Manuela Arcuri

Manuela Arcuri (born 8 January 1977) is an Italian actress and model.

Biography

Raised in Latina, Italy from an early age, after high school she enrolled in the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica (Academy for the Dramatic Arts) in Rome but she dropped out and enrolled in a 3-year sociology degree at the university. Manuela Arcuri, like many other young starlets of the 1990s and 2000s, was often the subject of gossip regarding her romantic relationships that put her on the covers of tabloids. She has a black belt in karate.

TV career
At a very early age she was attracted to showbusiness, and she became a fashion model; in 1995 she played parts in soap operas and in her first movie , Black Holes directed by Pappi Corsicato; then she had a supporting role in Graduates directed by Leonardo Pieraccioni, which brought her to the attention of the moviegoing public.

She continued acting in other movies and stage productions, such as A pretty story of a woman e Liolà at the side of Gianfranco Jannuzzoand under the direction of Gigi Proietti.

In 2000 Manuela Arcuri, now considered a sexy symbol, appeared in a calendar for the magazine GenteViaggi; the following year, she posed for another calendar, this time for the magazine Panorama, obtaining great success that consolidated her reputation and helped her land a role in the TV series Carabinieri. In 2001 she hosted the TV show Mai dire Goal with the Gialappa's Band. In 2002 she was crowned as a TV star by co-hosting Sanremo 'Festival (2002) alongside Pippo Baudo and her colleague, actress Vittoria Belvedere.

In 2003 she co-hosted with Teo Teocoli and Anna Maria Barbera the eighth series of the TV comedy show Scherzi a parte.

Advertising work
  • Lormar
  • Anima Gemella
Private life
Manuela has been in relationships with several celebrities: among these the soccer player Francesco Coco and Olympic fencing championAldo Montano. In 2009, she began dating philanthropist Austin Ryan Fuentes. They have since broken up.

Theatre

  • Liolà (2006)
  • Il primo che mi capita (2008)
  • A pretty story of woman (2010)

Filmography

  • Graduates, directed by Leonardo Pieraccioni (1995)
  • Black Holes, directed by Pappi Corsicato (1995)
  • Viaggi di nozze, directed by Carlo Verdone (1995)
  • Uomini senza donne, directed by Angelo Longoni (1996)
  • Gratta e vinci, directed by Ferruccio Castronuovo (1996)
  • A spasso nel tempo, directed by Carlo Vanzina (1996)
  • Cuori perduti, directed by Teresio Spalla (1997)
  • Finalmente soli, directed by Umberto Marino (1997)
  • Disokkupati, TV series in 40 episodes, directed Franza Di Rosa (1997)
  • Bagnomaria, directed by Giorgio Panariello (1999)
  • Voglio stare sotto al letto, directed by Bruno Colella (1999)
  • Anni '60, TV mini-series in 4 episodes, directed by Carlo Vanzina (1999)
  • Alla ricerca di Sheherazade, TV film, directed by Franco Giraldi (1999)
  • Coconut Heads, directed by Ugo Fabrizio Giordani (2000)
  • Freewheeling, directed by Vincenzo Salemme (2000)
  • Madness of Love (Juana la Loca), directed by Vicente Aranda (2001)
  • Carabinieri, first and second seasons of the TV series, directed by Raffaele Mertes (2002)
  • The Witch Affair, directed by José Miguel Juárez (2003)
  • Con le unghie e con i denti, TV film directed by Pier Francesco Pingitore (2003)
  • Madame, TV film directed by Salvatore Samperi (2004)
  • Regina dei fiori, directed by Vittorio Sindoni (2005)
  • Carabinieri: Sotto copertura, TV film directed by Raffaele Mertes (2005)
  • Imperia, la grande cortigiana, TV film directed by Pier Francesco Pingitore (2005)
  • L'Onore e il Rispetto, TV film directed by Salvatore Samperi (2006)
  • Donne sbagliate, TV film directed by Monica Vullo (2007)
  • Mogli a pezzi, TV film (2007)
  • Caterina e le sue figlie 2, second season of TV series, directed by Fabio Jephcott (2007)
  • Il peccato e la vergogna, TV series (2010)
  • Il peccato e la vergogna 2, TV series (2011–2012)
  • Sangue caldo, TV series (2011)
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