Valentina Cortese

Valentina Cortese

  • Born on
    • January 1st, 1923
  • Died on
    • July 10th, 2019
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Valentina Cortese (January 1, 1923 - July 10, 2019) was an Italian film actress. The Milan-born actress starred in The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) directed by Robert Wise, and costarring Richard Basehart and William Lundigan. Cortese, aged 28, married Basehart in 1951, and had one son with him before they divorced in 1960. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1975 for her performance in François Truffaut's Day for Night. Cortese appeared in Jules Dassin's Thieves' Highway (1949), Joseph L. Mankiewicz's The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Michelangelo Antonioni's Le Amiche (1955), Gérard Brach's The Boat on the Grass, Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), and in the Franco Zeffirelli projects such as the 1972 film Brother Sun, Sister Moon, his 1977 miniseries, Jesus of Nazareth and the 1993 film Sparrow. Description above from the Wikipedia article Valentina Cortese, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (25 Credits)

1993Sparrow as Madre Superiora
1993La Classe américaine as The Helicopter Man's Wife (archive footage) (uncredited)
1988The Adventures of Baron Munchausen as Queen Ariadne / Violet
1980When Time Ran Out... as Rose Valdez
1977Jesus of Nazareth as Herodias
1975Kidnap Syndicate as Grazia Filippini
1974Appassionata as Elisa Rutelli
1973Day for Night as Severine
1972Mordet på Trotskij as Natalia Trotsky
1972Brother Sun, Sister Moon as Pica Di Bernardone
1971The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire as Madame Sobieski
1968The Legend of Lylah Clare as Countess Bozo Bedoni
1965The Possessed as Irma
1965Juliet of the Spirits as Valentina
1964The Visit as Mathilda Miller
1963The Evil Eye as Laura Craven-Torrani
1961Barabbas as Julia
1956The Rocket from Calabuch as Eloisa, the Schoolmistress
1955Le Amiche as Nene
1954The Barefoot Contessa as Eleanora Torlato-Favrini
1952Secret People as Maria Brentano / Brent / Lena Collins
1951The House on Telegraph Hill as Victoria Kowelska
1949Thieves' Highway as Rica
1949Malaya as Luana
1949Black Magic as Zoraida

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