The Heroine’s Journey of Valeria Mafera

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  

Acting is amazing,because you can use all your past suffering and using it for making your character works in a movie or on stage

What is my idea of perfect happiness?  

Happiness is being able to love,fearless.

(…and be loved in return:that’is perfect!)

What is my greatest fear?  

My greatest fear…it’s like to have no real friends

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  

I ‘d like to be a tall and thiny blonde woman, instead of being a 90-60-90 tipical mediterranean woman:)

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 

In Italy:Pierfrancesco Favino and Antonio Albanese as male actor ;Paola Cortellesi and Miriam Leone as female actress

In USA:Charlize Theron and Tim Roth!

What is my greatest extravagance?  

I always talk to my dogs,and I answer in returns too…..with a little and funny voice🙆‍♀️

On what occasion would I lie?  

Sometimes,I’Rather shut up about a situation than be a lyer or I will define me as a silent lyer

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? 

screen test:too many emotions in such short time…but then I think that it’s like a game and everything just gets back in to proportion

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?  

meeting new and  different people, visiting different places in my one country!!!

I really love to be another person everytime and I love to be in contact with myself,I MUST listen to myself,always..and it’s really important to be able to listen and to be in contact with other people:it’s really a lucky way to live on Earth❤️

If I could, what would I change about myself?  

I ‘d like to be more proud of myself!I need to believe in myself more than I ussually do…..But I’m working on it:I’m really improving my confidence every day

What is my greatest achievement in work?  

I want to be more and more an actress who excites and emphatizes with public

Where would I most like to live? 

In New Zealand,I think!

What is my most treasured possession?

My family.My courage.My smiling.My resilient way to start again,always.

What is my most marked characteristic?

Im an achiever💪 and ironic smiling and sweety woman🎈I don’t speak a lot:able to be silent and just thinking for a long time

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  

By the river(it’s called “the Blond Tiber”)

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

I love “Fish market” and “Gland” as fish restaurant …and  “Bar del Fico”to drink something !

What books influenced my life and how?

Oriana Fallaci wrote as a journalist about war places and many about love too(for example”Un Uomo”,”Inshallah”, but ”Lettera ad un bambino mai nato”,too

And I do like very old tales story book,written by Brunella Gasperini”Storie d’amore Storie d’Allegria”!!!

Who are my favorite writers?

Italo Calvino and Shakespeare

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

My playlist would be …Dire straits and Nina Simone and  Fabrizio de Andre’and Mina and……i’ve an infinity playlist!


Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

No hero/heroines in my real life.

May be ,Ghandi.And Rosa Parks!

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? 

Too difficult😅may be

L’attimo fuggente (The fleeting moment?)

Will Hunting

Sergio Leone(everyone!)

Walt Disney(not everyone but a lot of!)

Schindler’s list


What role plays art in my life and work?

In my life:Wonder Woman mixed with Paperino:A difficult way to live😄

At work:Doctors/wife/women in love Women in career:no limits!

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?  

No doubt:Fabio ,My fiance’

Whom would I like to work with in 2018?  

I’d really love to work with Antonio Albanese

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?

An italian Director .I really like him: Paolo Virzi’

And an american actress:Charlize Theron!

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? 

I’be on stage again with a piece called “Cosi’per caso”(director Angelita Puliafito );it’s about a woman called Marta Ascoli,a real woman who survived Aushwitz ,She spoke about her orrible experience…but smiling ,’cause she realized herself as mother and wife and she lived free ,with a malinonic and strong happyness inside.She died maybe 2 years ago

(My character is Marta Ascoli)

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

Fortunaly I’ve got many things going around at moment,for example…

On stage:

Teatro Vittoria,Roma with “LIFE”,director Valentina Cognatti,Margot Theatre Production

As a Movie:”TEMPO DI VITA”,director: Stefano Landini,a CSC production(Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia)

It’a about Paola life and her cancer.

(My character is Paola)

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 

You can experience new thins everyday and everything can change just in a minute:Every day is a new chance,every moment can change everything,I can always start again,I can always do it better!

How can you contact me?

Facebook(Valeria Mafera)

Messenger(Valeria Mafera)




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