Sabrina Ferilli

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Sabrina Ferilli
Sabrina Ferilli 2.jpg
Ferilli in 2009
Born (1964-06-28) 28 June 1964 (age 55)
AwardsNastro dArgento
Best Actress
1995 La bella vita
Best Supporting Actress
2008 Your Whole Life Ahead of You
2013 The Great Beauty
2017 Murder Italian Style

Sabrina Ferilli (born 28 June 1964 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian theater and movie actress. She has won five Nastro d'Argento (including a special award in 2016 for civil engagement for her performance in Me, Myself and Her), a Globo d'oro, four Ciak d'oros and received four nominations for David di Donatello. In 2013, she appeared in the cast of the Oscar-winning film La grande bellezza directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

Early and personal life[edit]

Ferilli was born in Rome on 28 June 1964. Her father was also from Rome and a spokesman for the Italian Communist Party in the state of Lazio and her mother, who grew up in Fiano Romano, was a housewife and native of Caserta. She attended the Liceo Clasico Orazio ("Orazio classical high school") in Rome. After having unsuccessfully attempted to enter the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, she began her career as a film actress in secondary parts, acting in Sweets from a Stranger by Franco Ferrini, and small roles in second-tier films at the end of 1980s.

Ferilli was married to Italian lawyer Andrea Perone from 2003 to 2005.[citation needed] Since 2011, she has been married to manager Flavio Cattaneo.[citation needed] She is a fan of AS Roma.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

In 1990 Alessandro D'Alatri cast her in a small role for the movie Red American. In 1993 she appeared in the comedy Anche i commercialisti hanno un'anima' alongside Enrico Montesano and Renato Pozzetto, Il giudice ragazzino with Giulio Scarpati and in Marco Ferreri's Diario di un vizio. The following year she had a breakthrough role in The Beautiful Life by Paolo Virzì, which won her the Silver Ribbon for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress. During the following years he has been involved in the movie Ricky Tognazzi and continues to appear in good comedies, such as Ferie d'agosto always of Virzì and Return to Home Gori of Alessandro Benvenuti. He conducted Sanremo Festival 1996 along with Pippo Baudo and Valeria Mazza. Two years later, he has been co-starred in the dramatic film You Laughter and the comedy Francesco Nuti.

She later also worked in theater in some productions of Garinei and Giovannini comedies, including Rugantino and Let's Try More and made appearances in some television comedies. In 2000, she modeled for a Max calendar, which has sold over 1 million copies.[1] On 24 June 2001, to celebrate the scudetto for A.S. Roma, she performed a dance at Circus Maximus in front of hundreds of thousands of fans. She had a lead role in the controversial 2003 film The Water ... the Fire by Luciano Emmer which debuted at the Venice Film Festival.

She later participated in several Italian Christmas comedies known as "cinepanettoni": Christmas in Love, Christmas in New York, Christmas in Beverly Hills and Christmas Holiday to Cortina. She defended her work in less serious films by saying, "How do you call them? Cinepanettoni? Well, then I'm happy to be associated with it because I love panettons, turrus and pandora."[2]

In 2008, she appeared in Virzì's Your Whole Life Ahead of You, once again winning the Silver Ribbon. In 2013, she was chosen as a judge in the twelfth edition of Friends of Maria De Filippi and also appeared in the subsequent season. In the same year, she starred in Eros Puglielli' TV series We Kiss Our Hands – Palermo New York 1958 on Canale 5, and was chosen as the opening presenter of the Roma Film Festival.[3] Her 2013 performance as one of the protagonists in The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino helped the film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Film Best Foreign Film on March 2, 2014.[4] In December 2014, she debuted on the new Agon Channel with the talk show Contratto with Luca Zanforlin.[5] On 11 April 2015, she appeared in the fourteenth edition of "Amici di Maria De Filippi" with Francesco Renga and Loredana Bertè.

In 2015, she starred with Margherita Buy in Io e lei by Maria Sole Tognazzi, a lesbian retelling of Edouard Molinaro's Il vizietto. The actress said she was very happy to have participated in a movie like this: "In a bigoted country like ours "Me and Her" can be important because it is a story that is not scary, to divide. I like to call it a homosexual story because the point of strength of this relationship is not gender, but feelings."[6] She was awarded a Golden Ciak at Best Actress for the film and was nominated for the David of Donatello for Best Actress Starring David of Donatello and Silver Ribbon for Best Actress Starring.

Beginning 2 April 2016, she was again in the jury of the 15th edition of "Amici di Maria De Filippi" with Anna Oxa and Loredana Bertè.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes
1986 Sweets from a Stranger
1986 Portami la luna
1987 Il volpone
1987 I picari
1988 Rimini Rimini - Un anno dopo
1989 Night Club
1990 La strada di Ball
1990 Red American
1990 Piccoli omicidi senza parole
1991 Centro Storico Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
1991 Un giorno di festa
1992 Forbidden to Minors
1993 Diary of a Maniac
1993 Law of Courage
1993 Anche i commercialisti hanno un'anima
1994 La bella vita Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
1995 Strangled Lives
1996 August Vacation Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
1996 Arance amare
1996 Return to Home Gori
1997 Mr. Fifteen Balls
1997 Il padre di mia figlia Flaiano International Prizes – Best Television Actress
1998 You Laugh
1998 I fobici
2000 Freewheeling
2000 Le giraffe
2000–2001 The Wings of Life
2001 Almost America Flaiano International Prizes – Best Television Actress
2003 L'Acqua... Il Fuoco
2004 Lives of the Saints
2004 Christmas in Love
2005 Dalida Flaiano International Prizes – Best Television Actress
2006 Natale a New York
2008 Your Whole Life Ahead of You Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress
2013 The Great Beauty Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
Golden Ciak for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
2015 Me, Myself and Her Golden Ciak for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress
2016 Forever Young
2017 Murder Italian Style Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
2017 The Place Nominated—Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress


  1. ^ "2000 Sabrina Ferilli". Max. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Fifty thousand days – Sabrina Ferilli". evening courier. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  3. ^ Sabrina Ferilli "the godfather" of Roma Filmfest Archived 11 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Tiziano Peccia, "Criticism and Criticism to the Great Beauty", O Olho da História, issue 22 (April 2016)
  5. ^ "Agon Channel ricco di star nostrane da Sabrina Ferilli a Marco Materazzi". Tgcom24.
  6. ^ ""Io e lei", Ferilli e Buy coppia "omosentimentale". Sabrina: "Se non ci pensa il governo, ci pensino i cittadini"". La Repubblica. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. Mi piace chiamarla una storia omosentimentale perché il punto di forza di questo rapporto non è il sesso ma i sentimenti". – Title in English: ""Me and Her," Ferilli and Buy as a "homosexual" couple. Sabrina: "If you do not think about the government, think about the people""

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