Maria Violante Placido is an Italian actress and singer.
Placido was born in Rome, Italy. She is the daughter of actor-director Michele Placido and actress Simonetta Stefanelli.
television She co-stars in Transporter: The Series, a spin-off from the movie of the same name. The television series stars Chris Vance as Frank Martin. In season two, she appears as Caterina Boldieu, a former French intelligence officer, now assisting Frank Martin, in all episodes.