Valentina Cortese

Valentina Cortese

  • Birthday: 1923-01-01
  • Deathday: 2019-07-10
  • Place of birth: Milan, Lombardy, Italy
  • Also know as: Valentina Cortesa

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Valentina Cortese (January 1, 1923 - July 10, 2019) was an Italian film actress. The Milan-born actress starred in The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) directed by Robert Wise, and costarring Richard Basehart and William Lundigan. Cortese, aged 28, married Basehart in 1951, and had one son with him before they divorced in 1960. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1975 for her performance in François Truffaut's Day for Night. Cortese appeared in Jules Dassin's Thieves' Highway (1949), Joseph L. Mankiewicz's The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Michelangelo Antonioni's Le Amiche (1955), Gérard Brach's The Boat on the Grass, Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), and in the Franco Zeffirelli projects such as the 1972 film Brother Sun, Sister Moon, his 1977 miniseries, Jesus of Nazareth and the 1993 film Sparrow. Description above from the Wikipedia article Valentina Cortese, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Secret People

1952

As Maria Brentano / Brent / Lena Collins

Soltanto un bacio

1942

As Maria Renda / Luisa Renda

Diva!

2017

As

Rome: Free City

1946

As La ragazza

Lulù

1953

As

Adriana Lecouvreur

1955

As Adriana Lecouvreur

Ring of Darkness

1979

As Elena Merrill

Thieves' Highway

1949

As Rica

The House on Telegraph Hill

1951

As Victoria Kowelska

The Rocket from Calabuch

1956

As Eloisa, the Schoolmistress

Tanto va la gatta al lardo...

1978

As Wilma/Leonilde Bosco Casagrande

Il passatore

1947

As Barbara

La passeggiata

1953

As Lisa

Square of Violence

1961

As Erica Bernardi

L'ebreo errante

1948

As Ester

No One Comes Back

1945

As Valentina

Facciaffittasi

1988

As Gina Grandi

Widows' Nest

1977

As Dolores

Angels of Darkness

1954

As Vally

Shadow of the Eagle

1950

As Elizabeth, Princess Tarakanova

Primo amore

1941

As Nerina Redi

Il Conte Aquila

1955

As Teresa Casati

Quarta pagina

1942

As Valentina

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

1963

As Laura Craven-Torrani

Malaya

1949

As Luana

Black Sun

1966

As Maria

Buster's Bedroom

1991

As Serafina Tannenbaum

Chronicle of a Homicide

1972

As Luisa Sola

The Glass Mountain

1949

As Alida Morrosini

Love and Troubles

1958

As Marisa

Give Her the Moon

1970

As Madeleine de Lépine

Chi l'ha visto?

1945

As Luisella

The Possessed

1965

As Irma

Crossroads of Passion

1948

As Maria Pilar

The Boat on the Grass

1971

As Catherine

The Assassination of Trotsky

1972

As Natalia Trotsky

The Jester's Supper

1942

As Lisabetta

Le Amiche

1955

As Nene

Juliet of the Spirits

1965

As Valentina

Appassionata

1974

As Elisa Rutelli

The Love Mates

1970

As Eva

Magic Fire

1955

As Mathilde Wesendonk

Story of San Michele

1962

As Eleonora Duse

The Kiss of Death

1974

As Elizabeth Blixen

Giorni felici

1943

As Marianna

Il bravo di Venezia

1941

As Alina

First Love

1970

As Mutter

Day for Night

1973

As Severine

The Barefoot Contessa

1954

As Eleanora Torlato-Favrini

Black Magic

1949

As Zoraida

Oh, Grandmother's Dead

1969

As Ornella

Jailbirds

1954

As Luprandi's wife

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

1972

As Pica Di Bernardone

Sparrow

1994

As Madre Superiora

Blue Tango

1987

As Rachele Cigno

The Legend of Lylah Clare

1968

As Countess Bozo Bedoni

Kidnap Syndicate

1975

As Grazia Filippini

The Big Operator

1976

As Witwe

Via Montenapoleone

1987

As madre di Guido

La mujer del andén

2012

As Camila

Barabbas

1961

As Julia

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

1988

As Queen Ariadne / Violet

When Time Ran Out...

1980

As Rose Valdez

Listen, Let's Make Love

1968

As Lallo's Mother

The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire

1971

As Madame Sobieski

Nick the Sting

1976

As Regina

The Visit

1964

As Mathilda Miller

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

1970

As Gabriella (uncredited)

La Classe américaine

1993

As The Helicopter Man's Wife (archive footage) (uncredited)

Production

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