Giovanna Ralli in La vita agra (1964)
2 January 1935 |
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. 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. 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.
Ralli later won a Nastro d'Argento award, as best actress, for La fuga (1964). In mid-sixties she had a brief Hollywood career, starting from Blake Edwards' What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?. In 1974 she won her second Nastro d'Argento, as best supporting actress, for C'eravamo tanto amati. Starting from early eighties, Ralli focused her activities on stage. In 1993 she received a Flaiano Prize for her career. In 2003 she was made a Grand Officer of the Italian Republic.
- The Children Are Watching Us by Vittorio De Sica (1942)
- Variety Lights di Alberto Lattuada and Federico Fellini (1950)
- La lupa by Alberto Lattuada (1953)
- It Happened in the Park by Gianni Franciolini (1953)
- Racconti romani by Gianni Franciolini (1955)
- Le ragazze di San Frediano by Valerio Zurlini (1955)
- Les Hussards (1955)
- A Hero of Our Times (1955)
- The Bigamist by Luciano Emmer (1956)
- The Most Wonderful Moment by Luciano Emmer (1957)
- Move and I'll Shoot by Mario Mattoli (1958)
- The Defeated Victor (1958)
- My Wife's Enemy (1959)
- General della Rovere by Roberto Rossellini (1959)
- Escape by Night by Roberto Rossellini (1960)
- La monaca di Monza by Carmine Gallone (1962)
- Let's Talk About Women by Ettore Scola (1964)
- La vita agra by Carlo Lizzani (1964)
- La fuga by Paolo Spinola (1964)
- What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? by Blake Edwards (1966)
- The Caper of the Golden Bulls by Russell Rouse (1967)
- The Mercenary by Sergio Corbucci (1968)
- Deadfall by Bryan Forbes (1968)
- Una Prostituta al servizio del pubblico e in regola con le leggi dello stato by Italo Zingarelli (1970)
- Cold Eyes of Fear (1971)
- What Have They Done to Your Daughters? by Massimo Dallamano (1974)
- We All Loved Each Other So Much by Ettore Scola (1974)
- Per amare Ofelia by Flavio Mogherini (1974)
- Di che segno sei? by Sergio Corbucci (1975)
- Languidi baci, perfide carezze by Alfredo Angeli (1976)
- Arrivano i bersaglieri by Luigi Magni (1980)
- Manolesta by Pasquale Festa Campanile (1981)
- Verso sera by Francesca Archibugi (1991)
- Tutti gli anni, una volta l'anno by Gianfrancesco Lazotti (1994)
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