Caterina Murino

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Caterina Murino
Caterina Murino a Giffoni.jpg
Murino at the Giffoni Film Festival in July 2010
Born (1977-09-15) 15 September 1977 (age 38)
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present

Caterina Murino (born 15 September 1976)[1] is an Italian actress from Sardinia.

Life and career[edit]

Murino was born in Cagliari, Sardinia, and initially wanted to be a doctor.[2] She finished fourth in the 1996 Miss Italy contest.[3] Having moved to London, she fell in love with theatre and acting, saving up weekly to watch something in the West End theatre.[4]

Returning to Italy, she studied drama at the Scuola di Cinema e Teatro run by Francesca De Sapio, between 1999 and 2000.[4] She then appeared in stage productions of Richard III and Italian language plays.[citation needed] She began her career in television in 2002,[5] and then gained international fame after playing Solange Dimitrios in the 2006 adaptation of the James Bond novel Casino Royale.

In early 2011, she co-starred with Rufus Sewell in the BBC One TV series Zen. Zen has since been cancelled, although it is airing in the U.S. on Masterpiece Mystery.[6]

In 2011 she also appeared in Bob Sinclar's music video clip "Far l'Amore"[7]

In 2013, she starred as Penelope, Ulysses' wife for a TV production Odysseus.

Selected filmography[edit]

Murino in March 2010


  1. ^ Gary Susman (8 August 2006). "Solange, It's Been Good to Know You". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 22 March 2008. It's already been a rapid rise to stardom for the 28-year-old Murino... 
  2. ^ Rodney Chester (8 December 2006). "Why I love Caterina". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  3. ^ John Preston (11 December 2006). "The Royale Ascent". London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Gordon, Jane (25 December 2010). "Caterina Murino: Meet the former Bond girl who's being hailed as the new Sophia Loren". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Caterina Murino page on MDOHMSS, unofficial italian 007 site". Libero. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  6. ^ 'Rufus Sewell's Zen axed by BBC' 22 February 2011, Digital Spy
  7. ^ Bob Sinclar feat. Raffaella Carrà "Far l'Amore" music clip on YouTube

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