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Valentina Cortese

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Valentina Cortese (born 1 January 1923) is 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.

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Jan 1, 1923 In Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Il bravo di Venezia 1941-09-17
Latest Project:
Movie La Classe américaine 1993-12-31
Known For
Poster of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Poster of The Boat on the Grass
Poster of Juliet of the Spirits
Poster of The Glass Mountain
Movie Sparrow Madre Superiora 1993-01-01
Movie La Classe américaine The Helicopter Man's Wife (archive footage) (uncredited) 1993-12-31
Movie Buster's Bedroom Serafina Tannenbaum 1991-05-09
Series I promessi sposi Donna Prassede 1989-11-12
Movie Facciaffittasi Gina Grandi 1988-05-01
Movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Queen Ariadne / Violet 1988-12-07
Movie Blue Tango Rachele Cigno 1987-02-02
Movie Via Montenapoleone madre di Guido 1987-03-13
Movie When Time Ran Out... Rose Valdez 1980-03-28
Movie Ring of Darkness Elena Merrill 1979-10-29
Movie Tanto va la gatta al lardo... Wilma/Leonilde Bosco Casagrande 1978-05-23
Series Jesus of Nazareth Herodias 1977-01-06
Movie Widows' Nest Dolores 1977-12-01
Movie The Big Operator Witwe 1976-11-27
Movie Nick the Sting Regina 1976-09-14
Movie The Demonic Womanizer Costante Nicosia, or: Dracula in Brianza Olghina Franchetti 1975-08-21
Movie Kidnap Syndicate Grazia Filippini 1975-08-27
Movie Son tornate a fiorire le rose 1975-10-17
Movie Appassionata Elisa Rutelli 1974-06-06
Movie Amore mio non farmi male 1974-07-13
Movie The Kiss of Death Elizabeth Blixen 1974-08-22
Movie Tender Dracula 1974-08-07
Movie Day for Night Severine 1973-05-24
Movie Brother Sun, Sister Moon Pica Di Bernardone 1972-03-03
Movie Chronicle of a Homicide Luisa Sola 1972-02-04
Movie The Assassination of Trotsky Natalia Trotsky 1972-04-20
Movie The Boat on the Grass Catherine 1971-04-16
Movie The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire Mrs. Sobiesky 1971-08-24
Movie Give Her the Moon Madeleine de Lépine 1970-02-25
Movie First Love Mutter 1970-10-07
Movie The Love Mates Eva 1970-12-18
Movie Oh, Grandmother's Dead Ornella 1969-10-09
Movie The Legend of Lylah Clare Countess Bozo Bedoni 1968-08-21
Movie Listen, Let's Make Love Lallo's Mother 1968-09-13
Movie Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials Herself 1966-01-01
Movie Black Sun Maria 1966-12-10
Movie The Possessed Irma 1965-07-24
Movie Juliet of the Spirits Valentina 1965-10-22
Movie The Visit Mathilda Miller 1964-05-06
Movie The Girl Who Knew Too Much Laura Craven-Torrani 1963-02-14
Movie Story of San Michele Eleonora Duse 1962-09-27
Movie Square of Violence Erica Bernardi 1961-01-01
Movie Barabbas Julia 1961-12-23
Movie Love and Troubles 1958-12-19
Movie Kean: Genius or Scoundrel Fanny 1957-03-01
Movie The Rocket from Calabuch Eloisa, the Schoolmistress 1956-09-28
Movie Magic Fire Mathilde Wesendonk 1955-06-30
Movie Le Amiche Nene 1955-11-18
Movie Angels of Darkness Vally 1954-01-27
Movie The Barefoot Contessa Eleanora Torlato-Favrini 1954-09-29
Movie La passeggiata 1953-01-27
Movie Secret People Maria Brentano / Brent / Lena Collins 1952-01-01
Movie The House on Telegraph Hill Victoria Kowelska 1951-05-12
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Shadow of the Eagle Elizabeth, Princess Tarakanova 1950-09-11
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Glass Mountain Alida Morrosini 1949-03-09
Movie Black Magic Zoraida 1949-08-19
Movie Malaya Luana 1949-12-27
Movie Thieves' Highway Rica 1949-09-20
Movie Storm Over Paris Cosetta 1948-01-28
Movie Les Misérables Fantine 1948-01-21
Movie L'ebreo errante 1948-04-27
Movie Il passatore Barbara 1947-10-21
Movie Un americano in vacanza 1946-09-07
Movie No One Comes Back 1945-01-05
Movie Orizzonte di sangue 1942-01-02
Movie The Jester's Supper Lisabetta 1942-02-10
Movie Giorni felici 1942-12-23
Movie Soltanto un bacio Maria Renda / Luisa Renda 1942-05-14
Movie Il bravo di Venezia Alina 1941-09-17
Movie Primo amore Nerina 1941-10-05