• Caterina Murino is an Italian actress and model, best known for her role in the 2006 film “Casino Royale.”
• She was born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, in 1977 and has a degree in drama.
• Her breakthrough came in 2004 when she co-starred in “L’enquete Corse,” and in 2006 in the James Bond film “Casino Royale.”
• She has had many relationships, but is currently in a long-term relationship with French international rugby union player Pierre Rabadan.
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.

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Date Of BirthSeptember 15, 1977
FactReached fourth place in Miss Italy contest. [1996]

Who is Caterina Murino?

Caterina Murino is an Italian actress and model, who is perhaps still best known for her role in the 2006 film “Casino Royale.” In 2008, she received a European Golden Globe at the Italian Golden Globe Awards.

Caterina Murino Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background

Caterina was born under the Virgo Zodiac sign on 15 September 1977, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, making her 43 years old in September 2020. She is an Italian by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

She grew up alongside her siblings, and her whole family was very supportive of her career.

Although she has not shared the names of her parents or siblings, she’s known to have at least a brother. In an interview, she had this to say: ‘my parents wanted me to become a doctor, and they weren’t happy when I chose to be in the theater, acting.’

Regarding her education, Caterina has a degree in drama. According to her response during the interview, she stated that everyone in her family went to university. Her elder brother is a lawyer, which is why they expected her to take a different route when it came to her career.

However, when her family saw her at the theater for the first time, they loved it a lot and gave her their blessings to continue with it.

Caterina Murino Professional Career and Rise to Stardom

As mentioned, Caterina wanted to be a doctor, but was actually denied admission to the schools, and so she opted for theater. In 1996, she finished fourth in the Miss Italy contest, then Caterina relocated to Milan, where she started working as a model in commercials for Swatch, Nescafe, MasterCard and Mercedes Benz, among other companies.

Caterina Murino

Murino then moved on to London, where she fell in love with acting and theater; she would survive on yogurt to save up weekly to see something in West End theaters. Caterina decided to move back to Italy, and between 1999 and 2000 she studied drama at the Scuola di Cinema e Teatro in the institution run by Francesca De Sapio.

Caterina made her acting debut in 1999, an appearance in a “Richard III” stage production. She was also a part of numerous Italian language plays. In 2002, Murino started her television and film career, playing bit parts in French, Italian and German productions.

Her breakthrough came in 2004 when she co-starred in “L’enquete Corse,” a French comedy alongside Jean Reno – to appear in this film, Caterina had to learn enough French in just four months, so she is now trilingual, speaking fluent Italian, French and English.

In 2006, Caterina appeared in the James Bond film “Casino Royale” as Solange Dimitrios, alongside the Daniel Craig, which gathered her immense popularity. In 2008, she received a European Golden Globe award at the Italian Golden Globe Awards.

In early 2011, Caterina co-starred in the BBC One short-lived television series “Zen”, with Rufus Sewell. The same year, she also appeared in two video clips, including The Gypsy Queens’ l’ Italiano party band and the Bob Sinclar’s music video “Far l’amore.”

Two years later, Murino starred in the television production “Odysseus” as Penelope, Ulysses’ wife. In 2016, Caterina appeared in the suspense Bollywood thriller movie “Fever.” Other movies she has starred in include “The Squad,” “The Invincible Piglet,” “We Are Family,” and “Voice from the Stone” in 2017.

Caterina Murino Life, Dating, Husband, and Children

Caterina has been in five relationships – her first boyfriend was Giuseppe Pancaro, and the couple began their relationship in 1999, but they broke up in 2001. Giuseppe is a former Italian football defender. He later turned to a coach, and is now the manager of Pistoiese.

Caterina took a break from the (public) dating scene, only to get back in 2006 when she began dating Cyrill Renaud, a French cameraman, but they dated for only a short while as they broke up the same year.

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In the same year Caterina then met and apparently fell in love with Austin Fuentes, an American billionaire heir and philanthropist, however, their relationship was also short-lived as they broke up that same year.

Between December 2007 and January 2008, Caterina dated Bryan Adams, a Canadian musician. When his girlfriend, Elle Macpherson, saw the couple on a date in Paris, she broke up with the rock musician.

Caterina took another break, but in 2009 began dating Pierre Rabadan, a French international rugby union player who plays for Stade Francais.

The couple has been in a long-term relationship ever since, but there’s no news of the two formalizing their union, or having any children.

When Caterina is not acting, she loves singing and dancing flamenco, tango, and oriental dances. She also enjoys horseback riding and traveling. Her favorite food is Italian, and jasmine tea.

Caterina Murino Net Worth

Caterina has amassed her wealth from her acting career over the years. According to reputable sources, her net worth is not less than $4 million as of 2019.

Caterina Murino Body Measurements and Features

Caterina is 5ft 9in (1.75m) tall, reputedly weighs 128lbs (58kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-25-37. She has hazel eyes and black hair.

General Info

Full NameCaterina Murino
Date Of BirthSeptember 15, 1977
Height1.75 m


MoviesCasino Royale, Fever, The Corsican File, The Seed of Discord, The Squad, Le Grand Alibi, St. Trinian's, The Garden of Eden, The Prey, L'amour aux trousses, Comme les cinq doigts de la main, French Fried Vacation 3, Non pensarci, Summer Night, Winter Moon, Die, The Invincible Piglet, We Are Family, T...
TV ShowsXIII: The Series, Zen, XIII: The Conspiracy, Vientos de agua

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1My parents wanted me to be a doctor, and they weren't very happy at the idea of me choosing acting as a career. Everyone in my family went to university - my older brother is a lawyer - but when they saw me for the first time at the theatre, they thought, 'OK.' They like it very much now.
2It was in England that I discovered theatre. I didn't have any money, but I would just eat yoghurt in order to get some money for tickets.
3I don't go back home to Sardinia as much as I would like, just for Christmas and family events.
4I love all the shoe shops in Covent Garden. Laura Lee Jewellery on Monmouth Street for delicate gold jewellery. Every time I get a part in an English movie, I buy myself a piece of jewellery from there.
5I never download anything; it's crazy! We must keep buying albums and DVDs.
6Back in Rome I did some acting lessons and I realised I loved it more than anything else I had ever done before.
7My favourite animal is the koala, but his life would be boring. I would rather be a giraffe so that I could contemplate the beauty of Africa.
8Modelling was not very satisfying for me. I came to London to model, and I fell in love with the theatre. I was eating yoghurt every day so that I had the money to go to the theatre. I saw everything. It's still my dream to be on stage in London.
9I have a dream of re-creating the fantastic family I grew up in with my brother and my parents. I am lucky that I have such a good image of family life - my father and mother are still in love, still happy.
10I do have ambition - I can dress up for a premiere, get in a limousine, but it's not my life. My life is wearing jeans and tennis shoes and travelling on the metro. I have to do that because otherwise my acting is going to be false.


1Reached fourth place in Miss Italy contest. [1996]




AG-1: Adrift2017pre-productionEvelyn Chambers
Voice from the Stone2017completedMalvina
Il Manoscritto: ovvero dix journées de la vie d'Alphonse Van Worden2017post-production
The Writer2015/IVcompletedIrina Caro
Et mon coeur transparentpost-productionIrina
Summer Night, Winter Moonpre-productionAntonia Giordano
Fever2016/IIrina Caro
C'est quoi cette famille?!2016Marie
Ustica: The Missing Paper2016Roberta Bellodi
Bianco di Babbudoiu2016Giusy
Par tous les seins2016Short voice
Chi salver2016Valeria Sant'Elia
Deep2016TV Mini-SeriesSofia
Vstavay i beysya2015Nadia (as Katerina Murino)
L'automne de Zao2014ShortThe Mother
Taxi Brooklyn2014TV SeriesGiada Giannini
Good Guys Cant Afford Us2013ShortAnya
Odysseus2013TV SeriesPénèlope Pénélope
Gabin le mime2012ShortNina
Masterpiece Mystery2011TV SeriesTania Moretti
XIII: The Series2011TV SeriesSam
The Prey2011Anna Adrien
Zen2011TV Mini-SeriesTania Moretti
Intérieur femme2011ShortLa jeune femme
Die2010/IISofia Valenti
Comme les cinq doigts de la main2010Linda Hayoun
Toute ma vie2009ShortAlessandra
Donne assassine2008TV SeriesAnna Maria
The Garden of Eden2008Marita
XIII: The Conspiracy2008TV Mini-SeriesSam
Il seme della discordia2008Veronica
Made in Italy2008Monica
Le grand alibi2008Léa Mantovani - une actrice italienne
St. Trinian's2007Miss Maupassant
Non pensarci2007Nadine
Casino Royale2006Solange
Vientos de agua2006TV Mini-SeriesSophie
French Fried Vacation 3: Friends Forever2006Elena
Eleonora d'Arborea2006VideoEleonora d'Arborea
L'amour aux trousses2005Valeria
Des jours et des nuits2005TV MovieDora
L'enquête corse2004Léa
Part Time2004TV MovieGirl at the bar
Orgoglio2004TV SeriesFranca Baldini / Baldini
In der Mitte eines Lebens2003TV MovieLucia Viola
Don Matteo2002TV SeriesSandra Lovati
Le ragazze di Miss Italia2002TV Movie
Nowhere2002Mujer de los sueños
Il giovane Casanova2002TV MovieZanetta


The 2012 European Film Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Enzo Mirigliani, Storia di un ragazzo calabrese2012ShortHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2006-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
On n'est pas couché2011TV SeriesHerself
Cinémas2010TV SeriesHerself
Vivement dimanche2010TV SeriesHerself
La soirée de l'étrange2010TV SeriesHerself
The 2009 European Film Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Quelli che... il calcio2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
La nuit des Césars2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Film '722006-2008TV SeriesHerself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Dancing with the Stars2006TV SeriesHerself
Becoming Bond2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
James Bond Casino2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
GMTV2006TV SeriesHerself
Casino Royale: News of the Worlds Behind the Scenes Special2006Video documentary shortHerself
Tout le monde en parle2005TV SeriesHerself
20h10 pétantes2005TV SeriesHerself


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2008European Golden GlobeGolden Globes, Italy

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