A HOLLYWOOD actress who was born and raised in Berkshire has announced she is getting engaged.

Actress Victoria Summer, who was born at Reading’s Royal Berkshire Hospital and grew up in Wokingham, has announced her engagement to her Italian born fiancé Fabrizio Vaccaro.

Victoria has appeared opposite Tom Hanks as 'Julie Andrews' in Walt Disney's Saving Mr Banks, in Paramount Pictures' Transformers: Age of Extinction and as the lead role of British nurse Eleanor in Game of Aces.

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She started in West End theatre and made the jump to the big league after learning the ropes on a few indie films.

Victoria met Fabrizio the Michelin star chef by chance, in a British coffee shop, when he was on the way back from a holiday in Florida after his flight was cancelled.

He had been on the way to Italy to visit his 94-year-old grandmother when he made the unscheduled UK stopover – a trip that changed both their lives forever.

After a few dates, the couple decided to lockdown together in the English Countryside.

At the end of last year, Victoria came back to Berkshire from her home in LA after her 76-year-old father became sick and extended her stay to refurbish his house.

Victoria managed to finish it on her own and thankfully, just before Covid hit, moved her father back in.

She has not had a relationship for more than 9 years and feels she has now been rewarded with this wonderful union with Fabrizio.

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She is due to fly to Italy to meet his family at the end of this month for the ‘official’ proposal and plans to marry there in a year’s time.

Over the past two months Victoria has created a new website and TV show which shines the spotlight on up-and-coming young talent and is called ‘Next Generation Role Model’ and interviews visionaries and influencers.

Victoria is planning to stay in Europe for the time being as she is due to fly to Spain next month to film a supporting role in period drama ‘Glow & Darkness’, alongside two Bond girls Denise Richards and Jane Seymour.