PROFILE
Name:
Anna Falchi
Birth Date:
April 22, 1972
Birth Place:
Tampere, Finland
Nationality:
Italian
BIOGRAPHY
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Anna Falchi
Dellamorte Dellamore

Background:

Anna Falchi is an Italian Finnish model, actress and film producer. She gained some attention from the English speaking world as the female lead in the film “Dellamorte Dellamore” (1994), which was released in the US as “Cemetery Man.” Other films she has acted in include “L'affaire” (1994), “S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago” (1994), “The Princess and the Pauper” (1997, TV), “Bodyguards-Guardie del corpo” (2000), “Operazione Rosmarino” (2002) and “Un'estate al mare” (2008). She portrayed Sabrina in the Italian television series  “Piper - La serie” (2009).  Falchi has served as executive producer/associate producer/producer such films as “Sorry, You Can't Get Through!” (2005), “ One Life, Maybe Two” (2010), “Appartamento ad Atene” (2011), to name a few.

Anna is divorced from husband Stefano Ricucci in 2007, following a two year of marriage. She was engaged to showman, actor and singer Fiorello from 1994 to 1996 and then to Italian motorcycle racer Max Biaggi in late 1990s. She has a daughter, Alyssa (born 2010), with fiancé Denny Montesi.         


Miss Cinema

Childhood and Family:

Anna Falchi was born Anna Kristiina Palomaki on April 22, 1972, in Tampere, Finland, to a Finnish mother, Kaarina Palomaki Sisko, and an Italian father, Benito”Tito” Falchi. Her family moved to Italy in 1978, when she was six years old. However, her father later abandoned Anna and her mother. She and her dad remain estranged to this day. Growing up as a tomboy, Anna was sent by her mother to a modeling school in the 1980s. She won the title of Miss Cinema at the 1989 Miss Italy beauty pageant.

Anna was married to Stefano Ricucci from 2005 to 2007. On October 31, 2010, she gave birth to her first child, daughter Alyssa, with fiancé Denny Montesi.


S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago

Career:

After her successful participation in the Miss Italy contest in 1989, in which she crowned the Miss Cinema title, Anna Falchi attracted the attention of celebrated film director Federico Fellini, who cast her in a television commercial he was making for an Italian bank. She appeared in the ad along with Paolo Villaggio.

Following a few years of modeling, Falchi began to branch out to acting, and in 1993, she made her feature film debut in the Italian comedy “Nel continente nero” (“On the Dark Continent”), opposite Diego Abatantuono and Corso Salani. There she played the role of Irene. Later that same year, she supported Christian De Sica, Massimo Boldi and Nino Frassica in the Enrico Oldoini movie “Anni 90 - Parte II.”

In 1994, Falchi was cast in the leading role of Princess Desideria in the Italian television miniseries “The Dragon Ring,” opposite Franco Nero and Sophie von Kessel, portrayed Kim Novak in the film “C'è Kim Novak al telefono,” which was directed and written by Riki Roseo, and Maria in the comedy film “Miracolo italiano,” starring Renato Pozzetto, Ezio Greggio and Nino Frassica. The same year, she also starred in the international production “Dellamorte Dellamore” (“Cemetery Man”), alongside Rupert Everett and François Hadji-Lazaro. Directed by Michele Soavi, the film collected seven awards and two nominations. She worked with Robert Hossein, F. Murray Abraham and Bruno Wolkowitch in the France/Italy production “L'affaire” (1994), by Sergio Gobbi, and offered a notable turn as Poppea in  Carlo Vanzina's “S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago” (1994), starring Christian De Sica, Massimo Boldi and Leslie Nielsen.

Falchi co-starred with Paolo Villaggio, Alessandro Haber and Monica Bellucci in Maurizio Nichetti's “Palla di neve” (1995), with Giancarlo Giannini and Massimo Ghini in the Italian award winning drama “ Celluloid” (1995), helmed by Carlo Lizzani, and with Luca Venantini and Edoardo Scata in Dino Risi's “Poor But Beautiful” (1996). She went on to work on such television projects as the TV films “ Les héritiers” (1997, as Sophie) and “The Princess and the Pauper” (1997, as Mirabella), a  fairy tale about a twin princess and a prince who where separated after their birth, and the miniseries “Pirates: Blood Brothers”  (1999).

In the meantime, Falchi continued to build up herself as a media personality. She appeared in the ads for Marcolin, Infiore bras, and Daniela Bongiorno jeans. She also became host in various specials on Italian television, including “Luna Park,” “Donna sotto le Stelle,” “Stelle a 4 zampe” and “Domenica In.”    

Entering the new millennium, Falchi starred as Luisa / diomira in the 2000 TV miniseries comedy “La casa delle beffe,” opposite Pippo Franco and Eva Grimaldi, and appeared as herself  along with fellow models Victoria Silvstedt and Cindy Crawford in the comedy film “Bodyguards-Guardie del corpo” (2000), helmed by Neri Parenti. She also appeared in commercials for Yamaha, Armata di Mare, and Auguri Preziosi, among others, as well as in an Italian stage productions of Ray Cooney's “Two into One” and Niel Simon's “Barefoot in the Park.”  

In 2002, Falchi portrayed Silvia in the Italian film  “Operazione Rosmarino.” She, however, did not appear in another film until 2005's “Sorry, You Can't Get Through!,” on which she also made her debut as an executive producer. The comedy film was co-directed and written by Paolo Genovese and Luca Miniero, and starred Pierfrancesco Favino, Carlo Delle Piane and Lorenza Indovina. Also in 2005, she portrayed Elena in the television movie “Gli occhi dell'amore,” starring Giulio Base, Micaela Ramazzotti and Renzo Rinaldi. She teamed up with Lorenza Indovina and Fausto Paravidino in the 2006 film “Bambini,” portrayed Sabrina May in the TV film “Piper” (2007),  co-starred with Lino Banfi and Giorgio Alfieri in the Sergio Martino comedy film “L'allenatore nel pallone 2” (2008) and played Cosima in Carlo Vanzina's “Un'estate al mare” (2008).   

In 2009, Falchi reprised her role as Sabrina in the television series “Piper - La serie,” starring Nathalie Rapti Gomez, Claudio Ammendola and Elena Cucci. The same year, she also appeared in the films “Ce n'è per tutti,” which she also executive produced, and “L'uomo nero,”  which was directed and co-written by and starring Sergio Rubini. Falchi continue to serve as a producer on “ One Life, Maybe Two” (2010) and associate producer on “Amaro amore” (2010), “Good as You” (2011) and “Appartamento ad Atene” (2011). She starred in “Box Office 3D” (2011), along with Alessandro Bianchi and Matilde Dondena.    

Falchi is set to star with Francesco Quinn and Tomas Milian in the Italian drama film “Roma nuda,” directed by Giuseppe Ferrara. She is the executive producer of the upcoming film “E la chiamano estate” (2012), directed by Paolo Franchi.


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