Fabrizio Corona

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Fabrizio Corona
Fabrizio Corona.jpg
Fabrizio Corona in 2009
Born (1974-03-29) 29 March 1974 (age 40)
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Owner of photography agency, television personality
Known for Italian television and media personality
Spouse(s) Nina Morić (m. 2001–07)
Children Carlos Maria (b. 2002)

Fabrizio Maria Corona (born 29 March 1974) is an Italian photographic agent, television and media personality, and a convicted felon. He is currently serving a sentence of 15 years in the prison of Busto Arsizio.

Career[edit]

Corona was born in Catania, Sicily to a family of journalists, the son of Vittorio and Gabriella Corona. He has two brothers, Francesco and Federico.[1]

A former partner and administrator of Corona's, a photographic agency in Milan, Corona was the central figure in a series of investigations into the 2007 extortion scandal known as Vallettopoli, which involved many celebrities in the entertainment business and sports. He was arrested and spent 77 days in prison;[2] however on 29 May 2007, he was released but placed under house arrest.[3] He wrote a book La mia Prigione (My Prison) about his experiences as a result of the Vallettopoli scandal which received much attention from the Italian media.

In March 2009, he was a participant in the reality show La fattoria. Corona made his acting debut in May 2010 in the television drama series Squadra antimafia - Palermo oggi 2 which was broadcast on Mediaset's Canale 5. He played the role of Mafia boss Ivo Principe, nicknamed Catanese.

Also, in 2009, he was charged over blackmail photos.[4] In 2013 he was sentenced to 5 years prison, became a fugitive but finally gave himself up after 4 days.[citation needed]

Corona also appeared as himself in Erik Gandini's expository documentary, Videocracy, in which his relationships with political and television industry moguls such as Lele Mora and Silvio Berlusconi are explored. He discusses his business, jail time, and celebrity as well.

Corona appeared in photographs advertising the 2010 collection of a line of designer watches.

Personal life[edit]

From December 2008 to April 2012, Corona was romantically involved with Argentine showgirl and model Belén Rodriguez which attracted much gossip and publicity.[5] From his former marriage to Croatian model Nina Morić, he has one son, Carlos Maria, who was born in 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fabrizio Corona|La Fattoria - Yahoo! TV, retrieved 19 May 2010
  2. ^ Corriere della sera. arrestato Corona espatria vietato per Mora, 13 March 2007
  3. ^ La Repubblica. Inchiesta vip:Gip Potenza concede domiciliari a Corona, 29 May 2007
  4. ^ "Italian paparazzo Fabrizio Corona charged over blackmail photos - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph (London: TMG). ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Corriere della sera, 14 January 2009, retrieved 19 May 2010