Luca Barbareschi

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Luca Barbareschi
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Luca Barbareschi, 2008
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
29 April 2008 – 4 March 2013
Constituency Sardinia
Personal details
Born (1956-07-28) 28 July 1956 (age 61)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political party The People of Freedom (before 2010)
Future and Freedom (2010–13)
Occupation Politician, television presenter, actor

Luca Barbareschi (born 28 July 1956 in Montevideo) is an Italian-Uruguayan actor, television presenter, and former member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

He was one of four actors whom the Italian police believed had been murdered in the making of the 1980 horror film Cannibal Holocaust, where he also killed a young piglet. So realistic was the film that shortly after it was released its director Ruggero Deodato was arrested on suspicions of murder. The actors had signed contracts to stay out of the media for a year in order to fuel rumours that the film was a snuff movie. The court was only convinced that they were alive when the contracts were cancelled and the actors appeared on a television show as proof.[1][2]

In 2008 he was elected as Member of the Italian Parliament at the Chamber of Deputies with Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right party The People of Freedom. In 2010 he joined, with other 32 deputies and 10 senators, the Gianfranco Fini's new party Future and Freedom. He left parliament in 2013.

In 2012 he made a great stir when he knocked out an Italian journalist who was asking about his absence from sessions of parliament.[3]



Luca Barbareschi with Ezio Greggio




  1. ^ Ruggero Deodato (interviewee), In the Jungle: The Making of Cannibal Holocaust, Alan Young Pictures, Italy, 2003.
  2. ^ Ruggero Deodato, interview with Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski, Cult-Con 2000, Cannibal Holocaust DVD Commentary, Tarrytown, New York, 2000.
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