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Silvana Mangano (1930–1989)


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. One year later, she was one of the girls in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dune
Dune Reverend Mother Ramallo
(1984)
Teorema
Teorema Lucia, the mother
(1968)
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Giocasta
(1967)
Death in Venice
Death in Venice Tadzio's mother
(1971)

Filmography

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 1987 Oci ciornie
Elisa (Romano's Wife)
 1974 Conversation Piece
Marchesa Bianca Brumonti
 1972 D'amore si muore
Elena
 1972 Lo scopone scientifico
Antonia
 1971 The Decameron
The Madonna (uncredited)
 1968 Teorema
Lucia, the mother
 1968 Capriccio all'italiana
Bambinaia (segment "Bambinaia, La") / Moglie dell'automobilista (segment "Perche'?") / La regina (segment "Viaggio di lavoro")
 1967 The Witches
Gloria (segment "Strega Bruciata viva, La") / Lady in a hurry (segment "Senso civico") / Assurdina Caì (segment "Terra vista dalla luna, La") / ...
 1964 The Flying Saucer
Vittoria
 1964 La mia signora
The wife (segments "L'uccellino", "L'automobile") / Clara (segment "I miei cari") / Eritrea (segment "Eritrea") / ...
 1961 Barabbas
Rachel
 1960 ...And Suddenly It's Murder!
Marina Capretti
 1960 5 Branded Women
Jovanka
 1959 La grande guerra
Costantina
 1958 Tempest
Masha
 1957 Men and Wolves
Teresa
 1954 The Gold of Naples
Teresa (segment "Teresa")
 1954 Mambo
Giovanna Masetti
 1951 Anna
Anna
 1950 Outlaw Girl
Mara
 1949 Black Magic (uncredited)
 1949 Bitter Rice
Silvana
 1948 Mad About Opera
Una ragazza nella rappresentazione di Carmen (uncredited)
 1947 Flesh Will Surrender
Ballerina alla festa di capodanno (uncredited)
 1947 Elixir of Love
Adina's girlfriend (uncredited)
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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Her most famous role, the earthy Bitter Rice (1949), had her out toiling ever so sexily in the rice fields. Lucille Ball did a hilarious spoof on this movie on her sitcom I Love Lucy (1951). Lucy is spotted by a famous Italian movie director and chosen to play a role in his new movie, "Bitter Grapes", that ends up with her toiling in her now famous grape-stomping vat scene. See more »

Trademark:

Large brown eyes See more »

Nickname:

Miss Rome

Star Sign:

Taurus

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