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Simonetta Stefanelli Biography
- Simonetta Stefanelli (born 30 November 1954) is an Italian actress, entrepreneur and fashion designer. Internationally, she is best known for her performance as Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone in the 1972 film The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Her other roles include appearances in Moses the Lawgiver, Scandal in the Family and Three Brothers. Stefanelli was married to the actor/director Michele Placido, with whom she appeared in a number of films, including the 1975 erotic drama Peccati in famiglia. They had three children together, including actress Violante Placido, but they divorced in 1994. Following their divorce, Stefanelli and her children briefly lived in London.
Simonetta Stefanelli Filmography
- (1992) Le amiche del cuore as Giuliana
- (1992) The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 as Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone (archive footage)
- (1990) The Godfather: Part III as Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone (archive footage)
- (1988) Non basta una vita as
- (1986) Grandi magazzini as Segretaria
- (1983) Ars amandi as Widow
- (1983) Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana as Assuntina
- (1981) Il falco e la colomba as Rita Alemani
- (1981) Tre fratelli as Young Donato's Wife
- (1977) The Godfather: A Novel for Television as Apollonia Vitelli Corleone (archive footage)
- (1975) La nuora giovane as Signora Flora
- (1975) Peccati in famiglia as Doris
- (1974) El mejor alcalde, el rey as Elvira
- (1974) Ho incontrato un'ombra as Gal Fabian
- (1974) L'onorata famiglia as Mrs. Vitale
- (1974) La profanazione as
- (1974) Lucrezia giovane as Lucrezia Borgia
- (1974) Moses the Lawgiver as Cotbi
- (1973) Gli amici degli amici hanno saputo as
- (1972) Il caso Pisciotta as Anna
- (1972) The Godfather as Apollonia - Sicilian Sequence
- (1971) Die Sonne angreifen as Henia
- (1971) Homo Eroticus as Tano's daughter
- (1971) In nome del popolo italiano as 'Giugi' Santenocito
- (1971) Non commettere atti impuri as Maria Teresa
- (1968) La moglie giapponese as
Simonetta Stefanelli Trivia and Facts
- Gorgeous Italian actress best remembered for playing Michael Corleones (played by Al Pacino ) naive first wife, Apollonia, who is killed by a car bomb in The Godfather (1972).
- Mother of Michelangelo, Brenno Placido and Violante Placido.
- She posed for "Penthouse" magazine in 1973.
Simonetta Stefanelli Quotes
- The Mafia has the same fascination as the monarchy. But I am not mafioso. I could never do that. I like to speak too much. I am not discreet. I would die immediately.
- [on why she did not do more Hollywood films] They wanted nothing more than to expose my body. I refused so much work.
- [on working with Al Pacino ] He would want to speak with me, I could tell. But sometimes it is not important to speak. When you have a good feeling, the eyes speak.
Simonetta Stefanelli Photoshoots
- "Playboy" (USA), March 1974, Vol. 21, Iss. 3, pg. 97-99, "The don's daughter-in-law"