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Anna Magnani (1908–1973)

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 knew his name. Raised in poverty by her maternal ... See full bio »


(age 65) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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 1972 Roma
Anna Magnani
 1972 1870 (TV Movie)
Teresa Parenti
 1971 Tre donne - L'automobile (TV Movie)
 1971 Tre donne - 1943: Un incontro (TV Movie)
 1971 Tre donne - La sciantosa (TV Movie)
Flora Torres
 1965 Made in Italy
Adelina (segment "5 'La Famiglia', episode 3")
 1964 Full Hearts and Empty Pockets
Woman (uncredited)
 1963 Josefa's Loot
 1962 Mamma Roma
Mamma Roma
 1960 The Passionate Thief
Gioia 'Tortorella' Fabbricotti
 1960 The Fugitive Kind
Lady Torrance
 1957 Wild Is the Wind
 1956 The Awakening
Sister Letizia
 1956 I pinguini ci guardano (voice)
 1953 We, the Women
Anna (segment "Anna Magnani")
 1952 The Golden Coach
 1952 Bellissima
Maddalena Cecconi
 1950 Volcano
Maddalena Natoli
 1948 Woman Trouble
Linda Bertoni
 1948 L'amore
La donna al telefono (segment "Una voce umana") / Nannina (segment "Il miracolo")
 1948 Unknown Men of San Marino
Liana, la prostituta
 1946 The Bandit
 1946 Revenge
Adele Vicarelli
 1945 Rome, Open City
 1945 Quartetto pazzo
 1944 Il fiore sotto gli occhi
Maria Comasco, l'attrice
 1943 The Last Wagon
Mary Dunchetti, la canzonettista
 1943 La vita è bella
 1943 L'avventura di Annabella
La mondana
 1942 Finalmente soli
Ninetta alias "Lulù"
 1941 Doctor, Beware
Loletta Prima
 1941 La fuggitiva
Wanda Reni
 1940 Una lampada alla finestra
Ivana, l'amante di Max
 1938 Betrayal
Marietta, la cameriera
 1936 Thirty Seconds of Love
Gertrude - sorella di Tullio
 1936 Cavalleria
 1935 Quei due
Pierotta (uncredited)
 1934 Full Speed
Emilia - la cameriera
 1934 The Blind Woman of Sorrento
Anna, la sua amante
 1928 Scampolo (uncredited)
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Other Works:

1958: she dubbed herself in both the Italian and French version of George Cukor's "Wild is the wind" (1957)

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5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

A. Magnani


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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Personal Quote:

Animals are good, better than humans really, animals do not betray you.


She was inconsolable after discovering she had pancreatic cancer. Her son Luca and director Roberto Rossellini, her one-time director and paramour, were at her beside at the time of her death in 1973. She was laid to rest in the Rossellini family vault. See more »


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