Francesca Chillemi
Francesca Chillemi at the 2015 Giffoni Film Festival.
Born (1985-07-25) 25 July 1985 (age 36)

Francesca Chillemi (born 25 July 1985 in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Sicily) is an Italian actress, model, television personality and beauty pageant titleholder.

Early life and career

At the age of 18, Francesca Chillemi won the Miss Italia 2003 beauty contest.[1] She subsequently started a career as model, actress and television presenter.[2]

She plays Azzurra Leonardi in the RAI TV drama Che Dio ci aiuti.[3][4]

Personal life

Francesca Chillemi was photographed in company of Mutassim Gaddafi in 2009.[5] She later admitted that it was only a friendship.[6]

She is in a relationship with Stefano Rosso, shareholder of the OTB Group. They had a daughter together in 2016,[7] and moved to New York the following year.[3]


TV shows



  1. ^ Alessandra Rota (16 September 2003). "E' siciliana la nuova Miss Italia "Sono una peste e sogno la tv"". La Repubblica. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  2. ^ Sergio Buonadonna (11 December 2011). "Francesca Chillemi, miss pestifera e ribelle tatuata". La Repubblica. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b (In Italian) Solange Savagnone, Francesca Chillemi ora vive a New York: «Ma non mi perdo una puntata di Che Dio ci aiuti»,, 7 March 2019
  4. ^ «I am an instinctive person, the instinct in my life has swept. I’m not afraid of anything, in another life I would have liked to be a spy»,, 20 September 2018
  5. ^ "Gheddafi jr ritrova... Sherazade". TGCOM. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Francesca Chillemi: "E pensare che nessuno voleva prendere un caffè con me"". iO Donna (in Italian). 10 December 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  7. ^ (In Italian) Stefano Rosso, chi è il compagno di Francesca Chillemi? Padre, figlio, Diesel e foto,, 21 March 2019
  8. ^ (In Italian) Francesca Chillemi, il sogno di Hollywood passa per Cannes,, 17 May 2019