Leo DiCaprio’s cousin is Italy’s new tv star: Raffaella Di Caprio plays the leading role of Giovanna Minutillo in Furore 2, a series that aires on Sunday evening on Canale 5, Italy’s most successful TV station. The series about the difficult life of people from Southern Italy who immigrated to Northern Italy in the ‘5os and ’60s also features Adua Del Vesco and Massimiliano Morra, two of Italy’s most followed actors by the young generation.
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio (43) is a distant relative of the 25-year old actress. In an interview with Piero Chiambretti for Matrix, Raffaella said that their great-grandparents were second-degree cousins.
LEO DICAPRIO’S COUSIN IS ITALY’S NEW TV STAR
Raffaella Di Caprio was born on 17 October 1993. She grew up in Benevento, a city of Campania. In 2012, when she still had brown hair, she took part in the Miss Italy beauty pageant. She wasn’t crowned Miss Italy but became fifth.
VIDEO: GIOVANNA (RAFFAELLA DI CAPRIO) MEETS HER MOTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME (FURORE 2)
LEO DICAPRIO’S COUSIN IS ITALY’S NEW TV STAR is the first English article on the Italian tv series Furore 2. Last week, we published an article on the leading actors and actresses of Furore 2 in Italian (see below on the left).
VIDEO: RAFFAELLA DI CAPRIO AS MISS ITALY CONTESTANT IN 2012
(Update November 2018)
RAFFAELLA’S PROJECTS FOR 2019
Today, Raffaella Di Caprio has 32,500 followers on Instagram. She mainly posts pictures of herself. If you live in Rome, you can see her performing at the Salone Margherita, a beautiful art nouveau theatre, until 3 February 2019. In Femmina, a musical inspired by women, Raffaella acts and sings with a series of Italian artists like Manuela Villa, Martufello and Morgana.
Video interview with Raffaella Di Caprio
Pictures and video: Courtesy of Mediaset & Warner Bros.