‘Signorina Buonasera’ turns 90

“Signore e signori buonasera” this was the way Rai, Mamma Rai, as Italians affectionately call their national broadcaster, greeted its audience. One of the most famous and recognisable faces of the young ladies who gave us the list of what we were to expect in terms of programming for the evening was Nicoletta Orsomando. This most celebrated of the continuity announcers, so popular in those days, has just turned the venerable age of 90. In a career spanning 40 years Nicoletta Orsomando metamorphosed from a fresh young beauty to a graceful and elegant maturity, a woman whose presence on screen was never officious or intrusive.

Buon Compleanno, Signorina Buonasera.

Nicoletta Orsomando through the ages