1980-1981 RAI 3 "Lo Scatolone"
Presentatrice Soubrette con Lando Buzzanca
was born in Rome on October 23, 1967.
Daughter of Nando Orfei ,Daughter of Nando Orfei, the progenitor of one of the most important circus dynasties in the world, and of Anita Gambarutti, acrobat and horsewoman, Ambra is a complete showgirl and the art director of the famous circus that bears her father’s name.
Nando Orfei, a household name across Italy, was not only fond of circus but also of cinema: he took part in several movies directed by his close friend Federico Fellini. He also co-starred as “Patacca” in AMARCORD, the winner of the Academy Award for best foreign movie in 1973.
Being born in a circus, Ambra started facing the public at a very early age, making her debut at 11 in a trained dove show in front of His Holiness Pope Paul VI. Afterwards, always in the circus area, she cultivated her interest for jugglery and equestrian art, and specialized in dressage.
She started to become appreciated by the younger audience already in her teenage. She recorded two albums, one in 1988 , entitled “Compagno di scuola” and one in 1990, entitled “Love me too”.
In 1983 when she was 16, she participated as a show girl to the TV programme “Lo scatolone”, produced by RAI.
In 1984 she presented the RAI TV programme “Sotto le stelle” and took part to the TV show “Drive In” produced by the commercial TV channel Canale 5.
She presented with Aldo Biscardi the three editions of “Il processo del Lunedì”, “Sabato al Circo” (on Canale 5), “Il Circo di Rete 4”. She presented the four editions of “Circhi del Mondo” on RAI 3, including the prestigious Montecarlo Circus Festival.
In 1987 she stars in the TV serial “Sapore di Gloria” as an Olimpyc gymnast. The serial was broadcasted on RAI TV 1 in 13 episodes.
Amongst the several TV appearances, she guested on “Passaparola” presented by Gerry Scotti, winning the audience’s favour.
In 1988 Ambra Orfei founds the AMBRA ORFEI ENTERTAINMENT company and becomes a hugely successful producer of shows and events dedicated to the children and their families.
She also founded the circus school “Il Piccolo Circo del Sole”. “Il piccolo circo del Sole”.