Lilli Carati (born 23 September 1956) is an Italian former actress. Lilli Carati was born in Varese (Lombardy). In 1974, she was named "Miss Elegance" at a beauty contest in Calabria and began working as a fashion model in Milan. She was first runner-up at Miss Italia contest of 1975 and moved on to cinema. Most of her box office hits were in the genre of "sex comedy," but she also appeared in films of different genres such as Squadra antifurto (1977, a crime story with Tomas Milian), Le evase – Storie di sesso e di violenze (1978, a prototypical exploitation film), and La fine del mondo nel nostro solito letto in una notte piena di pioggia (1978, a film by Lina Wertmüller). She went on to do five porn movies. In several of her films, she displayed considerable talent in acting. She also appeared in nude photos on the pages of Italian men's magazines like Playmen and Albo Blitz. Around 1990, she retired from public life. The first film she played the lead role was 1976 La professoressa di scienze naturali ("School Days") by Michele Massimo Tarantini.