Cristiana Capotondi
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Cristiana Capotondi at the Venice Film Festival, 2021
Born (1980-09-13) 13 September 1980 (age 41)
Years active1993–present
Partner(s)Andrea Pezzi (2005–present)

Cristiana Capotondi (born 13 September 1980) is an Italian actress.

Early life and career

Capotondi was born in Rome to an Italian family of mixed Italian Catholic and Italian Jewish background (her maternal grandfather was Jewish).[1][2] Growing up in Rome, she celebrated both Christian and Jewish holidays, such as Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah, and visited both church and synagogue.[3] She graduated from the Università La Sapienza in Rome with a degree in communication sciences.[4][3]

Capotondi first gained popularity in a commercial ad for the "Maxibon Motta" ice cream. Her acting career began at the age of thirteen in the Italian series Amico mio, aired by RAI.[5]

Capotondi debuted in cinema in 1995 with the comedy Vacanze di Natale '95. Between 1993 and 2006 she worked mostly in television, starring in 2004–2006 in the series Orgoglio, aired on Rai Uno. She gained additional exposure in the film Notte prima degli esami (2006), in which she starred as a main character alongside Nicolas Vaporidis. In 2009 Capotondi played Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the ZDF/Rai Uno/ORF co-production Sisi.[5]

She has been the spokeswoman of the 2011 Giro d'Italia.[6]

Personal life

After a ten-year relationship with a man who was not part of the entertainment world, she dated colleagues Nicolas Vaporidis and Primo Reggiani.[7] Since 2006 she has been engaged to the entrepreneur and former TV presenter Andrea Pezzi.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Vacanze di Natale 95 Marta Theatrical debut
1999 Il cielo in una stanza
2004 Forse si... forse no...
2004 Christmas in Love Monica
2005 To Sleep Next To Her Laura
2006 Notte prima degli esami Claudia Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress 2006
2007 Scrivilo sui muri Sole
2007 I Vicerè Teresa
2008 Come tu mi vuoi Giada
2008 Rebecca, la prima moglie Rebecca de Winter
2009 Many Kisses Later Giulia
2009 Sisi Kaiserin Elisabeth Miniseries
2010 La passione Flaminia Sbarbato
2010 From the Waist Up Katia
2011 Merlin [it; fr] Guenièvre TV Series
2011 L'infiltré Laura Bassano
2011 The Wholly Family Madre A short by Terry Gilliam
2011 The Worst Week of My Life Margherita based on TV series
2011 Kryptonite! Titina Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress 2012
2012 Barabbas Ester
2012 The Worst Christmas of My Life Margherita based on TV series
2013 Amiche da morire Olivia
2013 The Mafia Kills Only in the Summer Flora
2013 Indovina chi viene a Natale? Valentina
2014 Soap Opera Anna
2016 Tommaso Chiara
2016 7 Minutes Isabella
2017 Di padre in figlia Maria Teresa
2019 Beware the Gorilla Emma
Year Title Role Notes
2022 The Ignorant Angels Antonia Main Role; Disney+/Star


  1. ^ Capotondi: Al cinema e in amore meglio tenere i piedi per terra, La Repubblica — 15 aprile 2006, pagina 58, sezione: SPETTACOLI
  2. ^ La Repubblica: "Capotondi: Al cinema e in amore meglio tenere i piedi per terra" 15 aprile 2006
  4. ^ Francesco Rigatelli (17 December 2008). "Cristiana Capotondi: 'Vi racconto la solitudine dei numeri 1'" (in Italian). La Stampa. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009.
  5. ^ a b Fabio Secchi Frau. "Cristiana Capotondi: Una Jodie Foster da baciare". MyMovies. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  6. ^ "2011 Giro Madrina Revealed: Cristiana Capotondi". 2 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Capotondi: io single, casta e contenta - Corriere della Sera". Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Cristiana Capotondi, pancino sospetto con Andrea Pezzi: "Dodici anni insieme"". (in Italian). Retrieved 25 May 2021.