List of Famous people born in Veneto, Italy

Amy Adams

Amy Lou Adams
First Name Amy
Last Name Adams
Born on August 20, 1974 (age 49)
Born in Italy, Veneto
Height 161 cm | 5'3

Amy Lou Adams is an American actress. Known for both comedic and dramatic roles, she has appeared three times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actresses. Her accolades include two Golden Globe Awards, and nominations for six Academy Awards and seven British Academy Film Awards.

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John Paul I

Albino Luciani
First Name John
Last Name I
Born on October 17, 1912
Died on September 28, 1978 (aged 65)
Born in Italy, Veneto

Pope John Paul I was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 26 August 1978 to his death 33 days later. He was the first pope to have been born in the 20th century. His reign is among the shortest in papal history, resulting in the most recent year of three popes and the first to occur since 1605. John Paul I remains the most recent Italian-born pope, the last in a succession of such popes that started with Clement VII in 1523.

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Sonia Gandhi

First Name Sonia
Born on December 9, 1946 (age 77)
Born in Italy, Veneto

Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician. She is the president of the Indian National Congress, the left-of-centre political party, which has governed India for most of its post-independence history. She took over as the party leader in 1998, seven years after the assassination of her husband, Rajiv Gandhi, a former Prime Minister of India, and remained in office for twenty-two years.

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Roberto Baggio

First Name Roberto
Last Name Baggio
Born on February 18, 1967 (age 57)
Born in Italy, Veneto
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Roberto Baggio is an Italian former professional footballer who mainly played as a second striker, or as an attacking midfielder, although he was capable of playing in several offensive positions. He is the former president of the technical sector of the Italian Football Federation. A technically gifted creative playmaker and set piece specialist, renowned for his curling free-kicks, dribbling skills, and goalscoring, Baggio is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. In 1999, he came fourth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll, and was chosen on the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002. In 1993, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100, a list of the world's greatest living players.

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Pierre Cardin

Pietro Costante Cardin
First Name Pierre
Last Name Cardin
Born on July 2, 1922
Died on December 29, 2020 (aged 98)
Born in Italy, Veneto

Pierre Cardin, born Pietro Costante Cardin, was an Italian-born naturalised-French fashion designer. He is known for what were his avant-garde style and Space Age designs. He preferred geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He founded his fashion house in 1950 and introduced the "bubble dress" in 1954.

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Jessie James Decker

First Name Jessie
Born on April 12, 1988 (age 36)
Born in Italy, Veneto

Jessica Rose James Decker is an American country pop singer-songwriter,reality television personality, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. At age 15, after auditioning for and being rejected by most of the country labels in Nashville, Tennessee, Decker began working with Carla Wallace of Big Yellow Dog Music. One of her songs attracted the attention of Mercury Records, which offered her a recording contract. She released her debut album, Jessie James, in 2009. A few years later in 2013, she starred with her husband Eric Decker, a wide receiver in the National Football League, in the E! reality show Eric & Jessie: Game On.

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Marzia Kjellberg

Marzia Bisognin
First Name Marzia
Born on October 21, 1992 (age 31)
Born in Italy, Veneto

Marzia Kjellberg is an Italian Internet personality, fashion designer, businesswoman, ceramics artist, and one-time author. Known for her videos on her now-inactive YouTube channel, Kjellberg has also ventured into writing, fashion designing, and business. She is married to Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie.

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Francesco Guidolin

First Name Francesco
Last Name Guidolin
Born on October 3, 1955 (age 68)
Born in Italy, Veneto
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Francesco Guidolin is an Italian football manager and former player, most recently the manager of Premier League team Swansea City. He has coached various Italian club sides in Serie A, winning the 1996–97 Coppa Italia with Vicenza, while also competing in European competitions with Vicenza, Udinese, Bologna and Palermo, as well as managing Ligue 1 club Monaco.

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Ennio Doris

First Name Ennio
Born on July 3, 1940
Died on November 24, 2021 (aged 81)
Born in Italy, Veneto

Ennio Doris was an Italian billionaire businessman who founded Mediolanum SpA.

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Alessandro Del Piero

First Name Alessandro
Last Name Piero
Born on November 9, 1974 (age 49)
Born in Italy, Veneto
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Alessandro Del Piero is an Italian former professional footballer who mainly played as a deep-lying forward, although he was capable of playing in several offensive positions. Since 2015, he has worked as a pundit for Sky Sport Italia. A technically gifted and creative supporting forward who was also a free-kick specialist, Del Piero is widely regarded by players, pundits, and managers as one of the greatest players of his generation and as one of the best Italian players of all time, winning the Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year award in 1998 and 2008.

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