Rita Rusić has had a diverse and successful career in the entertainment industry. From modelling to acting, singing, and producing, she has made her mark in various fields.
Her contributions to Italian cinema and television have garnered recognition and praise, solidifying her status as a talented and multifaceted artist.
Rita Rusic’s Biography
Rita Rusić, also known as Rita Cecchi Gori, is a Croatian-born Italian producer, actress, and singer. Born on May 16, 1960, in Poreč, Croatia, she began her career as a model before transitioning into the film industry.
Rusi began her modelling career at the age of 17 in Milan. She worked on magazine and television advertising campaigns for businesses such as Fiat, Tampax, Timex, and Cognac. She also won Miss Santamarina and Miss Zelena Laguna beauty pageants. Rusi met and married filmmaker Vittorio Cecchi Gori while studying medicine at the University of Milan.
Rusi made her acting debut in the film “Attila flagello di Dio” in 1982. Throughout the 1980s, this role led to more acting possibilities. During this time, she also explored a music career, releasing two songs, “Love Me or Leave Me Now” in 1984 and “Sex Without Love” in 1985.
Rusi changed her concentration to film production in the early 1990s. She rose to prominence as a producer, having worked on over 80 films, many of which were successful not only in Italy but also internationally.
She produced notable films like as “The Star Maker” (1995), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and “Life is Beautiful” (1997), which won three Oscars and numerous other significant prizes.
Rusi’s career also included time on television. She made her television debut in the series “48 Hours” in 2006. She later resumed her singing career and published “Jet Sex Diario erotico sentimentale” in 2008.
Rusi has appeared on several TV series and reality shows throughout her career. She was a judge on the Italian version of “Dancing with the Stars” and appeared in films such as “The Factory” (2006) and “Thank God You’re Here” (2009). She also participated on the Miss Italia jury in 2009 and 2010.
Rusi became an independent producer and started her own agency, “The Rita Rusi Company,” after divorcing Vittorio Cecchi Gori in 2000. She continues to perform and plays the mother in the film “Polvere” (2009).
Rita Rusic Boyfriend
Cristiano Di Luzio happens to be the boyfriend of model and actress Rita Rusic. The duo started dating after she divorced Vittorio Cecchi Gori in 2000.