2x03 The Beautiful Deception episode still of Catherina Sforza
|Season(s)||1, 2, 3|
|Portrayed by||Gina McKee|
|First appearance||The Moor|
|Latest appearance||The Prince|
|Status||Alive, captured by Cesare Borgia|
|Full name||Catherina Sforza Riario|
|Title|| Countess of Forli |
Lady of Imola
|House||House of Sforza|
|Parents||Galeazzo Sforza (father)|
|Significant other(s)||Cesare Borgia (ex-lover)|
|Children||Benito Sforza (deceased)|
|Other relatives|| Ascanio Sforza (cousin) |
Giovanni Sforza (cousin: deceased)
Ludovico Sforza (cousin: deceased)
- "I bend my knee to no man, unless I choose to."
- ―Catherina Sforza
The cunning head of the powerful Sforza clan of Milan, Catherina is one of the Pope's chief rivals for power on the Italian peninsula. Like the rest of the Sforzas, she refused to support the Pope against the impending invasion by the French. Known for her military prowess, she roundly defeated Juan Borgia and the papal armies in their siege at Forli, her fortified castle. Now bent on revenge, Catherina will stop at nothing in her desire to bring the Borgias down.
|Season one appearances|
|The Poisoned Chalice||The Assassin||The Moor|
|Lucrezia's Wedding||The Borgias in Love||The French King|
|Death, on a Pale Horse||The Art of War||Nessuno (Nobody)|
|Season two appearances|
|The Borgia Bull||Paolo||The Beautiful Deception||Stray Dogs||The Choice|
|Day of Ashes||The Siege at Forli||Truth and Lies||World of Wonders||The Confession|
|Season three appearances|
|The Face of Death||The Purge||Siblings||The Banquet of Chestnuts||The Wolf and the Lamb|
|Relics||Lucrezia's Gambit||Tears of Blood||The Gunpowder Plot||The Prince|
Every photo of Catherina Sforza on this wiki can be seen here.
? - 1499
- Caterina's eldest son's name was Ottaviano, not Benito. None of her sons were named Benito.
- The incident of Caterina's eldest son being held hostage occurred in 1488 after the murder of her first husband, Giralomo Riario. Eye witness accounts differ as to whether or not she hiked her skirt, showing her genitals and saying she could always make more kids.