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Simonetta Stefanelli

Simonetta Stefanelli

Italian Actor and Fashion Designer
Born Nov 30, 1954

Simonetta Stefanelli is an Italian film actress. She is best known outside Italy for her role in The Godfather (1972), in which she played Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone, Michael Corleone's wife. Stefanelli was only 17 at the time the movie came out (and only 16 when the filming was done in 1971) and relatively unknown. At that young age she shot a scene in "The Godfather" where she was bare-breasted.… Read More

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1954 Birth Born on November 30, 1954.


Internationally, she is best known for her performance as Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone in the 1972 film The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. … Read More
1973 18 Years Old Stefanelli refused a career in Hollywood, in order to avoid being typecast, and continued her career in Italy. In 1973, she filmed one picture in Spanish, El mejor alcalde, el rey (The Best Mayor, the King), directed by Rafael Gil. … Read More


1975 20 Years Old Stefanelli was married to the actor/director Michele Placido, with whom she appeared in a number of films, including the 1975 erotic drama Peccati in famiglia. They had three children together, including actress Violante Placido, but they divorced in 1994. … Read More


1992 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, after appearing in Michele Placido's film Le amiche del cuore (Close Friends), Stefanelli ended her acting career.


2006 51 Years Old A hoax that Stefanelli had died appeared on Internet in 2006, and then again in 2008.
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