Who is Madalina Ghenea? 5 curiosities about the Sanremo valley

The new valley of Sanremo will undoubtedly be beautiful, provocative and will not lack elegance: those who have already heard of Madalina Ghenea will certainly be able to confirm […]

The new valley of Sanremo will undoubtedly be beautiful, provocative and will not lack elegance: those who have already heard of Madalina Ghenea she will surely be able to confirm the qualities of the charming actress, who has recently made herself known on the big screen by participating in important film projects. Of Madalina, however, we actually know little, even if we are ready to face the shock wave of Sanremo festival, which will bring the young valley on all the first pages. In the meantime, we take advantage and reveal some more curiosities about the model and actress.


The origins. Madalina Ghenea was born in Slatina, Romania, in 1988. Since childhood she studies dance and piano, but it is her attractiveness that paves the way for Milan, where she moves at 15 to participate in a Gattinoni fashion show. Madalina is young and beautiful and the fashion world soon opens her doors, even if the model dreams big.

Where have we seen it before? There is no career without apprenticeship, so surely Madalina’s face will not be new to you. In 2007 we find it in fact in the video clip of the song The time between us by Eros Ramazzotti. In 2010 he made the TV commercial for the telephone company 3 Italia, together with Raoul Bova and Teresa Mannino and in 2011 he participated as a competitor in the seventh edition of dancing with the Stars with Simone Di Pasquale (they are the fourth couple eliminated from the competition). What about cinema?

Madalina Ghenea: career, loves and future plans

Madalina Ghenea and cinema. In an old interview with VogueMadalina declared that “heels, makeup and wigs” were not for her: “I have always dreamed of becoming an actress. As a child my heroes were Anna Magnani and Sophia Loren “. The first opportunity in the world of cinema will be given by Enrico Lando in the film The usual idiots – The film, while the following year Madalina will appear in Razzabastarda by Alessandro Gassman. However, the transition to international cinema is immediate: in 2013 he starred in Dom Hemingway alongside Jude Law and in 2015 comes the role that gives her true fame, that of Miss Universe in Youth by Paolo Sorrentino. In Youth Madalina has a small part, but the detail of acting ‘without veils’ clearly makes her role particularly ‘interesting’: “I had never undressed like this. – she told Vanity Fair Italy – (…) I’m glad I got undressed for such a beautiful film, but I don’t think I’ll do it again. I also talked about it with Michael Caine, he says that certain choices only make sense with great directors “.

The ex of Madalina Ghenea. Needless to turn around, the ex of Madalina are names that count, and internationally. In 2012 he met Gerard Butler in Dubai, with whom he will make a fixed couple for a year. Always a Vanity, the actress said: “I have remained on excellent terms, he is a friend I can always count on, a good and affectionate man.” In 2013, at the Toronto International Film Festival, he met Michael Fassbender, on whom – after the end of the relationship in 2014 – he will spend harder words, talking about a “complicated and painful” break. There is also rumor of a flirtation with Leonardo Di Caprio, but it is simply a rumor.

Future projects. We will soon see Madalina on the Ariston stage, but there is great anticipation for Zoolander 2 (the role of Ghenea is for now indicated on IMDB with a generic “exotic woman”) and for Smitten!, a film by Barry Morrow that will see the actress alongside Darren Criss, a beloved actor of Glee.