Birthplace: Anagni, Frosinone, Italy
Manuela Arcuri (born 8 January 1977 in Anagni) is an Italian actress, model and soubrette.
She is best known to the Italian audience for being the protagonist of two successful fiction L'onore e il rispetto and Il peccato e la vergogna.
Manuela Arcuri was born in Anagni, near Frosinone, to a father from the Province of Crotone and a mother from Avellino. Raised in Latina, Italy from an early age, Manuela Arcuri, was often on the covers of tabloids. She has a black belt in karate. She was an attendee at former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's private parties.
At a very early age she was attracted to showbusiness, and she became a fashion model; in 1995 she played parts in soap operas and in her first movie, Black Holes directed by Pappi Corsicato; then she had a supporting role in Graduates directed by Leonardo Pieraccioni, which brought her to the attention of the moviegoing public.
She continued acting in other movies and stage productions, such as A pretty story of a woman e Liolà at the side of Gianfranco Jannuzzo and under the direction of Gigi Proietti.
In 2000 Manuela Arcuri, now considered a sex symbol, appeared in a calendar for the magazine GenteViaggi; the following year, she posed for another calendar, this time for the magazine Panorama, obtaining great success that consolidated her reputation and helped her land a role in the TV series Carabinieri. In 2001 she hosted the TV show Mai dire Goal with the Gialappa's Band. In 2002 she was crowned as a TV star by co-hosting Sanremo 'Festival (2002) alongside Pippo Baudo and her colleague, actress Vittoria Belvedere.
In 2003 she co-hosted with Teo Teocoli and Anna Maria Barbera the eighth series of the TV comedy show Scherzi a parte.
2007 Manuela appeared as the love interest in Prince's video Somewhere Here On Earth, shot in Prague