Caterina Murino (Solange)

 

Datastream
Actress: Caterina Murino
Character: Solange
Movie: Casino Royale
Date of Birth: 15th September 1977
Height: CLASSIFIED
Place of Birth: Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Trivia: Reached fourth place in Miss Italy contest in 1994

"Bond's not only a lover, and elegant, and smiling, he can be very rude. He can be a very bad man"

Pleased To Meet You
Bond first meets Solange when she is accompanying her husband - the villainous Dimitrios. Always one to keep his life as simple as possible, Bond decides to give Solange a ride home after he wins Dimitrios' Aston Martin DB5 at the poker table.

Caught In The Act
CLASSIFIED


Profile
Caterina Murino plays Solange, the wife of Dimitrios, a shadowy character who Bond defeats at the poker table. Not content with winning the Aston Martin DB5, 007 runs away with Dimitrios’ wife as well.

When not hanging on the arm of her husband or 007, Solange rides a white horse on the beaches in the Bahamas.

Interview Quotes
On Daniel Craig as 007: "You will see a great Bond. He's giving to Bond... something else, a different colour that we've never seen before. He's not only a lover, and elegant, and smiling, he can be very rude. He can be a very bad man",

On her filming: "I'm done all my scenes. There's only one left, when I'm going to ride my white horse. I hope it's going to be a beautiful scene with my beautiful white horse. I'm riding the horse every day here! So hopefully it's going to be good for the scene."

 


"I'm very lucky already because I was cast as Solonge, and also because I'm here in the Bahamas. I think it's the best location to have Bond in this film."


 

Biography
Born on 15th September 1977 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, Caterina Murino is a talented bi-lingual actress.

In 1999/2000, she studied drama at the "Cinema of Theatre" of Francesca de Sapio, and went on to appear in theatre productions of "Richard III" (William Shakespeare) and several Italian language plays.

Before her film career took off in Italy, Murino appeared in commercials for various companies including Mastercard, Swatch, Mercedes Benz, Nescafe and Lorenz.

Murino entered the film industry in 2002 with a role in the German TV series, “In der Mitte eines Lebens” (roughly translates to “In the centre of life”). Her most successful foreign language film roles include Léa Leoni in "L'Enquête corse" (2004) and Elena in "Les Bronzés 3 - amis pour la vie" (2006).

The upcoming "Casino Royale" will be Murino's introduction to the world of Hollywood movie making.

Murino’s talents extend the past the world of acting. She is bilingual – speaking English and French as well as her native Italian. She is also a talented dancer and enjoys tango and flamenco.