Susanna Cappellaro

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Susanna Cappellaro (Cohen) is an Italian actress and writer living in Soho, London.


Cappellaro started her career in the fashion world.[1] In 2011 she began her film career. Her first role was in Berberian Sound Studio (directed by Peter Strickland and produced by Warp). Her next role was playing a journalist alongside Filippo Timi in the Italian film Notte Finisce con Gallo.

Cappellaro's big break was playing Naomi Collins in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. This character is the young mother of the lead role, Barnabas Collins, played by Johnny Depp.

In 2014 Cappellaro produced and acted in Checkmate, a short movie set in the magical Welsh landscape. Directed by Jason Bradbury, it also stars Ornella Muti and Sian Phillips and Lachlan Nieober.

2015 sees her in her first leading role in Papagajka, a psychological thriller set in Sarajevo. Directed by Australian, Emma Rozanski, and under the mentorship of Bela Tarr.

She started her career as a stylist at Flair Magazine in Milan and then moved on to MTV Italy. From there she became a writer with articles published in XL-La Repubblica, Rodeo Magazine, Flair and She typically does interviews with artists, musicians, film makers, designers and other fascinating people.

In 2016 she starred in Checkmate (short film) alongside Sian Phillips, Ornella Muti and Lachlan Nieboer.


  1. ^ "Out of Dark Shadows and Into the Avenue of Nowhere with Susanna Cappellaro". Womb Magazine. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 

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