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Luciana graduated in 1984 from Torino Conservatory with a piano playing degree. She later obtained a Bachelor's degree from the University of Turin, College of Letters and also attended an acting school in Moncalieri, a suburb of Turin.
She became a school teacher, but kept her stand-up comedy and acting skills in check by performing at local theaters in Turin and province. Television appearances on The Maurizio Costanzo Show allowed her to eventually give up on the teaching career and focus on her entertainer talents.
In 1993, she was part of the Cielito Lindo TV show cast, playing the sketch character Sabrina. As such she had her first catch phrase: "Minchia Sabbry!" Luciana Littizzetto is very famous in Italy for her irreverent gags, where she lampoons government ministers and church prelates alike. She created numerous famous characters and entertained the Italian public with her fertile and varied television, film, theater and literary work. In recent years, together with moderate TV personality Fabio Fazio on the TV show Che tempo che fa she brings attention to cultural, social and political facts that confirm her as a prominent mind of contemporary Italy. In 2013 and 2014, she presented the 63rd and 64th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival along with Fabio Fazio.
She has written several best selling books and describes herself as an animal lover. In 2007, Luciana Littizzetto was honored by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, with the prestigious De Sica award, given for best cultural and entertainment achievements.