Moira Orfei

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Moira Orfei
Miranda  Orfei

Personal details

Spouse(s) 1952 Walter Nones

Country Italy

Title owner 1963-2015
Location at Circus Moira Orfei in Italy

Biography details

Miranda Orfei , circus director in Italy

Born 1931 in Italy dead 2015 in Italy , daughter of artist Bigolon Orfei .

Moira Orfei (born Miranda Orfei; 21 December 1931 – 15 November 2015) was an Italian circus owner, actress and television personality.

Moira Orfei was daughter of Riccardo, called Bigolon Orfei, (1908-1942) and Violetta Arata and in 1961 she married Walter Nones (1934-2016), the son of Giuseppe Nones and Adele Medini.

They founded Circus Moira Orfei in 1963, and they had two children Lara Orfei, who became a talented equestrienne and Stefano Orfei-Nones (born 1966, present owner of the circus, who also works at Reality Circus) who is married to actress Brigitta Boccoli. They have a child named Manfredi.

Moira OrfeiMoira Orfei with her elephants, ca 1980.


Total: 2 children

  1. Born: 1966. Stefano Orfei-Nones
  2. Born: 1968. Lara Orfei

Moira Orfei s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Moira Orfei
Born: 1931

Riccardo Orfei

Born: 1908

Paternal Grandfather:
Paolo Orfei

Born: 1828
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ferdinando Orfei
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Maria Torri
Paternal Grandmother:
Ersilia Rizzoli

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Miranda Orfei in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Circus Moira Orfei | Orfei family | Born 1931 | Dead 2015 | People from Italy

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