Victoria was a guest on Wild Horse & Burro Radio

11/4/15 – Victoria Racimo, director of One Day, a film chronicling the life of racing champion Our Mims and the Thoroughbred retirement sanctuary that bears her name (which was founded by Jeanne Mirabito).  Listen HERE.

Victoria Raquel Racimo, passed away on November 29th in Williamsburg, VA. Her life had been an expression of bountiful talent demonstrated in a career as an actor, director, writer, and producer. Born to show business parents, she grew up behind and on the stage, landing her first major role on Broadway in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Flower Drum Song”. Schooled as a classical pianist at Juilliard, she traveled to the Soviet Union with select musicians to showcase gifted American youth. She later attended Columbia University before moving to Los Angeles in her early 20s.

In Hollywood from the late ’60s through the ’90s, Racimo’s Filipino-Irish beauty and talent drew acting offers alongside Charleston Heston (“Mountain Men”), Don Johnson (“The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart”), and George C. Scott (“Day of the Dolphin), among many. She is often remembered for her performance in “Prophecy,” John Frankenheimer’s horror Sci-Fi film with Talia Shire and “Ernest Goes to Camp” with Jim Varney.

Racimo’s real love was writing, directing, and producing. She created two animation specials, was Executive Producer of the HBO film “Casi Casi”, and co-wrote “Blue Moon,” a children’s book and interactive app based on a story by singer Alicia Keys. Commissioned by the State of Virginia, Victoria wrote and directed the original drama “Journey of Destiny” in celebration of America’s 400th Anniversary at Jamestown. A passionate supporter of equine welfare and rescue, she wrote and directed the documentary, “One Day”, about Our Mims Retirement Haven in Kentucky. The film won Best Director in the Equus Film Festival in NYC. In 2017, she co-wrote “All the King’s Horses” (Regnery), which describes Elvis Presley’s little-known equestrian life.

Victoria spent a lifetime originating, nurturing, and supporting creative work. Her infectious humor, incisive intelligence, and deep commitment to people and ideas, engendered mutual respect within her profession and abiding love among her many, many friends. Learn more about Victoria’s legacy at