Bella Vendramini comes from a well-known Australian/New Zealand family, granddaughter of writer Dick Scott, recipient of the Order of New Zealand. Daughter of author Rosie Scott and filmmaker turned evolutionary scholar Danny Vendramini. At ten the family moved to Australia where Bella won a place with La Byte theatre troupe and began her acting work playing Juliet Capulet at La Boite Theatre, Brisbane.
Bella studied at The University of Newcastle and also graduated from two years at the Strasberg Institute in New York City where she was voted ‘most likely.’
She went on to perform in film and theatre including the title role in Playing With Piranhas as well as winning best actress at the TAP gallery film awards for Philanderers. Three of her short films A Wonderful Day, Invitation, and The Last Round have been shown at 110 International film festivals combined.
In theatre, she has performed in Iolanthe at The Sydney Opera House, The Taming of The Shrew with Shakespeare By The Sea and in New York; Terrorism at The Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Blood, Euphoric Tendencies and a production of The Servant of Two Masters with Blackmoon Theatre.
Her Producing credits include Merchant of Fairness, and American feature film Japan with Peter Fonda and Shane Brolly. She also assisted with Oscar nominee Bob Connolly's film Mrs Carey's Concert in 2011.
Bella Vendramini's autobiography Biting The Big Apple, the first in an ongoing series of books chronicling her life both on and off the stage, was commissioned by Hachette Australia for three times the national average advance and was launched to the public by Australian actress Claudia Karvan in November 2008. Bella's book went onto to enjoy critical and commercial success, becoming a Best Seller in both Australia and New Zealand (Neilson poll 2008). The commissioned sequel Naked in Public was released in 2011 also to excellent reviews.
Bella has been favorably reviewed and profiled in most of the major Australian newspapers including The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Independent. She has been profiled in Cosmopolitan Magazine Ok Magazine, New Idea, Famous, Women’s Day, Women's Weekly, Gloss Magazine, Mink Magazine, Independent Weekly and In Touch among others.
Bella was on the front cover of The Canberra Times Magazine as well as the cover of The Australian Newspaper's Canvass Magazine and The New Zealand Herald’s Weekend lift-out. Fox News TV show filmed a featured segment on her for their entertainment section, interviewed by Natalie Murray.
In 2011 she was invited to be a key note speaker at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival on acting and writing. She was also asked to contribute to Allen and Unwin’s Wisdom of Women Anthology in 2012.
Bella was nominated in 2009 and again in 2011 for Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun and Fearless Woman of the Year Award.
Survival In The City a TV show based on Biting The Big Apple was commissioned by Essential Viewing Television Australia and recently enjoyed interest at the Cannes TV Marketplace.
Bella has written for Marie Clare, Madison, Notebook, Time Out New York, Time Out Sydney, The Newcastle Herald, Weight Watchers Magazine, The Sun Herald, Way to Go Magazine and Qantas In-flight Magazine.
Her writing is represented by literary agent Fiona Inglis of Curtis Brown in Australia, New Zealand and Britain and by Agence Littéraire Lora Fountain & Associates in France.
In 2009 she was awarded The Visa of Extraordinary Ability by the United States Government.
In 2012 the rights were bought for Biting the Big Apple to be made into an Australian feature film and expected to be released in 2015.