Roberto Risso

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Roberto Risso
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Born Pietro Roberto Strub
(1925-11-22)22 November 1925
Geneva, Switzerland
Died 16 November 2010(2010-11-16) (aged 84)
Milan, Italy
Occupation Actor

Roberto Risso ( 22 November 1925 -16 November 2010) was a Swiss-born Italian film actor.

Life and career[edit]

Born Pietro Roberto Strub in Geneva, Risso joined the cinema industry when he was still a university student of architecture, playing a minor role in Pietro Francisci's The Lion of Amalfi (1950).[1][2] One year later he was chosen to play the seducer of Pier Angeli in |Tomorrow Is Another Day, and the success of the film allowed him to play similar roles in a large number of films, mainly romantic comedies.[1] In 1953 Risso touched the peak of his career with the role of the shy Carabiniere Pietro Stelluti madly in love with Gina Lollobrigida in Luigi Comencini's Bread, Love and Dreams, a role that he reprised in the film sequel Bread, Love and Jealousy.[1][2] Later his career continued in many films in which he appeared mostly in character roles, until his retirement in 1968.[1][2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Ida Biondi. "Biografia - Roberto Risso". MyMovies. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Redazione (16 November 2010). "Morto l’attore Roberto Risso". Il Secolo XIX. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

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