Adriana Russo

Adriana Russo (born 4 February 1954) is an Italian actress and television personality.

Adriana Russo
Born (1954-02-04) 4 February 1954
Rome, Italy

Life and career

Born in Rome, Russo started acting at the university, then she joined the stage company "Teatro insieme Emilia Romagna".[1] In the second half of the 1970s she entered the cabaret company "Il Bagaglino" and had her first film roles, notably appearing in Ettore Scola's Down and Dirty.[1][2] After working on stage with Vittorio Gassman, her career was launched by the RAI variety show La Sberla.[1][3] Russo then appeared in several dozens of films, stage works and TV-series; she was also playmate in the Italian edition of Playboy.[3] She had a several-years-long relationship with the television presenter Pippo Baudo.[3]


  1. "Dall'asta di Gassman uscì la ragazza della Sberla". Stampa Sera. 6 October 1978. p. 22.
  2. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059350.
  3. Stefano Pettinati (5 August 1985). "Adriana Russo tra Playboy e Pippo Baudo". Stampa Sera. p. 7.
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