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      Violante Placido

      Violante Placido

      Highest Rated: 65% The American (2010)

      Lowest Rated: 18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

      Birthday: May 1, 1976

      Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

      Italian-born Violante Placido is an actress and singer. She's also the daughter of Michele Placido and actress Simonetta Stefanelli, who most famously played the beautiful Appollonia, Michael Corleone's Italian wife in the classic "The Godfather." Placido, who is herself gorgeous, first appeared with her father in the coming-of-age crime drama "Quattro bravi ragazzi," and later got her breakout role in the 2002 comedy "Soul Mate," directed by Italian character actor Sergio Rubini. She also played one of the leads in Pupi Avati's 2007 comedy "A Dinner for Them to Meet." Most international viewers, however, will probably know Placido best from her role as the ravishing prostitute Clara in the espionage thriller "The American," starring George Clooney as an assassin who aims to leave the business of killing after one last assignment. The film's European locations, its slow pace, and Placido's exotic presence helped give the thriller an air of '70s style. Other offers from Hollywood were not hard to come by for the actress, and Placido followed "The American" up by starring in the hyper-kinetic fantasy/comic book movie "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," playing a tough Romani woman who teams up with Nicolas Cage's Johnny Blaze to protect her child from Satan himself.

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      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends Will Be Friends Bianca (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 7 Minutes Marianna (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 29% The Lookout Anna (Character) - 2012
      18% 31% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Nadya (Character) $51.8M 2011
      65% 39% The American Clara (Character) $35.6M 2010
      No Score Yet 50% Barah Aana Kate (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 60% Sleepless Anna (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 48% Lessons in Chocolate Cecilia Ferri (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dinner for Them to Meet Betty Lanza (Character) - 2007
      29% 33% Fade to Black Stella (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 57% Che ne sarà di noi Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wherever You Are Elena (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 43% Now or Never Viola (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 33% Soul Mate Maddalena (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ciao America Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Compromise Caterina (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 48% Jack Frusciante Left the Band Adelaide (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vite strozzate Laura (Character) - 1996

      TV

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      No Score Yet 60% Transporter: The Series Caterina Boldieu (Character) 2014 2016