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Melissa Satta

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Melissa Satta
Melissa Satta (cropped).jpg
Melissa Satta in May 2007
Born (1986-02-07) 7 February 1986 (age 33)[1]
CitizenshipAmerican and Italian
Alma materIULM University of Milan
  • television presenter
Years active2002–present
Modeling information
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorGreen

Melissa Satta (born 7 February 1986[1]) is an Italian television presenter. She was a showgirl in the Italian satirical series Striscia la notizia. Satta has appeared in Maxim magazine and was featured in the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Satta lives and works in Italy.[2][3][4]

Early years[edit]

Satta was born to Italian parents, native to the island of Sardinia, Mariangela Muzzu and Enzo Satta, on 7 February 1986[1] in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[5] She has spent the early years of her childhood living in both the U.S. and in Sardinia.[5] Satta's father, Enzo Satta, is an architect and he was a Sardinian government and central government politician in politics of Sardinia and political consultant and business partner to Prince Aga Khan IV from 1986 until 2003, in which he politically represented Costa Smeralda and was responsible for the architectural planning of Costa Smeralda in Sardinia.[5][6][7] Satta has two brothers; an older brother, Riccardo, a business incubator and entrepreneur resident in the Principality of Monaco, and a younger brother, Maximilian.[8][9] After graduating from high school in the United States; Satta enrolled at the faculty of Communication studies at the private university IULM, but there is no evidence of the achievement of the diploma and the end of her studies.[5][6]

Satta has a history of sports, having practiced both women's football, where she played for the women's team of Sardinian Helena Quartu formally of the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione and karate, with which she was a Sardinian karate champion and was both a Sardinian Karate Championships bronze medalist and an Italy Karate Championships gold medalist.[5][6]


Satta began working in the fashion industry at age 16 in 2002. In 2003 she was among the finalists of the beauty contest Miss wall (edition 2003), and obtaining the title of Miss extreme.[citation needed] In 2005, she began working as a television presenter in the Italian television program Mio fratello è Pakistano, which was starred by presenter Teo Mammucari on Canale 5. In the same year she was appointed as spokesperson for the advertising of TIM.[5][6]

She appeared on the Italian television program Striscia la notizia from 2006 to 2008. In 2006, Satta featured in numerous Mediaset television programs, such as Judge Mastrangelo 2, as well as a minor part in the Italian movie Bastardi. In the fall of 2006, Satta paraded the catwalks in Milan's fashion spring / summer 2007 to the Pin Up Stars collection.[5][6]

In the summer of 2007, she starred in the MTV Italy program the last part of Total Request Live, along with Alessandro Cattelan, and also presented on Fashion TV and the Italian The White Party Fashion TV satellite channel.[6]

In the autumn of 2008, alongside Teo Mammucari, Satta presented the Italian quiz-show First and last, which was inspired by an English format of Endemol UK, and was broadcast on Rai 1 in Italy.[5][6] At the beginning of 2009, Satta became advertising protagonist of the commercials of Peugeot 107 Sweet Years and in September 2009, Satta replaced the Chilean model Maria Jose Lopez, on the role of the female face of the Italian talk show Controcampo on Rete 4.[5] In 2009, Satta television presented for Victoria's Secret.[6]

In February 2010, Satta featured in the magazine Sports Illustrated for the special year dedicated to swimwear (Sports Illustrated Magazine Swimsuit Issue) for a photo shoot that "wearing" a body painting representing the top of the Italy national football team.[10] Throughout 2010, Satta presented Italian television show episodio pilota along with presenter Platinette; aired on Sky Italy. Also in 2010, Satta appeared on the June 2010 cover of the Maxim.[11]

In April 2011, Italian footballer Christian Vieri ended his relationship with Satta because of her alleged infidelity.[12]

In June 2011, Satta lead presented the scientific program Insideout (Tutti pazzi per la scienza); aired on Rai 2.[13] In December 2011, Satta featured on talk show Kalispéra! along with television presenters Pamela Prati and Alfonso Signorini; aired on Canale 5.[14] Throughout 2011, Satta was selected as the testimonial and commercials endorser of different multi-national brands such as Nike and Nicole (luxury fashion and jewelry company of Nicole Miller).[15]

In September 2011, Satta got engaged to 45-year-old Italian businessman, Gianluca Vacchi.[16][17]

In October 2011, Satta was photographed entering a hotel late night with American basketball player Kobe Bryant,[18] and leaving early in the morning.[18] Satta's affair with Kobe Bryant led to Vanessa Bryant filing for divorce.[19]

In May 2012, Satta featured on television program Punto su di te! presented with Elisa Isoardi; aired on Rai 1. On 23 January 2012, Satta began filming episodes throughout 2012 and into 2013 of Intitolata Amici a letto sitcom by Comedy Central Italy subdivision Comedy Central.[20]

In September 2013, Satta and Rafael Benítez, the then manager of Italian giants S.S.C. Napoli, were appointed as presenters of Italy sports program TikiTaka on Italia 1, Mediaset Italia,[21]

In April 2014, she has a child with footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng, called 'Maddox Prince',[22] then in June 2016, they married in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.[23]


Year Film Role Notes
2007 Judge Mastrangelo 2 Cameo directed by Henry Oldoini - Miniseries TV
Bastardi Cameo Italian film directed by Federico Del Zoppo and Andres Alce Meldonado
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Mio fratello è Pakistano (My brother is) Herself Television program broadcast by Canale 5
2005–2008 Striscia la notizia (The news) Presenter 2005-2008, vellum, Canale 5
2007 TRL (Italy) Presenter Italian version of the MTV Television reality program
2007 White Party Fashion TV Presenter Fashion TV
2008 First and last Presenter Italian TV program on Italy 1, presented with Teo Mammucari
2009–2010 Controcampo (TV) Presenter Italian Television talk show on Rete 4, presented with Alberto Brandi
2010 Uno scandalo al sole (A scandal in the sun) Presenter
2011 Fenomenal Guest Italian TV program on Italy 1, presented by Teo Mammucari
2011 Let me sing! Guest
2011 Insideout, Pazzi per la scienza Presenter presenter of the Italian version of BBC Two's "Crazy for science"
2011–2012 Kalispera Presenter Italian TV program on Canale 5, presented with Alfonso Signorini
2012 Punto su di te! Presenter Italian TV program on Rai 1, presented with Elisa Isoardi
2012–2013 Intitolata Amici a letto (Friends in bed) Herself Italian Sitcom TV program on Comedy Central Italy/Comedy Central, starred with Omar Fantini
2013–2014 TikiTaka Presenter Italian TV sports program on Italia 1/Mediaset Italia, Mediaset, presented with Pierluigi Pardo
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Peugeot Herself advertisement for Peugeot's 107 Petite plague

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Marco Ledda (24 September 2005). "Sarda la bruna, brasiliana la bionda. Ecco le nuove veline". La Nuova Sardegna. Sassari. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  2. ^ Melissa Satta at Fashion Model Directory
  3. ^ Melissa Satta in bikini su Maxim (Italian)
  4. ^ Melissa Satta's bodypaint shoot for the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i net / modules.php? name = News & file = article & sid = 250 Sarda the brunette, the blonde Brazilian. Here are the new tissue[permanent dead link], article in "La Nuova Sardegna" reported by site
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Melissa Satta - AskMen". Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  7. ^ site architect Enzo Satta
  8. ^ "Il fratello della Satta nei guai con il fisco". (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  9. ^ The Satta-Bacciu Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  10. ^ satta / Data on the service at the Sports Illustrated.
  11. ^ Melissa Satta article and photos on the official site of Maxim magazine (in Italian). Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Italian football player Christian Vieri breaks up with girlfriend Melissa Satta". Archived from the original on 12 December 2013.
  13. ^ Insideout program (Tutti pazzi per la scienza) (in Italian). Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  14. ^ Kalispéra: the web site of Mediaset Archived 16 June 2013 at (in Italian). Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  15. ^ Section of the site of Nicole Brides with photos of Melissa Satta testimonial (in Italian). Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  16. ^ "Melissa Satta-Gianluca Vacchi, giochi hot".
  17. ^ "Photo: Melissa Satta engaged to businessman Gianluca Vacchi. Farewell Bobo Vieri".
  18. ^ a b Melissa Satta pizzicata con Kobe Bryant le foto Archived 6 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ "Melissa Satta to blame for Kobe Bryant's failed marriage". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  20. ^ Comedy Central official Page of friends in bed (in Italian). Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  21. ^ "Tiki Taka" con Rafa Benitez e Melissa Satta[permanent dead link] (in Italian). Mediaset Italia (Mediaset). 22 September 2013.
  22. ^ "GC SportsKevin Prince Boateng & Fiancée Melissa Satta Are Blessed with a Baby Boy-Maddox Prince Boateng!". 16 April 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  23. ^ BRENNAN, SIOFRA (29 June 2016). "Ex-AC Milan player marries his model girlfriend in a lavish Sardinian ceremony with TWO wedding dresses, Tiffany rings and a surprise gig by Andrea Bocelli". Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 July 2017.

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