Maria Grazia Cucinotta

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Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Maria Grazia Cucinotta - nicogenin - 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra) 2-2.JPG
Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Born (1968-07-27) 27 July 1968 (age 49)
Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990-present
Spouse(s) Giulio Violati (1995-present)

Maria Grazia Cucinotta (born 27 July 1968) is an Italian actress who has featured in films and television series since 1990. She also worked as a film producer, screenwriter and model. Internationally she is best known for her roles in Il Postino and as the Bond girl, credited as a Cigar Girl, in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.

Early life and career[edit]

Cucinotta was born in Messina in Sicily, Italy. She is well-known in Italy as a movie and television actress. She guest-starred in The Sopranos episode "Isabella" as the titular character. She also appeared on The Simpsons episode "The Italian Bob" voicing Sideshow Bob's wife, Francesca.

Cucinotta won the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2010.[citation needed]

In 2012, Cucinotta received a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1]


Television appearances[edit]

Cucinotta at the 66th Venice International Film Festival (Sep 2009)
  • Andy e Norman (1991)
  • La Ragnatela (1991)
  • Scherzi a parte (1992)
  • Alta società (1995)
  • La Signora della città (1996)
  • Solomon (1997)
  • Il Quarto re (1997)
  • Padre papà (1998)
  • Wildside - Lawyer episode (1998)
  • In punta di cuore (1999)
  • "Isabella" (1999, episode of The Sopranos)
  • L' Avvocato Porta (1997)
  • Amici di Gesù (2000)
  • Il Bello delle donne (2001)
  • Amici di Gesù (2001)
  • Inferno Below (2003)
  • "The Italian Bob" (2005, episode of The Simpsons)
  • Pompei (2007)
  • VIP (2008)


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