Silvia Colloca

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Silvia Colloca
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Silvia Colloca at the AACTA Awards 2012, Sydney, Australia
Born (1977-07-23) 23 July 1977 (age 38)
Milan, Italy
Spouse(s) Richard Roxburgh
Children Raphael

Silvia Colloca (born 23 July 1977) is an Italian actress, blogger, cookbook author, and TV cookery show personality.[1][2][3][4] She has published two cookbooks.

Her Australian 10-part TV series Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca[5] debuted on SBS TV in November 2014, coinciding with the publication of the book of the same name.[6]

Colloca took a film crew home to meet her Italian family, showcasing three picturesque regions of Italy, Abruzzo where her family is from, Marche, and Molise, using her mother’s kitchen to present cucina povera (peasant cuisine).[6][7]

Colloca was born in Milan to Loredana and Mario Colloca. Her first major film role was in Van Helsing, in which she played Verona, one of Dracula's brides. In September 2004, at the medieval castle Castello di Montalto in Tuscany she married the Australian actor Richard Roxburgh who played Dracula in that film. They have two sons, Raphael Jack Domenico Roxburgh born in 2007 and Miro Roxburgh born in 2010. She currently resides in Sydney, Australia.[8][9]

Colloca is an opera-trained mezzo soprano and worked as a musical theatre performer in Italy before becoming a film actress.



  • Silvia's Cucina, Penguin 2013.
  • Made in Italy, 2014.


  1. ^ "Who is Silvia Colloca?". Food. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  2. ^ "I met Dracula and fell in love: Silvia Colloca's journey to Australia". News. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  3. ^ "Silvia Colloca steps out of the kitchen to take on the operatic role of Orfeo". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Silvia Colloca to lead audience through gallery in modern take on Orpheus tragedy". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  5. ^ "Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca". SBS. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Australia’s own kitchen goddess Silvia Colloca reveals her culinary secrets on Made in Italy on SBS". Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "ABC TV launches 2016 programming with spotlight on local drama". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  8. ^ "Silvia Colloca's secret ingredient for the sweet life". Daily Life. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  9. ^ "Miranda tapped for Play School role". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 

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