Anna Maria Ferrero

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Anna Maria Ferrero
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Born Anna Maria Ferrero
(1934-02-18) 18 February 1934 (age 83)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1950 – 1966

Anna Maria Ferrero (born 18 February 1934) is an Italian actress.

Early life[edit]

Anna Maria Guerra was born in Rome on 18 February 1934, though some sources cite 1931 as her year of birth.[1] She changed her last name to Ferrero in honor of the composer Willy Ferrero. Her film debut came at the age of 15 in Il cielo è rosso (1950), and she was soon cast in such films as Il duca di Sant'Elmo (1950) and Il Cristo proibito (1951), the only movie directed by the noted writer Curzio Malaparte.


Ferrero with Maurizio Arena, 1953

Ferrero's career progressed quickly as she worked with prominent directors, such as Michelangelo Antonioni on I vinti, and actors, like Marcello Mastroianni in Carlo Lizzani's award-winning Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1953). She appeared with the popular comedian Totò in Totò e Carolina (1953) and with star Alberto Sordi in Una parigina a Roma (1954).

She often worked with Italian star Vittorio Gassman and they appeared together in six films: Lorenzaccio, King Vidor's War and Peace, Kean, which Gassman co-directed, Giovanni dalle bande nere, Le sorprese dell'amore, and Il mattatore.

Personal life[edit]

Ferrero chose to end her career shortly after her 1963 marriage to French actor Jean Sorel, her co-star in two films: Gold of Rome (1961) and Four Days in Naples (1962). Her last on-screen appearance was in an episode of the movie Controsesso (1964), directed by Ettore Scola.


Nino Manfredi and Ferrero in The Employee (1960)
Ferrero and Jean Sorel in 1966


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