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A list of Italian actresses. Someone of them is known in English Countries, someone are famous only in Italian and other mediterranean Counries.
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Anna Magnani (Rome- 7 March 1908 – 26 September 1973) was an Italian stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, along with four other international awards, for her portrayal of a Sicilian widow in The Rose Tattoo. Born in Rome to an Egyptian father and an Italian-Jewish mother she worked her way through Rome's Academy of Dramatic Art by singing at night clubs. Active period (Wikipedia sourcs):1928-1972
Giulietta Masina (22 February 1921,San Giorgio Di Piano – 23 March 1994, Rome) was an Italian film and stage actress. She starred in La strada and Nights of Cabiria, both winners of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, in 1956 and 1957, respectively. Masina won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for the later film.She was the wife of the Italian film director Federico Fellini, Years active (wikipedia source):1948-1991
Claudia Cardinale (born 15 April 1938,Tunisi) is an Italian Tunisian actress. She had starring roles in 8½ (1963), The Professionals (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and The Pink Panther (1963); the majority of Cardinale's films have been either Italian or French.
Sophia Loren (born in September 20, 1934, Rome) is an Italian actress. In 1962, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, becoming the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance. Loren has won 50 international awards, including two Oscars, five Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Award. Years active (wikipedia source): 1950–present
Gina Lollobrigida (born 4 July 1927 in Subiaco) is an Italian actress and photojournalist. She was one of Italy's most prominent actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s. Today, she remains an active supporter of Italian and Italian American causes, particularly the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). In 2008, she received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation's Anniversary Gala. Year Active (Wikipedia Source): 1946-1997
Monica Vitti (born 3 November 1931 in ROME) is an Italian actress most widely noted for her frosty expressiveness and starring roles during the early 1960s in films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, her lover at that time.. Years active (wikipedia source): 1954-1991.
Silvana Mangano (21 April 1930 in Rome– 16 December 1989) was an Italian actress. Raised in poverty during World War II, Mangano trained as a dancer and worked as a model before winning a "Miss Rome" beauty pageant in 1946. Though she never scaled the heights of her contemporaries Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, Mangano remained a favorite star between the 1950s and 1970s. Years Active (wikipedia source): 1945-1987
Monica Anna Maria Bellucci (born 30 September 1964 in Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy) is an Italian actress and fashion model. In 2003, Bellucci won the Nastro d'Argento Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayal of Alessia in Remember Me, My Love. In 2006, she served as a judge at 59th Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, she won the World Actress Award in Women's World Award.
Virna Lisi (born 8 November 1936 in Jesi, Province of Ancona) is a Cannes and César award-winning Italian film actress. She had also a Holliwood career. Main film of that period : How to Murder Your Wife (1965), Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966), Assault on a Queen (1966). Years Active (wikipedia source): 1953-2007
Laura Antonelli (born 28 November 1941,**** Croatia) is a retired Italian film actress, who appeared in 45 movies between 1965 and 1991. She won the David di Donatello prize in 1973 and 1981 and the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award, Nastro d'Argento in 1974.
Melato was born in Milan (born 18 September 1941) and studied at the Milan Theatre Academy. A striking, blonde actress, she began her stage career in the early 1960s and rose to fame after delivering powerful performances for a number of notable Italian stage directors such as Dario Fo, Luchino Visconti and Luca Ronconi. Years Active (wikipedia source): late 1960 - present
Margherita Buy is an Italian actress born in Rome on 15 January 1962. She played the heroine in Sergio Rubini's La Stazione, an authentic Italian masterpiece for which she won her first David di Donatello Prize and the Silver Ribbon as best leading actress, in 1990.
Sandra Mondaini (born 1 September 1931) is an Italian film actress and television host. She appeared in 30 films between 1953 and 2008. She was born in Milan, Italy and was married to the actor Raimondo Vianello.
Agostina Belli (born 13 April 1947) is an Italian film actress.who has appeared in over 50 films since 1968. "Profumo di donna" with Vittorio Gassman (regist Dino Risi) has been one of her famous film. She won the David of Donatello for the film "telefoni bianchi".
Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952 in Rome) is an Italian-American actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her.
Neri was born in Trento (10 February 1964) she has twice received the Silver Ribbon Award for Best Actress from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, for Pensavo fosse amore invece era un calesse, directed by Massimo Troisi (1991) and Carne trémula (Live Flesh) (1997).
Maria Grazia Cucinotta (born 27 July 1968, Messina, Sicily) is an Italian actress who has featured in many films and television series since 1990, she has also worked as a producer, screenwriter and model. She is well-known in Italy as a movie and television actress, but internationally she is best known for her roles in Il Postino and as the Bond girl, the Cigar Girl, in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.
Stefania Sandrelli (born 5 June 1946 in Viareggio, Province of Lucca) is an Italian actress, famous for her many roles in the commedia all'Italiana, starting from 1960s. Years Active (Wikipedia Source): 1961-2009
Isabella Ferrari (born 31 March 1964 in Ponte dell'Olio-Piacenza) is an Italian actress of television, theatre and the cinema. At the 1995 Venice Film Festival she won a Volpi Cup award for Best Suppanorting Actress in the film Romanzo di un giovane povero.
Valeria Golino (born 22 October 1966 in Neaples) is an Italian-Greek film and television actress. She is perhaps best known to U.S. audiences for the 1988 Academy Award-winning film Rain Man and the 1988 comedy Big Top Pee-wee, and to international audiences for the Hot Shots! films alongside Charlie Sheen. She has won the David di Donatello, Silver Ribbon, and Coppa Volpi awards.
Ornella Muti (born March 9, 1955,Rome) has primarily worked in Italian films but she made her British film debut as Princess Aura in Flash Gordon in 1980. American movies she appeared in include Oscar (1991) and Once Upon a Crime (1992). She is mostly known to the French for appearing in a TV commercial of Giovanni Panzani pasta. Years Active (wikipedia source): 1970-present
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