“Anyone can give up, it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.”
― Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword
The Girl Who Dreamed Of Stars
Pamela Meleca (born April 26, 1992), better known by her stage name Pamela Williams, is an Italian actress, writer, model and cosplayer.
She has been acting since she was a child and her dream has always been the same: going to the USA and becoming a great actress and writer.
Williams studied at the Accademia Attori in Rivoli, at the CTA (Centro Teatro Attivo) in Milan and with the Americans Danny Lemmo and Michael Margotta, honorary members of the Actors Studio in New York.
She appeared in several stage, movies and television productions. Her theatre debut came with a guest appearance in two musical of the Teatro del Buratto al Pime in Milan.
In 2016, Williams starred as the main protagonist in the movie adaption of the book Tre uomini in vacanza written by Mario T. Barbero.
“I have a really strong will and personality. If I decide to do something, I do it without fear or doubt!”
Williams was born Pamela Meleca in Rivoli on 26 April 1992, and grew up in Avigliana with her sisters, Sonia & Martina.
Her father is a switchboard operator in the hospital Martini in Turin, her mother is a kindergarten teacher.
Lover of all the Arts, Williams's interest in acting and singing began at the age of twelve after seeing Avril Lavigne’s and P!nk’s music videos on tv: their energy inspired her to become a great performer.
In the same year she started reading manga and watching anime on tv that increased her passion in dubbing and love for Japan and its historical culture. Thanks to this passion she approched to the cosplay world in 2011, becoming in few years a professional cosplayer.
She initially studied singing and acting in Avigliana. In 2011 she graduated from high school of music in Turin and attended an acting school, Accademia Attori, and graduated in 2014.
In 2015, she also attended the famous Centro Teatro Attivo (CTA) in Milan, where Ale e Franz studied.
In 2016, Williams has worked hard in some seminars with the Americans Danny Lemmo and Michael Margotta, honorary members of the Actors Studio in New York City, that taught her a new approach in acting and gave her something to dream about: the American Dream.
In April 2017, after graduating in DAMS, Cinema University (Disciplines of the Arts, Music and Entertainment) in Turin, she enrolled in the EF’s Au Pair program that will take her to America at the summer of the 2018, for working and studying in college.
“In my year as an Au Pair I would like to learn American values and pass my own values to my host family. I’d like to learn english better, know American culture and American people, and if America is the land of opportunity… the place for me and my future!”
Williams's early experience on stage includes four plays at Accademia Attori, one play as assistant director, one play at Centro Teatro Attivo, and two musical for children at Teatro del Buratto al Pime in Milan.
One of her first film roles was for a short fan movie, Pirates of the Caribbean - The Compass of the Seven Seas, winner of many awards like at the film festival, Oniros Film Awards.
She appeared in several movie and television productions, including the second installment of The Twilight Saga film series, New Moon.
She also made appearances on Italian television series and movies like: La solitudine dei numeri primi, Maschi contro femmine, Benvenuti al Nord, La Grande Bellezza, Il Restauratore, Un medico in famiglia… Until her first film role as main character in L'enigma del condominio di via Sestriere 45.
In 2013, Williams won her first literary competition as a writer, and stopped her studies at the university for a year to wrote her first novel, Il Barone delle Tenebre, of the new dark fantasy saga, I Baroni del Cielo, published by Sillabe di Sale editor.
As a model, she poses for several Photographers, but very important for her is cosplay also: “I really enjoy working with people that have my same hobby and I love to entertain people: take photos with them is really funny!”
As a cosplayer, she won some important competitions, such the One Piece Pirate Warriors Contest at Lucca Comics 2014 as being the best Boa Hancock of Italy, and such as the best cosplayers group with Eyeshield 21 at Torino Comics 2015.
In August 2017, Williams was a guest and official cosplayer of Sailor Moon at San Marino Comics convention next to Elisabetta Spinelli, Italian voice actress of the Japanese heroine.
From 2013 Williams works in some important Italian comic conventions as a guest, cosplay contest judge and presenter.
In 2016-2017 she’s worked for BHC and now for EPICOS, an important organization which manages cosplay events throughout Italy. Her wonderful handmade costumes led her to be known in Italy and abroad.