I saw Debora Giannone do stand up a couple of times and she made me laugh, which isn’t an easy feat to accomplish. While she was up there on stage, her poise and confidence were readily apparent and so was the fact that she did a perfect Italian accent when she was mimicking her mother, who was Italian, I later found out. The fact that Debora grew up in an Italian speaking household in Switzerland where she was born, and speaks American English more perfect than Ellen DeGeneres, speaks, (pun intended) volumes about this woman’s intelligence and drive.
Debora also is great with other accents, too. Besides Italian, she can blow you away with her exquisite German, British, Irish, Russian and New York. And she can actually talk to you for hours at a time with her fluent knowledge of Italian (of course), French, German and her perfect English. She not only has all these tools in her acting hand bag but she can tell you that she has modeled in print and runway and been on the cover of Rockstar magazine and in Dark Beauty Magazine. She also modeled for L’Oreal.
Yes, we asked the same question that you’re about to ask: “Who is this incredible woman and when can we meet her?” That was your question, wasn’t it?
Well, anyway, we feel that we know her already because of her genuineness when she portrays a character. It doesn’t even matter if the role is on stage or up there on the silver screen, Debora’s magnetic presence compels you to watch her every move.
Her movie resumé is lengthy and her stage roles fill up the rest of the page. Lost Angels was one of the movies, along with several others, we saw that featured Debora. We found that our eyes moved with her whenever she appeared in a scene. She just has that special “something” that all actors wish they had. It’s that ineffable, indescribable certain way she moves and the way she looks at the camera or at another character that is so fascinating. Several famous actresses of the past have had it, Ingrid Bergman had it and so did Greta Garbo, along with Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie and Marion Cotillard.
Debora is in a world filled with great talent and energy and she is one of those wonderful people who are contributing to all the magic. We are very grateful that she is in the movies business. That way, we get to see her as often as we want.