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

The story of Wanna Marchi, who has simply turned 80, is not only that of the “Queen of Telesales”, the “Tele-Barker”, as she was renamed. It’s the story of two inseparable existences. That of a mom and daughter. The primary to grow to be a tv icon and for over 20 years has been in a position to recover from 305,000 folks to purchase something: lotions, amulets and lottery numbers. And Stefania Nobile, who has all the time stayed by her aspect, each within the climbs and within the devastating falls. An alchemy that has not pale through the years. And that the Netflix-produced docu-series Wanna crystallizes in tracing a profession product of successes, failures, scams and authorized occasions that inevitably sanctioned its demise. From the immense recognition recognized within the Nineteen Eighties with the “Magic Algae” and the “Tummy Loosener” to the ultimate conviction of 9 years for felony affiliation with the purpose of great fraud, which arrived in 2009. The parable of the TV saleswoman, chased by the cameras for years and circulated extensively within the courtrooms, is now reconstructed by means of the voices of the protagonists, the first-person histories of those that labored with them and what number of betrayals they suffered, intertwine with one another.


Marchi, Nobile, why did you resolve to inform one another proper now? An try at redemption?

Stefania: «After 9 years in jail we do not want redemption. It was Netflix that got here to see us. My mom Wanna Marchi has lengthy been the queen of tv. And even when they have been making an attempt to kill her for 20 years, she’ll be again on TV. If it is not in Italy, then in Denmark, in South Africa, in every single place. This collection offers the world the chance to know a part of their historical past ».

Wanna: «It was Gabriele Parpiglia who prompt this story to me. I assumed it was too large for me to 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 collection?

Stefania and Wanna: “We watched the 4 episodes. It is a good job of analysis and enhancing. However many truths necessary to understanding our historical past have been omitted. Maybe the authors are planning a second collection. However our e book can even be out quickly, with many different particulars that weren’t included within the collection. We actually recognize what Maestro Do Nascimento stated within the interview. Very quickly we wish to go to him in Brazil. We have not seen or heard from him since 2001. Now we are going to attempt to contact him. We’ve got all the time thought of him a pal of ours ».

The Brazilian magician was with you the protagonist of the Striscia la Notia scandal that dropped at the floor fraud and threats associated to teleshopping of lottery numbers. Folks believed what was bought to them to do away with the evil eye and went into debt. Some have testified in courtroom, others with coated faces even on the Netflix collection. Trying again, would you modify a few of your selections?

Stephania: «Nothing. It would not appear to me that the state has stopped letting residents play lottery numbers. Nonetheless, I do know individuals who have misplaced their houses this manner. Except the state resigns, I see no motive why Wanna Marchi ought to repent. And if it was actually folks with out cash who went into debt, as they stated in courtroom, why did they handle to pay 300 million lire to a magician again then? That is an previous story, so now we have already spent 9 years in jail ».

Earlier than he met the Wizard, Wanna Marchi constructed a fortune between the ’80s and ’90s promoting slimming diets, wonderful seaweed lotions, the “tummy loosener” you inform the design course of about within the collection, and the long-lasting “Okay.” . Then why did she go from conflict to fats to promote her fortune?

Would you like: «The ‘agree’ got here naturally to me, I did not examine it. As with all the pieces I did, I used to be intuitive. Proceed promoting lottery numbers? All already. As soon as in my life I copied an concept from others. The state impressed me. Is not the lottery the identical? ‘

You have got left jail behind. What years was it?

Stefania: «Horrible years. Jail must be mentioned and argued. Regardless of this extreme punishment, we emerged from this expertise wholesome and took cost of our lives and went again to work. And but the hallmark of salt and numbers has remained with us. Despite the fact that many others in Italy proceed to do the identical, they proceed to observe magicians on TV. Possibly 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 as we speak? Will they arrive again to promote sooner or later?

Will: «I’m retired. The one factor I am good at in life is cooking 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 renovate them. In our future there’s Albania. I’ve been working on this area for fifteen years. I hope we will transfer there quickly. We like folks extra. We do not just like the Italians as we speak, they’re gone. What I wish to say: My mom’s accomplice, my father, and an important man in my life (Francesco Campana, ndr) She handed away three weeks in the past. Now now we have no motive to do something: I’ll commit myself to my mom and he or she to me. The buddies from earlier than aren’t any extra. Somebody is making an attempt to get nearer now, however who left us, we’re not ».

September 22, 2022 (Change September 22, 2022 | 07:47)

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