Clarissa Burt


Clarissa Burt


Entrepreneur, television/video producer, public speaker, author, writer, award-winning actress and emcee has all the makings of a best selling novel. At 18, Clarissa was a top model with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency in Manhattan. Soon after she moved to Milan and quickly began appearing on over a hundred magazine covers such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan as well as on most of the major runway shows in Milan, Rome, Paris, New York, and Japan. This led to work for cosmetic houses Revlon, Dior, and Carita’, Helena Rubenstein and her selection as the worldwide “Face” for Orlane Cosmetics.

Clarissa has performed in over 20 movies and can be remembered in award winning films such as Warner Brother’s “The Never Ending Story, part II,” where she played the Mean Queen “Xayide” and as Giulia in the Italian production “Caruso Pascosky di Padre Polacco”.

This Who’s Who of International and American Women added television producer to her credits in 1999. Clarissa Burt Media Group founded in Italy began with productions that included the nationally broadcast three-hour live broadcast of the Miss Universe Pageant, “The World Sports Awards”, “Quizzauto” and “Behind the Scenes with The Miss” all garnering her various coveted media awards internationally.   Moving into radio production, “Clarissa Burt Talks” featured this multi-talented media celebrity on Voice America and World Talk Radio where she interviewed knowledgeable entrepreneurs and prominent thought leaders.

A leading authority on beauty, image, and self-esteem, “Good Morning, Italy” called upon Clarissa to host the popular beauty segment, “Clarissa Suggests.” Clarissa Burt Hair extensions and accessories and Clarissa Burt Beauty Facial cremes were successfully launched on Home Shopping Network Italy and are currently being launched here in the US.   December 2014, Ms. Burt will launch her new completely “clean” cosmetic line, which promotes health, non-toxic cosmetics for women.

Clarissa has been the Beauty Editor for such international publications as The LA Fashion Magazine, Fashion Faces, Runway and Woman and Bride. You can find her articles also in The Huffington Post, Supermodels Unlimited, Bella Petite, Discover Phoenix, and Today’s Innovative Woman to name a few. In 2012-13, Ms. Burt also co-authored the best sellers The Rise, Off the Coast of Zanzibar and Stickability with Greg S. Reid and was featured in the book Women without Barriers by Dolores Seright.   Sharon Lechter highlighted Clarissa in her 2014 release Think and Grow Rich for Women.

An advocate for women’s issues and leader of social change, this Who’s Who of International and American Women recently launched T.E.N. The Envelopment Network Media for Women an online multimedia portal, where women Encounter, Engage and Encourage providing educative, entertaining and empowering content. The website offers content pertinent to women’s issues through video interviews, articles, a magazine, blog, articles and a radio show.

Clarissa is also the first American to present at the Kremlin and be on the front page of a Russian newspaper. Ms. Burt’s extensive international social work garnered her two private audiences with Pope John Paul II.   As a women’s advocate and a leader of social change for a new standard of living Clarissa was instrumental as Ambassador to the United States for the Walking Africa campaign that awarded African Women the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.

Currently Clarissa has launched her personal brand on QVC in Europe where she brings her sense of elegance and style to ‘Made in Italy’ products.   Starting with a women’s loungewear line, from her very first show, Clarissa boasts sold-out numbers.

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