Girl of the week: Violante Placido!

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Violante Placido (born 1 May 1976) is an Italian actress and singer.

She was born in Rome, the daughter of Placido and actress Simonetta Stefanelli. She debuted alongisde her father in Quattro bravi ragazzi, and later took part in the successful Jack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppo; her first important role was however in L’anima gemella, directed by Sergio Rubini.

Other movies she played include Ora o mai più, by Lucio Pellegrini, Che ne sarà di noi, by Giovanni Veronesi, and Ovunque sei, directed by her father. In 2006 she starred in Pupi Avati’s comedy La cena per farli conoscere, released in 2007.

In 2007 Placido released, under the pseudonym Viola, her first album a singer, Don’t Be Shy…, including 10 tracks (most of which in English) written by herself.

In March 2009 she played a role in the Hindi movie Barah Anna, which was received very well in India and all over the world.

Written by Emanuele DAngelo on 12.28.09
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