Raffaella Carrà

Raffaella Carrà
Raffaella Carrà 2.jpg
Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni

(1943-06-18)18 June 1943
Died5 July 2021(2021-07-05) (aged 78)
Rome, Italy
  • Showgirl
  • television personality
  • dancer
  • singer
  • actress
  • radio host
  • television writer
  • television host
  • model
Musical career

Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni (18 June 1943 – 5 July 2021), better known as Raffaella Carrà (Italian: [raffaˈɛlla karˈra]), was an Italian singer, dancer, television presenter and actress. She was well known in Europe and Latin America as a result of her many television shows and records.

Early life

Carrà was born on 18 June 1943 in Bologna[1] to Raffaele Pelloni and Angela Iris Dell'Utri,[2][3] her parents, however, separated shortly after the wedding[4] and Raffaella spent most of her childhood between the bar of her mother and the ice cream shop in Bellaria – Igea Marina.[5] At the latter establishment, she grew up following the television program Il Musichiere, learning by heart titles, ballets, and refrains of the songs.[6]

When she was only eight years old, she left the Romagna Riviera to continue her studies directly in Rome at the National Academy of Dance.[7] At the age of 14 she dropped out of ballet classes.[8] In 1952 she began her studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia until she graduated in 1960.[8]


1950s and 1960s: youth, early career and Hollywood

Carrà in Tormento del passato, 1952.
Carrà in Caesar the Conqueror, 1962.
Carrà with Frank Sinatra in Von Ryan's Express, 1965.

At the age of 9, while walking with her mother in Rome and through a family friend, she met the director Mario Bonnard who casted her in his film Tormento del passato, in which she played the character of Graziella.[9][8]

Carrà made her debut as a recognized actress in 1960 in the film Long Night in 1943 and in 1963 I compagni directed by Marcello Mastroianni.[8] That same year she worked in the French film La chance et l'amour with Michel Piccoli.[10] She then appeared in many Italian peplum films, including Fury of the Pagans (1960), Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops (1961), Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961), Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules (1962), Pontius Pilate (1962) and Caesar the Conqueror (1962), as well as comedies and action films such as 5 marines per 100 ragazze (1961), The Terrorist (1963), The Organizer (1963), and La Celestina P... R... (1965).[11][12][13]

In 1965, Carrà moved to Hollywood after signing a contract with 20th Century Fox[14] and following in the footsteps of her fellow artists Gina Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren and Virna Lisi, Carrà appeared in the film Von Ryan's Express alongside Frank Sinatra, Edward Mulhare and Trevor Howard.[15] In 1966, she guest starred in an episode of the American television series I Spy with Bill Cosby and Robert Culp. Feeling homesick and not liking life in Los Angeles, she decided to return to Italy that same year[15] where she starred in several Italian and French films such as Le Saint prend l'affût (1966), the Our Man Flint parody Il vostro super agente Flit (1966), Why Did I Ever Say Yes Twice? (1969), and Cran d'arrêt (1970), as well as a few television shows.[11][12][13]

On 3 March 1967, Carrà was broadcast on the National Program Tutto per bene, a TV adaptation of the novel of the same name by Luigi Pirandello.[13]

In January 1968, she presented a special broadcast on the second national network, entitled Tempo di samba. In June of the same year, she participated in the play Processo di Famiglia,[12] by Diego Fabbri and, at the end of the following year, she starred in Il sorriso della gioconda.[11]

Changing her surname

It was in the mid-1960s when the director Dante Guardamagna gave her the pseudonym Carrà; fond of painting, he combined her real name, Raffaella, which reminded him of the painter Raphael Sanzio, with the surname of the painter Carlo Carrà.[16]

1970s: International success

In 1970 Carrà participated as a guest actress in the program Io, Agata e tu [it] together with Nino Ferrer.[8] Shortly after, Radiotelevisione italiana hired her to present Canzonissima 70, a Saturday night show in which she was also an actress and dancer.[8] She also presented Canzonissima 71 and Canzonissima 74 in which she released her hit single Ma che musica Maestro.[17] In 1971, she participated alongside Georges Descrières in the French-produced television series Arsenio Lupin, starring in the episode entitled La donna dai due sorrisi.[18]

Carrà in Canzonissima, 1971.

In 1974 she hosted Milleluci together with the singer Mina Mazzini.[19]

After her success in the Italian market, Carrà moved to Spain in 1975 where she was hired to present the TV programme ¡Señoras y señores! [es]; she subsequently released a compilation album with Spanish versions of her songs.[8] The Spanish TV network TVE hired her in 1976 to present a programme entitled La hora de Raffaella Carrá.[8]

During these years Carrà concentrated more on her singing career, obtaining success in countries such as Spain, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, England, Greece, and in particular Latin American countries.[20] One of her most resounding successes was the song A far l'amore comincia tu, the English version of which reached ninth place in the UK Singles Chart, besides obtaining several gold and platinum records worldwide.[21]

In 1976 Carrà recorded the album Forte forte forte, which was released in 36 countries around the world, earning her a Gold certification in Canada[22]'. The album was followed up in 1977 with Fiesta, which features Eurodisco songs; the title track has been described as "symbol" of the soubrette.[23]

In 1978 Carrà was a guest on the Chilean programme Sábado gigante.[24] That year she released the song "Hay que venir al sur", the Spanish version of "Tanti Auguri", and it was another of Carrà's greatest hits.[25]

1980s: Return to RAI and success in Latin America

In 1980 she starred in the film Bárbara, shot in Argentina and distributed for the South American market and which was her last feature film as a leading actress.[26] That same year she recorded the album Mi spendo tutto which features the song "Pedro", one of her biggest hits.[27]

In 1981 she presented Millemilioni, which was the first experiment in international television cooperation: five specials, each filmed in a different capital: Buenos Aires, Mexico City, London, Rome and Moscow.[28]

In 1982 she presented Fantastico 3 alongside Corrado,[29] and sang the opening theme song, "Ballo ballo", a song that would be the focus of some controversy, as accused by some of plagiarising "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles.[30]

Riding the wave of the success of Fantastico, the disc Raffaella Carrà 82 was released, it was arranged and composed, among others, by Franco Bracardi and Danilo Vaona, and written by Gianni Boncompagni, G. Belfiore, and Giancarlo Magalli. Later that year, Carrà appeared as the guest of honour at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile.[24]

In February 1983, she was also a guest at the Sanremo Music Festival 1983.[31] "Soli sulla luna" and "Ahi" written by Valsiglio - Peace - Depsa, are songs recorded specifically for the occasion, recorded - "in a hurry" - as stated by the same singer.[32]

From 1983 to 1985, Carrà presented Pronto, Raffaella?, the first midday programme on Rai that cemented her role as a presenter as the show became a success, with more than 14 million viewers tuning in to watch her interview of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.[8] Carrà also sang the theme song of the programme: Fatalità.[33]

The success of Pronto, Raffaella? won her the title of "Female TV Personality at European Level" in 1984, awarded by the European TV Magazines Association.[34] In 1984 she signed a two-year, multimillion-dollar contract with kitchen manufacturer Scavolini, with the slogan "the most loved by Italians".[35][36] That same year, the renewal of the contract with RAI was at the center of a heated controversy with the then prime minister, Bettino Craxi, who called the amount that the conductor would have earned for an exclusive three years "immoral and scandalous".[36][37] During this time, Carrà released the albums Fatalità (1983) and Bolero (1984).[38]

In the 1985-1986 television season she was the presenter of the supershow Buonasera Raffaella, the first ten episodes of which were broadcast from Rome, while the last five were broadcast live from the studios of the Rai Corporation in New York and thanks to Rai International, visible throughout North and South America. Raffaella also interviewed and duetted with illustrious guests such as Henry Kissinger, Joe Cocker, Riccardo Cocciante, Patty Pravo, Stevie Wonder, Ginger Rogers and Sammy Davis Jr. and sang the theme songs "Fidati!" and "Bellissimo". The opening and closing theme songs of the program are contained in the album Fidati!, released in the same year. The program put Carrà once again at the centre of controversy because of high production costs, especially for the episodes transmitted via satellite from the United States.[39][40]

In the 1986-1987 season, Carrà presented the programme conceived by Corrado in 1976 Domenica in, and sang both the opening theme song, "Curiosità", and the closing theme song, "Casa dolce casa". In November 1986, during a broadcast, Carrà reacted to an article published by the weekly scandal tabloid Novella 2000, threatening legal action against the newspaper, which had accused her of neglecting her dying mother.[41] Raffaella's mother in fact died in 1987. Raffaella paid tribute during another episode of Domenica in, dedicating her song "I thank you life" to her.[42]

In 1987 she struck a deal with Fininvest, with a multi-million dollar contract lasting two years. The first appearance on Canale 5 of Carrà dates back to 27 December 1987: on late evenings a special titled Benvenuta Raffaella was broadcast, and the Raffaella Carrà Show debuted shortly after on 9 January 1988. It was followed by Il principe azzurro, in the spring of 1989, which was the last program presented by Carrà for Canale 5.[43]

1990s: Work as a presenter

Raffaella Carrà and Carlo Frisi at Ricomincio da due in 1991.

Once the experience at Fininvest was over, Carrà hosted the new programme Weekend of Rafaella in which she appeared with a new mature look abandoning tights and bodysuits.[44] The programme had a sequel entitled Ricomincio da due.[36]

In early January 1990, Carrà returned to Rai to host her new show Raffaella Venerdì, Sabato e Domenica... E saranno famosi.[36]

In June 1990, she hosted Cuando calienta el sol alongside Gigi Sabani, a two-part television programme aired from Italy and Spain.[45]

In May 1991, a few weeks after the end of this programme, Carrà presented an edition of the Telegatti with Corrado.[46]

Carlo Frisi and Raffaella Carrà at Fantastico 12 in October 1991.

Together with Johnny Dorelli, in 1991, she hosted the Saturday night show Fantastic 12 on Rai 1, which, despite controversy caused by Roberto Benigni's appearance, obtained ratings below expectations.[47]

From 1992 to 1995 Carrà returned to Spain, conducting three editions of ¡Hola Raffaella!,[8] which won her three TP de oro[36] and the early evening show A las 8 con Raffaella.[48] In the 1994-95 season, she moved to the Spanish counterpart of Fininvest, Telecinco, with the afternoon program En casa con Raffaella.[48]

At the end of 1995 she returned to Rai 1 with Carràmba! Che sorpresa.[8] While in 1996 and from 1998 to 2000, she hosted Carràmba! Che sorpresa, Carrambà! Che fortuna, 40 minuti con Raffaella, Centoventitré and I Fantastici di Raffaella.[49]

In 1997 she also participated as a protagonist in a four-part RAI miniseries entitled Unamamma per caso, directed by Sergio Martino, in which she played the role of a single journalist. It was her last appearance on a scripted TV series.[50] That year refused to host the Sanremo Music Festival 1997.[32]

She co-hosted the New Year's Eve show "campanadas" in 1998 with Ramon García for TVE from Plaza del Sol in Madrid.[51]

2000s: Between Spain and Italy

In 2000 she presented the Gran Premio Internazionale dello Spettacolo with Paolo Bonolis.[52]

The following year, alongside Piero Chiambretti, Enrico Papi, Megan Gale and Massimo Ceccherini, she hosted the 51st edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, which didn't see a great amount of success. Carrà herself acknowledged that she was wrong to opt for a format that was more musical than television.[53] After a break of about a year, Carrà returned to prime time on Rai 1 with the fourth edition of Carràmba! Che sorpresa.[54] In 2004 she hosted the program Sogni,[55]

On 19 December 2004 she hosted Contigo at the Spanish TVE with Ramón García and Loles León.[56] On 24 October 2005, she was invited to Diego Maradona's program La Noche del 10 together with Robbie Williams.[57]

In the spring of 2006, Carrà hosted Amore, a replica of the successful program Contigo, dedicated to long-distance adoptions, which achieved nearly 150,000 adoptions.[58]

That same year the actor Fabio Canino [it], assisted by Roberto Mancinelli, dedicated a book to her named Raffabook. Più che un libro uno show del sabato sera.[59] Around the same time, Tiziano Ferro published in the album Nessuno è solo the song E Raffaella è mia, dedicated to Carrà, who participated in the videoclip of the song,[60] while the Spanish singer Roser recorded the album Raffaella, a tribute with Carrà's greatest hits sung in Spanish.[61] In December 2006 she appeared again at the gala for TVE's 50th Anniversary.[62]

On 30 November 2007 Raffica was released, two CDs and a DVD which collated all the theme songs sung and danced by Raffaella throughout her career.[63]

Raffaella Carrà in 2008.

In 2008 TVE called her for three programs related to the Eurovision Song Contest. The first was the selection process aired on 8 March Salvemos Eurovisión.[48] She also presented two special galas related to this festival.[48]

Shortly after, Carrà returned to Rai 1 to present a new edition of Carràmba! Che fortuna that was rewarded by the auditel, with an average of 5,000,000 daily viewers and a maximum of 6,000,000.[64]

Subsequently, Carrà returned to Spain to host an episode of the Spanish version of Saturday Night Live on the channel Cuatro in April 2009.[65]

Also in 2008 the book Mito in tre minuti by Antimo Verde was published, an artistic biography based on research work.[66] On 7 November of that year Raffica - Balletti & Duetti was released, a second box set of two CDs and a DVD with a selection of television performances by Carrà.[67]

That same year Carrà hosted and produced Il Gran Concerto, a television programme in which the Grande Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai performed pieces of classical music and opera.[68]

2010s: Sporadic appearances

Raffaella Carrà in Madrid in 2017 together with the mayor of Madrid Manuela Carmena.

In 2010 she duetted with Renato Zero on the song Triangolo from his album Sei Zero. The two also shared the stage at Zero's concert, on 5 October of the same year.[34]

In 2011, after 13 years of absence, Italy returned to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, and Rai chose Carrà to host and comment from Italy on the final night of the event, as well as present the votes awarded by the jury and televoting.[48] In the summer of 2011 French DJ Bob Sinclar remixed her classic song A far l'amore comincia tu, which was retitled Far l'amore. This remix was later included by Paolo Sorrentino in the soundtrack of his Academy awarded film The Great Beauty.[69]

Later, together with Neri Marcorè, she starred in various TIM commercials, playing Queen Isabella I of Castile.[70] In October 2011, for the fourth consecutive year, she was once again the producer of the Rai 3 television program Il Gran Concerto, hosted by Alessandro Greco.[71]

In June 2012 she participated in the Concerto per l'Emilia [it] in support of the people affected by the earthquake of 20 and 29 May 2012, in which she sang one of her hits, Rumore.[72]

In January 2013, Carrà was meant to return, after ten years, to host the Saturday night show on Rai 1, but the programme, provisionally titled Auditorium was later cancelled.[73] In February 2013 she became one of the coaches, along with Noemi, Piero Pelù and Riccardo Cocciante, in the program The Voice of Italy on Rai 2.[74]

On 16 July 2013 she released the dance single Replay,[75] which was followed up by the album Replay (The Album). The album was released on 19 November 2013, along with the second single Cha Cha Ciao, seventeen years after her previous studio album.[76][75]

That same year she appeared as herself in the movie Colpi di fortuna directed by Neri Parenti.[77] In 2014 she participated again in The Voice of Italy as a coach with Piero Pelù, Noemi and rapper J-Ax.[74]

In February of the same year she was a guest at the first evening of the Sanremo Festival, where she performed a medley of songs from her latest album.[78]

In the 2014-2015 television season she returned to Rai 1 with a new talent-show with Joaquín Cortés, called Forte forte forte.[79]

Starting from 24 February 2016 she returned as a coach in the Rai 2 program The Voice of Italy with Emis Killa, Max Pezzali and Dolcenera; during the final episode she announced that she would leave the program.[80][81] On 19 December 2016 she hosted the gala 60 años juntos of the Spanish public television.[82] In the summer of 2017 she became a music producer for one of her contestants, Samuel Pietrasanta.[8]

On 30 November 2018, the Christmas album Ogni volta che è Natale was released, Carrà's last release before her death.[83] The album features an unreleased track, Chi l'ha detto, which was sent to radios on 16 November and released on YouTube along with the music video on 23 November.[84]On late 2018 she returned to the television scene after two years of absence, as a guest of Fabio Fazio at Che tempo che fa[85] and by Carlo Conti at Un Natale d'Oro Zecchino.[86] In the spring of 2019 she returned to TV as the host of a program of interviews with well-known personalities from show business, culture and sports, titled A raccontare comincia tu, broadcast in prime time on Thursdays on Rai 3 for six weeks, from 4 April to 9 May.[87]Following its success, the program was confirmed with a new cycle of four episodes, aired from 24 October to 4 November.[88]


On 2 October 2020, the musical film Explota Explota was released in Spanish cinemas,[89] it was directed by Uruguayan Nacho Álvarez, and it was based on Carrà's songs, she appears as a cameo.[90] Since 25 January 2021, the film has been available in the Italian version (with the title Ballo Ballo) on the Amazon Prime digital platform.[91] The film was nominated for three Goya Awards and three Feroz Awards.[92]

On 5 July 2021, after Carrà's death, RAI director Steffano Coletta revealed on television that there were plans to ask Carrà to present the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 and the Sanremo Festival that same year.[93]

Icon of women's liberation and the LGBT movement

On 13 November 1971, while hosting Canzionissima, she performed her new single Tuca Tuca wearing a top which showed her navel; she was the first woman to show it on Italian public television, at a time in which it was unusual for women to show their bodies. This event caused controversy in the conservative TV network RAI and was called "too provocative" by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano.[94]

She was a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. She was awarded a "gay icon" award at the 2017 World Pride Madrid.[95]

Personal life and death

Carrà had a ten year relationship with the television author Gianni Boncompagni, author of her greatest musical hits.[96] She later met Sergio Japino [it], who was 11 years younger than she and at that time was the choreographer of two of her programs: Pronto, Raffaella? and Fantastico 3.[29] Although they separated in the 1990s, they maintained a good personal and professional relationship to such an extent that it was he who announced Carrà's death in 2021.[29] Previously, she had other romantic relationships with singer Little Tony whom she met in 1961 during the filming of the movie 5 marines per 100 ragazze,[97] with Juventus footballer Gino Stacchini (which lasted eight years) and was also courted by Frank Sinatra, with whom she shared the set of the film Von Ryan's Express in 1965, but she rejected the flirting.[98]

She never married. According to Carrà, she did not believe in marriage, nor did she have children, although when she wanted to, her doctor told her that she could no longer have them.[98] Instead, she decided to adopt several children from around the world from a distance.[99]

Raffaella Carrà was very attached to Monte Argentario, in Tuscany, where she lived for many years. Her villa in Cala Piccola was a source of inspiration for many of her broadcasts, even for the title of the TV program Carràmba! Che sorpresa.[100] She was a big fan of football team Juventus.[6]

Carrà died in Rome on 5 July 2021, at the age of 78.[101][102] Carrà died of lung cancer, an illness from which she suffered over a long period, but details were not publicly revealed until after her death.[103] Two days later, the funeral procession was held from her home, passing through RAI's central studios, the Foro Italico and Teatro delle Vittorie to reach the Capitolium, where the mortuary chapel was set up at Rome's City Hall.[104]

Political views

Carrà revealed in a 1977 interview that she was a communist. She said: "I always vote communist. On a struggle between workers and businessmen, I'll always be on the workers' side."[105]



Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Raffaella Carrà
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: RCA Italiana
  • Formats: LP, CD
Raffaella... Senzarespiro
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: RCA Italiana
  • Formats: LP, CD
Scatola a sorpresa
  • Released: 1973
  • Label: CGD
  • Formats: LP
  • Released: 1974
  • Label: CGD
  • Formats: LP
Felicità tà tà
  • Released: 1974
  • Label: CGD
  • Formats: LP
Forte forte forte
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: CGD
  • Formats: LP
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: CGD
  • Formats: LP
  • Raffaella
  • Hay Que Venir Al Sur
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: CBS
  • Formats: LP, cassette tape, CD
Mi spendo tutto
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: CBS
  • Formats: LP, cassette tape, CD
Raffaella Carrà
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Hispavox
  • Formats: LP, cassette tape
Raffaella Carrà 82
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: Hispavox
  • Formats: LP, cassette tape
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Hispavox
  • Formats: LP, cassette tape
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: CGD
  • Formats: LP, cassette tape
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Fonit Cetra
  • Formats: LP, cassette tape
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Fonit Cetra
  • Formats: LP, cassette tape
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: CBS
  • Formats: LP, CD
Inviato speciale
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Fonit Cetra
  • Formats: LP, CD
Raffaella Carrà
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Fonit Cetra
  • Formats: LP, CD
Hola Raffaella
Carramba che rumba!
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Nueva Fonit Cetra
  • Formats: CD
Fiesta - I grandi successi
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: RCA/BMG
  • Formats: CD
Replay - The Album
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Do It Yourself
  • Formats: CD
32 69
Ogni volta che è Natale 11


Title Year Role Notes
Torment of the Past 1952 Graziella Credited as Raffella Pelloni
Europa di notte 1958 Herself Credited as Raffaella Pelloni
Caterina Sforza, la leonessa di Romagna 1959 Unknown Cameo appearance
Long Night in 1943 1960 Ines Villani Credited as Raffaella Pelloni
Fury of the Pagans 1960 Maritza Credited as Raffaella Pelloni
Il peccato degli anni verdi 1960 Diana's friend Credited as Raffaella Pelloni
Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules 1961 Princess Saliurà
Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops 1961 Eber
Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules 1962 Adraste
5 marines per 100 ragazze 1962 Mirella
Pontius Pilate 1962 Gessica
I Don Giovanni della Costa Azzurra 1962 Waitress Cameo appearance
Caesar the Conqueror 1963 Publia
The Terrorist 1963 Giuliana
The Organizer 1963 Bianca
La Celestina P... R... 1965 Bruna
Von Ryan's Express 1965 Gabriella
Rose rosse per Angelica 1966 Angelica
Il vostro super agente Flit 1967 Aura
Le Saint prend l'affût 1967 Anita Pavone
7 eroiche carogne 1969 Sara van Kolstrom
Why Did I Ever Say Yes Twice? 1969 Teresa Coppa
Safety Catch 1970 Alberta Radelli
Barbara 1980 Barbara
"FF.SS." – Cioè: "...che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene?" 1983 Herself Cameo appearance
Colpi di fortuna 2013 Herself Cameo appearance


Year Title Role Notes
1962–1963 Il paroliere questo sconosciuto Herself Talk show, co-host with Lelio Luttazzi
1964 I grandi camaleonti Ortensia Italian TV Series; 8 episodes
1965 Scaramouche Costanza De Mauriac Italian TV Miniseries; 4 episodes
1966 I Spy Sophia American TV Series; episode: "Sophia"
1970 Io, Agata e tu Herself Co-host alongside Nino Ferrer
1970–1975 Canzonissima Herself Variety show, co-host with Corrado (3 seasons)
1971 Arsène Lupin Antonina Italian TV Series; episode: "La donna dai due sorrisi"
1974 Milleluci Herself Variety show, co-host with Mina
1976 La hora de...Raffaella Carra’ Herself Spanish Variety show, host
1978 Ma che sera Herself Variety show, host
1981 Millemilioni Herself Musical show, host
1982, 1991 Fantastico Herself Variety show, co-host with various
1983–1985 Pronto, Raffaella? Herself Talk show, Host
1985–1986 Buonasera Raffaella Herself Variety-talk show, Host
1986–1987 Domenica in Herself Talk show, host
1988 Raffaella Carrà Show Herself Variety show; host
1989 Il principe azzurro Herself Game show, host
1990 ... E saranno famosi Herself Variety show, host
1990–1991 Ricomincio da due Herself Talk show; host
1992–1994 Hola Raffaella Herself Spanish Variety-talk show, host
1993–1994 A las 8 con Raffaella Herself Spanish talk show, host
1995 En casa con Raffaella Herself Spanish talk show, host
1995–2009 Carramba Che sorpresa/fortuna Herself Variety show, Host (seasons 1–8)
1996–1997 40 minuti con Raffaella Herself Game show, Host
1997 Mamma per caso Nicoletta Italian TV Miniseries; 4 episodes
1998 Centoventitre Herself Game show, host
1999 I Fantastici di Raffaella Herself Game show, Host
2001 Festival di Sanremo Herself Musical show, host
2001 Dopo il Festival tutti da me Herself Talk show, host
2004 Sogni Herself Variety show; host
2006 Amore Herself Charity show; host
2008 Salvemos Eurovision/Europasion Herself Spanish Variety show, host
2011 Eurovision Song Contest Herself Musical show, commentator
2013–2016 The Voice of Italy Herself Talent show, Coach (seasons 1–2, 4)
2015 Forte forte forte Herself Talent show, judge and creator
2016 60 años juntos Herself Spanish TV Special, host
2019 A raccontare comincia tu Herself Talk show, Host


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