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Christina Ferrare

Cristina Ferrare
Born Cynthia Cristina Ferrare
(1950-02-18) February 18, 1950 (age 64)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Occupation Actress, model, author, talk-show host
Years active 1968–present
Spouse(s) Nicholas Thomas (1969–1969?; divorced)
John DeLorean (1973–1985; divorced)
Anthony Thomopoulos (1985–present)

Cynthia Cristina Ferrare (born February 18, 1950) is an American former fashion model, actress, author and television talk-show host.

Early life

Ferrare was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Renata and Tavio Ferrare, a butcher.[1] Her family was of Northern Italian descent.[2] She was 14 years old when her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where her beauty landed her a contract with a major modeling agency and then with 20th Century Fox film studios.

Career

Ferrare had a brief speaking part in a Batman TV episode featuring Chad and Jeremy and was credited as Cindy Ferrare. Later, she starred with David Niven in the 1968 movie The Impossible Years and appeared opposite Cliff Robertson in J. W. Coop (1971). She was a top model and was featured as cover girl many times over on a variety of fashion magazines.

Ferrare was the spokesperson for Max Factor between the ages of 16 and 26 and a host/presenter on various television programs during the 1970s and 1980s including AM Los Angeles, Incredible Sunday and Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. She has also written a number of books including Cristina Ferrare’s Family Entertaining, "Cristina Ferrare Style: How To Have It In Every Part of Your Life", Okay, So I Don't Have a Headache and Realistically Ever After.

Cristina was co-host of the popular local show AM Los Angeles for 4 years alongside television host Steve Edwards.

Ferrare co-hosted the ABC television series The Home Show with Robb Weller for a short time in 1989, and co-hosted The Home and Family Show with Chuck Woolery and later with Michael Burger, a unique two-hour show that was broadcast on the Family Channel from June 3, 1996 to August 14, 1998.

As of November 19, 2012, Ferrare joined the revamped Home and Family Show on its new network The Hallmark Channel as Mark Steines' co-host, replacing Paige Davis.

Designer

Cristina has worked as a designer of jewelry, home accessories and furniture on behalf of the Creative Brands Group. Cristina owns a very exclusive brand called Ferrare With Company, much of which can be found in department stores such as Barneys of New York all over the United States.

Oprah and OWN TV

Ferrare has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show in her own cooking segments with Oprah. Winfrey is a fan of Ferrare's cooking and cookbook and frequently features her in her magazine "O" as well as on her website with great cooking recipes.

Ferrare premiered in her new show Big Bowl Of Love on Oprah Winfrey's network (OWN) on January 3, 2011 with Iron Chef Cat Cora as the show’s first guest.[3][4] Big Bowl of Love follows Ferrare cooking recipes alongside her friends, family, and other guests.[5]

Personal life

According to Cristina, in her book Realistically Ever After, she married a man and annulled it six weeks later. In 1973, she married automobile executive John DeLorean. He had earlier adopted a son Zachary while single, and she also adopted him. Later they had a daughter, Kathryn. She and De Lorean divorced in 1985.

Soon after, she married entertainment industry executive Anthony Thomopoulos and had two daughters, Alexandra (born 1986) and Arianna (born 1989).

Her niece (her sister's daughter) is actress Danielle Bisutti.[2]

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Ferarre With Company
  • Cristina Ferarre's Big Bowl of Love
  • Ferrare's Pictorial

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