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Born in Queens, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Justine Mattera was born in Queens, New York City, in 1971. She graduated in 1993 with a degree in Italian Literature from Stanford University. In order to maintain her studies, she life guarded, waitress-ed, modeled, danced, wrote for the newspaper, and posed for "Playboy" too. After college, on impulse, Justine bought a ticket to Italy with the intention of furthering her studies in the Italian language. Instead she became a famous, well-paid go-go dancer. Two Italian producers persuaded her to make a dance record, while she was talking to a friend via microphone. Her first single was "Want me love me", then she joined the team of Joe T. Vanelli and became part of the group JT Company with the song "Feel it" which went to number 2 on the Italian singles chart in summer '95. She performed in on the successful Italian TV show "Festivalbar" and the famous host and songwriter 'Paolo Limiti' saw her for the first time and he remained speechless at her similarity to Marilyn Monroe. She started as an assistant on the program "E l'Italia racconta" (1996/'97). Thanks to her combination of beauty and personality, her presence in Paolo Limiti's new TV programs was confirmed form 1997 to 2002. Paolo (born in 1940) and Justine (born in 1971) had been married from 2000 to 2002.

In 2003 she made her stage debut playing the role of Norma Cassidy in the Italian theatrical adaptation of "Victor Victoria" and from 2005 she performed the role of Lina Lamont in the Italian theatrical adaptation of "Singin' in the Rain".

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Spouse (1)

Paolo Limiti (2000 - 2002) ( divorced)

Trivia (9)

Her former husband, Paolo Limiti, is an Italian TV host and songwriter.
She did a show as a Marilyn Monroe look alike, singing Marilyn's old show tunes, which was released in Italy as an album "Marilyn 2000".
Former dance singer, showgirl and actress, Justine is also a popular radio host and tv personality.
Justine and Fabrizio Cassata, her companion of 5 years, are expecting their first child (April 2007).
August, 22nd 2007: gave birth to her first child, a boy named Vincent Michael. 27 October 2009 her second child, daughter Vivienne Rose. to be born.
She's Italian-American.
Since September 2003 she has been hosting the radio show "Slave to the rhythm" with the worlwide know dj and producer Joe T. Vannelli [September 2004]
In the Italian theaters performing the role of Lina Lamont in the Italian adaptation of "Singin' in the Rain". She also continues to host her radio show with Joe T. Vannelli [April 2005]
In 2003/2004 and in 2004/2005 she plays the role of Norma Cassidy in the Italian theatrical adaptation of "Victor Victoria" [September 2004]

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