Michele Placido dream man of Soviet women
Michele Placido dream man of Soviet women. Handsome Italian actor Michele Placido was the love of all Soviet women, and when the TV series began – streets became deserted. The 1984 series La Piovra was mega-popular. When on TV was another series of fearless Commissioner Corrado Cattani, leading an unequal battle with the Mafia, the streets of Italy also died out. Not only ordinary citizens, but also the police, and even the notorious Sicilian Cosa Nostra watched the series. Michele’s glory was huge.
Adorable Corrado Cattani received thousands letters from Russia and Ukraine (with embedded female pictures in them). “Dear Cattani (or Michele), come to Russia, I would be able to protect you from the mafia and financially secure.” “Favorite Corrado, waiting for you, you will have everything you want, you will be acting in the best Russian films, you’ll love me till the end of my days.”
Michele grew up in a poor family with eight children. He studied in a convent school, at the end went to college. Volunteered to serve in the army. After his military service Placido worked in the police of Rome.
In the role of the military Placido appeared on the screen again and again. And one day – in the Russian film by Vladimir Bortko “Afghan Breakdown” (1991). During the filming the acting group was nearly attacked by Afghan people with guns. The situation was saved thanks to famous “Cattani”, the Afghans forgot about their intentions, rushed to get autographs from the star.
Until a divorce in 1994, Michele was married to actress Simonetta Stefanelli, who is best known for having played Michael Corleone’s first (Sicilian) wife in The Godfather. Their daughter Violante Placido is also an actress.