Virginia Raffaele (born 27 September 1980) is an Italian comedian, actress, impersonator and presenter.

Life and career

Born in
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, the daughter of two circus performers, Raffaele studied classical and modern dance at the and in 1999 graduated at the Accademia Teatro Integrato directed by Pino Ferrara. Raffaele started her career on stage, often working as a sidekick of the comedy duo Lillo & Greg. After her television debut as a correspondent in the Rai 2 program ''Quelli che... il Calcio'', she became first known for her imitations and parodies in the Italia 1 show ''Mai dire Grande Fratello Show''. She then appeared in several other shows, including ''Victor Victoria'', ''Striscia la notizia'', two episodes of ''Le invasioni barbariche'' and ''Amici''. She also appeared as an actress in several films and TV-series. After appearing as a guest at the 65th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, Raffaele was chosen to co-host the Sanremo Music Festival 2016, 66th edition and host the Sanremo Music Festival 2019, 69th edition of the Festival.



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