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Serena Ortolani

Biography

Italian contrary hitter who earned a global Grand Champions Glass, World Glass, and two Western european Championships during her worldwide career from 2004-2012. She was called MVP from the 2008-2009 CEV Indesit Champions Group. She began playing youngsters volleyball in 1995 with Advertisements Reda Volley. She began playing Serie A1 volleyball in the first 2000s. She performed for Italy on the 2008 Olympic Video games and has performed domestically with famous brands Bergamo, Busto Arsizio, and Casalmaggiore. She was raised in Ravenna, Italy. She was teammates with Martina Guiggi on the 2008 Olympics.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth January 7, 1987
Place Of Birth Ravenna, Italy
Height 1.88 m
Weight 63 kg
Profession Volleyball Player
Nationality Italian
Children Gaia Mazzanti
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Set up the Pesaro Riz Ortolani Foundation in order to promote music through scholarships, seminars, concerts and exhibitions.
2Best known for his romantic string-laden scores and his guitar compositions for a trio of Quentin Tarantino films: "Kill Bill", "Inglorious Basterds" and "Django Unchained".
3After forming his own orchestra, he moved to Los Angeles and performed at the famous night club Ciro's on the Sunset Strip.
4Studied at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica in Pesaro and began his career as a musical arranger for the orchestra of the Italian network RAI.
5Father of Rizia Ortolani.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Un matrimonio2013-2014TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
Una sconfinata giovinezza2010
Il pap2008
Il nascondiglio2007
A Dinner for Them to Meet2007
Franco Nero in His Own Words2005Video documentary short
La seconda notte di nozze2005
Ma quando arrivano le ragazze?2005
La rivincita di Natale2004
In the Jungle: The making of Cannibal Holocaust2003Documentary
Incantato2003
Liebe, Lügen, Leidenschaften2002TV Mini-Series
I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa2001
La via degli angeli1999
Ama il tuo nemico1999TV Movie
Grandes ocasiones1998
The Best Man1997
Fermo posta Tinto Brass1995
La famiglia Ricordi1995TV Mini-Series 4 episodes
L'uomo che guarda1994
Magnificat1993
L'angelo con la pistola1992
Fratelli e sorelle1992
Un posto freddo in fondo al cuore1992TV Movie
Paprika1991
Top Model 21990
Killer Crocodile 21990
Una fredda mattina di maggio1990
A Season of Giants1990TV Movie
Nel giardino delle rose1990
Il sole buio1990
Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride1990TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
Gioco al massacro1989
The Story of Boys & Girls1989
Killer Crocodile1989
Le ciliege sono mature1989
La collina del diavolo1988TV Movie
Una casa a Roma1988TV Movie
I ragazzi di via Panisperna1988
Sposi1988
Non basta una vita1988TV Series 1988
La famiglia Brandacci1987TV Movie
The Last Minute1987
La sporca insegna del coraggio1987
Capriccio1987
The Inquiry1987
Una domenica sì1986
Regalo di Natale1986
La bonne1986
Miranda1985
Festa di laurea1985
Un foro nel parabrezza1985
Impiegati1985
Christopher Columbus1985TV Mini-Series 4 episodes
Giuseppe Fava: Siciliano come me1984
Noi tre1984
Uno scandalo perbene1984
La piovra1984TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
Tuareg: The Desert Warrior1984
I guerrieri dell'anno 20721984
Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana1983TV Mini-Series 4 episodes
Una gita scolastica1983
1919, crónica del alba1983
Revenge of the Dead1983
Più bello di così si muore1982
Mafalda1982
Valentina1982
La ragazza di Trieste1982
Porca vacca1982
I camionisti1982
Fear in the City1981
Nessuno è perfetto1981
Miele di donna1981
Fantasma d'amore1981
Aiutami a sognare1981
And When She Was Bad1981
House on the Edge of the Park1980
L'avvertimento1980
Maria - Nur die Nacht war ihr Zeuge1980
Fangio: Una vita a 300 all'ora1980Documentary
Cannibal Holocaust1980
Anni struggenti1979
Atsalut pader1979
Il corpo della ragassa1979
Vestire gli ignudi1979TV Movie
Un dramma borghese1979
Giallo napoletano1979
The Fifth Musketeer1979
Tigers in Lipstick1979
From Hell to Victory1979
Gegè Bellavita1978
Le braghe del padrone1978
Brutes and Savages1978Documentary
Primo amore1978
Enigma rosso1978
Cyclone1978
La ragazza dal pigiama giallo1977
Doppio delitto1977
Castigo1977TV Mini-Series 4 episodes
I Am Afraid1977
Some Like It Cool1977
Passi di morte perduti nel buio1977
Sahara Cross1977
Submission1976
Mimì Bluette... fiore del mio giardino1976
Holiday Hookers1976
Blonde in Black Leather1975
Ritratto di donna velata1975TV Series 5 episodes
Mondo candido1975
Perché si uccide un magistrato1975
Vieni, vieni amore mio1975
Nuova Guinea, l'isola dei cannibali1974Documentary
L'erotomane1974
There Is No 131974
Le guerriere dal seno nudo1973
Mean Frank and Crazy Tony1973
Teresa la ladra1973
La coppia1973
One Way1973
Counselor at Crime1973
The African Deal1973
No il caso è felicemente risolto1973
Fury1973
Secrets of a Nurse1973
Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye1973
Mafia Junction1973
Gli eroi1973
Cari genitori1973
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die1972
Don't Torture a Duckling1972as Ritz Ortolani
Girolimoni, il mostro di Roma1972
All the Brothers of the West Support Their Father1972
Abuso di potere1972
Brother Sun, Sister Moon1972Italian version
Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso1972
The Dead Are Alive1972
The Valachi Papers1972
Non commettere atti impuri1971
Addio zio Tom1971
Secret Fantasy1971
...e le stelle stanno a guardare1971TV Mini-Series
Nella stretta morsa del ragno1971
The Hunting Party1971
Confessions of a Police Captain1971
The Statue1971
Say Hello to Yesterday1971
La prima notte del Dottor Danieli, industriale, col complesso del... giocattolo1970
Madron1970
The McKenzie Break1970
The Adventures of Gerard1970
La ragazza di nome Giulio1970
Viva Cangaceiro1970
Disperatamente l'estate scorsa1970
La colomba non deve volare1970
The Unholy Four1970
Un caso di coscienza1970
Andrea Doria -741970
Con quale amore, con quanto amore1970
Indianápolis1969Short
Islas del Caribe: Barbados1969Short
La donna a una dimensione1969
Las Bahamas Nassau1969Documentary short
Night of the Serpent1969
La cattura1969
Così dolce... così perversa1969
Una sull'altra1969
Il dito nella piaga1969
5 figli di cane1969
Kampf um Rom II - Der Verrat1969
La freccia nera1968-1969TV Mini-Series 7 episodes
Quel negozio di Piazza Navona1969TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
The Last Roman1968
Dead Men Don't Count1968
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell1968
Emma Hamilton1968
Mal d'Africa1968Documentary
Tenderly1968
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom1968
Anzio1968
Al di l1968
Banditi a Milano1968
Sequestro di persona1968
The Biggest Bundle of Them All1968
La fiera delle vanit1967TV Mini-Series 7 episodes
Day of Anger1967
On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who...1967
Tiffany memorandum1967
Woman Times Seven1967
Soldier's Girl1967
Requiescant1967as Roger Higgins
Make Love, Not War1966
The Spy with a Cold Nose1966
Cifrato speciale1966
Maya1966
Operazione Goldman1966
David Copperfield1965-1966TV Mini-Series 8 episodes
Africa addio1966Documentary
The Car That Became a Star1965Documentary short uncredited
Spy in Your Eye1965
Con rispetto parlando1965
Das Geheimnis der drei Dschunken1965
The Glory Guys1965
El diablo también llora1965
The Yellow Rolls-Royce1964
Cavalca e uccidi1964
Hour of Death1964
The 7th Dawn1964
Castle of Blood1964as Ritz Ortolani
Gunfight at High Noon1964
Old Shatterhand1964
La cittadella1964TV Mini-Series 7 episodes
Il mondo di notte numero 31964Documentary
Le ore nude1964
Horror Castle1963
The Fall of Rome1963
La donna nel mondo1963Documentary
Mediterranean Holiday1962Documentary
Il Sorpasso1962
Mondo cane1962Documentary
Malesia magica1961Documentary
Valley of the Lions1961
Siempre estaré contigo1959
Terrore sulla citt1957
Serenata al vento1956
I miliardari1956
Accadde di notte1956
L'alfiere1956TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
Processo all'amore1955
Le vacanze del sor Clemente1955

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From Hell to Victory1979conductor
Le braghe del padrone1978conductor
La ragazza dal pigiama giallo1977composer: songs "Your Yellow Pijama" and "Look at Her Dancing" / conductor
Doppio delitto1977conductor
Sahara Cross1977conductor
Mimì Bluette... fiore del mio giardino1976conductor
Blonde in Black Leather1975conductor
To Love Ophelia1974composer: songs "Fataltango" and "Wherever You May Go" / conductor
Teresa la ladra1973conductor
Gli eroi1973conductor
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die1972conductor
Don't Torture a Duckling1972conductor - as Ritz Ortolani
Girolimoni, il mostro di Roma1972conductor
The Valachi Papers1972conductor
Non commettere atti impuri1971conductor
Addio zio Tom1971conductor
...e le stelle stanno a guardare1971TV Mini-Series conductor
Nella stretta morsa del ragno1971conductor
The Hunting Party1971conductor
The Statue1971conductor
Madron1970conductor
The Adventures of Gerard1970conductor
Disperatamente l'estate scorsa1970musical director
Night of the Serpent1969conductor
Boot Hill1969composer: song "Sotto la panca"
Una sull'altra1969conductor
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell1968conductor
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom1968conductor
Anzio1968conductor
Al di l1968conductor
The Biggest Bundle of Them All1968conductor
Day of Anger1967conductor
Woman Times Seven1967conductor
Requiescant1967conductor
The Spy with a Cold Nose1966conductor
Operazione Goldman1966conductor - uncredited
Das Geheimnis der drei Dschunken1965conductor
The Glory Guys1965conductor
The Yellow Rolls-Royce1964conductor
Hour of Death1964conductor
The 7th Dawn1964conductor / musical director - uncredited
Castle of Blood1964conductor
Old Shatterhand1964conductor / musical director
Horror Castle1963conductor
Valley of the Lions1961conductor
Un rostro en el pasado1960TV Series composer: additional music - 1960
Siempre estaré contigo1959music arranger
Sábado negro1959composer: song "Blues Negro"
Le vacanze del sor Clemente1955conductor
Sur les traces de ma mère2016stock music
Porco Mondo2010Documentary short composer: stock music
Grandes ocasiones1998conductor / orchestrator
L'angelo con la pistola1992conductor
Una domenica sì1986conductor
Festa di laurea1985conductor
Impiegati1985conductor
Noi tre1984conductor
La piovra1984TV Mini-Series conductor - 6 episodes
Tuareg: The Desert Warrior1984conductor
Una gita scolastica1983conductor
Revenge of the Dead1983conductor
Valentina1982musical director
Fear in the City1981conductor
Fantasma d'amore1981conductor
Aiutami a sognare1981conductor
House on the Edge of the Park1980conductor
Giallo napoletano1979conductor

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trainyard Dogs: Part I2016performer: "I giorni dell'ira" / writer: "I giorni dell'ira" - as Riziero Ortolani
The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears2013writer: "Cosi dolce_ cosi perverse - M7"
Django Unchained2012performer: "I giorni dell'ira" / writer: "I giorni dell'ira" - as Riziero Ortolani
Drive2011/Iperformer: "Oh My Love" / writer: "Oh My Love"
Hitchhiker Munchkins2009Short writer: "More Theme From nm4688935"
Di me cosa ne sai2009Documentary writer: "Il merlo maschio"
Inglourious Basterds2009performer: "AL DI LÀ DELLA LEGGE" 1968 / writer: "AL DI LÀ DELLA LEGGE" 1968 - as Riziero Ortolani
I Love Dries2008writer: "Als de zon schijnt"
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang2005performer: "SLEIGH RIDE"
Beyond the Sea2004writer: "More" 1962 - uncredited
Soul Plane2004performer: "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Main Title" / writer: "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Main Title"
Kill Bill: Vol. 22004performer: "I Giorni dell'ira" / writer: "I Giorni dell'ira"
Kill Bill: Vol. 12003performer: "I Giorni Dell'ira"
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde2003performer: "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Main Title" / writer: "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Main Title"
L'uomo in più2001writer: "Je m'en fous"
A Walk on the Moon1999writer: "More 'Ti guardero nel cuore'" 1962 - as Riziero Ortolani
Out to Sea1997writer: "More Ti guardero nel cuore" 1962
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag1992writer: "Forget Domani"
Dream Baby1989TV Movie music: "More" - uncredited
I guerrieri dell'anno 20721984performer: "The Fighter Centurions", "Roma Imperial Rock" / writer: "The Fighter Centurions", "Roma Imperial Rock"
Una gita scolastica1983writer: "L'incanto", "A tu per tu"
House on the Edge of the Park1980lyrics: "Sweetly", "Much More", "Give Me A Chance" / music: "Sweetly", "Much More", "Give Me A Chance"
La ragazza dal pigiama giallo1977writer: "Look At Her Dancing", "Your Yellow Pyjama"
Ying zhao tie bu shan1977performer: "I Giorni Dell'ira" "The Day of Anger" / writer: "I Giorni Dell'ira" "The Day of Anger"
Nuova Guinea, l'isola dei cannibali1974Documentary music: "Why"
Don't Torture a Duckling1972writer: "Quei giorni insieme a te"
Brother Sun, Sister Moon1972"Preghiera semplice", "Fratello sole sorella luna"
Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso1972music: "Why"
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV Special writer: "Till Love Touches Your Life"
Say Hello to Yesterday1971music: "Say Hello To Yesterday", "Hello Happiness Goodbye Misery"
Madron1970music: "Till Love Touches Your Life"
La cattura1969writer: "Two Strangers"
Così dolce... così perversa1969music: "Why"
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell1968music: "Buona Sera"
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom1968music: "The Way That I Live", "Let's Live for Love" / writer: "Main Title Theme"
The Biggest Bundle of Them All1968music: "Most Of All There's You"
Day of Anger1967writer: "It's Time To Go" uncredited, "Days of Anger [I Giorni Dell' Ira]" uncredited, "No Mercy [Senza Pieta']", "Serene Night [Una Notte Serena]" uncredited, "Killer's Weapon [L'Arma Del Killer]" uncredited, "To The Last Shot [Fino all'ultimo colpo]" uncredited, "The Days Of Anger [II] [I Giorni Dell'Ira #2]" uncredited, "To The Last Shot [II] [Fino all'ultimo colpo #2]" uncredited, "Violence, Hatred [Violenza, Odio]" uncredited, "Serene Night [Una Notte Serena #2]" uncredited, "A Strong Man [
The Car That Became a Star1965Documentary short music: "Forget Domani"
Io la conoscevo bene1965"More"
La donna di fiori1965TV Mini-Series writer: "La donna di fiori"
Con rispetto parlando1965music: "Giostra della vita"
The Yellow Rolls-Royce1964music: "Forget Domani"
The 7th Dawn1964music: "The Seventh Dawn"
The Joey Bishop Show1964TV Series music - 1 episode
The 36th Annual Academy Awards1964TV Special writer: "More"
The Lawrence Welk Show1964TV Series music - 1 episode
Mondo cane1962Documentary music: "Ti guarderò nel cuore More"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Música de siempre1958

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Godfathers of Mondo2003Video documentary special thanks
In the Jungle: The making of Cannibal Holocaust2003Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 12008Video documentaryHimself
The Godfathers of Mondo2003Video documentaryHimself
In the Jungle: The making of Cannibal Holocaust2003DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Composer (In Memoriam)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Special DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsPosthumously.
2013Lifetime Achievement AwardWorld Soundtrack Awards
2006Career AwardFlaiano International PrizesCinema
2005DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)Ma quando arrivano le ragazze? (2005)
1988DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Song (Migliore Canzone)Ultimo minuto (1987)
1987DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Song (Migliore Canzone)Regalo di Natale (1986)
1987Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Score (Migliore Musica)L'inchiesta (1987)
1986DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)Festa di laurea (1985)
1984Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Score (Migliore Musica)Una gita scolastica (1983)
1981Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Score (Migliore Musica)Aiutami a sognare (1981)
1966Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original SongThe Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)· Norman Newell (lyrics)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest Original Score (Migliori Musiche)La seconda notte di nozze (2005)
2005DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Song (Migliore Canzone)Ma quando arrivano le ragazze? (2005)
2004DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)La rivincita di Natale (2004)
2003DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)Il cuore altrove (2003)
1994Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Score (Migliore Musica)Magnificat (1993)
1993DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)Magnificat (1993)
1991DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)Nel giardino delle rose (1990)
1990DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)Storia di ragazzi e di ragazze (1989)
1987DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Music (Migliore Musicista)Regalo di Natale (1986)
1986Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Score (Migliore Musica)Festa di laurea (1985)
1972Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Score (Migliore Musica)Il merlo maschio (1971)
1971OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongMadron (1970)· Arthur Hamilton (lyrics)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureMadron (1970)· Arthur Hamilton (lyrics)
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original SongBuona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)· Melvin Frank
1966Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original ScoreThe Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)
1964OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongMondo cane (1962)· Nino Oliviero (music)
· Norman Newell (lyrics)
1964GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Original Score from a Motion Picture or Television ShowMondo cane (1962)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop SongMondo cane (1962)· Norman Newell (lyrics)


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