Orfei, Moira

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Orfei, Moira Gender: F
Miranda Orfei
born on 21 December 1931 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Codroipo, Italy, 45n58, 12e59
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 28°58' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°46 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 13°11'

Moira Orfei (in "Signore & signori," 1966)


Italian actress and television personality considered the queen of the Italian circus. Raised in a family who owned the circus company Circus Orfei, Moira became the symbol of circus in Italy and attained international fame. The Circus Moira Orfei itself was founded in 1960. She was photographed in various scenes as a rider, trapeze artist, acrobat, tamer of elephants and trainer of doves.

Her excessively garish image mirrors her eccentric and exuberant personality. Her face was an effigy of unchanging characteristics: heavy make-up with eyes coated with eyeliner, bright lipstick, an accentuated mole above the lip, and hair tied in a turban. She also became a film actress, acting in over forty films, from comedies to sword and sandal films (among which were many Italian crime films).

Her parents were Riccardo Orfei and Violetta Arata. She married Walter Nones and they had two children Stefano Orfei and Lara Orfei. On 4 August 2006 Moira Orfei suffered an ischemic stroke during a show in Gioiosa Ionica. The artist was still under medical care when she died on 15 November 2015 in Brescia, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Orfei, Ambra (born 23 October 1965)
  • has other family relationship with Orfei, Liana (born 6 January 1937). Notes: Cousin
  • has other family relationship with Orfei, Nando (born 29 July 1934). Notes: Cousin


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes birth certificate.


  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Traits : Personality : Unique
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Circus/ Animal acts (Rider, trapeze artist, acrobat, elephant tamer)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession ('Queen of the Italian circus')