Giuliana De Sio

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Giuliana De Sio
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Giuliana De Sio
Born (1956-04-02) 2 April 1956 (age 65)[1]
Years active1976–present

Giuliana De Sio (born 2 April 1956) is an Italian actress, the younger sister of pop-folk singer Teresa De Sio. She won two David di Donatello for Best Actress and different Silver Ribbons for Best Actress.

Biography and career[edit]

Giuliana De Sio was born in Salerno and grew up in Cava de' Tirreni, where her family is originally from. De Sio's first public appearance was when she was five years old in a show at Teatro Verdi in Salerno. She moved to Terrasini when she was eighteen to live in a hippy commune before relocating to Rome, where she befriended Teresa Ann Savoy and Alessandro Haber, who encouraged her to take up acting. Her professional debut was in 1976 when Gianni Bongiovanni choose her for the RAI TV film Una donna. Elio Petri then gave her a part in Mani sporche and Tonino Cervi choose her to star in Il malato immaginario together with Alberto Sordi.

In the early 1980s she met with Massimo Troisi, who cast her in a major role in his second film, Scusate il ritardo (1982). She later worked with Francesco Nuti in The Pool Hustlers (1982) and Casablanca Casablanca (1985).

She is an atheist.[2]

In March 2020, she was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19,[3][4][5] but recovered after a few days.[6]


Giuliana De Sio


  1. ^ The year of 1956 is given on the De Sio family tree: De Sio, Alfonso (1994). La Divina Commedia Cavaiola (in Italian). Cava de' Tirreni: Emilio di Mauro SpA. pp. 14–15. ISBN 88-86473-02-8.
  2. ^ "Giuliana De Sio si confessa a 'Verissimo' e ricorda la madre da poco scomparsa", Blastingnews, 4 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Contagiata Giuliana De Sio:". la Repubblica (in Italian). 14 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Giuliana De Sio contagiata: "Solitudine feroce e dolore: è la prova più dura della mia vita"". L'HuffPost (in Italian). 14 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Coronavirus, Giuliana De Sio contagiata: "Paura e dolore"". Adnkronos. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Giuliana De Sio guarita, era positiva al coronavirus: "Sono affaticata, devo superarla mentalmente"". (in Italian). 20 March 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.

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