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Catrinel Marlon

Catrinel MarlonCatrinel Marlon, born in Iași, Romania on October 1st, 1985 is a Romanian model recognized for her appearances in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2006 and 2009 and for being the image of Giorgio Armani worldwide.

Earlier in her modeling career she was known as Catrinel Menghia.

At 16, she finished third in Ford Models' "Supermodel of Romania" competition and received the "Best Romanian Model" award in 2002. At 17, she appeared in a video clip for the band, Romanian Krypton.

Also at that time she signed a contract with the agency Major Model Management in Milan. She has appeared on the pages of Maxim , FHM and numerous fitness magazines and has carried out advertising campaigns for notable clients such as Fiat and Girgio Armani.

Following in the footsteps of her father, a champion in the 400 meters hurdles in the Olympics, Catrinel becomes an athlete before being discovered at the age of sixteen from a local agent during a school trip to Bucharest.

After six months she moves to the capital of Romania where she started her career as a model. Her Italian-Romanian origins captured the attention of many major fashion icons including Giorgio Armani and Lise Charmel.

Catrinel MarlonCatrinel began her acting career by participating in various films, including La città ideale directed by Luigi Lo Cascio and Tutti i rumori del mare directed by Federico Brugia.

Her passion for cinema, theater and television come first but she is also keenly interested in photography and painting. Her passion for painting led Catrinel to open an art gallery at Studios in Rome.

It is a studio for film productions that have seen some of the most important groups in the history of international cinema, a synergy that incorporates the magic of cinema and the unpredictability of painting.

In 2013 Catrinel launched Catherinelle, a line of handbags inspired by memories, her childhood and ideas that the cinema and Rome invoke in her continuously.

Each bag is a story - a film that belongs to us. It is concealed by a door but can be spied through a keyhole.

Fashion, acting, photography and painting are the means by which Catrinel expresses herself, inspired by everything that is art and involves everything that surrounds her.

Catrinel MarlonCatrinel has been in a relationship with Massimiliano di Lodovico, an Italian businessman and they welcomed their first child, a son named Léon, on February 25th, 2019.

She currently lives in New York City and has a contract with the talent agency Next Management .

In 2012 she made her first Italian film called the Ideal City, which was released at the Venice festival.

Her English debut occurred in the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) series where she played Elisabeta the fiancée of one of the forensic investigators. She appeared in 3 episodes of it.

In 2014 she shoots two important films; the first one called Leone del Basilico (shot in Romanian) and the second one an Italian-British co-production called El cuento de los cuentos where she performs alongside Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones.

In 2015, the film Loro Chi? - a comedy with Marcos Galliani. In 2016 La machinazione filmed on the figure of Pier Paolo Pasolini. In 2017 she appears in a recurrent role in the series La porta Rossa in the role of Henke.

Catrinel MarlonIn 2019 she starred in the acclaimed Romanian film shot in the Canary Islands called La Gomera. This film was very well received by critics at the Venice and Cannes Film Festivals.

In 2020, she had plans to shoot Badbarbies, but the Covid-2019 pandemic ruined this project and a new date has not yet been set to start this film.

This Sports Ilustrated swimsuit model is the incredible beauty from the Fiat 500 Abarth commercial - the now-famous advertisement that every auto enthusiast in the United States has fallen in love with.

Although she's actually Romanian instead of Italian, she certainly has not offended anyone playing an Italian woman on television.

Marlon became the exquisite model she is at the age of 16, when she made the third podium spot in the Ford Supermodel of the World Romania contest.

Since then, the beautiful 26-year-old has appeared in Maxim and FHM, has modeled for numerous fashion designers and is the face of Giorgio Armani worldwide and French lingerie purveyor Lise Charmel.

The 5'9" brunette has also been known to make out with her fellow models and owns "everything you can find in a sex shop," according to Ask Men. Please exhale now. - She has a tattoo on her lower belly saying "Massimo per sempre".

Catrinel MarlonHer career began with the short film La promessa, directed by Federico Brugia in 2011, she interpreted Tutti i rumori del mare by Federico Brugia in 2012 that won the Special Jury Award at Annecy Cinema Italien in 2012.

In the same year she starred in television in the TV series Un passo dal cielo and she partecipated at Chiambretti Night where she expressed her passion for photography.

In 2013 she participated in the shooting of La città ideale by Luigi Lo Cascio, film candidate at Festival del Cinema di Venezia in 2012 and at Otranto Film Fund Festival and winner dof Premio Giuria Arca Cinema Giovani, Premio Vittorio De Sica, David di Donatello.

Between 2013 and 2014 Catrinel acted in CSI - Crime Scene Investigation.

In 2014 she is the protagonist of the short directed by Brando De Sica L’Errore, the winner of the seventh edition of ASVOFF – A Shaded View On Fashion Film 2014 and candidate at David di Donatello 2015.

She partecipated to the shooting of Leone nel basilico by Leone Pompucci, film presented at Foggia Film Festival 2014.

Catrinel MarlonIn the same year she interpretated Questo non è paese, spettacolo teatrale di Francesco Apolloni.

2015 is the year of the blockbuster for Catrinel Marlon participating films The tale of the tales by Matteo Garrone, La macchinazione by David Grieco, Badbarbies by Marco Costa and Loro chi? Directed by Fabio Bonifacci and Francesco Miccichè.

Fashion, film, photography and painting are the means through which Catrinel expresses herself, inspiring and engaging all that surrounds her.

Photography is the mirror of the everyday life of Catrinel Marlon whose master was Aldo Fallai.

The curiosity that identified her from childhood towards creativity leads her to cultivate the art of photography and painting, means by which she tells herself through a bold, dynamic and varied style

Her awards include the Explosive Talent Award - Giffoni Film Festival and the Young Revelations Award at the Kineo Diamanti Awards during the Venice Film Festival.

She has walked the catwalk for the following designers in fashion shows worldwide:

ADK , Bruno Manetti , Club Neuf , Cotton Club , Emporio Armani Underwear , Hunkemoller , ID Sarrieri , Infiore , JBS , Levi's , Lily , Lise Charmel , Lovable , Luna , Mariella Burani , Rosemarie , Slip & Bra , Triumph , True Religion , Truworths , Valisere and TRIVIA

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Catrinel is represented by the following modeling agencies and appeared on these covers

MRA Models
Next Model Management - New York City
IMG Models - London
MP Management - Paris
MAJOR MODEL Management - Munich

Magazine Covers
January Harper's Bazaar Romania - 2016 - 1 edition
September GQ Romania - 2013 - 1 edition
May Elle Romania - 2012 - 1 edition
October Elle Romania - 2009 - 3 editions
July GQ Romania
May FHM Turkey

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She has been photographed for the following:

Czech Republic:
'FHM' - April 2008
'20 Ani' - June 2003;
'Class' - April 2004;
'Stuff' - August 2004;
'One' - December 2005;
'Cosmopolitan'; 'FHM' - July/August 2007;
'FHM' - September 2008;
'GQ' - August 2009;
'Elle' - October 2009;
'Vanity Fair' - August 2010
'Elle' - May 2012;
'GQ' - September/October/November 2013
'FHM' - May 2009
United States:
'Fitness' - October 2004

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- She also has a tattoo on her lower belly saying "Massimo per sempre". - [translation to English: Maximum forever]

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