Orchidea De Santis
(derived and updated from FILMLEXICO)
Actress of cinema, theatre and Italian television, she is known for her bright physical presence joined to an unique sense of irony.
Born in Bari, Italy, as a child she moved to Rome with her family. Her father served in the Navy.
As a child she experienced her first contact with the world of entertainment when RAI (Italian network) broadcast a children's choir in which she was a member, then soloist. Prof.Renata Cortiglioni directed the group, which was broadcast from the RAI centre of Asiago.