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1. Sophia Loren Sophia Loren Actress, Two Women 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. Asia Argento Asia Argento Actress, xXx Asia Argento was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of actors and filmmakers, both occupations which she has herself pursued. 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...
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 is the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman and neo-realist master Italian director Roberto Rossellini...
4. Joel McHale Joel McHale Writer, The Soup Joel Edward McHale was born in Rome, Italy, to a Canadian-born mother, Laurie (Jackson), and an American-born father, Jack McHale. His father, from Chicago, is of Irish descent, and his mother, from Vancouver, has Norwegian, Finnish, and English ancestry. Joel was raised in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Mercer Island High School...
5. Danny Huston Danny Huston Actor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine Danny Huston is an American actor and director who has worked with Academy award-nominated actors from the very start of his career. No surprise for a man who was born into a legendary Hollywood family whose most noted members included his half-sister, his father, his grandfather, his nephew, and of course, himself...
6. Ornella Muti Ornella Muti Actress, Flash Gordon
7. Allison Miller Allison Miller Actress, 17 Again Allison Miller was born in Rome, Italy, to American parents, Margo and John Winn Miller. 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. 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...
9. Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone Composer, The Hateful Eight 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...
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. Antonio Sabato Jr. Antonio Sabato Jr. Actor, General Hospital
12. 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...
13. Raoul Bova Raoul Bova Actor, AVP: Alien vs. Predator With the film, "Palermo Milan One Way" (English title)1996 director, Claudio Fragasso, he gets the first great popularity nationwide. It is being sold in 87 countries worldwide and Raul Bova becomes popular also abroad. Always with the same film won the first nomination for the David of by Donatello (Italian Oscar) for Best Supporting Actor...
14. Aitana Sánchez-Gijón Aitana Sánchez-Gijón Actress, The Machinist
15. Simonetta Stefanelli Simonetta Stefanelli Actress, The Godfather
16. Rini Bell Rini Bell Actress, The Terminal
17. Giada De Laurentiis Giada De Laurentiis Self, Giada at Home
18. Jasmine Trinca Jasmine Trinca Actress, La stanza del figlio
19. Vanessa Hessler Vanessa Hessler Actress, Astérix aux jeux olympiques
20. Felix Silla Felix Silla Actor, Star Wars: Episode VI - 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...
21. Pierfrancesco Favino Pierfrancesco Favino Actor, Rush
22. Luciana Paluzzi Luciana Paluzzi Actress, Thunderball
23. Vittorio Storaro Vittorio Storaro Cinematographer, Apocalypse Now Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now", "Reds" and "The Last Emperor". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a technical school...
24. Gabriele Muccino Gabriele Muccino Director, The Pursuit of Happyness
25. Micaela Ramazzotti Micaela Ramazzotti Actress, La prima cosa bella
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. Monica Vitti Monica Vitti Actress, L'Avventura
29. Matteo Garrone Matteo Garrone Director, Gomorrah
30. Greta Scarano Greta Scarano Actress, Senza nessuna pietà
31. Roberto Rossellini Roberto Rossellini Writer, Roma città aperta 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...
32. Anna Magnani Anna Magnani Actress, Roma città aperta 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...
33. Chiara Mastalli Chiara Mastalli Actress, Notte prima degli esami
34. Valentina Cervi Valentina Cervi Actress, James Dean
35. Rosalinda Celentano Rosalinda Celentano Actress, The Passion of the Christ
36. Margherita Buy Margherita Buy Actress, Le fate ignoranti
37. Giulio Berruti Giulio Berruti Actor, Bon appétit
38. Hugh O'Connor Hugh O'Connor Actor, In the Heat of the Night 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...
39. Sabrina Ferilli Sabrina Ferilli Actress, La grande bellezza 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...
40. 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...
41. Francesca Dellera Francesca Dellera Actress, La carne After earning her high school diploma, Francesca Dellera moved to Rome where she began working as a model. Her physical beauty, in this phase of her career, landed her image on the covers of national and international publications. Her portrait was taken by the greatest names in photography including Helmut Newton...
42. Giovanna Mezzogiorno Giovanna Mezzogiorno Actress, Vincere
43. Federico Dordei Federico Dordei Actor, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
44. Francesco Quinn Francesco Quinn Actor, Platoon Perhaps best known for his portrayal of underground drug king Rhah in Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning Platoon, Francesco Quinn is one of the film industry's most versatile young actors. Intent on following in the footsteps of his father, Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, who had appeared in more than 200 pictures...
45. 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...
46. Yvonne Sciò Yvonne Sciò Actress, One Life to Live
47. Valeria Marini Valeria Marini Actress, Bámbola
48. Gabriele Ferzetti Gabriele Ferzetti Actor, Once Upon a Time in the West Elegant, urbane and well-spoken, Gabriele Ferzetti was one of Italy's most prominent international stars of the 1950's and 60's. His passion for the stage had begun with performing in university plays. This paved the way to a scholarship at the Rome Academy of Dramatic Art (Accademia d'arte drammatica)...
49. Mario Brega Mario Brega Actor, For a Few Dollars More
50. Silvana Mangano Silvana Mangano Actress, Dune 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...
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