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December 26, 2019

Glamorous Photos of Ornella Muti in the 1970s and '80s

Born 1955 as Francesca Romana Rivelli, Italian actress Ornella Muti modeled as a teenager and made her film debut in 1970 in La moglie più bella (aka The Most Beautiful Wife). She has primarily worked in Italian films but she made her English-speaking film debut as Princess Aura in Flash Gordon in 1980.

American movies Muti appeared in include Love and Money (1982), Casanova (1987), Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989), A Season of Giants (1990), Oscar (1991), Once Upon a Crime (1992), Somewhere in the City (1998) and To Rome with Love (2012).

Muti is mostly known to the French for appearing in a television commercial of Giovanni Panzani pasta. She was voted "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" in 1994 by a worldwide poll of readers of the magazine Class.

In 2008, Muti introduced her own line of jewelry. She opened new shops in Paris, Milan, Rome, Riga, Moscow and Almaty. She reportedly insured her breasts for $350,000.

Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of young Ornella Muti in the 1970s and 1980s.


  1. "Some animals enjoy such special powers of sight
    that they can look straight at the sun, however bright,
    and take no harm; while others shun its glare, and wait
    in hiding until evening’s in the sky.

    Still others are possessed to launch themselves in flight
    at light that emanates from fire, for sheer delight.
    Fire’s other property — to burn — they sense too late.
    Alas, in this last company am I.

    For want of strength I cannot face that lady’s light,
    nor shelter in dark places, or the hours of night.
    Fate forces me to gaze on her when she appears,
    through eyes already injured and half-blind with tears,
    knowing too well my true desire, my shame:
    to go beyond her light, into her flame..."

  2. Ornella Muti ! Sophisticated multi million dollar actress !

    "That’s it: a slender arrow sticks fast in my heart,
    and cruel Love lives there, in my conquered breast..."

  3. Wonderful Ornella Muti !

    "As, seraph-like, from out the dark clouds' chorus,
    With softness woven, graceful, light, and fair,
    Resembling Her, in the blue æther o'er us,
    A slender figure hovers in the air,—
    Thus didst thou see her joyously advance,
    The fairest of the fairest in the dance..."




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