Catherine Spaak

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Catherine Spaak
Catherine Spaak 75.jpg
Catherine Spaak in 1975
Born (1945-04-03) 3 April 1945 (age 73)
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Occupation actress, singer
Years active 1959–2014
Spouse(s) Fabrizio Capucci
(m. 1963; div. 1971)

Johnny Dorelli
(m. 1972; div. 1978)

Daniel Rey
(m. 1993; div. 2010)

Vladimiro Tuselli
(m. 2013)
Children 2

Catherine Spaak (born 3 April 1945) is a French-Italian actress and singer.

Personal life[edit]

Catherine Spaak was born at Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine (Ile-de-France).

Born into a firmly anticlerical family, at the age of 18 she decided to embrace Catholicism (now she considers herself a Buddhist).[1]

Spaak has been married four times. Her first marriage was in 1963, to Italian actor Fabrizio Capucci. The couple had acted together in Spaak's breakout film, Crazy Desire, filmed in 1961 when she was 16. Spaak and Capucci were expecting a child when she was 17, and the couple married when she turned 18, shortly before the birth of their daughter, Sabrina.[2] Spaak soon wanted a divorce, illegal in Italy, and tried to flee to France with then 7-month-old Sabrina. The divorce was not granted until Italian divorce law changed in 1971. Spaak married for the second time a few months after her first divorce, in 1972, to Italian actor Johnny Dorelli. The couple had a son together, Gabriele, before their divorce in 1978.[2] Spaak married for the third time in 1993, to Daniel Rey. This marriage also ended in divorce, in 2011. Spaak married her current husband, Vladimiro Tusellie, in 2013.[1]


Spaak spent most of her career in Italy, where she became a teenage star. From age 15 to 18, Spaak was the lead actress in at least 12 movies. As a singer, she was regarded by some as the Italian equivalent of French chanteuse Françoise Hardy, some of whose songs she recorded in 1963. She recorded under the label DET under the direction of Maestro Ezio Leoni, who had previously also produced Françoise Hardy.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b Degli Antoni, Piero (6 April 2014). "«Gli attori, che mascalzoni» La signora Spaak si racconta". La Nazione (in Italian): 29. 
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External links[edit]

Media related to Catherine Spaak at Wikimedia Commons