Wanna Marchi and Stefania Nobile: «The conviction for fraud? We would not change a factor. Our future is in Albania”

The story of Wanna Marchi, barely 80 years previous, isn’t solely that of the “queen of telesales”, of the “teleladradora”, as she has been renamed. It’s the story of two inseparable existences. These of a mom and a daughter. The primary to change into a tv icon, succesful for greater than 20 years of getting greater than 305 thousand folks to purchase something: lotions, amulets and lottery numbers. And Stefania Nobile, who has all the time been by her facet, each on the ascent and on the ruinous falls. An alchemy that has not pale over time. And that the documentary sequence “Wanna” -produced by Fremantle Italy and distributed by Netflix- crystallizes within the story of a profession made from successes, failures, scams and authorized occasions which have inevitably sanctioned its finish. From the immense recognition recognized within the Nineteen Eighties, with the “magic algae” and the “loosening-bellies”, to the ultimate sentence of 9 years for felony affiliation aimed toward aggravated fraud, which got here in 2009. The parable of the saleswoman of tv, persecuted for years by the cameras and broadly escalated within the courts, is now reconstructed from the voices of the protagonists, who intertwine the first-person story of those that labored with them and what number of suffered scams.


Marchi, Nobile, why did you select to inform yourselves now? An try at redemption?

Stefania: “After 9 years in jail, we do not want redemption. It was Netflix that discovered us. My mom, Wanna Marchi, has lengthy been the queen of tv. And even when they’ve been attempting to kill her for 20 years, she’s going to return to tv. If she isn’t in Italy, she will likely be in Denmark, in South Africa, in every single place. This sequence offers the world the chance to know part of its historical past.

Wanna: «It was Gabriele Parpiglia who proposed this story to me. I believed it was too large for me to be on the air all around the world. In the long run I accepted. We have already got a primary invitation to go to New York».

How did you react to the sequence?

Stefania and Wanna: “We watched all 4 episodes. It is a good piece of analysis and modifying. However many vital truths to know our historical past have been omitted. Maybe the authors are planning on doing a second sequence. Nonetheless, our ebook may also be launched quickly, with many different particulars that haven’t been included within the sequence. We actually admire what Maestro Do Nascimento mentioned within the interview. Very quickly we wish to go to you in Brazil. Now we have by no means seen or heard from him since 2001. Now we are going to attempt to contact him. Now we have all the time thought of him a good friend of ours.”

The Brazilian magician was with you the protagonist of the Striscia la Notizia scandal, which dropped at the floor scams and threats associated to the telemarketing of lottery numbers. Individuals believed what you offered them to eliminate the evil eye they usually obtained into debt. Some have declared in courtroom and others, with their faces lined, even within the Netflix sequence. Trying again, would you alter any of the choices you made?

Stefania: “Nothing. It would not appear to me that the state has stopped permitting residents to play lottery numbers. Nonetheless, I do know individuals who misplaced their properties that means. If the state would not step again, I do not see why Wanna Marchi ought to remorse it. After which, in the event that they actually have been folks with out cash, who obtained into debt, as they mentioned in courtroom, why did they handle to pay 300 million lire to a magician on the time? That is an previous story, so now we have already served 9 years in jail.

Earlier than assembly the magician, between the ’80s and ’90s, Wanna Marchi amassed a fortune promoting diets to drop some pounds, prodigious algae lotions, the “stomach looser”, of which you inform the design course of within the sequence, and the enduring ” Okay”. . Why then did he go from warfare to fatness to promoting his fortune?

Wanna: “The ‘deal’ got here naturally to me, I have never studied it. As in every thing I did, I used to be intuitive. Swap to promoting lottery numbers? All of them already did. For as soon as in my life, I copied an thought from others. I used to be impressed by the state. Is not the lottery the identical?’

You’ve got left detention behind. What years have they been?

Stefania: «Horrible years. Jail have to be mentioned and argued. Regardless of such extreme punishment, we got here out of this expertise wholesome and resumed our lives, going again to work. And but the seal of salt and numbers has remained upon us. Though the identical issues, in Italy, many others proceed to do: the tv wizards proceed to look at them. Perhaps the state ought to ask Wanna Marchi to show folks how to not be fooled by magicians.”

What are Wanna Marchi and Stefania Nobile doing in the present day? Will they promote once more sooner or later?

Wanna: “I am retired. The one factor I understand how to do effectively in life is cook dinner and I am not afraid of any cook dinner. I even have a diploma, issued by the Municipality of Bologna, taken in jail».

Stefania: «I work in nightclubs, I renew them. In our future is Albania. I’ve been working on this sector for fifteen years. I hope we will transfer to stay there very quickly. We like folks higher. We do not just like the Italians of in the present day, they’re subdued. One other factor I need to say: my mom’s accomplice, my father, in addition to an important man in my life (Francesco Campana, ed) He handed away three weeks in the past. Now now we have no cause to do something: I’ll dedicate myself to my mom and she or he to me. The buddies of the previous now not exist. Somebody is now attempting to get nearer, however we’re now not involved in who has left us.

September 22, 2022 (change September 22, 2022 | 12:18)

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