Ornella Muti

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Ornella Muti (2016)

Ornella Muti (born March 9, 1955 in Rome ; actually Francesca Romana Rivelli  ) is an Italian actress .


Ornella Muti (Cannes 2000)
Ornella Muti (Cannes 2000)
Muti at the 66th Venice Film Festival 2009

Muti is the daughter of a Baltic German mother from Võru , Estonia , Ilse Renate Krause, and a Neapolitan newspaper correspondent; her older sister Claudia Rivelli (* 1950) is also an actress. As a child, Muti acted as a model. Muti was married twice. She has three children. Her eldest daughter Naike Rivelli (* 1974) works like her mother as a model and actress. From her second marriage, she has a son and a daughter.

Career as an actress

Ornella Muti made her debut in 1970 in the film Law and Passion (La moglie più bella) by Damiano Damiani . She became known through the scandalous film The Last Woman (L'ultima donna) (1976) by Marco Ferreri , popular in the 1980s in a series of comedies with Adriano Celentano (especially The Tamed Shrew , 1980).

Muti played mostly in Italian productions. Her first British film was Flash Gordon (1980). They also played in the American films Oscar - From bad to worse (1991) and Once Upon a Murder ( Once Upon a Crime ). Another important role was that of the Mercédès in The Count of Monte Christo , in which her daughter Naike Rivelli embodies the young Mercédès.

Reception in art and culture

Ornella Muti also presented herself as a sex symbol outside the world of film - and, like Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren , was celebrated as the “dream woman” and incarnation of Dolce Vita and Amore. Ornella Muti has appeared on the cover of major fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle several times . B. VOGUE Paris, November 1989 edition (photographer Sante D'Orazio ).

In art and culture, it is increasingly being received in the pop-cultural context of the early 1980s.

In his 2015 song Wie Celentano (как челентано), the Russian singer and comedian Aleksandr Rewwa (stage name Artur Piroschkow) took up elements of the film The Tamed Shrew . Ornella Muti also starred in the accompanying music video.

In the video art work Un'emozione per semper 2.0 (2018), a film star created by artificial intelligence , a virtual Ornella Muti , acted for the first time . With the help of an artificial neural network , the artist Joseph Ayerle had calculated new film sequences that the real actress never played.

In the Netflix series Sex Education (2nd season, episode 1), the protagonist Otis Milburn ( Asa Butterfield ) is so sexually aroused by seeing Ornella Mutis on the big screen that he has to leave the cinema. Excerpts from the movie Flash Gordon were used for this scene .

Filmography (selection)

  • 1970: Law and Passion (La moglie più bella) , directed by Damiano Damiani
  • 1971: A summer full of tenderness (Il sole nella pelle)
  • 1971: Deadly Trap (Un posto ideal per uccidere) , directed by Umberto Lenzi
  • 1972: Fiorina la vacca , directed by Vittorio De Sisti
  • 1972: No woman for certain hours (La casa de las palomas) , directed by Claudio Guerin Hill
  • 1973: The Nun of Verona (Le Monache di Sant'Arcangelo) , directed by Domenico Paolella
  • 1974: Maribel, the secretary (Cebo para una adolescente) , directed by Francisco Lara Polop
  • 1974: Do you know my wife? (Romanzo popolare) with Michele Placido
  • 1975: Eleonore (Leonor) , directed by Juan Luis Buñuel
  • 1976: The Last Woman (La dernière femme)
  • 1977: La stanza del vescovo, directed by Dino Risi
  • 1977: The Serrano Case (Mort d'un pourri)
  • 1977: Viva Italia! (I nuovi mostri) , a 14-episode film. Muti plays in the episode “Autostop” (directed by Mario Monicelli ) and “Senza parole” (directed by Dino Risi ).
  • 1978: The naked bourgeoisie (Ritratto di Borghesia in nero)
  • 1978: A Sack Full of Fleas (Primo Amore) , directed by Dino Risi
  • 1978: Beloved Sena (Eutanasia di un amore) , directed by Enrico Maria Salerno
  • 1979: Corpses must be celebrated as they fall (Giallo napoletano) , directed by Sergio Corbucci
  • 1980: Life is wonderful (Жизнь прекрасна) , director: Grigori Tschuchrai
  • 1980: Flash Gordon
  • 1980: The Tamed Unruly (Il bisbetico domato)
  • 1981: Quite normal crazy (Storie di ordinaria follia)
  • 1981: Give the monkey sugar (Innamorato pazzo)
  • 1981: Ornella, the irresistible one (Nessuno è perfetto)
  • 1981: Love and Money , directed by James Toback
  • 1982: The girl from Trieste (La ragazza di Trieste)
  • 1983: Bonnie & Clyde in Italian (Bonnie e Clyde all'italiana) , directed by Stefano Vanzina
  • 1984: The future is called a woman (Il futuro è donna)
  • 1984: A love from Swann (Un amour de Swann)
  • 1985: Heaven was to blame (Tutta colpa del Paradiso)
  • 1986: Witchcraft (Stregati)
  • 1987: Casanova, directed by Simon Langton
  • 1987: Chronicle of an Announced Death (Cronaca di una morte annunciata)
  • 1987: Me and my sister (Io e mia sorella) , directed by Carlo Verdone
  • 1989: Wait Until Spring (Bandini) , directed by Dominique Deruddere
  • 1989: The King of Sicily (O're) , directed by Luigi Magni
  • 1990: The Journey of Capitan Fracassa (Il viaggio di Capitan Fracassa)
  • 1990: One night with Alice (Stasera a casa di Alice) , directed by Carlo Verdone
  • 1990: Michelangelo - Genius and Passion (A Season of Giants)
  • 1991: La Domenica specialmente
  • 1991: Oscar - From the rain to the eaves (Oscar)
  • 1992: There was a murder (Once Upon a Crime)
  • 1993: The Bilingual Lover (El amante bilingüe) , directed by Vicente Aranda
  • 1997: Widows - Marriage Then Pleasure, directed by Sherry Hormann
  • 1997: Love, Vengeance etc. (Pour rire!) , France, directed by Lucas Belvaux
  • 1998: The Count of Monte Christo (TV version)
  • 1998: New York People - Stories from a Crazy City
  • 1998: L'inconnu de Strasbourg , France, directed by Gérard Mordillat
  • 1999: The Bible - Esther (Ester) (TV movie)
  • 1999: The Unscarred , directed by Karl Junghans
  • 2001: Hotel , directed by Mike Figgis
  • 2001: Last Run, directed by Anthony Hickox
  • 2002: Trilogy , directed by Lucas Belvaux
  • 2004: The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
  • 2004: Just say yes (Di que si) , Spain, directed by Juan Calvo
  • 2004: The Party King of Ibiza (People) , France, directed by Fabien Onteniente
  • 2005: Die Braungebrannten 3 (Les Bronzés 3) , France, directed by Patrice Leconte
  • 2006: The End of the Gods (L'Inchiesta)
  • 2009: Doc West - Nobody Strikes Back (Triggerman)
  • 2010: SOKO 5113 (TV series), episode Vendetta
  • 2012: To Rome With Love
  • 2017: Sirens (TV series, 6 episodes)
  • 2018: Wine to love, directed by Domenico Fortunato
  • 2018: Mare di grano, director: Fabrizio Guarducci
  • 2018: Magical Nights (Notti magiche) , directed by Paolo Virzì


Web links

Commons : Ornella Muti  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ornella Muti, maailma kuulsaim võru tüdruk (Naised, August 1, 2008, Estonian, accessed March 4, 2015)
  2. Nino (columnist): Confession to a birthday child: You were the first love of my life! In: Bieler Tageblatt (Swiss daily newspaper). March 5, 2015, accessed February 13, 2020 .
  3. Dream woman Ornella Muti ennobles the film ball in Vienna. In: Kronen-Zeitung. March 15, 2012, accessed February 28, 2020 .
  4. Орнелла Мути снялась в клипе российского певца на песню про Челентано. November 18, 2016, accessed February 13, 2020 (Russian).
  5. Katerina Cizek, William Uricchio, Sarah Wolozin: PART 6: MEDIA CO-CREATION WITH NON-HUMAN SYSTEMS . In: Collective Wisdom . PubPub, June 3, 2019 ( mit.edu [accessed February 14, 2020]).
  6. DER SPIEGEL: Vienna Opera Ball: Richard Lugner comes with Ornella Muti - DER SPIEGEL - Panorama. Retrieved February 14, 2020 .
  7. Ornella Muti receives the Dresden St. George's Order of the Semper Opera Ball 2012 , Semper Opera Ball , accessed on December 2, 2015.