Camille Saviola

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Camille Saviola
Saviola in November 2010
Born (1950-07-16) July 16, 1950 (age 65)
The Bronx, New York City, New York

Camille Saviola (born July 16, 1950) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

Saviola was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, the daughter of Mary (née d'Esopo) and Michael Saviola.[1] She grew up near Yankee Stadium and graduated from the High School of Music and Art, then attended college for one year before dropping out to get into acting. Camille became lead singer of the Margo Lewis Explosion rock band in the 1970s and was signed to a disco contract in the late 1970s.


Throughout the next 25 years, Saviola would perform in theater, television, and films. She is best known for her supporting roles as an Italian, Latino or Jewish character. She also appeared as a Bajoran religious leader, Kai Opaka, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

In addition to her performance as Mama Maddelena in Tommy Tune's original Broadway production of "Nine", Broadway audiences have seen her as another Mama; Matron Mama Morton in the revival of "Chicago". She received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a made-for-cable movie for Nightlife.




  1. ^ "Camille Saviola Biography (1950-)". 1950-07-16. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 

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