Ornella Muti

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Ornella Muti (born March 9, 1955) is an Italian actress. She was born in Rome as Francesca Romana Rivelli, to a Neapolitan father and Estonian mother. She has an older sister, Claudia (1951).

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 British film debut as Princess Aura in Flash Gordon in 1980. American movies she appeared in include Oscar (1991) and Once Upon a Crime (1992). She is mostly known to the French for appearing in a TV commercial of Giovanni Panzani pasta.

Muti has been married twice, to Alessio Orano (her fellow actor in the film "The Most Beautiful Wife", 1975–1981), and Federico Facchinetti (1988–1996).

Muti has three children: Naike Rivelli (b. 1974), who is also a model and actress having a close resemblance to her mother, and 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 Facchinetti.

Since 1998, Muti has been living with Stefano Piccolo, a plastic surgeon.

Muti was voted "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" in 1994 by a worldwide poll of readers of the magazine Class.

In 2008, Ornella Muti introduced her own line of jewellery. She opened new shops in Paris, Milan, Rome, Riga, Moscow and Almaty. She insured her breasts for $350,000.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
2003: Un couple épatant
1974: Eugenia Rutelli - Appassionata
1978: Ussena / Sena - Eutanasia di un amore
1974: Maribel - Cebo para una Adolescente
1972: La casa de las palomas
1970: Francesca - La moglie più bella
1996: Stella - Mi fai un favore
1983: Rosetta Foschini - Bonnie e Clyde all'italiana
1988: Anna - Codice privato
2000: Armenia - Tierra del fuego
1972: Sandra - Experiencia prematrimonial
1976: Valérie - La dernière Femme
1980: Lisa Silvestri - Il bisbetico domato
1981: Principessa Cristina - Innamorato pazzo
1983: Marta - Un povero ricco
1974: Vincenzina Rotunno Blasetti - Romanzo popolare
1987: Silvia - Io e mia sorella
1990: Serafina - Il viaggio di Capitan Fracassa
1981: Chantal - Nessuno è perfetto
1982: Nicole - La Ragazza di Trieste
1971: Lisa - Il sole nella pelle
1982: Catherine Stockheinz - Love & Money
1981: Cass - Storie di ordinaria follia
1993: Norma - El amante bilingüe
1984: Malvina - Il futuro è donna
1978: Renata - Primo amore
1989: Wait Until Spring, Bandini
1985: Celeste - Tutta colpa del paradiso
1979: Lucia Navarro - Giallo napoletano
1973: Isabella - Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo
1996: Pour rire!
1984: Odette de Crécy - Un amour de Swann
1987: Angela Vicario - Cronaca di una morte annunciata
1988: Silvana - Il frullo del passero
1986: Anna - Stregati
1975: La joven casada
1978: Elena Mazzarini - Ritratto di borghesia in nero
1998: Maria Sommer - Widows – Erst die Ehe, dann das Vergnügen
1995: Tatiana - Tatiana, la muñeca rusa
1974: Caridad - Una chica y un señor
1998: Madeleine Wals - L'Inconnu de Strasbourg
1976: Lucia Mantuso - Come una rosa al naso
1991: Isabella Matignon - Il conte Max
2001: Claudia Maccari - Um Crime Nobre
2018: Mare di grano
2018: Wine to Love
1991: Sofia Provolone - Oscar
1977: Matilde - La stanza del vescovo
1971: Ingrid Sjoman - Un posto ideale per uccidere
1979: La vita è bella
1990: Alice - Stasera a casa di Alice
1975: Catherine - Leonor
2001: Danny - Last Run
1989: regina Maria Sofia - 'o Re
1973: Santazza - Tutti figli di Mammasantissima
1998: Marta - Somewhere in the City
2001: Domani
2007: Nina - Civico zero
2003: Cécile Rivet - Après la vie
1995: Giulia Occhini - Il Grande Fausto
2003: Cécile Costes - Cavale
1977: l'autostoppista/la hostess - I Nuovi Mostri
2000: Rafaella - The Unscarred
1987: Henriette - Casanova
2002: Cecile Costes - Trilogie
2003: Sybil Bullit - Le Lion
1999: Königin Waschti - Esther
1980: Princess Aura - Flash Gordon
2004: Grandmother - The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things
1991: Giuliana - Vacanze di Natale '91
1977: Valérie - Mort d'un pourri
2004: Aphrodita - People
2007: Herself - Marco Ferreri: Il Regista Che Venne Dal Futuro
2004: Mathilde Figura - The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea
2004: Francesca, la dircetora - Di que sí
1992: Elena Morosco - Once Upon a Crime
1991: Anna - La domenica specialmente
2017: Herself - La lucida follia di Marco Ferreri
2018: Federica - Notti Magiche
2004: Mathilde Figura - The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3: From Sark to the Finish
2008: Barbara Forleis - Il sangue e la rosa
1999: Bruna - Panni sporchi
2001: Una Lunga Lunga Lunga Notte D'amore
1972: Teresa - daughter of Betta - Fiorina la vacca
1973: Giovanna - Paolo il caldo
2008: Professoressa Lamberti - Io non ci casco
1991: Onoria - A Season of Giants
1982: Lisa (archive footage) - Famous T & A
2006: Maria Maddalena - L'inchiesta
2006: Graziella Lespinasse - Les Bronzés 3 : Amis pour la vie
2009: Debra 'Tricky' Downing - Doc West: La sfida
2010: Vittorio racconta Gassman: Una vita da mattatore
1986: Se stessa / Luisa, commessa del reparto abbigliamento per bambini - Grandi magazzini
2012: Pia Fusari - To Rome with Love
2010: se stessa - Francesco Nuti… e vengo da lontano
2011: Celebrity Nude Revue: Easy 80's Volume 1
2003: Mathilde Figura - The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story

TV CREDITS:
1981: Wanna bet, that..?
1998: Mercédès Herrera - The Count of Monte Cristo
1995: Die Harald Schmidt Show
1998: Presidente di giuria - Ciao Darwin
2007: Maria Maddalena - L'inchiesta - Anno Domini XXXIII
1948: herself - Bambi-Verleihung
1982: Champs-Elysées
2002: Maria Monticelli - Lo zio d'America
2017: Ingrid - Sirene
1987: herself - live - die ZDF-talkshow
1997: Chiara - L'avvocato Porta