Sabrina Ferilli

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Sabrina Ferilli
Sabrina Ferilli 2.jpg
Ferilli in 2009
Born (1964-06-28) 28 June 1964 (age 57)
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. Listed among the best Italian 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, six Ciak d'oros and received four nominations for David di Donatello. In 2013, she was the protagonist 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 region of Lazio and her mother, who grew up in Fiano Romano, was a housewife and native of Caserta, Southern Italy. 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]

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.


Title Year Role Director Notes
Sweets from a Stranger 1987 Prostitute Franco Ferrini Cameo appearance
The Rogues 1988 Young woman Mario Monicelli Cameo appearance
The Sparrow's Fluttering The Stars Woman Gianfranco Mingozzi
Il volpone Rosalba Marignano Maurizio Ponzi
Rimini Rimini - Un anno dopo Bar woman Bruno Corbucci Cameo appearance
Night Club 1989 Erina Sergio Corbucci
Red American 1991 Zaira Alessandro D'Alatri
Vietato ai minori 1992 Barbara Maurizio Ponzi
Diary of a Maniac 1993 Luigia Marco Ferreri
Donne in un giorno di festa Sabrina Salvatore Maira
Law of Courage 1994 Angela Guarnera Alessandro Di Robilant
Anche i commercialisti hanno un'anima Sonia Maurizio Ponzi
La bella vita Mirella Paolo Virzì
Strangled Lives 1996 Miriam Ricky Tognazzi
August Vacation Marisa Paolo Virzì
Return to Home Gori Sandra Alessandro Benvenuti
You Laugh 1998 Nora Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Mr. Fifteen Balls Sissi Francesco Nuti
I fobici 1999 Brunette woman Giancarlo Scarchilli
Le giraffe 2000 Roberta Tiberi Claudio Bonivento
A routa libera Nurse Silvia Vincenzo Salemme
L'acqua... il fuoco 2003 Stefania/ Elena/ Stella Luciano Emmer
Christmas in Love 2004 Lisa Pinzoni Neri Parenti
Really SSSupercool: Chapter Two 2006 Nunzia Carlo Vanzina
Cars Sally Carrera (voice) John Lasseter Italian dub; voice role
Natale a New York Barbara Ricacci Neri Parenti
Your Whole Life Ahead of You 2008 Daniela Paolo Virzì
I mostri oggi 2009 Sabrina/ Mother/ Alice/ Wife/ Stefania Enrico Oldoini Anthology film
Natale a Beverly Hills Cristina Neri Parenti
Vacanze di Natale a Cortina 2011 Elena Covelli Neri Parenti
Cars 2 Sally Carrera (voice) John Lasseter, Brad Lewis Italian dub; voice role
The Great Beauty 2013 Ramona Paolo Sorrentino Academy Awards Best International Feature Film
Me, Myself and Her 2015 Marina Baldi Maria Sole Tognazzi
Ballerina 2016 Régine Le Haut (voice) Eric Summer Italian dub; voice role
Forever Young Angela Fausto Brizzi
Omicidio all'italiana 2017 Donatella Spruzzone Maccio Capatonda
The Place Angela Paolo Genovese
Super vacanze di Natale Various roles Paolo Ruffini Anthology film
Cars 3 Sally Carrera (voice) Brian Fee Italian dub; voice role
Ricchi di fantasia 2018 Sabrina Francesco Micchichè
Onward 2020 Laurel Lightfoot (voice) Dan Scanlon Italian dub; voice role
Title Year Role Notes
I ragazzi della 3ª C 1988 Classmate Episode: "A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale"
The Ogre 1989 Anna Television film directed by Lamberto Bava
Valentina Edna, the Witch Episode: "Rembrant e le Streghe"
Una storia italiana 1992 Matilde Miniseries; 2 episodes
Un commissario a Roma 1993 Patrizia Spinosi Episode: "Specchio d'acqua"
Sanremo Music Festival 1996 Herself/Host Annual music festival
Il padre di mia figlia 1997 Lisa Television film directed by Livia Gianpalmo
Leo & Beo 1998 Laura Miniseries; 2 episodes
Donna sotto le stelle 1998–1999 Herself/Host Season 9
Commesse 1999–2002 Marta De Santis Main role; 12 episodes
Le ali della vita 2000–2001 Rosanna Ranzi Main role; 4 episodes
Almost America 2001 Antonia Television film directed by Andrea Frazzi
Rivoglio i miei figli 2004 Sonia Miniseries; 2 episodes
Al di la delle frontiere Angela Ghiglino Miniseries; 2 episodes
Lives of the Saints Cristina Innocente Miniseries; 2 episodes
Dalida 2005 Dalida Television film directed by Joyce Bunuel
Due imbroglioni e... mezzo 2007 Gina Television film directed by Franco Amurri
Scherzi a parte Herself/Guest
Anna e i cinque 2008–2011 Anna Modigliani Main role; 12 episodes
Due imbroglioni e... mezzo 2010 Gina Main role; 4 episodes
Caldo criminale Anna Tardelli Television film directed by Eros Puglielli
Né con te né senza di te 2012 Francesca Sipicciani Miniseries; 2 episodes
Baciamo le mani - Palermo New York 1958 2013 Gabriella Vitaliano/ Ida Di Giulio Main role; 8 episodes
Amici di Maria De Filippi 2013–2016; 2020 Herself/Judge Seasons 12–15 (judge); season 19 (guest)
Contratto 2014-2015 Herself/Host 10 episodes
Rimbocchiamoci le maniche 2016 Angela Tusco Main role; 8 episodes
Houseparty 2016 Herself/Co-host
Facciamo che io ero 2017 Herself/Guest
Storie del genere 2018 Herself/Host
Tú sí que vales 2019–present Herself/Judge Season 6–present
L'amore strappato 2019 Rosa Macaluso Miniseries; 3 episodes
Svegliati amore mio 2021 Nanà Santoro Miniseries; 3 episodes


  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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