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Alida Valli (1921–2006)

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 and an Istrian homemaker, she studied dramatics ... See full bio »


(age 84) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2002 Angel of Death
Doña Catalina
 2001 Probably Love
Alida Valli
 1999 Il dolce rumore della vita
Sofia's grandmother
 1996 Fatal Frames - Fotogrammi mortali
Countess Alessandra Mirafiori
 1995 A Month by the Lake
Signora Fascioli
 1993 Bugie rosse
Caterina, Andrea's mother
 1993 Il lungo silenzio
Carla's Mother
 1991 Zitti e mosca
 1990 La bocca
Countess Bianca Rospigliosi
 1988 À notre regrettable époux
 1987 Manuela's Loves
 1985 Segreti segreti
 1982 Sogni mostruosamente proibiti
Madre di Marina
 1982 Perdóname, amor
Alexandra Berger
 1980 Inferno
Carol, the caretaker
 1979 Luna
Giuseppe's Mother
 1979 The Killer Nun
Mother Superior
 1979 Zoo zéro
Yvonne, la mère
 1978 Porco mondo
 1977 Berlinguer: I Love You
Mrs. Cioni
 1977 A Simple Heart
Mrs. Obin
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing
 1976 1900
Signora Pioppi
 1975 The House of Raoul
 1975 Cher Victor
 1975 The House of Exorcism
 1975 The Flesh of the Orchid
La folle de la gare
 1974 The Antichrist
 1974 Lola
 1973 Diario di un italiano
 1973 Lisa and the Devil
 1972 Indian Summer
Marcella Abati - Vanina's mother
 1972 L'occhio nel labirinto
 1970 The Mushroom
Linda Benson
 1967 Oedipus Rex
 1965 Umorismo in nero
The Widow - segment 3 'La cornacchia'
 1964 The Other Woman
 1963 The Paper Man
La Italiana
 1963 The Castilian
Reina Teresa
 1963 Ophélia
Claudia Lesurf
 1962 Four Women for One Hero
Constance Fischer
 1962 Disorder
Carlo's Mother
 1961 La fille du torrent
Livia Boissière
 1961 The Happy Thieves
Duchess Blanca
 1961 The Long Absence
Thérèse Langlois
 1960 Il peccato degli anni verdi
Elena's mother
 1960 The Gigolo
 1960 The Carmelites
Mère Thérèse de Saint-Augustin
 1959 Signé: Arsène Lupin
Aurélia Valéano
 1958 L'uomo dai calzoni corti
 1958 The Night Heaven Fell
 1957 La grande strada azzurra
Rosetta, la moglie
 1957 The Sea Wall
 1957 Il Grido
 1954 The Stranger's Hand
Roberta Gleukovitch
 1953 We, the Women
Alida (segment "Alida Valli")
 1953 The World Condemns Them
Renata Giustini
 1953 The Lovers of Toledo
Doña Inés de Arévalo Blas
 1951 Last Meeting
Lina Castelli
 1951 Miracles Only Happen Once
 1950 Walk Softly, Stranger
Elaine Corelli (as Valli)
 1950 The White Tower
Carla Alton (as Valli)
 1949 The Third Man
Anna Schmidt (as Valli)
 1948 The Miracle of the Bells
Olga (as Valli)
 1945 Il canto della vita
 1945 Life Begins Anew
Patrizia Martini
 1944 Circo equestre Za-bum (segments "Gelosia", "Il postino" and "Galop finale al circo")
 1943 Apparition
 1943 T'amerò sempre
 1943 Laugh Pagliacci
 1942 Two Orphans
 1942 Catene invisibili
Elena Silvagni
 1941 The Secret Lover
Renata Croci
 1941 Luce nelle tenebre
Marina Ferri
 1940 La prima donna che passa
Gabrielle de Vervins
 1940 Passione
Vanina Vanini
 1940 The Last Enemy
A friend of Anna
 1940 Taverna rossa
Susanna Sormani
 1939 Ball at the Castle
Greta Larsen
 1939 Her First Love
Vera Fabbri
 1938 La casa del peccato
La ragazza
 1938 L'amor mio non muore!
Maria D'Alba
 1938 L'ha fatto una signora
Maria Sardo
 1937 Il feroce Saladino
Dora Florida / La bella Sulamita
 1936 The Two Sergeants
Una commessa dell'emporio 'Au Bon Marché' (as Alida Altenburger)
 1935 Three Cornered Hat (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(5/31/48) Radio: Appeared (as "Olga") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "The Miracle of the Bells".

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Alternate Names:

Alida Altenburger | Valli


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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