1. Lino guanciale: the dandy
He is what I think a prince should look like from the moment I saw him in Elisa di Rivombrosa, Obviously the Italian producers think the same: he is prince again in la Bella e la beastia and Il vicere, even in a modern tv series like tango per liberta, he plays a princely diplomatically figure.
He has an inborn nobility that shows when he speaks, smiles, and moves, even if he is supposed to be a "beast".
3. antonio cupo: architypo italiano
His nationality is not even Italian, but the gene certainly is. Curly black hair, large and intense eye, thickly woven and beautifully shaped browns, sensual lips, tall and straight nose.
he can look classic and modern, but always expressive, always engaging.
4&5: The two Lucas: luca ward and luca capuano
the first Italian tv series I watched la tre rose di Eva (it is being translated as tuscany passion) is full of passion and beautiful men. My two favorites are both named Luca and both bad guys in the series: Luca Ward and Luca Capuano.
The way he moves is immensely sensual yet with a inner grace. And that grace maintained when he plays the Duke Ranieri in elisa di rivombrossa, although a bad man again.
He plays a selfish bad boy with bad taste of women but a very good taste of style. He looks good in almost anything, even in bad shaped jeans. Like Luca Ward, he knows how to move sensually without making any effort.
6. Giuseppe Zeno the gentleman
the first time i saw him in italian tv series il paradiso della signore, he did not strike me as elegant, just gentleman. Then, as the plot develops and the camera closes in, his charm and charisma blossom. Still a gentleman, but with more variety.
7. alessandro tersigni the playboy
I first found him also in the unavoidable il tre rose di eva where he plays someone who just loves, loves, in silence. Then in il paradiso della signore, he transforms into a pleasure seeking professional with capacity of deep feelings. His outfit has also changed accordingly from something more discreet to something louder, fun, but doubtless impeccable.
8. giorgio lupano: the peter pan
paura di amare is perhaps my first encounter with Italian tv series, in which I did not understand anything but "ciao"and "buongiorno", but I kept watching it, and my favorite scene was when stephano (played by giorgio lupano) played electrical guitar on stage in a disco full of teenagers, in an evening coat with loosened black bow tie.
there is something endearing about the way he smiles, timid and shy, like an eternal boy living in a mature body. And it seems he only needs two things: a white shirt and a black jacket to look elegant.