(born on June 28, 1964 in Rome) is an
Italian actress mainly popular inside her homeland, where she is
one of the most prevalent celebrities.
Sabrina Ferilliís father was speaker of Lazio's Regional
Council of the Italian Communist Party. Sabrina was herself
clearly influenced by her fatherís political orientation and
activism, making no secret of her own leftism.
Sabrina Ferilli starred in several movies and TV series since
the 1980s, as well as debuting in theater plays. While her
popularity stems in large part from her movie acting, theater
always remained her real passion.
Upon leaving school, Ferilli first was rejected by Rome's
Experimental Cinematography Centre. She subsequently took
elocution lessons and meanwhile managed to win bit parts in
films, striving not to become embroiled in the trash s--y films
for which her voluptuous body made her an obvious choice.
Sabrina Ferilli's career started when she worked in the renowned
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and participated
in the local drama circuit. Sabrina debuted in the TV movie
Portami la Luna in 1986, and made her film debut the following
year, in Rimini.
Ferilli's first lead part, which may be considered the role of
her lifetime, was in Americano Rosso (The Red American) in 1990.
It would subsequently bring about further leads. Her career was
particularly propelled further by Marco Ferreriís Diario di un
Vizio (Diary of a Maniac) in 1993, which won the Critics Award
at the Berlin Film Festival.
Unfortunately, Sabrina Ferilli soon struggled to find good film
roles and ended up appearing in second rate flicks. On Italian
TV however, she became very popular, mainly due to Giorgio
Capitani's hit series "Commesse" (1999).
- Sabrina Ferilli was married to the lawyer Andrea Perone
from 2003 - 05.
- Ferilli is well known as a decided fan of the AS Rome soccer
club, one of the two rivaling urban teams (Lazio Rome being
the other). She is also a member of the teamís Fan Council.
(Italian soccer teams traditionally stand under a relatively
large and institutionalized influence on the part of their
- In 1998, Sabrina Ferilli promised to publicly strip should AS Rome
once become Italian soccer champion. In 2001, the team
finally won and Sabrina at least partially fulfilled her
promise during the official victory celebration -
'partially' referring to her decision not to strip beyond
her lingerie. The Vaticanís previous criticism of her
intention may well have influenced this decision.
- The highest sold Italian Max calendar is the Sabrini
Ferilli edition of 2001, which sold over one million copies.
- Sabrina Ferilli has been elected The Most Loved Woman by Italians in
a poll put to fellow countrymen aged 15 - 34 years.
- Contrary to recurring claims, she never underwent any
surgical chest augmentation.
- Christmas in Love (2004)
- L'acqua... il fuoco (2003)
- Le giraffe (2000)
- A ruota libera (2000)
- I fobici (1998)
- Tu ridi (1998)
- Il Signor Quindicipalle (1997)
- Ritorno a casa Gori (1996)
- Arance Amare (1996)
- Ferie d'agosto (1996)
- Vite strozzate (1995)
- La bella vita (1994)
- Anche i commercialisti hanno un'anima (1993)
- Il giudice ragazzino (1993)
- Diario di un vizio (1993)
- Vietato ai minori (1992)
- Un giorno di festa (1991)
- Centro Storico (1991)
- Piccoli omicidi senza parole (1990)
- Americano Rosso (1990)
- La strada di Ball (1990)
- Night Club (1989)
- Rimini Rimini (1987)
- Il Volpone (1987)
- Portami la luna (1986)
- Caramelle da uno Sconosciuto (1986)