Valentina Cervi, born April 13, 1976 in Rome, Lazio, Italy, is an Italian actress who plays the role of Salome Agrippa on the HBO original series True Blood. Making her debut on the episode "Authority Always Wins" in the series' fifth season, Valentina is a starring actress who plays a recurring role throughout the series' fifth season, and meets an untimely demise in the Season 5 episode "Save Yourself".
Cervi was born in Rome, Italy. She is the daughter of director Tonino Cervi and granddaughter of the famous Italian actor Gino Cervi. Cervi started her acting career at age ten in Carlo Cotti's 1986 film Portami la luna. She also played an English-language role in Jane Campion's 1996 The Portrait of a Lady.
One of her most acclaimed roles was the lead in the 1997 film Artemisia, directed by Agnès Merlet. It was loosely based on the painter Artemisia Gentileschi's life, but controversially portrayed the relationship between Agostino Tassi (played by Miki Manojlović) and Artemisia as a passionate affair rather than as rape.
In 2011, she appeared as Arianna in BBC TV's Italian detective mini-series Zen. The London Times commenting on her role as follows: "Zen (Rufus Sewell) need only walk into a Lavazzatore for [a] B-movie-rank Gina Lollo to press her amples into his chest. An interview with one courtesan [Cervi] was conducted ... with her in bra and fishnets, the interrogation interrupted by the command 'zip' as he dressed and undressed her". She also appeared as "Valentina" in Canale 5's series Distretto di Polizia in 2011.
Cervi appeared as Bertha in Cary Fukunaga's 2011 film adaptation of Jane Eyre. She was cast as the ancient vampire Salome in the HBO television drama True Blood.
- Una grande famiglia (2012-2015) TV Movie
- True Blood (2012)
- Distretto di polizia (2011)
- Sister of producer Antonio Levesi Cervi.
- Is 5'7" in height.
- She is the grand-daughter of Italian actor Gino Cervi.
- Attended the Discover Awards on May 31, 1997 at Epcot Center with actor, Christian Bale.
|Season five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!"||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Sunset"||"Save Yourself"|
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