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This is another famous actress with cat. Amanda Righetti (born April 4, 1983) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Grace Van Pelt on The Mentalist, as well as her roles in Friday the 13th, The O.C. and Colony. The youngest of eight children, Righetti was born in St. George, Utah, and raised in Nevada, outside Las Vegas. Righetti married film director and writer Jordan Alan on April 29, 2006 in Oahu. On January 10, 2013, she gave birth to their son Knox Addison. Righetti was discovered in the International Cover Model Search at the age of 15 and had a career as a fashion model before becoming an actress. After securing a role in the pilot for a proposed series by the name of No Place Like Home she played a recurring character in the teen drama The O.C., was a regular in the primetime soap opera North Shore and in late 2005, Righetti starred in Fox’s drama series Reunion. Other credits include a recurring role on K-Ville, guest roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Entourage and a role in the television film, Romy and Michele: In the Beginning. In 2006, Righetti signed on to star as the female lead in horror sequel Return to House on Haunted Hill. The film was released direct-to-video in October 2007. In April 2008, she was cast as the female lead in the slasher film Friday the 13th (2009).Production ended in June 2008 and the film was released in theaters on February 13, 2009. Also that spring, Righetti was signed to the CBS series The Mentalist, in the role of Grace Van Pelt. Her 2012–13 pregnancy was not reflected in her character’s storyline, during which she was filmed using selective angles and largely limited to desk duty. In September 2011, Righetti signed with talent agency UTA. Righetti and fellow cast-member Owain Yeoman left The Mentalist after season six. Righetti stars as a divorced novelist in the 2017 Hallmark movie, Love at the Shore.

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This drawing is a personal tribute to Giulia Salvi, dj to Virgin Radio Italy. When I draw I always listen to the radio and Virgin Radio is my favorite radio. Julia is a very talented DJs who work in this radio. Giulia Salvi is an Italian television personality and radio host. Giulia Salvi was born in Modena on 3 October 1987. In 2005 he began a career as a model. In 2007 he made his debut as a vj conducting Official Indie Chart (become then All Music Loves Indie) and Off Live on All Music. In 2008 she became one of the official entries of Virgin Radio Italy translated into Italian some of the most important rock songs in Rock daily pills in Rock in Translation and creating numerous interviews including: Thirty Seconds to Mars, Skunk Anansie, Bon Jovi, Ben Harper, Green Day, Aerosmith and Alice Cooper. Also in 2008 Gulia began his dj career by participating in various events of action sports, summer tours of automotive brands in addition to numerous performances at various Italian clubs. On 30 November 2009 debuted the program Virgin Generation conducted together with Andrea Rock. In 2010 comes Virgin Radio Television, where Giulia leads the tv version of Rock in Translation and Virgin Generation. In August 2010 she participated in the transmission Matrix at the release of the DVD Amiche per l’abruzzo with various speeches that called attention to the success of the charity event. The 21 June 2010 led on Virgin Radio, together with Paola Maugeri, Amiche per l’abruzzo; the first event in the history of radio broadcasting from 12 national networks unified. Giulia was among the many participating presenters to interview numerous singers including Laura Pausini (creator and promoter of the project), Gianna Nannini and Fiorella Mannoia. From 2013 collaborates with the 105 Zoo radio program as a presenter in a series of skits voice calls Rocco in Translation, parody of Rock program in Translation of Virgin Radio Italy, run by the same Giulia Salvi.

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This is another drawing of Black cat series. I like the idea of putting together famous actresses and cats. This time the actress is Megan Fox. Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television sitcom. In 2004, she made her film debut with a role in the teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. In 2007, she co-starred as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf’s character, in the blockbuster action film Transformers, which became her breakout role. Fox was nominated for an MTV Movie Award in the category of “Breakthrough Performance”, and was also nominated for three Teen Choice Awards. Fox had signed on for two more Transformers sequels.  Fox reprised her role in the 2009 sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Later in 2009, she starred as the eponymous lead in the black comedy horror film Jennifer’s Body. In 2009, Fox had her first lead role since the Transformers series; she portrayed the title character in Jennifer’s Body, written by Academy Award–winning screenwriter Diablo Cody. In 2012, she appeared briefly in Sacha Baron Cohen‘s comedy The Dictator.  Fox is also considered one of the modern female sex symbols and has appeared in magazines such as Maxim, Rolling Stone and FHM. Fox began getting tattoos at age 19, as a form of self-expression, and has eight known tattoos, including her husband’s name “Brian” on her lower hip, a picture of Marilyn Monroe’s face on her right forearm, which she got removed in a series of laser surgeries that she has called incredibly painful, and a crescent moon overlapping a five-pointed star above her right ankle; this tattoo is the only known colored tattoo that Fox has.

Pencils on paper 48×33 cm

This is another work where the protagonists are cats. I thought I’d add a beautiful actress who I love very much: Scarlett Johansson. Scarlet was born in Manhattan, in New York City. Her father, Karsten Johansson, is an architect originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was an art historian, screenwriter, and director. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx. Johansson began acting during childhood, after her mother started taking her to auditions. She would audition for commercials but took rejection so hard her mother began limiting her to film tryouts. She made her film debut at the age of nine, as John Ritter‘s daughter in the fantasy comedy North (1994). Johansson made the transition from teen roles to adult roles, with two roles in 2003. In the Sofia Coppola film Lost in Translation and in Peter Webber’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). After having acted in several other movies, in march 2009, Johansson signed on to play Natasha Romanoff, aka “The Black Widow” in Iron Man 2. Johansson reprised the role of Natasha Romanoff in The Avengers (2012). The Avengers received positive reviews and was highly successful at the box office, becoming the third highest-grossing film both in the United States and worldwide. Johansson again played Black Widow in the sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and  Avengers: Age of Ultron, alongside the original cast of the first Avengers film.  A mixture of close-ups, concealing costumes, stunt doubles and visual effects were used to help hide Johansson’s pregnancy during filming. I think this painting came well and who knows if Scarlett will appreciate it.

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Giampaolo Morelli (Naples, November 25, 1974) is an Italian actor, screenwriter and writer. After the high school diploma degree from Saint Thomas Aquinas high school in Naples, he enrolled in a degree program in law and, just five exams before graduation thesis, moves to an undergraduate degree in psychology. He began working in show business doing cabaret, theatre and the magician in Naples. Then leave his studies and decided to devote himself to the task, and so moved to Rome. He filmed several television series, including Butta la luna, directed by Vittorio Sindoni, on Rai 1; Inspector Coliandro, directed by Manetti Bros. and Captain, on Rai 2. In 2009 he led, along with Elena Di Cioccio, the tv show Stracult, always on Rai 2. In 2005 he starred in the film, which wrote the script, Floor 17, Directed by the Manetti Bros. Among his other work for the big screen are South Kensington, directed by Carlo Vanzina, where he has his first starring role in a film production, Paz! and Amatemi, directed by Renato De Maria, Ditelo con parole mie, directed by Daniele Luchetti, and L’ uomo perfetto, directed by Luca Lucini. The next year is a play with Gino non si tocca, comedy he wrote and directed together with Gianluca Ansanelli. In 2006 he starred Inspector Coliandro directed by  Manetti Brothers. Creator of the series is instead the writer Carlo Lucarelli: Coliandro – a COP with very different traits from traditional Italian narrative fiction and investigators – is his creation so much that before the television dramatisation, the character had been the subject of some of his novels in the early 1990. Despite being a TV series, basically every episode of Inspector Coliandro is a TV movie in its own right, shot alluding to a different film genre and with many citations to some inspiring models, including gender films over the years 1970 and 1980 interpreted by Tomás Milián as Inspector Nico Giraldi, or the classic crime movies by Clint Eastwood as Inspector Harry Callahan. I had the honor to give the portrait to Giampaolo Morelli himself.