Ambra Angiolini

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Ambra Angiolini
Ambra Angiolini 2.jpg
Born (1977-04-22) 22 April 1977 (age 40)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Pop singer, showgirl, actress
Years active 1992–present

Ambra Angiolini (born in Rome, 22 April 1977) is an Italian actress, TV host and singer.

She made her film debut in Ferzan Özpetek's Saturn in Opposition (2007) for which she won the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress as well as the Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress, the Ciak d'oro and the Globo d'oro. She continued working as an actress in fims like Black and White (2008), The Immature (2011), Viva l'Italia (2013), Do You Remember Me? (2014) and The Choice (2015).

On 9 October 1997, she was notably in Dario Fo's car recording an interview with him when a car drew up alongside with an enormous placard in the window exclaiming "Dario, you've won the Nobel prize!", meaning Fo's initial reaction was captured on film.[1][2]

Television beginnings and music career[edit]

In 1992, at the age of 15, she took part in the second edition of Non è la RAI.[3] She left the show in 1995 to host Generazione X in Italia 1. She also hosted the shows Super, Non dimenticate lo spazzolino da denti and Cominciamo bene estate during the subsequent years, as well as Stasera niente MTC in MTV Italy.

Her first album T'appartengo (it) was released in 1994 and it was an instant success.[4] The following year she recorded a Spanish version, Te pertenezco, for the Spanish and Latin American markets. In 1997 she was invited to take part in the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile.

Her follow-up album, Angiolini (it) (Angelitos in the Spanish-speaking markets), was released in 1996. Her third album Ritmo vitale (it) was released in 1997 in Italy and a Spanish version entitled Ritmos vitales followed in 1998. Her last album InCanto (it) was released in 1999 only in Italy.

Acting career[edit]

Ambra Angiolini is now an actress; she won the Nastro d'Argento, the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress and the Ciak d'oro alla rivelazione dell'anno for her role in Saturno contro (2007) directed by Ferzan Özpetek.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Ambra was born in Rome to Doriana and Alfredo.[5] She now lives in Brescia with the singer-songwriter Francesco Renga. They have two children, Jolanda (born 2004) and Leonardo (born 2006).[3]



  • T'appartengo / Te pertenezco (1994)
  • Angiolini / Angelitos (1996)
  • Ritmo vitale / Ritmos vitales (1997)
  • InCanto (1999)





  • Bulli e pupe (Canale 5, 1992)
  • Rock 'n' Roll (Italia 1, 1993)
  • Non è la Rai (Canale 5, Italia 1, 1992 – 1995)
  • Generazione X (Italia 1, 1995 – 1996)
  • Dopofestival di Sanremo (Rai 1, 1996)
  • Super (Canale 5, 1996)
  • Non dimenticate lo spazzolino da denti (Italia 1, 1996)
  • Sanremo Top (Rai 1, 1997)
  • Carosello (Rai 2, 1997)
  • Gratis (Rai 1, 1999)
  • Speciale Pop (Rai 2, 2000)
  • L'assemblea (Italia 1, 2001 – 2002)
  • Speciale per voi, trent'anni dopo o poco più (Rai 2, 2003)
  • Cornetto Free Music Festival (Italia 1, All Music, 2004–2006)
  • Comnciamo bene estate (Rai 3, 2005)
  • Chicas (Fox Life, 2005)
  • Dammi il tempo (Rai 3, 2006)
  • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (Nickelodeon, 2006)
  • Crozza Italia (La7, 2007–2008)
  • Stasera niente MTV (MTV Italia, 2008)
  • Nastri d'argento 2009 (Rai 1, 2009)


  1. ^ Gumbel, Andrew (10 October 1997). "Nobel Prize: Dario Fo, the showman, wins Nobel literature prize". The Independent. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, Tony (1999), Dario Fo: People's Court Jester (Updated and Expanded), London: Methuen, p. 229, ISBN 0-413-73320-3. 
  3. ^ a b c La Rosa, Serena (4 January 2010). "Francesco Renga and Ambra - "Being together is like watching each other live: each of us their own life, not necessarily the same"". Vogue - Stars. Vogue It. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "AmbrA". Spotify. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "La storia di Ambra ... da mito e leggende". Biography. Libero. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 

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