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Moira Orfei (1931–2015)


Her parents were Riccardo Orfei - the clown Bigolon - and Violetta Arata - a Circus star, so Miranda Orfei's entire life was lived in a circus. A simple, yet charismatic girl, full of energy, she started working in one herself: horse rider, trapeze artist, and acrobat. Since 1962, she started her own circus, and her popularity remains unabated to ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1990 Vacanze di Natale '90
Gloria
 1975 Dracula in the Provinces
Bestia Assatanata
 1974 Scent of a Woman
Mirka
 1966 The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
Giorgetta Casellato
 1965 Two Sergeants of General Custer
Baby O'Connor
 1965 Casanova 70
Santina
 1965 Fire Over Rome
Poppaea
 1964 I due mafiosi
Claudette
 1964 Revolt of the Praetorians
Artamne
 1964 The Two Gladiators
Marzia
 1964 Hercules vs. the Giant Warriors
Pasiphae, the witch
 1964 Terror of the Steppes
Malina
 1963 Totò e Cleopatra
Ottavia
 1963 Il monaco di Monza
Suor Virginia, la monaca di Monza
 1963 Divorzio alla siciliana
Marisa Ciorcioli
 1963 Totò contro i quattro
Signora Fiore (uncredited)
 1962 Gli italiani e le donne
Claudia Caracci (segment "L'Abito non fa il Monaco")
 1962 I tromboni di Fra Diavolo
Carolina
 1962 Kerim, Son of the Sheik
Zahira
 1961 Valley of the Lions
Diar
 1961 Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules
Queen Halis Mojab
 1961 Drakut il vendicatore
Edmea
 1961 Atlas Against the Cyclops
Peasant Girl (uncredited)
 1961 Ursus
Attea
 1960 The Giants of Thessaly
Atalanta (uncredited)
 1960 I'll See You in Hell
Anouk
 1960 The Queen of the Pirates
Jana, Pirate Girl
 1960 The Loves of Hercules
Némée
 1960 Under Ten Flags
Naufraga
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Owned a touring circus were she often hosted the show in fornt of the audience.


Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Grandmother of Alexander, Walter and Moira (Lara's children), Sofia and Manfredi Nones (Stefano's children). See more »

Nickname:

Moira degli elefanti

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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