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Moira Orfei

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Moira Orfei
Orfei in Signore & signori (1966)
Miranda Orfei

(1931-12-21)21 December 1931
Died15 November 2015(2015-11-15) (aged 83)
Brescia, Italy
Other namesMiranda Orfei
Moira degli elefanti ("Moira of the elephants")
Spouse(s)Walter Nones
(m. 1961–2015; her death)
ChildrenStefano Orfei
Lara Orfei
Parent(s)Riccardo Orfei
Violetta Arata

Moira Orfei (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmɔira orˈfɛi]; 21 December 1931 – 15 November 2015), a.k.a. Miranda Orfei, was a popular Italian actress and television personality.[1][2] Moira was considered the queen of the Italian circus.[1] She was also an actress who was known for her role as Giorgia Casellato in The Birds, the Bees and the Italians.

On 4 August 2006 Moira Orfei had an Ischemic stroke during a show in Gioiosa Ionica. She was still under medical care when she died on 15 November 2015 in Brescia, Italy from complications of the stroke, aged 83.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Addio a Moira Orfei, a Brescia il suo ultimo spettacolo" (in Italian). Giornale di Brescia. 2015-11-15. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. "È morta Moira Orfei, regina del circo" (in Italian). La Stampa. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.

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