Camilla Semino Favro enjoys a key strategic advantage. She is not yet celebrated as she would deserve, but she can surely not just be defined as a promising actress or as “the girl from 1993”. Plus, writers can’t find much to sugarcoat in her work, and have no choice but to explore and truly focus on it. Camilla’s path is also pleasantly non-linear. She started at Elio De Capitani’s Teatro dell’Elfo – a Milan-based theatre company that originated around the 1977 movement – and appeared in
Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and Fucking, one of the most radical texts of contemporary English drama. She was then cast in the school fiction RAI TV series Fuoriclasse starring Luciana Littizzetto and Neri Marcorè. She then appeared in Diaz by Daniele Vicari, Mia madre by Nanni Moretti and became impossible to ignore when she played the tragic character of Eva, the HIV-positive fiancée of cop Luca Pastore in the now legendary Mani Pulite (Clean Hands) 1993 drama series by
Sky Atlantic, created from an idea of Stefano Accorsi. Since last year, she is also part of the cast of the theatrical adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Gambler by anti-celebrity Vitaliano Trevisan. Camilla Semino Favro performs, juggles a diverse range of media and is absorbed by none. “I think nothing is more beautiful than seeing a person offer themselves to the audience”, she said when interviewed by Sapiens. Mission accomplished.