Alessandra Santelli was born in a small city near Milan in 1990. She still lives there with her family and her huge cat Michi.
She grew up painting with tempera on the stones and making small illustrated books to sell to all her relatives. At that point it was fairly clear that she liked drawing, so she attended the Brera Fine Arts Academy in high school and the International Comics School.
She currently collaborates with several Italian and foreign publishers and works in a studio that she opened with a colleague called Foglie al Vento. There, she likes to eat a lot of sweets while listening to David Bowie.