico Naso (3 February 2016). "Sanremo 2016, il ritratto di Virginia Raffaele". Il Fatto Quotidiano (in Italian). Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b Sara Tamburini (15 January 2016). "Virginia Raffaele, dalle imitazioni a Sanremo". TV Sorrisi e Canzoni (in Italian). Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Motor Show, apre 37/a edizione, madrina e' Virginia Raffaele". Ansa (in Italian). 5 December 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Virginia Raffaele at Wikimedia Commons