The Italian-Argentine actress, Fabiana Udenio was a teenager when she made her acting debut on stage, playing Miranda in Giorgio Streheler directed play ‘The Tempest’. Her screen acting debut too happened while she was a teenager. In the beginning of her career, after appearing in films like ‘The Warning’ (1978) and ‘Boarding School’ (1980), she acted in comedies ‘Hardbodies 2’ (1986) and ‘Summer School’ (1987). During this time, she also appeared in a couple of television movies in one of which – ‘The Scarlet and the Black’ (1983) – she played the daughter of a World War II Resistance fighter. On television again, she portrayed Giulietta, a recurring character in the ABC soap opera ‘One Life to Live’ (1985-1986); appeared in around 13 episodes of the Italian television series ‘Sapore di gloria’ (1988) and worked in an episode each of television series ‘Full House’ (1987), ‘Designing Women’, ‘Cheers’, ‘Valerie’ and ‘Living Dolls’ (all 1989).
Fabiana Udenio’s films credits during the 1990s include the comedy horror film ‘Bride of Re-Animator’ (1990, as Francesca Danelli), the science fiction action film ‘RoboCop 2’ (1990, as Sunblock Woman), the action thriller film ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ (1991, as Teresa Escobal), the Italian sketch comedy film ‘Anni 90’ (1992, as Daniela), war comedy film ‘In the Army Now’ (1994, as Gabriella), the spy comedy film ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ (1997, as Alotta Fagina) and the comedy film ‘The Godson’ (1998, as Don Na).
The Jay Roach directed ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’, the first film in the ‘Austin Powers’ film series, is Fabiana Udenio’s most-known work. The film, a parody of the James Bond film and other popular culture of the 1960s, received positive reviews and has over 74% approval rating on the Rotten Tomatoes and a rating of 7.0/10 on IMDB. Commercially, too, it did well, collecting over $67.7 million worldwide against the budget of $16.5 million.
During the 1990s, Fabiana Udenio’s also appeared in a couple of television movies like the drama ‘The Knife and Gun Club’ (1990) and the sci-fi adventure ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ (1993) playing Teresa Imperato in the former and Sandra Miller in the latter.
The period also saw her working as a guest star or a recurring star in several television series some of which are ‘Quantum Leap’ (1990), ‘Baywatch’ (1993), ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ (1994), ‘NYPD Blue’ (1995), ‘Babylon 5’ (1994-1998), ‘Mad About You’ (1996), ‘Chicago Sons’ (1997) ‘Mortal Kombat: Conquest’ (1999) and ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (1999). The other series where she made an appearance include ‘Freddy's Nightmares’, ‘The Fanelli Boys’ (both 1990), ‘Lenny’, ‘Top of the Heap’, ‘Morton & Hayes’, ‘P.S.I. Luv U’ (all 1991), ‘Evening Shade’, ‘Down the Shore’, ‘Secrets’ (all 1992), ‘Renegade’, ‘Hearts Afire’ (both 1994), ‘Pointman’, ‘Platypus Man’, ‘Wings’ (all 1995), ‘Caroline in the City’, ‘The John Larroquette Show’ (both 1996), ‘The Big Easy’, ‘Life with Roger’ (both 1997), ‘NightMan’, ‘Air America’ (both 1998) and ‘Suddenly Susan’ (1999).
In 1999-2000, Fabiana Udenio’s was seen in the role of Pia Claire in 22 episodes of Peter Benchley adventure drama series ‘Amazon’. The series was well received and has a an IMDB rating of 7.4/10. She continued working on television and appeared in an episode each of television series ‘Tequila & Bonetti’ (2000), ‘FreakyLinks’ (2001), ‘Clubhouse’ (2004), ‘Zoey 101’ (2005), ‘CSI: Miami’ (2008) and ‘Mistresses’ (2013). Between 2008 and 2011, she was cast in the recurring role of Atooza Shirazi in the teen drama television series ‘90210’ (spin-off of the iconic drama ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’) and between 2015 and 2016, she was seen in yet another recurring role, that of Elena Di Nola, in the critically acclaimed and award-winning romantic comedy drama television series ‘Jane the Virgin’.
Meanwhile, Fabiana Udenio continued to work in the films and played Anna Bosco in the Adam Shankman directed and Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey starrer romantic comedy film ‘The Wedding Planner’ (2001). She was also seen as Natasha in the Brian Thomas Jones directed action-comedy romance movie ‘Slammed’ (2004).
Her upcoming acting project include Anthony Cally directed film ‘Love and Love Not’; Jake Helgren directed romance television movie ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Christmas’ and a regular role in ‘Utap’, the Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer Netflix spy series.
1960s British spy Austin Powers is awakened from voluntary cryostasis three decades later after his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil returns to threaten the world with nuclear weapons. The out-of-fashion secret agent teams up with his ex-partner's daughter Vanessa Kensington and pursues his target through Las Vegas, but is harassed by a group of fembots sent by his adversary.
Summer School is a teen comedy film which tells the story of Freddy, a gym teacher, who has to teach remedial English during summer school. Failing to do so would result in him losing his tenure. Therefore he finds himself stuck during the summer teaching a bunch of uninterested and unmotivated students.
RoboCop returns to protect the residents of old Detroit but things get quite ugly when a rogue member of the OCP comes up with a scheme to bankrupt and take over the city. RoboCop soon finds himself against a newer but evil version of him.
Hard-working, single-minded Mary Flore, the perfect wedding planner, who made any wedding a remarkable occasion, has received the biggest opportunity of her career – the wedding of internet-magnate Fran Donnelly. Always too busy to think of her own love-life, Mary ‘accidently’ meets her Mr. Right, pediatrician Steve Edison, who incidentally happens to be the groom of the wedding. Can Ms. Planner solve this complication?
Bones and Jack are two misguided guys, who are tired of their unemployed status. Therefore, they decide to join the United States Army Reserves, hoping that they can save some money to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Meanwhile, Libya has been planning an invasion of Chad, and therefore, their lives take a turn when they are called up for services overseas.
An American girl named Deborah Collins arrives at the St Clara’s Boarding School in Switzerland. The school headmistress thinks of using Deborah as a tool to discipline the other girls. But Deborah turns out to be quite experienced and daring in sexual matters, and she begins to influence them as well. She soon comes up with a scheme to attract the boys from a nearby school.