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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 »

Died:

(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 L'amore probabilmente
Alida Valli
 2000 Vino santo (TV Movie)
Sveva
 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
 1993 Private Crimes (TV Mini-Series)
Matilde Pierboni
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Matilde Pierboni
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Matilde Pierboni
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Matilde Pierboni
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Matilde Pierboni
 1992 Una vita in gioco 2 (TV Movie)
 1991 Zitti e mosca
Clara
 1990 La bocca
Countess Bianca Rospigliosi
 1990 Ritual of Love
Countess Verrani
 1988 À notre regrettable époux
Catarina
 1987 Manuela's Loves
Bacha
 1985 Segreti segreti
Gina
 1984 La ragazza dell'addio (TV Mini-Series) (1984)
 1983 Piccolo mondo antico (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 Il malinteso (TV Movie)
 1983 Dramma d'amore (TV Mini-Series)
 1982 Sogni mostruosamente proibiti
Madre di Marina
 1982 Perdóname, amor
Alexandra Berger
 1981-1982 Quell'antico amore (TV Mini-Series)
Maria Teresa
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Maria Teresa
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Maria Teresa
 1982 La quinta donna (TV Movie)
Margherita Pallavicini (1982)
 1981 Illa: Punto d'osservazione (TV Series)
 1981 La casa rossa (TV Mini-Series)
 1980 Verso l'ora zero (TV Movie)
Lady Tressilian
 1980 L'eredità della Priora (TV Mini-Series)
Priora
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Priora
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Priora
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Priora
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Priora
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Priora
 1980 Inferno
Carol, the caretaker
 1979 Luna
Giuseppe's Mother
 1979 The Killer Nun
Mother Superior
 1979 Zoo zéro
Yvonne, la mère
 1979 L'altro Simenon (TV Series)
 1978 Porco mondo
 1977 Berlinguer: I Love You
Mrs. Cioni
 1977 A Simple Heart
Mrs. Obin
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing
Mrs. Chadwick
 1976 The Game of Solitaire
Germaine
 1976 1900
Signora Pioppi
 1975 The House of Raoul
Elsa
 1975 Cher Victor
Anne
 1975 The House of Exorcism
Countess
 1975 The Flesh of the Orchid
La folle de la gare
 1974 The Antichrist
Irene
 1974 Il consigliere imperiale (TV Mini-Series)
 1974 Lola
Louise
 1973 Diario di un italiano
Olga
 1973 Lisa and the Devil
Countess
 1972 Indian Summer
Marcella Abati - Vanina's mother
 1972 L'occhio nel labirinto
Gerda
 1970 The Spider's Stratagem
Draifa
 1970 The Mushroom
Linda Benson
 1967 Oedipus Rex
Merope
 1965 Umorismo in nero
The Widow - segment 3 'La cornacchia'
 1964 Desencuentro (TV Series)
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Luisa Brabante
- Rome Will Never Leave You: Part 3 (1964) ... Luisa Brabante
- Rome Will Never Leave You: Part 2 (1964) ... Luisa Brabante
- Rome Will Never Leave You: Part 1 (1964) ... Luisa Brabante
 1964 The Other Woman
Annabel
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Marie
- Doughboy (1963) ... Marie
 1963 The Paper Man
La Italiana
 1963 The Castilian
Reina Teresa
 1963 Ophélia
Claudia Lesurf
 1963 A la salida (Short)
 1962 Las momias de Guanajuato (TV Series)
 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
 1961 Il caso Maurizius (TV Mini-Series)
 1960 Il peccato degli anni verdi
Elena's mother
 1960 The Gigolo
Agathe
 1960 The Carmelites
Mère Thérèse de Saint-Augustin
 1960 Ragazza mia (TV Mini-Series)
 1959 Signé: Arsène Lupin
Aurélia Valéano
 1959 I figli di Medea (TV Movie)
Medea / Alida Valli
 1958 L'uomo dai calzoni corti
Carolina
 1958 The Night Heaven Fell
Aunt Florentine
 1957 La grande strada azzurra
Rosetta, la moglie
 1957 This Angry Age
Claude
 1957 Il Grido
Irma
 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
Claudia
 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 Treskovna (as Valli)
 1947 The Paradine Case
Mrs. Paradine (as Valli)
 1945 Il canto della vita
Giovanna
 1945 Life Begins Anew
Patrizia Martini
 1944 Circo equestre Za-bum (segments "Gelosia", "Il postino" and "Galop finale al circo")
 1943 Apparition
Andreina
 1943 T'amerò sempre
Adriana
 1943 Laugh Pagliacci
Giulia
 1942 Two Orphans
Enrichetta
 1942 Catene invisibili
Elena Silvagni
 1941 The Secret Lover
Renata Croci
 1941 Schoolgirl Diary
Anna Campolmi
 1941 Luce nelle tenebre
Marina Ferri
 1941 Piccolo mondo antico
Luisa Rigey Maironi
 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
 1939 Mille lire al mese
Magda
 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
 1937 I Was to Blame
Lauretta
 1936 The Two Sergeants
Una commessa dell'emporio 'Au Bon Marché' (as Alida Altenburger)
 1935 Three Cornered Hat (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Alida Altenburger | Valli

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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She is buried in the Cimitero Monumentale del Verano in Rome. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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