LAweb Fest 2014 Spotlight: Screen Siren Joanna Bonaro


The foxiest ladies are coming in waves at this year’s LAweb Fest and Italian-American actress Joanna Bonaro is classy as she is beautiful. Catch her as Maria alongside Jonisha Rios, creator and leading lady of the web series “Saved By The Pole”. She’s a young catholic woman who inherits her estranged father’s strip club and stars doing things her way. Joanna revels in the role of working class Italian mum to Anabelle (Jonisha Rios) as she tries to prevent her daughter from taking over the strip club with some help from the local mafia. She’s played a range of tenacious, ballsy women from elegant courtesans to slightly batty cougars. The JOANNA BONARO OFFICIAL SITE offer the tagline “Smart, Strong, Sultry” which she exudes with such accomplished flair. This is one woman who is also a looker in a bikini. Read up on her personal story here: and be amazed at how she maintains that amazingly sexy figure.

She has brought to life some really amazing ladies on screen and stage with 2014 a big year ahead for her, having booked the new ABC Primetime show “The Black Box”, directed by Eric Stoltz. It’s a drama series that focuses on a famous neuroscientist who is grappling with mental illness which is hidden from plain sight. She previously appeared as concerned citizen Doris DiNuzio on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” who feared the worse for her church which is being enveloped by a Satanic Cult. From her indelibly charming smile to her genuine charisma, Joanna is well on her way to winning our admiration as she had done with others before.

Just saw that she will be doing a reading this Sunday in the play “WaterWorks” by Nancy Lee Rogers as the female lead. If you’re near Broadway and 8th Ave, drop by the Shetler Studios on 244 W. 54th St. @ 3:00 pm to see the enchanting Joanna in person.

LAweb Fest 2014 Spotlight: Foxy Femme Vanelle

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Channeling a sensuality that’s certain to entice, model/actress/writer/director Vanelle undeniably belongs in the desirable list of watchable talents. She stars as Cat Nips in “The Super Femmes”, the web series celebrating the powers wielded by special ladies who are the protectors of the citizens in “The City”. Working alongside her leader Smash Mistress, they hunt down criminals and you (if you haven’t watch “The Super Femmes”) as she jokingly alludes at the end of the awesome behind the scenes segment (above). Dare you ask her last name and if you do that already creates a mystique about her. What’s clearer is that skin-tight bodice she dons in “The Super Femmes” accentuates all her curves and Catwoman (the Anne Hathaway version) might just have some competition. With “The Super Femmes” steeped in comic book lore, the feline Catwoman must have inspired the creation of Cat Nips but this is no carbon copy. Vanelle makes her own mark, ensuring Cat Nips is feisty yet identifiable as a heroine girls want to grow up to be. “The Super Femmes” will be screening at the LAweb Fest from March 27 so make sure you don’t miss Vanelle kick ass with a sultriness to remember!

Keep you eyes fixated on her in the upcoming horror flick “Nevermore” where she’s part of the cast of amazing actors which includes Lance Henriksen and Valerie Azlynn. This is a haunted house story where the dead make themselves known but with a twist when the occupants discover something even more nefarious! While she’s been active in the horror genre and of course proving to be a ravishing vision, Vanelle is adept at handling diverse roles. With the fun personality that she has in abundance, her fan base is bound to grow as they fall under the spell of the mesmerizing Vanelle be it on film or the web…:)