Anna Falchi

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Anna Falchi
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Falchi in 2007
Born Anna Kristiina Palomäki
(1972-04-22) 22 April 1972 (age 44)
Tampere, Finland
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue, green

Anna Falchi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈanna ˈfalki]; born Anna Kristiina Palomäki; 22 April 1972) is an Italian-Finnish model and film actress.


Anna Falchi was born Anna Kristiina Palomäki in Tampere, Finland, the daughter of an Italian father Benito (Tito) Falchi and Finnish mother Karina. Anna has a brother Saro and a half brother in Sweden Peter (same father). In 1978, at the age of six, she moved to Italy with her family. She started her career as a model. She first appeared on television in a commercial for an Italian bank in 1992.[1] The ad starred Paolo Villaggio, and was directed by the celebrated Federico Fellini. This helped her launch a film career, starting with Nel continente nero (On the Dark Continent) in 1993.

She appeared in many films since, including the 1994 fantasy movie Desideria e l'Anello del Drago, the 1997 film La principessa e il povero and the 2005 comedy Nessun messaggio in segreteria. She has also been a popular television personality, hosting various specials on Italian television.

She is less known in the English speaking world. Some know her for the lead female role in the film Dellamorte Dellamore, which was released in the U.S. as Cemetery Man.

In a 2001, Falchi was a guest on the Italian late night show Satyricon, during which she satirized one of the appearances of Madonna on Late Show with David Letterman during which Madonna jokingly teased Letterman for refusing to smell her (Madonna's) panties, Falchi actually took off her red panties on stage, and the host went all the way to smell them, which caused some scandal in Italy.[2][3]



  1. ^ Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Loris Mazzetti Il libro nero della Rai p.28
  3. ^ Enzo Biagi (2002) Cose loro e fatti nostri p.124

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