Romina Francesca Power (born October 2, 1951) is an American-born singer and actress.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Romina Power is the eldest daughter of American actor Tyrone Power and his second wife, Mexican actress Linda Christian.
After her parents divorced in 1956 her mother took Romina and her sister Taryn to live all around the world but mainly in Mexico and Italy where she and her sister spent much of their childhood, although Romina attended college in England.
Her interest in music was evoked in her childhood by American musicals from the 1950s, Mexican Mariachi bands and Italian music from the 1960s. In her early teens Power discovered The Beatles and Bob Dylan, which inspired her to compose music. After receiving a guitar as a birthday gift, she learned chords and wrote her first songs.
She appeared in several mainly Italian language films from the age of 14, including the 1968 adaptation of the Marquis de Sade's novel Justine directed by Jesus Franco.
She met her singer and actor husband Albano Carrisi whilst acting in films in the 1960s. They married in 1970. In 1975 they formed a singing duo, which became well known in Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Greece, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the USSR, releasing multiple albums in different languages and achieving 7th place in both the 1976 and 1985 Eurovision Song Contest for Italy. The couple divorced in 1999. They have four children:
Ylenia Maria (b. 1970), who went missing in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1994
Yari Marco (b. 1973), their only son
Cristel Chiara (b. 1985), who appeared in the Italian Reality TV show La Fattoria (The Farm)
Romina Iolanda (b. 1987), who appeared in the 2005 edition of Italian Reality TV show Isola dei Famosi (Italian version of Survivor) with her father.
In 2005 she was a judge in the Italian TV show Ballando con le Stelle ("Dancing with the Stars").
Between 2006 and 2007 Romina organized exhibitions of her paintings, mainly in Milan. At the same time she dedicated herself to directing her film "Upaya" (2006).
In spring 2007 Romina Power bought a house in Sedona, Arizona, United States and decided to leave Italy forever and move to the United States. The clamorous interview in which she revealed her plans was published in an Italian magazine Diva e donna. According to Romina, she was perceived by the Italian public merely as a performer of Il ballo del qua-qua (a song for children, from her and Al Bano's album Felicità, 1982), and for her it was difficult to establish herself in Italy as a painter and writer. Furthermore, she was disturbed by intrusive attention of the local press that published multiple articles with speculations about her private life and disappearance of her daughter Ylenia.The Italian people reacted with disappointment at Power's statements, because for decades, she lived and performed in Italy, surrounded by the affection of the Italian public.
Shortly after her move in, in 2008, her mother Linda Christian was diagnosed with colon cancer, so she went live in her mother's house in Palm Springs, where she remained for three years, until the life's end of her mother, on July 22 2011.
In November 2009, in an interview, said she thought of returning permanently in Italy, because of the strong bond with the nation, the culture, the Italian lifestyle, that she prefers than the U.S..
Romina is a polyglot who speaks five languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French and Dutch.
Menage all'italiana (Menage Italian Style, 1965)
Come imparai ad amare le donne (How I Learned to Love Women, 1966)
Per amore... per magia... (For Love... for Magic, 1967)
Assicurasi vergine (Insurance on a Virgin, 1967)
L'oro del mondo (The World's Gold, 1967)
Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d'une femme (24 Hours in the Life of a Woman, 1968)
Il suo nome è Donna Rosa (Her Name is Donna Rosa, 1969)
Pensando a te (Thinking of You, 1969)
Marquis de Sade: Justine (1969)
Femmine insaziabili (The Insatiables, 1969)
Las Trompetas del a pocalipsis (Trumpets of the Apocalypse, 1969)
Mezzanotte d'amore (Midnight of Love, 1970)
Angeli senza paradiso (Angels Without Paradise, 1970)
Champagne in paradiso (Champagne in Paradise, 1983)
Il ritorno di Sandokan (The Return of Sandokan, 1996, TV miniseries)
Tutti i sogni del mondo (All the Dreams in the World, 2003, TV miniseries)
" 24 Hours In The Life Of A Woman "
Upaya(2005) Writer and Director
12 Canzoni E Una Poesia (1969)
Ascolta, Ti Racconto Di Un Amore (1974)
Con Un Paio Di Blue-Jeans (1974)
With Al Bano
Atto I (1975)
Des Nuits Entières (1976)
Aria Pura (1979)
Sharazan (1981) (Spanish)
Felicidad (1982) (Spanish)
Che Angelo Sei (1982)
Que Ángel Será (1983) (Spanish)
The Golden Orpheus Festival 1984 (1984)
Effetto Amore (1984)
Sempre Sempre (1986)
Siempre Siempre (1986) (Spanish)
Libertà ! (1987)
Libertad (1987) (Spanish)
Fragile (Spanish) (1988)
Fotografia Di Un Momento (1990)
Fotografía De Un Momento (1990) (Spanish)
Corriere Di Natale (1990)
Weihnachten Bei Uns Zu Hause (1991)
Navidad Ha Llegado (1991) (Spanish)
Vencerás (1991) (Spanish)
Notte E Giorno (1993)
El Tiempo De Amarse (1993) (Spanish)
Amor Sagrado (1995) (Spanish)
Ancora- Zugabe (1996)