My favorite actors from past to present

by discorsisonori | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public

In alphabetical order

1. Diego Abatantuono

Actor | Mediterraneo

He was born in Milan in 1955. His mother, Rosa, was from Como (a city in Northern Italy), and his father, Matteo, was from Puglia (the "heel" of the Italian peninsula). He grew up in a suburbia quarter of Milan. His mother worked as a wardrobe maid at the "Derby", a well-known theater where lots of...

2. Mario Adorf

Actor | Der große Bellheim

Mario Adorf, a tell-tale name indeed. Mario calls to mind the actor's Italian roots (his father was a Calabrian surgeon) whereas Adorf reveals his German origins (his mother was a radiologist from the German region Eifel). As for the full name Mario Adorf it echoes to perfection the international ...

3. Gianni Agus

Actor | Figaro qua, Figaro là

Versatile, no other adjective could apply better to the art and personality of Gianni Agus. He indeed worked in the theater, in the cinema, on television, in variety shows. He could be an actor (from romantic lead in his first plays to sidekick to Totò to character actor in Pirandello plays), a TV ...

4. Anouk Aimée

Actress | Un homme et une femme

The daughter of actress Geneviève Sorya, in 1948 she played the part of Juliette in Les amants de Vérone (1949). During the 1950s and 1960s she made various films, including Montparnasse 19 (1958) and La Dolce Vita (1960), but only Lola (1961) , Jacques Demy, and A Man and a Woman (1966) ...

5. Antonio Albanese

Actor | L'intrepido

Born in Lombardy to Sicilian parents, he studied at the Civic Drama School in Milan, then opted to pursue an acting career. His first experiences as a comedian date back to 1992, when he made his debut at the Zelig Theatre in Milan. He showcased his acts on the popular Maurizio Costanzo talk show ...

6. Giampiero Albertini

Actor | Roma a mano armata

Giampiero Albertini was born on December 20, 1927 in Muggiò, Lombardy, Italy. He is known for his work on Roma a mano armata (1976), A come Andromeda (1972) and Verdi (1982). He died on May 14, 1991 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

7. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

8. Antonio Allocca

Actor | Il cav. Costante Nicosia demoniaco, ovvero: Dracula in Brianza

Antonio Allocca was born on June 24, 1937 in Portici, Campania, Italy. He was an actor, known for Dracula in the Provinces (1975), Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (1979) and Sogni mostruosamente proibiti (1982). He died on December 31, 2013 in Marcianise, Campania.

9. Claudio Amendola

Actor | Il permesso - 48 ore fuori

Claudio Amendola was born on February 12, 1963 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Il permesso - 48 ore fuori (2017), Un'altra vita (1992) and Napoléon (2002). He has been married to Francesca Neri since December 11, 2010. They have one child. He was previously ...

10. Felice Andreasi

Actor | Pane e tulipani

Felice Andreasi (8 January 1928, in Turin - 25 December 2005, in Cortazzone) was an Italian film, television, and stage actor. He appeared in over 50 films in Italy between 1972 and 2005. He was considered one of the leading stage actors in comic and satirical theatre in Milan. Andreasi won a ...

11. Ennio Antonelli

Actor | Matchless

Ennio Antonelli was born on February 23, 1927 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor, known for Matchless (1967), Warrior of the Lost World (1983) and The Castle of the Living Dead (1964). He died on August 6, 2004 in Rome.

12. Laura Antonelli

Actress | Passione d'amore

Laura Antonelli was born on November 28, 1941 in Pola, Istria, Italy as Laura Antonaz. She was an actress, known for Passion of Love (1981), Malicious (1973) and Till Marriage Do Us Part (1974). She was married to Piacentini Enrico and Enrico Piacentini. She died on June 22, 2015 in Ladispoli, Rome...

13. Fanny Ardant

Actress | 8 femmes

Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officer and his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her.

When she was 17 her father died and the ...

14. Adriana Asti

Actress | Le fantôme de la liberté

Adriana Asti was born on April 30, 1931 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. She is known for her work on The Phantom of Liberty (1974), Caligula (1979) and The Best of Youth (2003). She has been married to Giorgio Ferrara since December 22, 1980. She was previously married to Bernardo Bertolucci.

15. Armando Bandini

Actor | Conviene far bene l'amore

Armando Bandini, stage name of Armando Burlando, was an Italian actor and voice actor, film, theater and television. very versatile character actor interpreter was part of the theater company of Gilberto Govi then taking care of a special episodes aired on Rai. He is remembered in the role of ...

16. Lino Banfi

Actor | L'allenatore nel pallone

He was born in the Apulian city of Andria and at the age of three, moved to Canosa di Puglia. Lino Banfi became one of the most well-known actors in Italian "sexy comedies" in the 1970s. In the 1980s he reached the peak of his fame by appearing in movies such as "L'allenatore nel pallone", "Vieni ...

17. Isa Barzizza

Actress | Figaro qua, Figaro là

Isa Barzizza was born on November 22, 1929 in Sanremo, Liguria, Italy as Luisina Fortunata Antonietta Cecilia Barzizza. She is an actress and producer, known for Figaro qua, Figaro là (1950), I pompieri di Viggiù (1949) and Bellezze in moto-scooter (1952). She was previously married ...

18. Giuseppe Battiston

Actor | Perfetti sconosciuti

Giuseppe Battiston was born on July 22, 1968 in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Perfetti sconosciuti (2016), Pane e tulipani (2000) and Come Undone (2010).

19. Agostina Belli

Actress | Telefoni bianchi

Agostina Belli was born on April 13, 1947 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Agostina Maria Magnoni. She is an actress, known for The Career of a Chambermaid (1976), Scent of a Woman (1974) and Doppio delitto (1977).

20. Galeazzo Benti

Actor | Rossini! Rossini!

Galeazzo Benti was born on August 6, 1923 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Galeazzo Bentivoglio. He was an actor and writer, known for Rossini! Rossini! (1991), Carovana di canzoni (1955) and Follie d'estate (1963). He died on April 21, 1993 in Bracciano, Lazio, Italy.

21. Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Actor | Un eroe borghese

Fabrizio Bentivoglio was born on January 4, 1957 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Un eroe borghese (1995), Il capitale umano (2013) and Turné (1990). He has been married to Silvia Pippia since May 19, 2012. They have two children.

22. Alessandro Benvenuti

Actor | Ad ovest di Paperino

Alessandro Benvenuti was born on January 31, 1950 in Pelago, Tuscany, Italy. He is an actor and director, known for Ad ovest di Paperino (1981), Belle al bar (1994) and Ivo il tardivo (1995).

23. Helmut Berger

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Helmut Berger - Austrian born film actor, mostly known for starring in Luchino Visconti's films, which are now considered modern classics. Born Helmut Steinberger in Salzburg in 1944, he turned down a prospect of running a family hotel business and went to London where he worked as waiter to pay ...

24. Nino Besozzi

Actor | Rossini

Nino Besozzi was born on February 6, 1901 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Giuseppe Besozzi. He was an actor, known for Rossini (1942), La maschera e il volto (1943) and Arrivederci, papà! (1948). He died on February 2, 1971 in Milan.

25. Claudio Bigagli

Writer | Piccoli equivoci

Claudio Bigagli (Montale, December 8, 1955) is a director, actor and screenwriter Italian. Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts "Silvio D'Amico", he started the stage career with Dario Fo. He has worked with the greatest Italian actors and filmmakers of recent years, in the guise of an ...

26. Jane Birkin

Actress | Blowup

Jane Birkin was born on December 14, 1946 in London, England as Jane Mallory Birkin. She is an actress, known for Blow-Up (1966), Evil Under the Sun (1982) and Boxes (2007). She was previously married to John Barry.

27. Claudio Bisio

Actor | Si può fare

He was born on March 19, 1957 in Novi Ligure (in the region Piedmont in the North-west of Italy). His family soon moved to Milan. In 1979 he was admitted to the Actor's School of the Piccolo teatro in Milan, where he attended school for three years. His first work was the performance on stage ...

28. Bernard Blier

Actor | L'école buissonnière

Bernard Blier was born on January 11, 1916 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for L'école buissonnière (1949), Speriamo che sia femmina (1986) and Manèges (1950). He was married to Annette Martin and Gisèle Brunet. He died on March 29, 1989 in Saint-Cloud, ...

29. Massimo Boldi

Actor | A spasso nel tempo

Boldi was born in Luino on 23 July 1945. In 1955 his family moved to Milan, where he joined evening classes and began working as a window-dresser and then as a door-to-door salesman for a pastry company. In 1968 he started performing in cabaret. In the 1970s he did not perform, but managed a ...

30. Paolo Bonacelli

Actor | Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

Paolo Bonacelli was born on February 28, 1937 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975), The American (2010) and Caligula (1979).

31. Massimo Bonetti

Director | La settima onda

Massimo Bonetti was born on March 28, 1951 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and director, known for La settima onda (2015), Quando si diventa grandi (2010) and Voci notturne (1995). He has been married to Giusi Taddei since November 2011.

32. Claudio Botosso

Actor | Il capo dei capi

Claudio Botosso was born on March 28, 1958 in Biella, Piedmont, Italy. He is an actor, known for Il capo dei capi (2007), Il figlio di Bakunin (1997) and Seconda primavera (2016).

33. Barbara Bouchet

Actress | Gangs of New York

Stunningly beautiful and charismatic blonde Barbara Bouchet was born Barbel Goutscherola on August 15th, 1943 in Liberec, Czechoslovakia, known as Reichenberg, during the German occupation. Her father, Fritz, was a war photographer.

Her family was forced to leave the country when Barbara was a ...

34. 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 ...

35. Mario Brega

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Mario Brega was born on March 25, 1923 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Florestano Brega. He was an actor and producer, known for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and For a Few Dollars More (1965). He died on July 23, 1994 in Rome.

36. Nancy Brilli

Actress | Piccoli equivoci

Nancy Brilli was born on April 10, 1964 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Nicoletta Brilli. She is an actress, known for Piccoli equivoci (1989), Italia-Germania 4-3 (1990) and Tutti gli uomini di Sara (1992).

37. Nando Bruno

Actor | Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo

Nando Bruno was born on October 6, 1895 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Ferdinando Bruno. He was an actor and writer, known for Flesh Will Surrender (1947), L'onorevole Angelina (1947) and Bellezze a Capri (1952). He died on April 11, 1963 in Rome.

38. Flavio Bucci

Actor | Suspiria

Flavio Bucci was born on May 25, 1947 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. He is an actor, known for Suspiria (1977), Ligabue (1977) and La proprietà non è più un furto (1973).

39. Margherita Buy

Actress | Le fate ignoranti

Margherita Buy was born on January 15, 1962 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Le fate ignoranti (2001), Mia madre (2015) and Days and Clouds (2007). She was previously married to Sergio Rubini.

40. Lando Buzzanca

Actor | La parmigiana

Gerlando Buzzanca, best known as Lando Buzzanca, is an Italian theatrical, film and television actor, whose career spanned over 55 years. Born in Palermo the son of a cinema projectionist, at 16 years old Buzzanca left the high school and moved to Rome to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. In ...

41. Jerry Calà

Actor | Il ragazzo del pony express

Very clever and versatile Italian comic actor, Jerry began his career in cabaret when he acted in the famous Italian group "Gatti di vicolo Miracoli", he composed and performed many songs with this group. He got married once to the famous Italian show girl, Mara Venier.

42. Carlo Campanini

Actor | Follie per l'opera

Carlo Campanini was born on October 5, 1906 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. He is known for his work on Mad About Opera (1948), Albergo Luna, camera 34 (1946) and I cadetti di Guascogna (1950). He died on November 20, 1984 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

43. Enzo Cannavale

Actor | Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Enzo Cannavale was born on April 5, 1928 in Castellammare di Stabia, Campania, Italy. He was an actor, known for Cinema Paradiso (1988), 32 dicembre (1988) and Piedone d'Egitto (1980). He died on March 18, 2011 in Naples, Campania.

44. Vittorio Caprioli

Salto nel vuoto

Vittorio Caprioli was born on August 15, 1921 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for A Leap in the Dark (1980), Café Express (1980) and Neapolitan Sting (1983). He was married to Franca Valeri. He died on October 2, 1989 in Naples.

45. Claudia Cardinale

Actress | C'era una volta il West

Like many other female Italian film stars, Claudia Cardinale's entry into the business was by way of a beauty pageant. She was 17 years old and studying at the Centro Sperimentale in Rome when she entered a beauty contest, which resulted in her getting a succession of small film roles. Her earthy ...

46. Pietro Carloni

Actor | Totò e Cleopatra

Pietro Carloni was born on October 28, 1896 in Taurisano, Puglia, Italy. He was an actor, known for Totò e Cleopatra (1963), Susanna tutta panna (1957) and Side Street Story (1950). He was married to Titina De Filippo. He died on August 3, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

47. Mario Carotenuto

Actor | Lo scopone scientifico

Mario Carotenuto was born on June 29, 1916 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for Lo scopone scientifico (1972), Totò, Eva e il pennello proibito (1959) and Satyricon (1969). He was married to Luisa Peselli. He died on April 14, 1995 in Rome.

48. Memmo Carotenuto

Actor | I soliti ignoti

Memmo Carotenuto was born on July 24, 1908 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Guglielmo Carotenuto. He was an actor and producer, known for Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958), The Bigamist (1956) and La ballata dei mariti (1963). He died on December 23, 1980 in Rome.

49. Renato Carpentieri

Actor | La tenerezza

Born in Savignano Irpino, Avellino, Carpentieri studied architecture in Naples, where from 1965 to 1974 he was engaged in the organization and promotion of cultural events with the group Nuova Cultura. In 1975 he was co-founder of the stage company Teatro dei Mutamenti, in which he was active until...

50. Maria Pia Casilio

Actress | Umberto D.

Maria-Pia Casilio (5 May 1935 - 10 April 2012) was an Italian film actress, best known for her roles in "Umberto D". and "Un americano a Roma". Born in San Pio delle Camere, L'Aquila, Casilio was pretty active between 1952 and 1960, usually with the typical characterization of a querulous and naive...

51. Lou Castel

Actor | I pugni in tasca

Lou Castel was born on May 28, 1943 in Bogotá, Colombia as Ulv Quarzéll. He is an actor and director, known for Fists in the Pocket (1965), La naissance de l'amour (1993) and A Bullet for the General (1967).

52. Mario Castellani

Actor | L'uomo la bestia e la virtù

Mario Castellani was born in 1906 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and assistant director, known for L'uomo la bestia e la virtù (1953), I pompieri di Viggiù (1949) and Noi duri (1960). He died on April 26, 1978 in Rome.

53. Sergio Castellitto

Actor | Paris, je t'aime

Sergio Castellitto was born in Rome in 1953. After graduating from the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art in 1978, he began his theatrical career in Italian public theater with "Shakespeare's Measure for Measure" at the Teatro di Roma and with roles in other plays such as "La Madre by ...

54. Nino Castelnuovo

Actor | Les parapluies de Cherbourg

Nino Castelnuovo was born on October 28, 1936 in Lecco, Lombardy, Italy as Francesco Castelnuovo. He is known for his work on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), The English Patient (1996) and Giorno per giorno, disperatamente (1961).

55. Antonio Catania

Actor | La cena

Antonio Catania (born 22 February 1952) is an Italian actor. Born in Acireale, Catania, Antonio Catania studied acting at the Drama School of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. After the graduation he started an intense stage career, often working with Gabriele Salvatores with the stage company Compagnia...

56. Victor Cavallo

Actor | Giravolte

Victor Cavallo was born on May 8, 1947 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Vittorio Vitolo. He was an actor, known for Giravolte (2001), Miracoloni (1981) and Excellent Cadavers (1999). He died on January 21, 2000 in Rome.

57. Gianni Cavina

Actor | La via degli angeli

Gianni Cavina was born on December 9, 1940 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for La via degli angeli (1999), The House of the Laughing Windows (1976) and Festival (1996).

58. Carlo Cecchi

Actor | Le violon rouge

Considered one of the leading figures of Italian innovation in theater, Cecchi alternates the work of stage and film actor to that of a theater director. Memorable is his performance in the drama "End of the match" by Samuel Beckett and, for the cinema, that of Renato Caccioppoli in "Morte di un ...

59. Giuseppe Cederna

Actor | Nine

Giuseppe Cederna was born on May 25, 1957 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and director, known for Nine (2009), La febbre (1994) and Mediterraneo (1991).

60. Adolfo Celi

Actor | Thunderball

Sicilian born actor/writer/director was very popular with European audiences, but largely unknown to the west apart from his portrayal of the villainous SPECTRE agent "Emilio Largo" in the spectacular James Bond film Thunderball (1965). However, due to his heavy accent, Celi's voice was dubbed by ...

61. Athina Cenci

Actress | Compagni di scuola

Athina Cenci was born on March 13, 1946 in Kos, Dodecanese Islands, Greece. She is an actress and writer, known for Compagni di scuola (1988), Speriamo che sia femmina (1986) and Benvenuti in casa Gori (1990).

62. Gino Cervi

Actor | Le miserie del signor Travet

The son of Italian theatre critic Antonio Cervi, Gino Cervi was one of the most famous Italian actors, first on stage, then on screen and finally on television. He appeared in his first play in 1924, a year after his father's death. He won world fame with three movies directed by Alessandro Blasetti...

63. Andrea Checchi

Actor | La signora senza camelie

Born in Florence, Checchi appeared in over 150 films in his lengthy career, which spanned from 1934 to his death in 1974. The son of a painter, he studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. Moved to Rome, he attended the acting course held by Alessandro Blasetti who gave him a ...

64. Walter Chiari

Actor | Romance

Walter Chiari was born on March 8, 1924 in Verona, Veneto, Italy as Walter Annicchiarico. He was an actor and writer, known for Romance (1986), Vanità (1947) and I cadetti di Guascogna (1950). He was married to Alida Chelli. He died on December 20, 1991 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.

65. Roberto Citran

Actor | Nine

Roberto Citran was born on January 26, 1955 in Padua, Veneto, Italy. He is an actor, known for Nine (2009), Il toro (1994) and Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001).

66. Franco Citti

Actor | The Godfather

Franco Citti was born on April 23, 1935 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part III (1990) and Accattone (1961). He died on January 14, 2016 in Rome.

67. Marina Confalone

Actress | La parola amore esiste

She made her debut at a very young theater with Eduardo De Filippo company (remember her portrayal of Mary, the maid of the family in Cimmaruta "Le voci di dentro"), then becoming cinematic character of order. One of her best films is "Così parlò Bellavista", in which he plays the role of a ...

68. Ugo Conti

Actor | Capri

Ugo Conti was born on March 30, 1955 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is known for his work on Capri (2006), Nirvana (1997) and Mediterraneo (1991). He is married to Arianna Garofalo. They have two children.

69. Alain Cuny

Actor | La dolce vita

Alain Cuny went to medical school with the intention of becoming a physician, but left to attend an arts school in Paris and became a painter. He entered the film industry as a costume and set designer for such directors as Alberto Cavalcanti and Jacques Feyder, all the time attending acting school...

70. Ugo D'Alessio

Actor | Sette note in nero

Ugo D'Alessio was born on August 26, 1909 in Naples, Italy as Pasquale D'Alessio. He was an actor, known for The Psychic (1977), Rosalba, la fanciulla di Pompei (1952) and Il giorno della civetta (1968). He died on February 16, 1979 in Naples, Campania, Italy.

71. Gianfranco D'Angelo

Actor | Rimini Rimini - Un anno dopo

Gianfranco D'Angelo was born on August 19, 1936 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Rimini Rimini - Un anno dopo (1988), Remo e Romolo (Storia di due figli di una lupa) (1976) and Lady Barbara (1970).

72. Carlo Dapporto

Actor | La famiglia

Carlo Dapporto was born on June 26, 1911 in Sanremo, Liguria, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for The Family (1987), Mademoiselle Gobete (1952) and La signora è servita (1945). He died on October 1, 1989 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

73. Massimo Dapporto

Actor | La famiglia

Massimo Dapporto was born on August 8, 1945 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is known for his work on The Family (1987), Una storia semplice (1991) and Mignon è partita (1988).

74. Ninetto Davoli

Actor | Uno su due

Ninetto Davoli was born on October 11, 1948 in San Pietro a Maida, Calabria, Italy as Giovanni Davoli. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Uno su due (2006), The Decameron (1971) and La Tosca (1973).

75. Eduardo De Filippo

Writer | Napoli milionaria

Coming from a show-business family (his father Eduardo Scarpetta was a famous stage actor), Eduardo de Filippo made his stage debut at age 5 playing the role of "Peppiniello" in his father's comedy "Miseria e Nobiltà". At 32 he formed his own stage company with his brother Peppino de Filippo and ...

76. Peppino De Filippo

Actor | Luci del varietà

Born in Naples in 1903, Peppino De Filippo debuted at the age of 6 in Scarpetta's 'Miseria e Nobilta' in Rome. He studied the piano and went away to college for two years. During WWI, back in Naples, he joined Scarpetta's company 'Molinari', and it was here that he met Totò. At 22, he joined the ...

77. Titina De Filippo

Writer | Due soldi di speranza

Titina De Filippo was born on March 23, 1898 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Annunziata Passarelli. She was an actress and writer, known for Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952), Filumena Marturano (1951) and Napoli, sole mio! (1958). She was married to Pietro Carloni. She died on December 26, 1963 in Rome...

78. Louis de Funès

Actor | Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob

Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza was born on July 31, 1914, in Courbevoie, France. His father, named Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, was a former lawyer of Seville, Spain, who became a diamond cutter. His mother, named Leonor Soto Reguera, was of Spanish and Portugese extraction.

Young Louis...

79. Fabio De Luigi

Actor | La peggior settimana della mia vita

Fabio De Luigi is one of the most successful comic actors of the last years in Italy. His success began when he entered in the cast of the comic show of the Gialappa's Band. Then, he gave life to some funny and now famous characters such as the proud actor Orso Maria Wilson, the little detestable ...

80. Christian De Sica

Actor | The Tourist

Christian De Sica was born on January 5, 1951 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for The Tourist (2010), Faccione (1991) and Il figlio più piccolo (2010). He has been married to Silvia Verdone since 1981. They have two children.

81. Vittorio De Sica

Director | Ladri di biciclette

Vittorio De Sica grew up in Naples, and started out as an office clerk in order to raise money to support his poor family. He was increasingly drawn towards acting, and made his screen debut while still in his teens, joining a stage company in 1923. By the late 1920s he was a successful matinee ...

82. Pietro De Vico

Actor | Il gladiatore di Roma

Pietro De Vico was born on February 1, 1911 in Naples, Italy. He was an actor, known for Gladiator of Rome (1962), I marziani hanno 12 mani (1964) and A sud niente di nuovo (1957). He was married to Anna Campori. He died on December 10, 1999 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

83. Alain Delon

Actor | Le samouraï

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon was born in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France, to Édith (Arnold) and Fabien Delon. His father was of French and Corsican Italian descent, and his mother was of French and German ancestry. His parents divorced early on, and Delon had a stormy childhood, being ...

84. Carlo Delle Piane

Actor | Regalo di Natale

Carlo delle Piane was chosen for the role of Garuffi in Cuore, for his particular face, expecially for his nose deformed by a ball, worked in many films with the most important Italian directors and actors like Sordi, Toto, Fabrizi etc., but as he was forced to repeat the same character, it began ...

85. Catherine Deneuve

Actress | 8 femmes

Catherine Fabienne Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was barely a teenager and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Le vice et la vertu (1963). But her ...

86. Johnny Dorelli

Actor | State buoni se potete

Very talented Italian actor, his career has been characterized by his calm and clever style. Also a famous composer and singer, his most important sucesses were "Aggiungi un posto a tavola" and "Lettera a Pinocchio", but he demonstrates his acting talent especially in the theater in many Italian ...

87. Aldo Fabrizi

Actor | Guardie e ladri

Beloved, hugely popular Italian comic character actor/writer/director, in music halls and variety shows for much of his early career. Fabrizi entered films in 1942 and often wrote and directed his vehicles, winning international acclaim in the Roberto Rossellini's neorealist drama Rome, Open City (...

88. Elena Fabrizi

Actress | Bianco, rosso e Verdone

Elena Fabrizi was born on June 17, 1915 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress, known for Bianco, rosso e Verdone (1981), Acqua e sapone (1983) and We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974). She died on August 9, 1993 in Rome.

89. Franco Fabrizi

Actor | I vitelloni

Mr. Fabrizi was Italian actor best known for his performance as the lady-killer among a group of small-town youths in Federico Fellini's 'I Vitelloni'. Starting as a stage and variety revue actor in 1947, he broke into film in 1952 with Francesco De Roberti's 'Carica Eroica'. His role as a tireless...

90. Ennio Fantastichini

Actor | Mine vaganti

Ennio Fantastichini was born on February 20, 1955 in Gallese, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Mine vaganti (2010), Porte aperte (1990) and Napoléon (2002).

91. Pierfrancesco Favino

Actor | World War Z

Pierfrancesco Favino was born on August 24, 1969 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on World War Z (2013), Rush (2013) and Angels & Demons (2009).

92. Edwige Fenech

Actress | Hostel: Part II

Edwige Fenech was born (as Edwige Sfenek) on December 24, 1948, in Bone, Constantine, France, to a Maltese father and an Italian mother. She began her show-business career as a participant in beauty contests (she won the title of "Miss Mannequin de la Cote d'Azur" at age 16 and even won a Miss ...

93. Paolo Ferrari

Actor | Orgoglio

Paolo Ferrari was born on February 26, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium as Paolo Vitta. He is known for his work on Orgoglio (2004), Biblioteca di Studio Uno (1964) and Nero Wolfe (1969). He was married to Laura Tavanti and Marina Bonfigli. He died on May 6, 2018 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

94. Angela Finocchiaro

Actress | Il muro di gomma

Angela Finocchiaro was born on November 20, 1955 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Angela Serafina Maria Finocchiaro. She is an actress and writer, known for Il muro di gomma (1991), Mio fratello è figlio unico (2007) and Don't Tell (2005).

95. Arnoldo Foà

Actor | Lucrèce Borgia

Arnoldo Foà was born on January 24, 1916 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on Lucrèce Borgia (1953), War Gods of Babylon (1962) and L'isola del tesoro (1959). He was married to Annamaria Procaccini. He died on January 11, 2014 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

96. Anna Foglietta

Actress | Perfetti sconosciuti

Anna Foglietta was born on April 3, 1979 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Perfetti sconosciuti (2016), The American (2010) and Nessuno mi può giudicare (2011). She has been married to Paolo Sopranzetti since June 19, 2010. They have three children.

97. Daniele Formica

Monsters, Inc.

Born in Drogheda (Ireland) to Wilson (a violist) and Eugenia Ravasio (a housekeeper). Attended Trinity College in Dublin. Debuted in 1970 at theatre with Jean Louis Barrault (Rabelais) in France, then England and Italy (Spoleto fest among others). Is a well known actor, director and writer in the ...

98. Pippo Franco

Actor | La gatta da pelare

Pippo Franco was born on September 2, 1940 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Francesco Pippo. He is an actor and writer, known for La gatta da pelare (1981), Nerone (1977) and Remo e Romolo (Storia di due figli di una lupa) (1976). He is married to Piera Bassino. They have two children. He was previously ...

99. Nino Frassica

Actor | The Tourist

Nino Frassica was born on December 11, 1950 in Galati Marina, Messina, Sicily, Italy as Antonino Frassica. He is an actor and writer, known for The Tourist (2010), Don Matteo (2000) and Somewhere (2010). He has been married to Barbara Exignotis since August 2018. He was previously married to ...

100. Stefano Fresi

Actor | Smetto quando voglio: Ad honorem

Stefano Fresi was born on July 16, 1974 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and composer, known for Smetto quando voglio: Ad honorem (2017), Smetto quando voglio (2014) and La prima volta (di mia figlia) (2015).

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