Farewell to Anna Kanakis: the former Miss Italy and the actress was 61 years old

Anna Kanakis, former Miss Italy and famous actress, died at the age of 61. Born in Messina, she became Miss Italy at just 15 years old, ushering in a new era of pageantry. She started out as a model and then turned to acting on the advice of Giuseppe Tornatore.

His career spanned film and television in the 1980s, with notable roles in films such as Attila, Scourge of God and The Evil Eye, Parsley and Fennel. She made her literary debut in 2010 with the novel You’re So Mine When You Sleep and continued to write, culminating in 2022’s Don’t Judge Me.

In addition to her artistic career, she was politically involved in the Democratic Union for the Republic and had two marriages, the first to Claudio Simonetti and the second to Marco Merati Foscarini. His funeral will take place on November 23 in Rome.

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