Karina Huff

Carrina "Karina" Huff (21 January 1961 – 18 April 2016) was a British actress, showgirl and television personality, mainly active in Italy.

Karina Huff
Born(1961-01-21)21 January 1961
Died18 April 2016 (2016-04-19) (aged 55)
London, England
OccupationActress, showgirl, television personality
Years active1980–1994
Children1 son

Life and career

Born in London, Huff was first known in Italy as a showgirl in the Rai 2 variety show Signori si parte and as the television presenter of the Canale 5 musical program Popcorn.[1] She later had roles of weight in a series of successful teen comedy films, notably Carlo Vanzina's Time for Loving, its immediate sequel Sapore di mare 2 and Vacanze di Natale.[2][3][4] In 1989 she was in the main cast of the TV-series Zanzibar.[4]

Following the failure of her marriage with an Italian land surveyor, Huff left showbusiness and returned with her son to London, where she became a teacher.[5][6] In 2008, Huff was diagnosed with breast cancer, from which she was believed to be in remission.[5][6] She later died from the same kind of breast cancer in April 2016.[7]



  • 1981 - Mexico/Maraja (with El Pasador, Fontana, 6025 283)
  • 1982 - Tingimi di blu/Pelle a pelle (Polydor, 2060 262)


  1. "Torna Karina Huff". La Stampa. 28 April 1982, pg. 29.
  2. Bruno Di Marino. Premiata ditta "fratelli Vanzina". Falsopiano, 1998. ISBN 8887011109.
  3. Marco Giusti (1999). Dizionario dei film italiani stracult. Sperling & Kupfer. ISBN 8820029197.
  4. Eleonora Della Ratta (26 August 2011). "Che fine ha fatto Karina Huff?". Yahoo Cinema. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  5. "Karina Huff a Domenica Live: grazie a mio figlio sono sopravvissuta al tumore". Leggo. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  6. "Karina Huff: "Guarita dal cancro per mio figlio"". TGCOM. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  7. Redazione (18 April 2016). "Addio Karina Huff, la Susan di 'Sapore di mare', volto della commedia italiana anni 80". La Repubblica. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
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