As a young adult, Daniella married an American Diplomat and traveled extensively throughout the world. During a visit to her hometown, Paris, she was discovered by the famous Hungarian film director Jean Negulesco. From that initial meeting, she was signed with 20th Century Fox Studios and embarked in a successful television and film career, even receiving an Emmy nomination.
Even during those productive and rewarding years as an actress, filming in America and Italy with such leading man as Richard Burton, Ugo Tognassi, Rossano Brazzi, to name a few, Foletto felt most fulfilled and complete whenever she returned to painting. She realized that the glamorous and exciting detours in her life had ultimately brought her back to her one true love, painting. Her creative potential as a painter came with deep personal sacrifices.
Foletto enrolled at The Art Institute of Southern California where she had the privilege to meet the renown artist and master Sueo Serisawa, close colleague of Willem De Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Diebenkorn. Sueo Serisawa recognized the unique potential in the young artist and became her mentor. Foletto worked closely with Serisawa for the next eight incredible creative years.