Where is Simonetta Stefanelli now? (Biography of an Actress turned Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer)

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Who is Simonetta Stefanelli?

Simonetta Stefanelli is an actress as well as an entrepreneur and fashion designer from Italy who is mostly recognized for her appearance in the movie “The Godfather” playing the role of Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone.

Simonetta Stefanelli is the wife of famous actor-director Michele Placido. The pair also has done a sensual movie, “Peccatu in Famiglia” together.

Why is Simonetta Stefanelli Famous?

Simonetta Stefanelli is mainly famous for her role as Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone, in which she played the infamous movie “The Godfather.” She came into the spotlight when she tied the knot with Michele Placido.

A hoax about Simonetta’s death swirled the internet in 2006 and 2008. She is also on Instagram as her Official Instagram account has around 1.6k followers.

Simonetta Stefanelli’s Bio, Early life and Career

Simonetta Stefanelli was born on November 30, 1954, in Rome, Italy and is currently 65 years old. Likewise, she holds an Italian Nationality. She has not revealed information about her parents, siblings, or education but, she entered the acting field at a very young age.

At first, she played minor roles in numerous Italian movies such as la Moglie Giapponese, Noncommetterer atti impure, Homo Eroticus, In none del Popolo Italiano, etc.

Simonetta also appeared in a German TV film called “Fie Sonne angreifen” in 1972, directed by Peter Lilienthal.

Then, she received a big-breakthrough role in the movie “The Godfather” in the year 1972, where she played Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone, alongside a famous actor Al Pacino.

She was only 16 years old but was shown topless in the movie. Her character was also featured in the 1977 miniseries “The Godfather: A Novel for Television.”

Simonetta also posed bare body photographs in the Italian edition of “Playboy” in 1973 but refused a career in Hollywood.

In one of the interviews, she said:

“Hollywood filmmakers wanted nothing more than to expose my body… I refused so much work”.

After that, she continued her film journey in Italy.

Later, Simonetta appeared in one Spanish movie named “EI major alcalde, el Rey in the year 1973, which was directed by Rafael Gil.

In the same year, she made her appearance in the miniseries “Moses the Lawgiver.” She has also appeared in a drama named “Peccati in Famiglia,” along with her husband, Michele Placido.

Later, Simonetta took a break from acting due to her marriage and being pregnant in the mid-1970s. But, she again appeared in “Tre Fratelli” in the early 1980s. Her last movie is “Le amiche del cuore” and finally ended her acting career in the year 1992.

Once, a hoax stated that Simonetta had died in 2006, followed by another death hoax in 2008.

Currently, Simonetta owns a fashion store named “Simo Bloom” in Rome, famous for designer purses, and shoes.

Simonetta Stefanelli’s Net Worth and Earnings from Movies

Simonetta Stefanelli’s current net worth is around $20 million, as of 2022. She had made the right amount of money through her past movies, and series. But, she is now earning from her shop located in Rome.

Simonetta Stefanelli’s Relationship; Who is her Husband?

Simonetta Stefanelli was previously married to Michele Placido, who is a famous actor as well as a director from Italy. The pair also has three children together. But, they divorced back in 1994.

Simonetta’s daughter Violante Placido is also an actress who debuted in the movie “Quattro Bravi Ragazzi,” along with her father, Michele Placido.

She has also released an album “Don’t Be Shy…|” in 2006, which has almost ten tracks written by herself. She is currently active in acting as well as in the music field.

Simonetta Stefanelli’s Facts

Name Simonetta Stefanelli
DOB November 30, 1954
Age 65 years
Nationality Italian
Height 168 cm
Weight 65 kgs
Horoscope Sagittarius

FAQ’s on Simonetta Stefanelli

Who is the ex-husband of Simonetta Stefanelli?

Simonetta Stefanelli’s ex-husband’s name is Michele Placido, who is a famous Italian actor as well as a director.

What is the net worth of Simonetta Stefanelli?

Simonetta Stefanelli’s net worth is around $20 million as of 2020.

What is the name of the fashion shop Simonetta Stefanelli?

Simonetta Stefanelli’s fashion shop’s name is Simo Bloom, and it is located in Rome.

What is the height and weight of Simonetta Stefanelli?

Simonetta Stefanelli’s height is 168 cm, and her weight is 65 kg.

When did Simonetta Stefanelli end her acting career?

Simonetta Stefanelli ended her acting career in the year 1992.


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