Ornella Muti

Ornella Muti

Birth name: Francesca Romana Rivelli
Born: March 9, 1955
Age: 68
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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Ornella Muti (born 9 March 1955) is an Italian actress.

She 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.[1] She has an older sister, Claudia (born 1950).



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).

She is mostly known to the French for appearing in a television commercial of Giovanni Panzani pasta. She was voted "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" in 1994 by a worldwide poll of readers of the magazine Class.[citation needed]

In 2008, Muti introduced her own line of jewelry.[2] She opened new shops in Paris, Milan, Rome, Riga, Moscow and Almaty.[when?] She reportedly insured her breasts for $350,000.[3][when?]

Personal life

Muti has been married twice, first to Alessio Orano (a fellow actor in The Most Beautiful Wife), from 1975-81. 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 (whose father is Spanish film producer José Luis Bermúdez de Castro Acaso); a son, Andrea, and a second daughter, Carolina, both from her marriage to Fachinetti. In September 2016, she announced the intention to have also a Russian citizenship when she visited the island Sakhalin, Muti owns a permanent residence in Russia and applied for citizenship the same year.[4]

Selected filmography

  • La moglie più bella (The Most Beautiful Wife, 1970)
  • Il Sole nella pelle (1971, also known as Summer Affair, Sun on the Skin)
  • Un posto ideale per uccidere (Oasis of Fear, 1971)
  • The House of the Doves (1972)
  • Le Monache di Sant'Arcangelo (1973, also known as Sisters of Satan, The Nuns of Saint Archangel, The Nun and the Devil)
  • Italian Graffiti (1973)
  • Romanzo popolare (1974, also known as Come Home and Meet My Wife)
  • The Sensual Man (1974)
  • Appassionata (1974, also known as Passionate)
  • Leonor (fr) (1975)
  • Pure as a Lily (1976)
  • La Dernière femme (1976, also known as The Last Woman, L'Ultima donna)
  • La stanza del vescovo, (1977, also known as The Bishop’s Room)
  • Mort d'un pourri (1977, also known as Death of a Corrupt Man, The Twisted Detective)
  • I nuovi mostri (1977)
  • Ritratto di borghesia in nero (1978, also known as Nest of Vipers, Portrait of a Bourgeois in Black)
  • Eutanasia di un amore (1978)
  • Primo amore (1978)
  • Neapolitan Mystery (1979)
  • La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful, 1979)
  • Flash Gordon (1980)
  • Il Bisbetico Domato (1980)
  • Storie di ordinaria follia (Tales of Ordinary Madness, 1981)
  • Nessuno è perfetto (1981)
  • Innamorato pazzo (Madly in Love, 1981)
  • Love and Money (1982)
  • La ragazza di Trieste (The Girl from Trieste, 1982)
  • Bonnie e Clyde all'italiana (Bonnie and Clyde Italian Style, 1983)
  • Un povero ricco (Rich and Poor, 1983)
  • Un amour de Swann (1984, also known as Eine Liebe von Swann, Swann in Love)
  • Il futuro è donna (The Future Is Woman, 1984)
  • All the Fault of Paradise (Tutta colpa del paradiso) (1985)
  • Stregati (1986)
  • Grandi magazzini (1986)
  • Io e mia sorella (Me and My Sister, 1987)
  • Casanova (1987)
  • Cronaca di una morte annunciata (Chronicle of a Death Foretold, 1987)
  • Il frullo del passero (The Sparrow's Fluttering, 1988)
  • O Re (The King of Naples) (1989)
  • Codice privato (1989)
  • Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
  • Il Viaggio di Capitan Fracassa (1990, English titles: Captain Fracassa's Journey, The Voyage of Captain Fracassa)
  • Stasera a casa di Alice (1990)
  • A Season of Giants (1990)
  • Oscar (1991)
  • Count Max (1991)
  • La domenica specialmente (Especially on Sunday, 1991)
  • Once Upon a Crime (1992)
  • El Amante Bilingüe (The Bilingual Lover, 1993)
  • Compromesso d'amore (1995, Spanish title: Tatiana, la muñeca rusa, US title: Love Deal)
  • Mi fai un favore (1996, US title: Stella's Favor)
  • Pour rire! (1996)
  • Widows - Erst die Ehe, dann das Vergnügen (1998)
  • Somewhere in the City (1998)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (1998, miniseries)
  • Esther (1999 film)
  • The Unscarred (1999), co-starred with daughter Naike Rivelli
  • Panni sporchi (Dirty Linen, 1999)
  • Tierra del fuego (2000)
  • Jet Set (2000)
  • Domani (2001, English title: Tomorrow)
  • Il figlio prediletto (2001 Brazil, Portuguese title: Um Crime Nobre)
  • Last Run (2001) as Danny
  • Hotel (2001) as Flamenco Spokesperson
  • Cavale (2002, also known as Trilogy: One, On the Run) as Cécile Costes
  • Un couple épatant (2002, also known as Trilogy: Two, An Amazing Couple) as Cécile Costes
  • Après la vie (2002, also known as Trilogy: Three, After the Life) as Cécile Rivet
  • Uomini & donne, amori & bugie (2003) as Anna
  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story (2003) as Mathilde Figura
  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea (2004) as Mathilde Figura
  • The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004) as Grandmother
  • People (2004) as Aphrodita
  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3: From Sark to the Finish (2004) as Mathilde Figura
  • Di que sí (2004) as Francesca, la directora
  • La bambina dalle mani sporche (2005, TV Movie) as Wanda Rosso
  • A Life in Suitcases (2005) as Mathilde Figura
  • Friday or Another Day (2005) as La mère de Philippe Rohan
  • Les Bronzés 3: Amis pour la vie (2006) as Graziella Sparaggi Lespinasse
  • L'Inchiesta (2006) as Mary of Magdalene
  • Peopling the Palaces at Venaria Reale (2007) as Marchesa di Caraglio
  • Civico zero (2007) as Nina
  • Postcards from Rome (2008) as Ornella
  • Io non ci casco (2008) as Professoressa Lamberti
  • Doc West (2009, TV Movie) as Debra Downing
  • To Rome with Love (2012) as Pia Fusari
  • Checkmate (2016) as Penury

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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