Carla Gravina

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Carla Gravina
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Born (1941-08-05) 5 August 1941 (age 75)
Gemona, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1957-1998

Carla Gravina (born 5 August 1941) is an Italian actress and politician. She appeared in 40 films between 1957 and 1993.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Gemona, Gravina made her film debut at fifteen years old, in Alberto Lattuada's Guendalina.[1] Very active in films and on television series, both in comedic and dramatic roles, from the late 1970s she gradually focused her activities on stage and in political activism, being a PCI deputy between 1980 and 1983.[1]

During her career Gravina won a number of international awards, including the Best Actress Award for her performance in Alessandro Blasetti's Love and Chatter at the 1958 Locarno International Film Festival,[2] the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Ettore Scola's La terrazza at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival,[3] and the award for Best Actress for Margarethe von Trotta's The Long Silence at the 1993 Montreal World Film Festival.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Le attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. p. 174. ISBN 888440214X. 
  2. ^ Stefano Masi, Enrico Lancia. Stelle d'Italia. Piccole e grandi dive del cinema italiano 1945-1968. Roma 1989. pp. 82-84.
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: La terrazza". Retrieved 27 May 2009. 

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