Simonetta Stefanelli is an Italian actress, entrepreneur, and fashion designer who is best known for having been cast as Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone, the wife of ‘s character named Michael Corleone, in the 1972 crime film, The Godfather. During the course of her career, she also appeared in projects such as The Godfather: A Novel for Television, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana, The King is the Best Mayor, The Best Family, Scandal in the Family, In the Name of the Italian People, Close Friends, Gli amici degli amici hanno saputo, Man of the Year, and Grandi magazzini.

Born Name

Simonetta Stefanelli

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Rome, Italy


Rome, Italy




Actress, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer


  • Others – Gerardo Amato (Former Brother-In-Law) (Actor), Donato Placido (Former Brother-In-Law) (Actor), Inigo Placido (Former Stepson) (Actor)




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Simonetta Stefanelli has dated –

  1. Michele Placido (1989-1994) – In the year 1989, she got married to actor and director Michele Placido and they parent 3 children – sons Michelangelo Placido and Brenno Placido (b. August 23, 1991) and daughter (b. May 1, 1976). The duo divorced in 1994.

Race / Ethnicity


Simonetta Stefanelli is of Italian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Glamorous personality
  • High cheekbones

Simonetta Stefanelli Facts

  1. In 1971, she appeared as Giugi Santenocito in the comedy-drama film, In the Name of the Italian People (Italian: In nome del popolo italiano).
  2. She posed for the Italian edition of Playboy in 1973.
  3. Simonetta Stefanelli co-starred as Doris in the 1975 erotic drama film, Scandal in the Family.
  4. She played the role of Giuliana, mother of Claudia, in the 1992 teen drama film, Close Friends.
  5. In addition to her former husband Michele Placido, she has also worked with directors like Eriprando Visconti, Walerian Borowczyk, Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia, and Mario Caiano.
  6. When asked why she did not do more Hollywood films, Simonetta Stefanelli said, “They wanted nothing more than to expose my body. I refused so much work.”
  7. In 2006, there were rumors of her death on the Internet and the same happened again in the year 2008.
  8. She has also lived in London, England for a certain duration of time.
  9. She owns a fashion store called Simo Bloom in Rome and has designed purses and shoes.

Featured Image by Cavarrone / Italian Wikipedia / Public Domain


Facts of Simonetta Stefanelli

  • full nameSimonetta Stefanelli
  • Date of Birth November 30, 1954
  • Age 67 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Sagittarius
  • Lucky Number 6
  • Lucky Stone Turquoise
  • Lucky Color Orange
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius
  • weight70 kg
  • height5 ft 5 in

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