Italian Beauty: Violante Placido

January 17, 2012

Actress and singer born in Rome. Her father is an actor-director with roots in Basilicata and Puglia, and her mother (also an actress from Rome) is best known outside of Italy for playing Michael Corleone's Sicilian wife Apollonia in The Godfather.





9 comments

Caleo said...

She doesn't look like her mother,Simonetta Stefanelli, who was an incredibly beautiful woman in her own right.
I'm assuming her father is Michele Placido, one of my favorite Italian actors. He had the lead in a great film called " Tre Fratelli" from 1981, directed by Francesco Rosi. A must see if you haven't already.
Violante is a stunningly beautiful woman, but she does not closely resemble either parent.

Crimson Guard said...

She is in the new Ghost Rider movie. She looks more like the mother.

The father looks like a more rugged josh hartnett:

http://kpitalrisk.free.fr/images/stars/16000/s_aec04_-_cm_-_michele_placido_-_1_-_07.jpg

The mother was very cute(why they killed her off for the fugly Diane Keaton I'll never know):

http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/25878.gif

king_cookie said...

yo dawg, did you see this map from your friend Dienekes?

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg607/scaled.php?server=607&filename=euroadmix.png&res=medium

Italianthro said...

That map is not from Dienekes. It was made by an idiot (probably you) who doesn't understand the data. For example, the Northern/Western/Eastern European components are closer to the "non-European" West Asian component than they are to the Southern European/Mediterranean components:

MDS Plot #1
MDS Plot #2

If you troll, post off-topic or use the phrase "yo dawg" again, you'll be prohibited from commenting here.

king_cookie said...

it's from Eupedia and based on the Dodecad project and your comment doesn't make any sense.

Crimson Guard said...

What dont you get?!

RR wrote:

"...the Northern/Western/Eastern European components are closer to the "non-European" West Asian component than they are to the Southern European/Mediterranean."

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4729/dienekes.png

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2387/dienekes2.png

Your northern Europeans are closer to West Asians than Southern Europeans are to Asians. Get it now?!

Italianthro said...

Here's the thread where King Cookie got that map. It was made by a Spanish wannabe Nordicist who thinks he's Celtic and Viking.

http://www.eupedia.com/forum/showthread.php?26815-Autosomal-map-European-admixture-(from-Dodecad)

And here's my reply: http://s1.zetaboards.com/anthroscape/topic/4665926/1/

Now back on topic.

Onur said...

Italianthro, what is the relationship between the individual Caucasoid components and pigmentation (skin, hair, eyes) in your opinion? Is there a correlation?

louise said...

Lots of trolls, but no one saying the actual final truth: she is gorgeous! *_*