migliori attrici italiane

by lewisj77 | created - 13 Apr 2011 | updated - 13 Apr 2011 | Public

1. Anna Magnani

Actress | The Rose Tattoo

Anna Magnani was born in Rome, Italy (not in Egypt, as some biographies claim), on March 7, 1908. She was the illegitimate child of Marina Magnani and an unknown father, often said to be from Alexandria, Egypt, but whom Anna herself claimed was from the Calabria region of Italy although she never ...

2. Silvana Mangano

Actress | Dune

Silvana Mangano was born on April 21, 1930 in Rome, Italy and was raised in poverty during World War II. She trained as a dancer for seven years and supported herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant and through this, she obtained role in a Maria Della Costa film...

3. Asia Argento

Actress | Land of the Dead

Asia Argento was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of actors and filmmakers, both occupations which she has herself pursued. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's Sogni e bisogni (1985). In 1988 she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film, Zoo (1988)...

4. Virna Lisi

Actress | La reine Margot

Italian goddess Virna Lisi was merely one of a plethora of European movie beauties who proved over the course of their long careers, that they were capable of more than just visual performances. Born in 1936 as Virna Pieralisi, she began her film career as a teenager in 1953. Cast more for her ...

5. Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Actress | Vincere

Giovanna Mezzogiorno was born on November 9, 1974 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and producer, known for Vincere (2009), Facing Windows (2003) and Love in the Time of Cholera (2007). She has been married to Alessio Federico Fugolo since October 24, 2009. They have two children.

6. Valentina Cervi

Actress | Jane Eyre

Valentina Cervi (born 13 April 1976) is an Italian film and television actress. Cervi was born in Rome, Italy. She is the daughter of director Tonino Cervi and granddaughter of the famous Italian actor Gino Cervi. Cervi started her acting career at age ten in Carlo Cotti's Portami la luna (1987). ...

7. Laura Morante

Actress | La cerise sur le gâteau

Laura Morante was born on August 21, 1956 in Santa Fiora, Tuscany, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for La cerise sur le gâteau (2012), La stanza del figlio (2001) and Coeurs (2006). She has been married to Francesco Giammatteo since October 3, 2004. She was previously married to ...

8. Valeria Golino

Actress | Rain Man

The second child of an Italian germanist and a Greek painter, Valeria Golino grew up in Naples until her parents parted. After three years in Athens with her mother and another three in Naples with her father, she began to work as a model. She left high school after her first movie and didn't study...

9. Milena Vukotic

Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Milena Vukotic was born on April 23, 1935 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is known for her work on The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Letters to Juliet (2010) and A Good Woman (2004).

10. Valentina Cortese

Actress | La nuit américaine

Valentina Cortese was born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy, in 1923. She made her movie debut in 1940 and played many "ingenue" parts in Italian films of that period, before making a real sensation in Caccia all'uomo (1948) and Tempesta su Parigi (1948), playing both female leads, Fantine and Cosette (...

11. Iaia Forte

Actress | Il giovane favoloso

Iaia Forte was born on March 16, 1962 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Maria Rosaria Forte. She is an actress, known for Il giovane favoloso (2014), Luna e l'altra (1996) and I buchi neri (1995).

12. Angela Finocchiaro

Actress | Mio fratello è figlio unico

Angela Finocchiaro was born on November 20, 1955 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Angela Serafina Maria Finocchiaro. She is an actress and writer, known for Mio fratello è figlio unico (2007), Il muro di gomma (1991) and Don't Tell (2005).

13. Alida Valli

Actress | The Third Man

Enigmatic, dark-haired foreign import Alida Valli was dubbed "The Next Garbo" but didn't live up to postwar expectations despite her cool, patrician beauty, remote allure and significant talent. Born in Pola, Italy (now Croatia), on May 3, 1921, the daughter of a Tridentine journalist and professor...

14. Anna Bonaiuto

Actress | L'amore molesto

Anna Bonaiuto was born on January 28, 1950 in Latisana, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy as Anna Buonaiuto. She is an actress and writer, known for L'amore molesto (1995), Il Postino (1994) and Il divo - La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008).

15. Monica Vitti

Actress | L'avventura

Monica Vitti was born on November 3, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Maria Luisa Ceciarelli. She is an actress, known for L'Avventura (1960), Red Desert (1964) and L'Eclisse (1962). She has been married to Roberto Russo since 1995.

16. Ornella Muti

Actress | Flash Gordon

Ornella Muti was born on March 9, 1955 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Francesca Romana Rivelli. She is an actress, known for Flash Gordon (1980), La moglie più bella (1970) and Primo amore (1978). She was previously married to Federico Fachinetti and Alessio Orano.

17. Maria Rosaria Omaggio

Actress | To Rome with Love

Maria Rosaria Omaggio was born on January 11, 1954 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for To Rome with Love (2012), Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (2013) and Joséphine ou la comédie des ambitions (1979).

18. Marisa Pavan

Actress | The Rose Tattoo

Marisa Pavan was born on June 19, 1932 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy as Maria Luisa Pierangeli. She is an actress, known for The Rose Tattoo (1955), Solomon and Sheba (1959) and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956). She was previously married to Jean-Pierre Aumont.

19. Sabrina Impacciatore

Actress | The Passion of the Christ

Sabrina Impacciatore was born on March 29, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Passion of the Christ (2004), L'ultimo bacio (2001) and Manuale d'amore (2005).

20. Rosalinda Celentano

Actress | The Passion of the Christ

Rosalinda Celentano was born on July 15, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Passion of the Christ (2004), Paz! (2002) and Il dolce rumore della vita (1999).

21. Eleonora Giorgi

Actress | Borotalco

Eleonora Giorgi was born on October 21, 1953 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for Borotalco (1982), Love, Lies, Kids... & Dogs (2003) and Mia moglie è una strega (1980). She was previously married to Massimo Ciavarro and Angelo Rizzoli Jr..

22. Ángela Molina

Actress | Los abrazos rotos

Ángela Molina was born on October 5, 1955 in Madrid, Spain as Ángela Molina Tejedor. She is an actress, known for Broken Embraces (2009), La mitad del cielo (1986) and Gran Reserva (2010). She has been married to Leo Blakstad since 1995. They have two children. She was previously married to Hervé ...

23. Sophia Loren

Actress | Arabesque

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and ...

24. Ambra Angiolini

Actress | Saturno contro

Ambra Angiolini was born on April 22, 1977 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Saturn in Opposition (2007), Bianco e nero (2008) and Countdown (2012).

25. Lunetta Savino

Actress | Mine vaganti

Lunetta Savino was born on November 2, 1957 in Bari, Puglia, Italy. She is an actress, known for Mine vaganti (2010), La fuga (2013) and Marriages (1998). She was previously married to Franco Tavassi.

26. Clara Calamai

Actress | Ossessione

Clara Calamai was born on September 7, 1909 in Prato, Tuscany, Italy. She was an actress, known for Ossessione (1943), L'adultera (1946) and Deep Red (1975). She was married to Leonardo Bonzi. She died on September 21, 1998 in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

27. Mariangela Melato

Actress | Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto

Mariangela Melato was born on September 19, 1941 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. She was an actress and writer, known for Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974), Flash Gordon (1980) and Todo modo (1976). She died on January 11, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

28. Ottavia Piccolo

Actress | Metello

Ottavia Piccolo was born on October 9, 1949 in Bolzano, Italy. She is known for her work on Metello (1970), The Family (1987) and The Leopard (1963). She has been married to Claudio Rossoni since December 11, 1974. They have one child.

29. Claudia Cardinale

Actress | C'era una volta il West

Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Her earthy ...

30. Liù Bosisio

Actress | Fantozzi

Liù Bosisio was born on January 30, 1936 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Luigia Bosisio. She is an actress, known for Fantozzi (1975), Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976) and Super Fantozzi (1986).

31. Stefania Sandrelli

Actress | Il conformista

She was born in Viareggio (Tuscany, Italy) on June 5th, 1946. She won a beauty contest when she was just 15 years old, which led to her first role in "Il federale" together with the great Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi. She was then cast by Germi for the Italian comedy "Divorzio all'Italiana", working ...

32. Marisa Merlini

Actress | Il grande silenzio

Marisa Merlini was born on August 6, 1923 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress, known for The Great Silence (1968), Tempo di villeggiatura (1956) and Bread, Love and Dreams (1953). She died on July 27, 2008 in Rome.

33. Rossella Falk

Actress |

Rossella Falk was born on November 10, 1926 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Antonia Falzacappa. She was an actress, known for (1963), Modesty Blaise (1966) and Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971). She was married to Gualtiero Giori and Nicola Tufari. She died on May 5, 2013 in Rome.

34. Giulietta Masina

Actress | Le notti di Cabiria

Born in San Giorgio di Piano, Giulietta Masina spent part of her teenage years living with a widowed aunt in Rome, where she cultivated a passion for the theater and studied for a degree in Philosophy. She began her career on the radio with the program "Terzoglio" (1942), about the adventures of ...

35. Pupella Maggio

Actress | Amarcord

Pupella Maggio was born on April 24, 1910 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Giustina Maggio. She was an actress, known for Amarcord (1973), Cinema Paradiso (1988) and Il medico della mutua (1968). She was married to Luigi Dell'Isola. She died on December 8, 1999 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

36. Marina Massironi

Actress | Pane e tulipani

Marina Massironi was born on May 16, 1963 in Legnano, Lombardy, Italy. She is known for her work on Pane e tulipani (2000), Letters to Juliet (2010) and Così è la vita (1998).

37. Anna Galiena

Actress | Le mari de la coiffeuse

Anna Galiena was born on December 22, 1949 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Anna Maria Galiena. She is an actress, known for The Hairdresser's Husband (1990), Senso '45 (2002) and Senza pelle (1994).

38. Margherita Buy

Actress | Le fate ignoranti

Margherita Buy was born on January 15, 1962 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Le fate ignoranti (2001), Mia madre (2015) and Saturn in Opposition (2007).

39. Stefania Rocca

Actress | Nirvana

Stefania Rocca was born on April 24, 1971 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. She is an actress, known for Nirvana (1997), Don't Tell (2005) and Rosa e Cornelia (2000).

40. Claudia Gerini

Actress | The Passion of the Christ

Claudia Gerini was born in Rome, where she did classical studies and dance training. Her acting career began when an advertising agency cast her in several commercials. Claudia Gerini has had a long movie career in Italy and abroad, working with actors and directors like Sergio Castellito, Giuseppe...

41. Regina Orioli

Actress | Benzina

Regina Orioli was born on May 15, 1977 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and writer, known for Gasoline (2001), L'ultimo bacio (2001) and Ciao, Baby (2014).

42. Gina Lollobrigida

Actress | Notre-Dame de Paris

Gina Lollobrigida was born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy. Destined to be called "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", Gina possibly had St. Brigid as part of her surname. She was the daughter of a furniture manufacturer, and grew up in the pictorial mountain village. The young Gina did some ...

43. Caterina Murino

Actress | Casino Royale

Caterina Murino was born on September 15, 1977, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. In 1996 she took fourth place in the Miss Italy contest. Then she moved to Milan, where she began working as a model in commercials for MasterCard, Swatch, Mercedes-Benz and Nescafe, among other gigs. From 1999-2000 she ...

44. Dalila Di Lazzaro

Actress | Spogliando Valeria

Dalila Di Lazzaro was born on January 29, 1953 in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. She is an actress, known for Spogliando Valeria (1989), Killer contro killers (1985) and Phenomena (1985).

45. Domiziana Giordano

Actress | Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Domiziana Giordano was born on September 4, 1959 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Nostalgia (1983) and Zina (1985).

46. Ida Di Benedetto

Actress | Fontamara

Ida Di Benedetto was born on June 3, 1945 in Naples, Italy. She is an actress and producer, known for Fontamara (1980), Immacolata e Concetta, l'altra gelosia (1980) and Der Schlaf der Vernunft (1984).

47. Elsa Martinelli

Actress | Hatari!

Elsa Martinelli was born in the central Tuscan city of Grosseto into a struggling family, one of eight siblings. She had to earn her keep from the age of twelve, delivering groceries in Rome. Looking older than her years suggested, she then did some part time work as a bar maid. Aged sixteen and ...

48. Marilù Tolo

Actress | Matrimonio all'italiana

Marilù Tolo was born on January 16, 1944 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Marriage Italian Style (1964), Misión Lisboa (1965) and Eneide (1971).

49. Giuliana de Sio

Actress | Io, Chiara e lo scuro

Giuliana de Sio was born on April 2, 1956 in Salerno, Campania, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Pool Hustlers (1983), The Wicked (1991) and Chopin (1982).

50. Chiara Caselli

Actress | My Own Private Idaho

Born in Bologna, she is an actress and photographer. She has acted, among others, for Michelangelo Antonioni, Liliana Cavani, Marco Tullio Giordana, Gus Van Sant, and Mia Handsen-Love. In 2008 she began to exhibit her photography; in 2011 she was at the Biennale di Venezia, in 2014 her first solo ...

51. Agnese Nano

Actress | Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Agnese Nano was born on November 5, 1965 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Cinema Paradiso (1988), Miracle at St. Anna (2008) and Incantesimo (1998).

52. Athina Cenci

Actress | Speriamo che sia femmina

Athina Cenci was born on March 13, 1946 in Kos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece. She is an actress and writer, known for Speriamo che sia femmina (1986), Compagni di scuola (1988) and Benvenuti in casa Gori (1990).

53. Giuliana Calandra

Actress | Profondo rosso

Giuliana Calandra (born 10 February 1936) is an Italian film, television and stage actress, journalist and television hostess. Born in Moncalieri, Giuliana Calandra debuted in 1963 Pier Paolo Pasolini's "La ricotta" and appearing in hundreds of films, TV-series and stage works, including works by ...

54. Laura Antonelli

Actress | Malizia

Laura Antonelli was born on November 28, 1941 in Pola, Istria, Italy as Laura Antonaz. She was an actress, known for Malicious (1973), Passion of Love (1981) and L'innocente (1976). She was married to Enrico Piacentini. She died on June 22, 2015 in Ladispoli, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

55. Piera Degli Esposti

Actress | L'ora di religione (Il sorriso di mia madre)

Piera Degli Esposti was born on March 12, 1938 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Piergianna Degli Esposti. She is an actress and writer, known for My Mother's Smile (2002), Il divo - La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008) and Giulia non esce la sera (2009).

56. Alba Rohrwacher

Actress | Hungry Hearts

Alba Rohrwacher was born on February 27, 1979 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Alba Caterina Rohrwacher. She is known for her work on Hungry Hearts (2014), Le meraviglie (2014) and Io sono l'amore (2009).

57. Monica Guerritore

Actress | La lupa

Monica Guerritore was born on January 5, 1958 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for La lupa (1996), Love Under the Elms (1975) and La bella gente (2009). She has been married to Roberto Zaccaria since August 17, 2010. She was previously married to Gabriele Lavia.

58. Daria Nicolodi

Actress | Phenomena

Daria Nicolodi was born on June 19, 1950 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. She is an actress and writer, known for Phenomena (1985), Deep Red (1975) and La proprietà non è più un furto (1973).

59. Nicoletta Braschi

Actress | La vita è bella

Nicoletta Braschi was born on April 19, 1960 in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. She is an actress and producer, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997), Johnny Stecchino (1991) and Pinocchio (2002). She has been married to Roberto Benigni since December 1991.

60. Donatella Finocchiaro

Actress | Angela

Donatella Finocchiaro was born on November 16, 1970 in Catania, Sicily, Italy. She is an actress and writer, known for Angela (2002), The Wedding Director (2006) and Galantuomini (2008).

61. Eleonora Rossi Drago

Actress | Estate violenta

She never found the international cross-over fame destined for Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, and most American audiences would not recognize her name, but voluptuous, visually stunning Eleonora Rossi Drago certainly made male hearts pulsate in Europe with her scores of princesses and ...

62. Lucrezia Lante della Rovere

Actress | Quantum of Solace

Lucrezia Lante della Rovere was born on July 19, 1966 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Donna Lucrezia Lante Montefeltro della Rovere. She is an actress, known for Quantum of Solace (2008), Gli occhi dell'altro (2005) and Speriamo che sia femmina (1986).

63. Stefania Casini

Actress | Suspiria

After graduating in Architecture, Stefania began a career in acting and worked with Pietro Germi, Bernardo Bertolucci, Peter Greenaway and Dario Argento. She moved to New York in the late 70s, where she acted in Andy Warhol's 'Bad'. While in New York she decided to move behind the camera, and ...

64. Elena Sofia Ricci

Actress | Mine vaganti

Elena Sofia Ricci was born on March 29, 1962 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Elena Sofia Barucchieri. She is an actress, known for Mine vaganti (2010), Io e mia sorella (1987) and Ne parliamo lunedì (1989). She has been married to Stefano Mainetti since October 2003. They have one child. She ...

65. Isabella Rossellini

Actress | Blue Velvet

Isabella Rossellini, the Italian actress and model who has made her home in America since 1979 and holds dual Italian and American citizenship, was born cinema royalty when she made her debut on June 18, 1952 in Rome. She is the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning Swedish-born actress ...

66. Violante Placido

Actress | Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Italian actress/singer/songwriter Violante Placido was born in Rome. She made her on-screen debut in Quattro bravi ragazzi (1993) alongside her father Michele Placido. In 1996 she starred in Jack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppo (1996) which became quite successful in Italy. Her first major ...

67. Lucia Bosé

Actress | Cronaca di un amore

Lucia Bosé was born on January 28, 1931 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Lucia Borlani. She is an actress, known for Story of a Love Affair (1950), The Lady Without Camelias (1953) and Harem Suare (1999). She was previously married to Luis Miguel Dominguín.