Rosita Celentano was born in Milan on 17th February, 1965.
She began her career in 1974 at the age of nine, when she appeared in the film “Yuppi Du”, directed by and starring her father Adriano Celentano.
From 1990 to 1993 she looked after set design, choreography and advertising strategies as well as showing her skills in advanced horsemanship and learning the basics of juggling.
In 1989 she began presenting TV shows, such as “Sanremo Festival”, “La Domenica Del Villaggio”, “7X1”, “Capodanno ’99-’00”, “Domenica In” and “Music Farm”.
In September 2001 she wrote and successfully hosted her first talk-show, “Tema”, produced by Endemol and broadcast on La7. In 2006 she created and presented a format for E! Entertainment that consisted in interviewing A-list performers backstage at every national and international concert. Her interviewees were major stars, such as James Blunt, Jamiroquai, Mel C, Negramaro, Antonacci and Laura Pausini.
During 2008/2009 she hosted her first live radio programme “Senza Vergogna” every Friday evening from 9pm to midnight on RTL 102.5, tripling ratings for that particular time slot. It was a phone-in show where she would discuss all manner of current topics with listeners either directly or via sms.
In 2009 she published her first book, a treatise on infidelity with the provocative title “Grazia a Dio ho le corna (Thank God I’ve been cheated on)”, published by Salani.
It was so successful that in just four months it went to its third edition, and turned her into an expert on love and infidelity, and the Mediaset network asked her to host her own programme – “La Condifidente” – where she would speak with ordinary people about love and relationships. She would often be invited on to chat shows to talk about affairs of the heart.
In November 2010 she published her second book, “Oltre la pelle” (Salani), an emotionally powerful love story about an affair lived exclusively in the dark. Rosita now hopes to turn the novel into a movie for the big screen.
In 2012 she published her third book “Grazie a Dio è gay (Thank God, he’s gay)”, published by Salani, where she writes about her rapport with gays and her views on homophobia, marriage, adoption, etc. It opens with a dialogue from Ovid embellished by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, who lovingly dedicate it to Rosita.
From July 2015 to the end of the 2017 she hosted on Radio 24 (part of Il Sole 24 Ore group) with her companion “Ask me if I am happy; the world from a dog’s perspective”, a radio programme that dealt with the world of dogs and other animals from all over the world
In 2015 she made her stage debut, appearing with Attilio Fontana in “Qualche volta scappano (Sometimes they get away)”, directed by Pino Quartullo. It is the story of a dog who abandons its owners after being exasperated by their behaviour, a highly entertaining role reversal that proved a huge success with both critics and public.
Today Rosita in addition to her increasing commitment to the protection of nature and animal rights is currently on pre-production on a TV comedy-series conceived and written by her, on sustainable fashion and consisting of interviews with celebrities, academics, writers, scientists and anyone who has something to say that will encourage listeners to follow their example for a better life by respecting all forms of life, be it in the sky, on the earth, in the sea… starting with plantlife.
(The format is in pre-production so the title is still under wraps.)