Valeria Marini

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Valeria Marini
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Born Valeria Virginia Laura Marini
(1967-05-14) 14 May 1967 (age 50)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Model, actress, showgirl, fashion designer
Years active 1967 - present
Spouse(s) Giovanni Cottone (2013-2014; divorced)
Parent(s) Gianna Orrù

Valeria Marini (Rome, 14 May 1967) is an Italian model, actress, showgirl and fashion designer.


Born in Rome, to a Sardinian mother and a father from Rome, but raised in Cagliari,[1] Valeria's first cinematographic appearance was in 1987 in the film Cronaca nera. After this she made her debut in theatre with the comedy I ragazzi irresistibili, in 1991. In 1992 she debuted in television with the show Luna di miele.[2] It was in this programme that she was noticed by director Pierfrancesco Pingitore, who chose her to replace Pamela Prati in the Bagaglino spectaculars, annual series of theatre shows transformed into television variety programmes. She took part in several series of these such as Bucce di banana, Champagne, Rose rosse, Viva le italiane, Miconsenta, Barbecue.

After these performances, her fame grew in Italy; in 1997 she was nominated to present the Festival di Sanremo with Mike Bongiorno and Piero Chiambretti.[3]

She has also acted in several films, and in the 2000s, she began a career as a fashion designer.[4] In 2006 she took part in the reality show Reality Circus.[5] In 2010 she co-hosted the television programme I raccomandati, with Pupo, Emanuele Filiberto and Georgia Luzi.[6] In the same year she acted as herself in a scene of Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola. In 2012 she took part as a contestant in the ninth season of L'isola dei Famosi, the Italian version of Survivor. In 2014 she acted in the film A Golden Boy, directed by Pupi Avati. In 2015 she took part as a contestant, coupled with Federico Degli Esposti, in the third season of Notti sul ghiaccio, the Italian version of Skating with Celebrities. In 2016 she participated to the first season of Grande Fratello VIP, the Italian version of Celebrity Big Brother.



  • IP (1994-1996)
  • 3 Italia (2005-2006)
  • Puntoshop Channel (2007)
  • Lambretta Pato (2008)


  • 2010 - Volare (CD single) feat DJ Roberto Onofri



  1. ^ Marini, Valeria Virginia Laura. "Valeria Marini La soubrette del Bagaglino". Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Emilia Costantini (1 December 2005). "Cecchi Gori mi teneva prigioniera per contratto". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 
  3. ^ Valerio Cappelli (1 December 2005). "La Marini: e adesso sfido Marilyn in teatro". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 
  4. ^ Edoardo Sassi (10 July 2005). "Valeria, la tua linea è porno". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 
  5. ^ E (1 December 2005). "Reality Circus: fine anticipata". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 
  6. ^ Emilia Costantini (1 December 2005). "Per adesso faccio la gavetta ma presto uno show tutto mio". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 

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