Daniela Farinacci

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Daniela Farinacci (also credited as Daniella Farinaci) is an Australian actress of Italian descent, who has many television, film and theatre credits.

Farinacci is perhaps best known for her role in the Australian movie Lantana as Paula, alongside Vince Colosimo. She also appeared in supporting roles in Little Fish and Look Both Ways.

Farinacci is known for a starring role in the 2006 television mini-series The Society Murders as Maritza Wales, based on a real-life crime. She also has a starring role in the police television drama series, East West 101 as Helen Callas.

Her theatre roles include Juliet in 'Romeo & Juliet' and Helena in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' and many more Melbourne theatre productions.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Lantana Paula D'Amato FCCA Award for Best Supporting Actor - Female
IF Award for Best Actress
2002 Baggage Claim Kim Short
2004 Josh Jarman Maxine
Brothers Rose Short
2005 Look Both Ways Julia
Little Fish Donna
2009 My Year Without Sex Clinic Doctor
2010 Lou Mrs. Marchetti
Matching Jack Ange
2015 Hope City Immigration Officer Short
2016 Close Observations of a Single Subject The Handler Short
Lion Tutor
2018 The Widow Luisa Benvenuto Short


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Blue Heelers Carol Gibson "Dance Crazy"
2001 Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes Sante's Maid TV film
Halifax f.p. Det. Koslinski "Playing God"
2002 Blue Heelers Megan Crane "Wednesday's Child"
The Secret Life of Us Francesca Recurring role
2002-03 MDA Dr. Wendy Rossi Recurring role
2005 BlackJack: Ace Point Game Jenny Hasler TV film
Heartbreak Tour Serg. Wentworth TV film
2006 Society Murders Maritza Wales TV film
Penicillin: The Magic Bullet Margaret Jennings TV film
2007 City Homicide Marion Palmer "Baby Love"
2007-11 East West 101 Helen Callas Main role
2008 Rush Rita "1.10"
2009 Carla Cametti PD Teresa Cametti Main role
2012 Jack Irish: Black Tide Glenda Painter TV film
Lowdown Kara - 1st AD "Rex, Lies & Videotape"
Dangerous Remedy Mariah TV film
2015 Redfern Now: Promise Me Defense Lawyer TV film
Glitch Maria Massola Main role
2016 Tom Wills Sarah Barbor TV documentary
Little Acorns Daniela TV series
2017 Welfare Despina Karagiannis Episode: "PTSD"


  1. ^ Facilitator's Biographies: Daniela Farinacci Archived 30 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine. Bay Side Film Festival. 2006.

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