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1. Sophia Loren Sophia Loren Actress, El Cid Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone)...
2. Joel McHale Joel McHale Actor, Ted Hailing from Seattle, Washington, having graduated from Mercer Island High School, Joel McHale was a cast member on KING-TV's Almost Live!. Following the run of that show, Joel completed the Actor's Training Masters Program at The University of Washington. He moved to LA after graduating, and he quickly landed parts in Will & Grace and Oliver Beene...
3. Isabella Rossellini Isabella Rossellini Actress, Blue Velvet Isabella Rossellini, the Italian actress and model who has made her home in America since 1979 and holds dual Italian and American citizenship, was born cinema royalty when she made her debut on June 18, 1952 in Rome. She was the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman and neo-realist master Italian director Roberto Rossellini...
4. Asia Argento Asia Argento Actress, xXx Asia Argento was born into a family of actors and filmmakers, and she is one of the most sought-after actresses of the moment. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's Sogni e bisogni. In 1988 she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film, Zoo, and was part of the cast of The Church...
5. Danny Huston Danny Huston Actor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine
6. Antonio Sabato Jr. Antonio Sabato Jr. Actor, General Hospital
7. Allison Miller Allison Miller Actress, 17 Again Allison Miller was born in Rome, Italy, to American parents. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where her father worked as a journalist. The family eventually settled in Tallahassee, Florida, where she studied dance, piano, acting and singing while still at high school before briefly attending the University of Florida at Gainesville...
8. Ornella Muti Ornella Muti Actress, Oscar
9. Sergio Leone Sergio Leone Writer, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in Italy (usually making Biblical and Roman epics...
10. Violante Placido Violante Placido Actress, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Italian actress/singer/songwriter Violante Placido was born in Rome. She made her on-screen debut in Quattro bravi ragazzi alongside her father Michele Placido. In 1996 she starred in Jack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppo which became quite successful in Italy. Her first major role was in Sergio Rubini's Soul Mate (Soul Mate). In 2006 she released her debut album Don't Be Shy...
11. Dario Argento Dario Argento Writer, Once Upon a Time in the West Dario Argento was born on September 7, 1940, in Rome, Italy, the first-born son of famed Italian producer Salvatore Argento and Brazilian fashion model Elda Luxardo. Argento recalls getting his ideas for filmmaking from his close-knit family from Italian folk tales told by his parents and other family members...
12. Simonetta Stefanelli Simonetta Stefanelli Actress, The Godfather
13. Pierfrancesco Favino Pierfrancesco Favino Actor, Rush
14. Raoul Bova Raoul Bova Actor, AVP: Alien vs. Predator Raoul Bova was born in a Roman white collar family, his father was an employee and his mother a housewife. He has two sisters who he is close to. His passion in his youth was swimming and he became a champion at 16. He performed his military duty in the "Bersaglieri" and he studied at the ISEF but didn't finish in order to begin an acting career...
15. Cristiana Capotondi Cristiana Capotondi Actress, The Mafia Only Kills in Summer
16. Aitana Sánchez-Gijón Aitana Sánchez-Gijón Actress, The Machinist
17. Luciana Paluzzi Luciana Paluzzi Actress, Thunderball
18. Chiara Mastalli Chiara Mastalli Actress, Notte prima degli esami
19. Valentina Cervi Valentina Cervi Actress, James Dean
20. Adriano Giannini Adriano Giannini Actor, The Consequences of Love
21. Daniela Bianchi Daniela Bianchi Actress, From Russia with Love Former Miss Rome and runner up for Miss World 1960, Bianchi made approximately 15 film appearances, the best known was playing Soviet clerk "Tatiana Romanova" in the sexy 007 adventure From Russia with Love, in which her voice was dubbed by actress Barbara Jefford. Bianchi spoofed her spy role in the woeful Operation Kid Brother...
22. Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone Soundtrack, Inglourious Basterds A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first film scores were relatively undistinguished...
23. Felix Silla Felix Silla Actor, Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi Felix Silla was born on January 11, 1937 in a small village outside Rome, Italy. Silla trained as a circus performer, came to the United States in 1955, and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Show. His multiple talents -- as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler -- brought him to Hollywood where he became a stuntman...
24. Milly Vitale Milly Vitale Actress, The Seven Little Foys
25. Anita Pallenberg Anita Pallenberg Actress, Barbarella Anita Pallenberg is probably best known for her romantic links to three of the original Rolling Stones. She was born in Italy in 1944. She became a model and appeared on covers of magazines such as Vogue. In 1965, she began dating Brian Jones. Subsequently, she left him for Keith Richards in 1967...
26. Vanessa Hessler Vanessa Hessler Actress, Asterix at the Olympic Games
27. Francesco Quinn Francesco Quinn Actor, Platoon Francesco Quinn was born into Hollywood as the son of the legendary Anthony Quinn. It has been a blessing and a curse, perhaps, to have such a famous father, but Francesco Quinn has maintained his own image on the screen in both television and movies. Born in Rome, Italy, to Anthony Quinn and Jolanda Addolori (whose career was also in the movie business)...
28. Giada De Laurentiis Giada De Laurentiis Self, Giada's Quick and Easy Favorites
29. Giulio Berruti Giulio Berruti Actor, Bon appétit
30. Andrea Di Stefano Andrea Di Stefano Actor, Life of Pi
31. Honorine Bell Honorine Bell Actress, The Terminal
32. Francesca Gregorini Francesca Gregorini Writer, The Truth About Emanuel Raised in Rome, Los Angeles and the English countryside, Francesca Gregorini brings a worldly, passionate and unique sensibility to her filmmaking. Her character-driven films are visceral and darkly humorous, stylistically bold, with undertones of the magical and surreal. A Brown University graduate with a Theater Arts major...
33. Saverio Costanzo Saverio Costanzo Director, The Solitude of Prime Numbers
34. Sabrina Ferilli Sabrina Ferilli Actress, The Great Beauty Daughter of the former speaker of the Italian Communist Party's delegation at the Lazio's Regional Council, Sabrina Ferilli never kept secret her leftism. Firm and stubborn, she did not care about the first unsuccessful attempts to come on to the stage. Her stubbornness was rewarded in the 1990, when she got a part in the Alessandro D'Alatri's film "Americano Rosso"...
35. Rosalinda Celentano Rosalinda Celentano Actress, The Passion of the Christ
36. Gabriele Muccino Gabriele Muccino Director, The Pursuit of Happyness
37. Lucio Fulci Lucio Fulci Writer, Don't Torture a Duckling Lucio Fulci, born in Rome in 1927, remains as controversial in death as he was in life. A gifted craftsman with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of dark humor, Fulci achieved some measure of notoriety for his gore epics of the late 1970s and early 1980s, but respect was long in coming. Abandoning his early career as a med student...
38. Roberto Rossellini Roberto Rossellini Writer, Rome, Open City The master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, as one of the creators of neo-realism, is one of the most influential directors of all time. His neo-realist films influenced France's nouvelle vague movement in the 1950s and '60s that changed the face of international cinema. He also influenced American directors, including Martin Scorsese...
39. Hugh O'Connor Hugh O'Connor Actor, Grow Old Along with Me Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his father's show...
40. Giovanna Mezzogiorno Giovanna Mezzogiorno Actress, Vincere
41. Joe D'Amato Joe D'Amato Director, The Blade Master Joe D'Amato was born Aristide Massaccesi on December 15, 1936, in Rome, Italy. At age 14 he began working for his father, a chief electrician and later the founder of the company A.C.M. By going to school in the daytime, Massaccesi worked afternoons part-time as a stagehand and stage cameraman around various film sets...
42. Monica Vitti Monica Vitti Actress, L'Avventura
43. Sergio Castellitto Sergio Castellitto Actor, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
44. Yvonne Sciò Yvonne Sciò Actress, One Life to Live An Italian actress and model, Yvonne started her career with a commercial that aired in Italy for 10 years. After that, she starred in the Italian show, Non è la Rai for one season. During the 90s, Yvonne worked mainly in USA, France and Spain and starred in Tal Bachman's video, "She's so High"...
45. Alessandro Gassman Alessandro Gassman Actor, Transporter 2
46. Gabriele Ferzetti Gabriele Ferzetti Actor, Once Upon a Time in the West
47. Silvana Mangano Silvana Mangano Actress, Dune In 1947 she was one of the girls in the Miss Italia contest. Lucia Bose' became "The Queen", and nearby, on the stage of Stresa, were some other future stars of Italian cinema: Gina Lollobrigida Silvana Mangano, Eleonora Rossi Drago and Gianna Maria Canale
48. Anna Magnani Anna Magnani Actress, Rome, Open City 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...
49. Victor Alfieri Victor Alfieri Actor, Angels & Demons A native of Rome,Victor Alfieri was raised an only child by his mother grandparents and aunt spending summers working in his grandfather's restaurant. Using his natural gift for writing, the self-described 'class clown' created his own sketch comedy act to entertain his classmates. At the age of 15...
50. Margherita Buy Margherita Buy Actress, The Ignorant Fairies
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