Alida Valli (1921–2006)


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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 »

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(age 84) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Third Man Anna Schmidt
(1949)
Suspiria Miss Tanner
(1977)
Eugenie Grandet Eugenia Grandet
(1946)
Senso La contessa Livia Serpieri
(1954)

Filmography

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 2002 Angel of Death
Doña Catalina
 2001 Probably Love
Alida Valli
 2000 Vino santo (TV Movie)
Sveva
 1999 Il dolce rumore della vita
Sofia's grandmother
 1996 Fatal Frames
Countess Alessandra Mirafiori
 1995 A Month by the Lake
Signora Fascioli
 1993 The Final Scoop
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
 1991 La bocca
Countess Bianca Rospigliosi
 1991 Una vita in gioco (TV Movie)
 1988 À notre regrettable époux
Catarina
 1987 Manuela's Loves
Bacha
 1985 Segreti segreti
Gina
 1984 La ragazza dell'addio (TV Mini-Series) (1984)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (1984)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (1984)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (1984)
 1983 Dramma d'amore (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1983)
- Episode #1.2 (1983)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
 1983 Piccolo mondo antico (TV Mini-Series)
La marchesa Maironi
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... La marchesa Maironi
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... La marchesa Maironi
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... La marchesa Maironi
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... La marchesa Maironi
 1983 Il malinteso (TV Movie)
 1982 Sogni mostruosamente proibiti
Madre di Marina
 1982 Aspern
Juliana Bartes
 1981-1982 Quell'antico amore (TV Mini-Series)
Maria Teresa
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Maria Teresa
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Maria Teresa
 1981 Illa - Punto di osservazione (TV Mini-Series)
Maria Dal Ponte
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Maria Dal Ponte
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Maria Dal Ponte
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Maria Dal Ponte
 1981 La casa rossa (TV Mini-Series)
Agla
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Agla
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Agla
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Agla
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Agla
 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 L'altro Simenon (TV Series)
 1979 The Bailiff of Greifensee
Marianne
 1979 Luna
Giuseppe's Mother
 1979 Killer Nun
Mother Superior
 1979 Zoo zéro
Yvonne, la mère
 1978 Indagine su un delitto perfetto
Lady Clementine De Revere
 1978 Les grandes conjurations: Le tumulte d'Amboise (TV Movie)
Catherine de Médicis
 1978 Dirty World
Teresina
 1977 Berlinguer: I Love You
Mrs. Cioni
 1977 A Simple Heart
Mrs. Obin
 1977 Suspiria
Miss Tanner
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing
Nanny
 1976 1900
Signora Pioppi
 1976 The Game of Solitaire
Germaine
 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 Il consigliere imperiale (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1974)
- Episode #1.1 (1974)
 1974 The Antichrist
Irene
 1974 The Big Scare
Héloïse
 1974 Lola
Louise
 1973 Diario di un italiano
Olga
 1973 Lisa and the Devil
Countess
 1972 Indian Summer
Marcella Abati - Vanina's mother
 1972 Eye in the Labyrinth
Gerda
 1972 Il lutto si addice ad Elettra (TV Movie)
Christine Mannon
 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)
- Episode #1.35 (1964)
- Episode #1.34 (1964)
- Episode #1.33 (1964)
- Episode #1.32 (1964)
- Episode #1.30 (1964)
 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 A la salida (Short)
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Marie
- Doughboy (1963) ... Marie
 1963 The Paper Man
La Italiana
 1963 The Castilian
Reina Teresa
 1963 Ophélia
Claudia Lesurf
 1962 Las momias de Guanajuato (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1962)
- Episode #1.2 (1962)
- Episode #1.1 (1962)
 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 Ragazza mia (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1960)
- Episode #1.1 (1960)
 1960 The Gigolo
Agathe
 1960 Il peccato degli anni verdi
Elena Giordani's Mother
 1960 The Carmelites
Mère Thérèse de Saint-Augustin
 1960 Eyes Without a Face
Louise
 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
Florentine
 1957 La grande strada azzurra
Rosetta, la moglie
 1957 The Sea Wall
Claude
 1957 Il Grido
Irma
 1954 Senso
La contessa Livia Serpieri
 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 (as Valli)
 1947 The Paradine Case
Maddalena Anna Paradine (as Valli)
 1946 Eugenie Grandet
Eugenia Grandet
 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 Addio Kira!
Kira Argounova
 1942 We the Living
Kira Argounova
 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
 1940 Manon Lescaut
Manon Lescaut
 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 It Was I
Lauretta
 1936 The Two Sergeants
Una commessa dell'emporio 'Au Bon Marché' (as Alida Altenburger)
 1935 Three Cornered Hat (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(5/31/48) Radio: Appeared (as "Olga") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "The Miracle of the Bells".

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 10 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 30 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site [Croatia]

Alternate Names:

Alida Altenburger | Valli

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Alida Valli is fluent in several languages,i.e. English, French, Italian and her primary language is Serbo-Croation. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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