Caterina Murino
Murino in 2010
Born (1977-09-15) 15 September 1977 (age 46)
Cagliari, Italy
Years active1999–present

Caterina Murino (born 15 September 1977) is an Italian actress.[1] She began her acting career in the 1999 production of the play Richard III and later made her breakthrough with the 2004 film The Corsican File. She went on to appear in the 2006 film Casino Royale and received a European Golden Globe at the 2008 Italian Golden Globe Awards.

Life and career

Murino was born in Cagliari, Sardinia, and initially wanted to be a doctor.[2] She finished fifth in the 1997 Miss Italy contest.[citation needed] She studied drama at the Scuola di Cinema e Teatro run by Francesca De Sapio, between 1999 and 2000.[citation needed] She then appeared in stage productions of Richard III and Italian-language plays.[citation needed] She began her career in television in 2002,[3] and then gained international fame after playing Solange Dimitrios in the 2006 adaptation of the James Bond novel Casino Royale.

In early 2011, she co-starred with Rufus Sewell in the short-lived BBC One TV series Zen.

In 2011, she also appeared in Bob Sinclar's music video clip Far l'amore.[4] She also starred in the video clip of the famous party band The Gypsy Queens' "l'Italiano".[5][6]

In 2013, she starred as Penelope, Ulysses' wife for a TV production Odysseus.

In 2023, she hosted the 80th Venice International Film Festival from 30 August to 9 September.


Murino in March 2010


Year Title Role(s) Director Notes
2001 Nowhere Dream woman Luis Sepúlveda
2004 The Corsican File Léa Alain Berbérian
2005 L'amour aux trousses Valeria Philippe de Chauveron
2006 Casino Royale Solange Dimitrios Martin Campbell
French Fried Vacation 3 Elena Patrice Leconte
2007 Non pensarci Nadine Gianni Zanasi
St. Trinian's Miss Maupassant Oliver Parker
2008 The Great Alibi Léa Mantovani Pascal Bonitzer
The Seed of Discord Veronica Pappi Corsicato
The Garden of Eden Marita John Irvin
2009 Toute ma vie Alessandra Pierre Ferrière Short film
2010 Comme les cinq doigts de la main Linda Hayoun Alexandre Arcady
Die Sofia Valenti Dominic James
2011 Équinoxe Nathalie Laurent Carcélès
The Prey Anna Adrien Éric Valette
2012 Gabin le mime Nina Cyril Rigon Short film
2014 L'automne de Zao The Mother Nikolaus Roche-Kresse Short film
2015 The Invincible Piglet Additional voices Song Zhantao Voice
The Squad Margaux Benjamin Rocher
2016 Ustica: The Missing Paper Roberta Bellodi Renzo Martinelli
We Are Family Marie Gabriel Laferrière
Fever Irina Caro Rajeev Jhaveri
2017 Agadah Princess M.S. Alberto Rodndalli
Voice from the Stone Malvina Rivi Eric Howell
Et mon coeur transparent Irina David Vital-Durand
2018 Se son rose Benedetta Leonardo Pieraccioni
2019 Toute ressemblance Elisa Michel Denisot
2021 My Brother, My Sister Giada Roberto Capucci
Il giudizio Elena Gianluca Mattei, Mario Sanzullo
Venicephrenia Claudia Álex de la Iglesia
Art of Love Carmen Lindo Betty Kaplan
2022 Maestro(s) Rebecca Martinelli Bruno Chiche


Year Title Role(s) Network Notes
1997 Miss Italia Herself / Contestant Rai 1 Annual beauty contest
1999 Passaparola Herself / Co-host Canale 5 Game show
2002 Il giovane Casanova Zanetta Canale 5 Television film
Don Matteo Sandra Lovati Rai 1 Episode: "Il passato ritorna"
2004 Orgoglio Franca Baldini Rai 1 Main role (season 2)
2006 Vientos de agua Sophie Telecinco 6 episodes
2008 XIII: The Conspiracy Sam Taylor Canal+ Television film
Donne assassine Anna Maria Fox Crime Episode: "Anna Maria"
2011 Zen Tania Moretti BBC One Main role
XIII: The Series Sam Taylor Canal+ Main role (season 1)
2013 Odysseus Penelope Arte Main role
2014 Taxi Brooklyn Giada Giannini NBC 4 episodes
2015 È arrivata la felicità Claudia Medda Rai 1 Main role (season 1)
2019 L'isola di Pietro Teresa Orrù Canale 5 Main role (season 3)
Le temps est assassin Palma Idrissi TF1 Main role
2022–2023 Balthazar Olivia Vésinet TF1 Main role (season 4-5)


  1. ^ Gary Susman (8 August 2006). "Solange, It's Been Good to Know You". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2008. It's already been a rapid rise to stardom for the 28-year-old Murino...
  2. ^ Rodney Chester (8 December 2006). "Why I love Caterina". The Courier-Mail. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Caterina Murino page on MDOHMSS, unofficial italian 007 site". Libero. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Bob Sinclar feat. Raffaella Carrà "Far l'Amore" - OFFICIAL VIDEO" – via
  5. ^ "The Gypsy Queens: L'Italiano". 29 May 2013 – via IMDb.
  6. ^ "The Gypsy Queens - L'Italiano (Toto Cutugno)" – via