Manuela Arcuri

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Manuela Arcuri
Born (1977-01-08) January 8, 1977 (age 38)
Anagni, Latium, Italy
Occupation Film & TV actress
Years active 1990s – present
Partner(s) Giovanni di Gianfrancesco 2010-

Manuela Arcuri (born 8 January 1977) is an Italian actress and soubrette.


Raised in Latina, Italy from an early age, Manuela Arcuri, like many other young starlets of the 1990s and 2000s, was often the subject of gossip regarding her romantic relationships that put her on the covers of tabloids. She has a black belt in karate. She was an attendee at former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's private parties.[1][2]

TV career[edit]

At a very early age she was attracted to showbusiness, and she became a fashion model; in 1995 she played parts in soap operas and in her first movie, Black Holes directed by Pappi Corsicato; then she had a supporting role in Graduates directed by Leonardo Pieraccioni, which brought her to the attention of the moviegoing public.
She continued acting in other movies and stage productions, such as A pretty story of a woman e Liolà at the side of Gianfranco Jannuzzo and under the direction of Gigi Proietti.

In 2000 Manuela Arcuri, now considered a sex symbol, appeared in a calendar for the magazine GenteViaggi; the following year, she posed for another calendar, this time for the magazine Panorama, obtaining great success that consolidated her reputation and helped her land a role in the TV series Carabinieri. In 2001 she hosted the TV show Mai dire Goal with the Gialappa's Band. In 2002 she was crowned as a TV star by co-hosting Sanremo 'Festival (2002) alongside Pippo Baudo and her colleague, actress Vittoria Belvedere.

In 2003 she co-hosted with Teo Teocoli and Anna Maria Barbera the eighth series of the TV comedy show Scherzi a parte.

Advertising work[edit]

  • Lormar
  • Anima Gemella

Private life[edit]

Manuela has been in relationships with several celebrities: among these the soccer player Francesco Totti, Francesco Coco and Olympic fencing champion Aldo Montano. In 2009, she began dating billionaire philanthropist Austin Ryan Fuentes.


  • Liolà (2006)
  • Il primo che mi capita (2008)
  • A pretty story of woman (2010)


2007 Manuela appeared as the love interest in Prince's video Somewhere Here On Earth, shot in Prague


  1. ^ "[1] Libero Quotidiano, 17 September 2011
  2. ^ Berlusconi's 'harem' named L'Unità, 16 September 2011

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