was born on 28th november 1984, with the Sagittarius starsign and ascending
She lived in a small town called Impruneta, near Florence, where often she used to go out with her motorbike. She lived there with her mother Bianca, who passed on to her the love of acting and of feminist fights, and with her little sister Flavia, 13 years old,who became interested in singing and dancing. Since she started acting and becoming well known, Martina often stayed in Rome, in a flat with four friends, but now alone.
Martina attends the 5th year of Social-Psycho-Pedagogy (State Secondary school), an experimental kind of Classical studies and training college mixed together. Her favourite subjects are Italian and philosophy, she doesn't like maths. She is proud to have lead the school council for the reforms. Her political belief is leftist (on the left). Her idol is Che Guevara.
She studied acting at the school of teacher Massimo Mattioli, in Tavarnuzze (Florence). Between the age of 10 and 13 she worked to help the promotion of GIG's shoes "Lelly Kelly". She also worked in the world of fashion for some stylists, under agency Casting Model Management (Florence), but she isn't a fanatic of look and shopping. She did it only "in order to buy the motorbike". She likes large jeans, t-shirts and jackets. Her favourite colour for dressing is black.
She loves pasta with tomato,
ravioli with butter and sage and all the vegetables. She doesn't love particularly
sweets, but she likes Nutella.
She worked during 2002 to promote Killer Loop Eyewear and Buti Watches, and also Chopard jewels at Cannes 2002. From 2003 she is also promoting the new line "Skin Loving Colors" of Biotherm. Finally she likes Laura Biagiotti and Lorenzo Riva, as stylists.
cinema, surpassing more than 400 spectators, she debutted in 2000, acting
in Rome in September and October, in the Italian successful film of 2001
"L'ultimo bacio", directed by Gabriele Muccino. This film
was a triumph in many festivals, like David of Donatello and others. Martina
is also in the video for the homonymous song by Carmen Consoli.
At the end of June 2001 she moved to Cervia and Milano Marittima (near Riccione) on the set of "Un amore perfetto",which was the first work of director Valerio Andrei. Joining Martina in the cast was also the famous italian singer Cesare Cremonini, leader of "Lùnapop" pop-band, at the debut in a movie. Shooting for the film finished halfway through August in Rome.
The last hard work of Martina for the big screen was "Amnèsia", which was based between Ibiza and Formentera (Balearic Islands), from half of September to end of November. Directed from the Academy Award winner Gabriele Salvatores and with other actors, like Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Rubini and Alessandra Martines.
Halfway through January 2002,
"Un amore perfetto" was presented to the press, and it came out on 25th.
one and other movie, Martina found time to act a short-movie with some
friends, in Rome, with co-starring Silvio Muccino, brother of more famous
Gabriele and seen in Gabriele Muccino's "Come te nessuno mai" ("But forever
in my mind") in 1999.
2002 of Martina will be remembered, more than anything else, 'cause her
nice and rumoured love-story with Valentino Rossi, broke
up with the end of the same summer.
Autumn 2002, instead, had seen Martina very busy in two ways: preparation of musical "Aggiungi un posto a tavola", directed by Pietro Garinei, in theatre in Milan from 17th December 2002, and the shots of Rai fiction "Imperium - Augusto", an international production with an enormous set in Tunisia, with actors like Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling and Jeremy Irons.
In the meantime Martina begins to be known abroad, thanks to success in Europe and in U.S. and South America of "The last kiss", in France known as "Juste un baiser", in Spain and some latin countries as "L'ultimo beso", in German as "Ein letzter kuss".
After her 18th birthday on 28th November 2002, Martina went to live alone in Rome, the city that she adores, and she hopes to have soon a driving licence.
She would like to be directed by Tuscans like Roberto Benigni or Paolo Virzì, or by a Master like Giuseppe Tornatore. Abroad she admires Martin Scorsese and Sofia Coppola, whose "Virgin suicides" was loved by Martina.
17th December 2002 Martina is working at theater with the musical "Aggiungi
un posto a tavola", first in Milan, than in Naples, finally in Rome until
Last update 23-1-2003
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