Fabrizio Maria Corona (born 29 March 1974) is an Italian television and media personality and former paparazzo.
Corona was born in Catania, Sicily to a family of journalists, the son of Vittorio and Gabriella Corona. He has two brothers, Francesco and Federico. A former partner and administrator of Corona's, a photographic agency in Milan, Corona was the central figure in a series of investigations into the 2007 extortion scandal known as Vallettopoli, which involved many celebrities in the entertainment business and sports. He was arrested and spent 77 days in prison; however, on 29 May 2007, he was released but placed under house arrest. He wrote a book, La mia Prigione (My Prison), about his experiences as a result of the Vallettopoli scandal which received much attention from the Italian media.
In March 2009, he was a participant in the reality show La fattoria. Corona made his acting debut in May 2010 in the television drama series Squadra antimafia - Palermo oggi 2 which was broadcast on Mediaset's Canale 5. He played the role of Mafia boss Ivo Principe, nicknamed Catanese. Also, in 2009, he was charged over blackmail photos. In 2013 he was sentenced to five years' imprisonment, became a fugitive but finally gave himself up after four days. Corona also appeared as himself in Erik Gandini's expository documentary, Videocracy, in which his relationships with political and television industry moguls such as Lele Mora and Silvio Berlusconi are explored. He discusses his business, jail time, and celebrity as well. Corona appeared in photographs advertising the 2010 collection of a line of designer watches.