I am an actress and model based in Italy. I'm 26, and I work in theatre since 2010. I studied acting in New York and I work also as a freelance model. I love dancing and singing as well, and one of my strongest passion is videomaking. I directed and filmed a lot of shortmovies, where sometimes I acted in. I'm an artist, I love aesthetics. I love the simple and direct images that art can give us, with no time. It is amazing how art can makes everything better, and how it can turn all bad things in something powerfull and beautiful.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Caterina. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I am simple. I can define me, now, after a lot of years of research in and out myself, a real artist. I love people.
Caterina, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion is acting, but I love work as model as well, because in photography I can see myself different, I can see a better me. I started work as a model in 2009, facing my shyness and my emotions.
Who is your inspiration in life Caterina? How do you keep inspired?
Bette Davis for her talent, Ernest Hemingway for his honesty, Schiele for his crudeness, Bertold Brecht for his courage, Edie Sedgwick for her naivety, Uta Hagen for her illumination, Guy Bourdin for his power, Elia Kazan and John Steinbeck for their wonderfull human stories, Nino Rota for his music, Audrey Hepburn for her elegance.
We all make mistakes Caterina, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
When I started, I was too young probably and I had not the strenght to express my opinions, to give myself the right confidence.
Caterina ,when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I always try to be open for any project and my priority goes with the respect that I have for the artist who I supposed to work with
Please tell us Caterina, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Sincerely, I don't remember a time doing it, simply because I always follow my instinct so it's really rare to find me in a "not-chosen" situation.
Caterina, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
In theatre, I simply started doing what I can do, and it turned out the director wanted me to do it in the play, while the script didn't required it.
Caterina please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
Photographers often say to me that I'm not the normal type of model, that I put soul and emotions in pictures, even if it's a lookbook. They appreciate my elegance, most fo all.
Caterina, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
In a fineart project. I simply trusted myself and started to put in the shooting all of my art.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Model?
Trust yourself and your instict.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I always search for new collaborations. I would love to collaborate with someone who can build with me something that can makes people thinking.
Now for the best part Caterina! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Caterina Cottafavi, Maurizio Bresciani