|Date of Birth||31 May 1921 , Pola, Istria, Italy [now Pula, Istria, Croatia]|
|Date of Death||22 April 2006 , Rome, Lazio, Italy|
|Birth Name||Alida Maria Laura von Altenburger|
|Height||5' 5" (1.65 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Following her potent, award-winning work in the title role of Eugenie Grandet (1946), she was discovered and contracted by David O. Selznick to play the murder suspect Maddalena Paradine in Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947). She was billed during her Hollywood years simply as "Valli," and Selznick also gave her top femme female billing in Carol Reed's classic film noir The Third Man (1949), but for every successful film--such as the ones previously mentioned--she experienced such failures as The Miracle of the Bells (1948), and audiences stayed away. In 1951 she bid farewell to Hollywood and returned to her beloved Italy. In Europe again, she was sought after by the best directors. Her countess in Luchino Visconti's Livia (1954) was widely heralded, and she moved easily from ingénue to vivid character roles. Later standout films encompassed costume dramas as well as shockers and had her playing everything from baronesses to grandmothers in such films as Eyes Without a Face (1960) ["Eyes Without a Face"], The Gigolo (1960), Oedipus Rex (1967) ["Oedipus Rex"], Tender Dracula, or Confessions of a Blood Drinker (1974), 1900 (1976), Suspiria (1977), Luna (1979), Inferno (1980), Aspern (1982), A Month by the Lake (1995) and, her most recent, Angel of Death (2002).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / firstname.lastname@example.org
|Oscar De Mejo||(1944 - 1952) (divorced) (2 children)|