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 37)
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present

Caterina Murino (born 15 September 1977)[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 Casino Royale, Solange meets Bond but is later found dead, killed for unintentionally revealing one of Le Chiffre's plans to Bond.

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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