Ania Pieroni

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Ania Pieroni
Born (1957-10-29) 29 October 1957 (age 56)
Years active 1957-present

Ania Pieroni (born 29 October 1957 in Rome) is an Italian actress from the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Early life[edit]

Ania Pieroni was born in 1957 in Rome to a middle-class family. Her paternal grandfather was the mayor of Pescara, while her maternal grandfather was a German architect. Her father was a Knight of Malta, a pilot who as a hobby traded American cars. She attended primary and secondary Catholic schools, and later graduated high school in Rome. On the advice of her father, who was in favor of a diplomatic career, Ania began attending a faculty of political sciences.

Film career[edit]

Pieroni started her film career by taking a small part in the 1978 Alberto Lattuada film Stay As You Are.[1] She also starred as a mysterious music student in the 1980 horror film Inferno by Dario Argento, and worked with him again playing a shoplifter in Tenebrae two years later. Her most famous role however was in the 1981 Lucio Fulci film The House by the Cemetery as the ill-fated babysitter Ann. Her last film was Fracchia contro Dracula, released in 1985.

From 1985 to 1991, she was the director for a local, but influential TV station – GBR.

Personal life[edit]

In the 1980s, Pieroni lived in Milan, and at that time was engaged to Count Roberto Gancia. However, the Gancia-Pieroni engagement fell apart after she met and got romantically involved with Bettino Craxi, the secretary of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI).

In 1991, Pieroni ended her affair with Craxi and became involved with Osman Mancini, a journalist from GBR (the private TV channel Pieroni was heading at the time).

When Craxi got involved in the Clean Hands scandal he had taken refuge in Tunisia. Pieroni is recognized for being the only person whom was involved not to "hide".

On 19 September 2001, Pieroni married the Neapolitan industrialist and steel mogul--Gennaro Moccia.

Ania Pieroni was offered the new role of Mater Lacrimarum by the director Dario Argento, but the actress refused. More recently, Pieroni returned to public life when she helped and participated in the election campaign for Forza Italia; Berlusconi's party.



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