clarissa burt


Businesswoman & Women's Advocate


Clarissa Burt is an award-winning actress, international media personality/producer/director, writer, author public speaker and Super Model. With hundreds of television and film credits to her name, this Who’s Who of International and American Women brings over 30 years of entertainment industry experience in both International and American markets.

Her Brainchild, In the Limelight Multi-Media is an online multimedia portal, providing educative, entertaining and empowering content. Considered a modern guide for living, In the Limelight delivers content through live streaming video interviews, a podcast, radio show, digital magazine, and blog.

Ms. Burt’s ‘Look Good, Feel Good, Be Good and Do Good’ philosophy promotes a healthy lifestyle. Her book “The Self-Esteem Regime” is due for Fall 2019 distribution. 

  • Special Mentions: 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. Clarissa is the first American to present at the Kremlin and be on the front page of a Russian newspaper. In February 2018 Clarissa was awarded the Certificate of Global Honor by the University of Pune, India.  In December of 2018, Ms. Burt was awarded the “Women of Excellence” Award by the Women’s Economic Forum.
  • Back Story: At 18, Clarissa signed with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency in Manhattan. Soon after she moved to Milan and quickly began appearing on hundreds of magazine covers such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan. Known as one of the top 30 runway girls in the world in the ‘80s, Clarissa graced the most important designer catwalks in Milan, Rome, Paris, New York, and Japan. Soon after, she would be called by global cosmetic houses such as Revlon, Dior, and Carita’, Helena Rubenstein and was chosen as “The Face” for Orlane Cosmetics for 10 years. 
  • Cinema: 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”. Starring in hundreds of television shows, Clarissa quickly became a household name in Italy. 
  • Television Producer: Clarissa 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. 
  • Movie Producer: Clarissa is Associate Producer and actor on the Wishman Movie due for 2018 world-wide release.
  • On the Radio: "In the Limelight with Clarissa Burt" radio show on the Influencer’s Channel airs live weekly where she interviews knowledgeable entrepreneurs and prominent thought leaders. She has now created her own podcast under the same name.
  • Beauty Expert: 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. 
  • Beauty Editor: Clarissa has been the Beauty Editor for such international publications as The LA Fashion Magazine, Fashion Faces, and Runway. You can find her articles also in The Huffington Post, Supermodels Unlimited, Bella Petite, and Discover Phoenix to name a few. 
  • Books: The Italian Gluten-Free Gastronomy Cookbook - The Art of Preparing and Savoring Gluten-Free Meals released May 2018

For imminent release:  The Self-Esteem Regime targeting Clarissa's signature "Look Good, Feel Good, Be Good and Greater Good" philosophy due for release June of 2019.

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. Dr. Cheryl Lentz had Clarissa write the foreward for The Refractive Thinker book series.

  • Clarissa Burt e-commerce Shop

Continuing her signature brand philosophy, ClarissaBurt.shopoffers products that help women look good, feel good, be good and live a greater good. The greater good “Taking the Charge for Charity” section helps to fund numerous charities.

The following products are soon to launch on

Clarissa Burt Essential Chocolate

Clarissa Burt Organic Essential Oils

Clarissa Burt Jewelry

Clarissa Burt Hair Care

Clarissa Burt Skin Care

The Gluten Free Gastromony Cookbook

The Self-Esteem Regime book


  • Ms. Burt has spoken/emceed among others:

Kremlin – Televised Event

Vatican – World Volunteer’s Day

European Parliament – Nobel Peace Prize 2011 – Walking Africa

World Music Awards – Monte Carlo

Olympics Atlanta

Home Shopping Network – Italy

Valentino’s 30th Year Anniversary - New York –RAI I

Look of the Year – Tele Monte Carlo

An Evening of Honor - RAI 2 Italian Tv

Good Morning Italy – RAI I

Arizona State University

Loyola Marymount University LA

Miss Universe Pageant

Miss USA Pageant System

Miss Globe Pageant System

United States Pageant System

Miss American Pageant System

Gina’ Team - Arizona Prison System

Kiwanis Club

Rotary Club

The Mannequins Los Angeles

Profilo Donna- Italy 


Good Morning Italy

Home Shopping Network/Clarissa Burt Beauty

Atlanta Olympics

Disney Christmas Special/EuroDisney Paris

Red Cross Ball

Valentino’s 30thAnniversary Special

New Model Today

The Gattinoni Special


Look of the Year

An Evening of Honor




The Neverending Story – Part II

Caruso Pascosky di Padre Polacco


Casa Mia, Casa Mia

Under the Sky

Natale in India

Wish Upon a Star


Miss Universe Pageant - Italy

Laureus Sports Awards


Diary of a Miss

Miss Universe Backstage

Il Gusto dell’Anima

La Sfida Italiana


Women of Excellence Award – The Women’s Economic Forum December 2018

Maverick Award for Entreprenurial Excellence The Winner’s Circle – October 2018

American Riviera Awards for Entreprenurial Excellence - 2015

Profilo Donna 2014

Nandivision Network Award 

Euroday IV 

Projetto XIII

Aids e Information

Consorzio Moda Roma

Premio Artistico-Letterario “Toto”

Serata D’Onore

Anthai for Handicappe’

Premio Dei Cavalieri

Telefono Azzurro

Premio Personalita’ Europeo 2003

Premio Personalita’ Europeo 1993

Taormina Cinema

XIX Premio della Critica RadioTelevisiva

Calabria APT Crotone “La Sfida Italiana”

Ambasciatrice del Moscato d’Asti 2001

Comune di SanGiorgio del Sannio

Polizia Municipale Roma


Honorary Member American Chamber of Commerce in Italy

Honorary Member Italy-USA Foundation

Honorary Member Rotary Club International Rome

U.S. Ambassador Noble Peace Prize for African Women

First American to present a show at the Kremlin

First American on front page of Russian newspaper

Two private audiences with Pope John Paul II

Who’s Who of American Women

Who’s Who of International Women

City Council Woman Ardea Rome

Candidate for European Parliament

Spokesperson Mentors International

Spokesperson Telefono Azzurro – Abused Children

Spokesperson International Red Cross

Spokesperson National Prevention Day appointed by Silvio BerlusconI - President of Italy 


Evolutionary Business Council

Fashion Group International

American Women in Media

Screen Actors Guild


Women in Film

Secret Knock

CEO Space

California Women’s Conference

Cosmetic Executive Women

Chicago Heart Ball

A.W.A.R – American Women of Rome

The Teen Mentor


Barrett Jackson’s Catwalk for a Cause

Dress for Success

Childhelp USA

Childhelp Wings

Project C.U.R.E.

Girls Rule Foundation

Reality Rally for Michelle’s Place 

Wings to Fly

Wells Bring Hope

Fashion Fantastico 

Aiuda el Nino

Florence Crittendon

UMOM Phoenix

American Heart Association

The UNITALSI Association 

The Virgin Mary of Lourdes 

The Italian Red Cross

Telefono Azurro Italy


The Ripple Effect 

Rotary Club International

Italia-USA Foundation

IAMLA – Honorary Board Member – L.A.

Scottsdale Fashion Week 

Girls Rule Foundation

Wings to Fly

New West Symphony 

Global Women’s Empowerment Network

Equality Tv


California Women’s Conference