Giovanna Ralli

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Giovanna Ralli
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Giovanna Ralli in La vita agra (1964)
Born (1935-01-02) 2 January 1935 (age 79)
Rome
Nationality Italian
Occupation actress

Giovanna Ralli (born, 2 January 1935) is an Italian actress.

Born in Rome, Ralli debuted as a child actress at 7; at 13 she made her theatrical debut, entering the stage company of Peppino De Filippo.[1] After appearing in Federico Fellini and Alberto Lattuada's Variety Lights (1950), Ralli had her first film roles of weight in mid-fifties, often in comedy films.[2] In 1959 she had a leading role in Roberto Rossellini's General della Rovere, that won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, while in 1960 her performance in Escape by Night, still directed by Rossellini, was awarded with the Golden Gate Award for Best Actress at the San Francisco International Film Festival.[3]

Ralli later won a Nastro d'Argento award, as best actress, for La fuga (1964).[4] In mid-sixties she had a brief Hollywood career, starting from Blake Edwards' What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?.[5] In 1974 she won her second Nastro d'Argento, as best supporting actress, for C'eravamo tanto amati.[4] Starting from early eighties, Ralli focused her activities on stage.[1] In 1993 she received a Flaiano Prize for her career.[2] In 2003 she was made a Grand Officer of the Italian Republic.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fulvia Caprara (17 October 1989). "Giovanna Ralli la moglie che non perdona". La Stampa. 
  2. ^ a b Francesca Pellegrini. "Giovanna Ralli - La passione di Giovanna". MyMovies. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "SOVIET FILM WINS CONTEST ON COAST; 'Ballad of a Soldier' Named Best in San Francisco's Fourth Movie Festival". The New York Times. November 2, 1960. 
  4. ^ a b Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1. 
  5. ^ Michael Short (August 9, 1966). "In Hollywood .Giovanna Ralli Seeks Us Stardom". Ellensburg Daily Record. 
  6. ^ "Ciampi ai registi stranieri "Venite a girare in Italia"". La Repubblica. 8 April 2003. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

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