Simonetta Stefanelli
Italian actor and fashion designer
Simonetta Stefanelli
Simonetta Stefanelli is an Italian actress, entrepreneur and fashion designer. Internationally, she is best known for her performance as Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone in the 1972 film The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Her other roles include appearances in Moses the Lawgiver, Scandal in the Family and Three Brothers.
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Film Riffs: Great Apollos in Cinema - Express from The Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Italian actress Simonetta Stefanelli played the woman who should have checked the car before turning the key in the 1972 first "Godfather" film. Apollo (the actual god): "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" (released in 2010)had too
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VIOLANTE PLACIDO CRITICA IL CINEMA ITALIANO. - We-News
Google News - over 5 years
Riguardo agli eventuali aiuti che le possono essere derivati dal fatto di essere figlia degli attori Michele Placido e Simonetta Stefanelli Violante Placido dichiara: "A mio padre ea mia madre io non ho mai chiesto nulla. Il mondo del cinema è pieno di
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Cinema/ Violante Placido: "Chi vuol fare cinema vada all'estero" - Virgilio
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Sugli aiuti che possono esserle derivati dal fatto di essere figlia degli attori Michele Placido e Simonetta Stefanelli, risponde: "A mio padre ea mia madre io non ho mai chiesto nulla. Il mondo del cinema e' pieno di rosiconi invidiosi
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Se casaron y (a veces) fueron felices - ElEspectador.com
Google News - over 5 years
El ejemplo más curioso son las instantáneas de Al Pacino esposando a la actriz Simonetta Stefanelli en El Padrino. Curioso porque Pacino, el actor, se ha casado más de una vez en la gran pantalla pero no en la vida real
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Michele Placido compie 65 anni - DirettaNews.it
Google News - almost 6 years
L'attore e regista ha cinque figli, di cui tre avuti con l'ex moglie Simonetta Stefanelli, un quarto da una storia extraconiugale con Virginie Alexandre e l'ultimo avuto dalla sua attuale compagna Federica Vincenti
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A Mantova 'Film Legend' rassegna di film digitalizzati - CremonaOnLine
Google News - almost 6 years
... Franco Citti, Richard Bright, Corrado Gaipa, Victor Rendina, Saro Urzì, Simonetta Stefanelli, Jeannie Linero, Lenny Montana, John Martino, Tere Livrano, Al Martino, Salvatore Corsitto, Ardell Sheridan, Morgana King Titolo originale The Godfather
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'THREE BROTHERS,' ITALY'S OSCAR NOMINEE
NYTimes - about 35 years
VERY early in Francesco Rosi's ''Three Brothers,'' the camera is following an old farmer, Donato Giuranna (Charles Vanel), as he makes his purposeful way down a rocky country lane. He walks with vigor but also with care. It's the sort of path on which one can easily slip, and a slip, when you're 80-odd years old, can be dangerous. An old woman
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    FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 51
    A hoax that Stefanelli had died appeared on Internet in 2006, and then again in 2008.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 37
    Having quit her acting career in 1992, Stefanelli now owns and operates a fashion store in Rome called Simo Bloom, where she designs purses and shoes.
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    In 1992, after appearing in Michele Placido's film Le amiche del cuore (Close Friends), Stefanelli ended her acting career.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Following their divorce, Stefanelli and her children briefly lived in London.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 18
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Stefanelli appeared in the miniseries Moses the Lawgiver, starring Burt Lancaster, Anthony Quayle and Ingrid Thulin. She would later have roles in numerous Italian films, including Peccati in famiglia (Scandal in the Family), an erotic drama she starred opposite her husband Michele Placido, and Francesco Rosi's Tre fratelli (Three Brothers). Eriprando Visconti, Walerian Borowczyk, Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia and Mario Caiano are some of the directors she worked with.
  • 1972
    Age 17
    In 1972, she appeared in German television film Die Sonne angreifen (The Sun Attack) by Peter Lilienthal.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, she landed the role of Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone in American motion picture The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan and Diane Keaton. Although she was only sixteen when the production began, and only seventeen when the film came out, Stefanelli appeared nude in the film. Her character was featured in the 1977 miniseries The Godfather: A Novel for Television.
    Before appearing in The Godfather in 1972, Stefanelli had small supporting roles in numerous Italian films directed by renowned Italian directors — La moglie giapponese (The Japanese Wife) by Gian Luigi Polidoro, Non commettere atti impuri (Do Not Commit Adultery) by Giulio Petroni, Homo Eroticus by Marco Vicario and In nome del popolo italiano (In the Name of the Italian People) by Dino Risi.
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    Internationally, she is best known for her performance as Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone in the 1972 film The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
    More Details Hide Details Her other roles include appearances in Moses the Lawgiver, Scandal in the Family and Three Brothers.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on November 30, 1954.
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