Alessandra Martines

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Alessandra Martines
Born (1963-09-19) 19 September 1963 (age 51)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Dancer, actress

Alessandra Martines (born 19 September 1963) is an Italian-French dancer and actress.


Martines debuted at a very young age as a dancer at the Zurich Opera House in 1972.[1] After some time working in the United States, including the Chicago City Ballet, she moved to Rome where she worked at the Teatro dell'Opera.[1] In 1985 she began her collaboration with RAI, with the children's show Pronto, chi gioca?; she later gained great popularity with the Saturday Night shows Fantastico and Europa Europa, and then for her portrayal of Princess Fantaghirò in the Fantaghirò series.[1]

In cinema, she is best known and her interpretations under the direction of her ex-husband, the French director Claude Lelouch, in several movies including Les Misérables and And now... Ladies and Gentlemen. She also starred on stage, remarkably in L'appartamento by Franca Valeri.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Martines has a daughter, called Stella Lelouch, with husband Claude Lelouch who she was married to from 1995-2009. In 2008 she had a son, Hugo with partner Cyril Descours who is 20 years her junior.



  1. ^ a b c d Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X. 

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