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Anna Magnani

Anna Magnani

Actress

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anna Magnani (pronounced: mahn-YANEE; 7 March 1908 – 26 September 1973) was an Italian stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, along with four other international awards, for her portrayal of a Sicilian widow in The Rose Tattoo. Born in Rome to an Egyptian father and an Italian mother, she worked her way through Rome's Academy of Dramatic Art by singing at night clubs. During her career, her only child was stricken by polio when he was 18 months old and remained crippled. She was referred to as "La Lupa," the "perennial toast of Rome" and a "living she-wolf symbol" of the cinema. Time magazine described her personality as "fiery", and drama critic Harold Clurman said her acting was "volcanic". In the realm of Italian cinema, she was "passionate, fearless, and exciting," an actress that film historian Barry Monush calls "the volcanic earth mother of all Italian cinema." Director Roberto Rossellini called her "the greatest acting genius since Eleonora Duse. Playwright Tennessee Williams became an admirer of her acting and wrote The Rose Tattoo specifically for her to star in, a role for which she received her first Oscar in 1955. After meeting director Goffredo Alessandrini she received her first screen role in La cieca di Sorrento (The Blind Woman of Sorrento) (1934) and later achieved international fame in Rossellini's Rome, Open City (1945), considered the first significant movie to launch the Italian neorealism movement in cinema. As an actress she became recognized for her dynamic and forceful portrayals of "earthy lower-class women" in such films as The Miracle (1948), Bellissima (1951), The Rose Tattoo (1955), The Fugitive Kind (1960), with Marlon Brando and directed by Sidney Lumet, and Mamma Roma (1962). As early as 1950, Life magazine had already stated that Magnani was "one of the most impressive actresses since Garbo". Description above from the Wikipedia article Anna Magnani, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

Born: March 7, 1908 in Rome, Italy

Died: September 26, 1973 (Age 65)

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Mamma Roma
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The Fugitive Kind
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Beautiful
Filmography
Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
Movie
6.7
Actress Maddalena Cecconi (archive footage) (uncredited) 2012
Movie
6.6
Actress Adelina (segment "5 'La Famiglia', episode 3") 1965
Movie
Actress Herself (archive footage) 2019
Movie
6.8
Actress Lidia 1946
Movie
Actress Archival footage 2004
Movie
6.8
Actress Camilla 1952
Movie
7.6
Actress Gioia 'Tortorella' Fabbricotti 1960
Movie
8
Actress Maddalena Cecconi 1951
Movie
7.8
Actress Roma 1962
Movie
6.5
Actress Gioconda Perfetti 1946
Movie
5.9
Actress 1948
Movie
6.3
Actress Emilia - la cameriera 1934
Movie
6.3
Actress Herself (Archive footage) 2012
Movie
6.3
Actress 1945
Movie
7.9
Actress Pina 1945
Movie
5.6
Actress Adele Vicarelli 1946
Movie
6
Actress 1946
Movie
7.1
Actress Egle 1959
Movie
7.4
Actress Anna Magnani 1972
Movie
6.6
Actress Linda Bertoni 1948
Movie
7.1
Actress Lady Torrance 1960
Movie
6.5
Actress Herself (segment "Anna Magnani") 1953
Movie
6.3
Actress 1956
Movie
6.7
Actress Maddalena/Loretta 1941
Movie
5.4
Actress Zizì 1942
Movie
5.9
Actress Anna, la sua amante 1934
Movie
7
Actress The woman (segment "Una voce umana") / Nannina (segment "Il miracolo") 1948
Movie
6.3
Actress Mary Dunchetti 1943
Movie
6.7
Actress Elide 1943
Movie
6.6
Actress Assunta Spina 1948
Movie
7.1
Actress Serafina Delle Rose 1955
Movie
6.8
Actress Angelina Bianchi 1947
Movie
6.8
Actress Maddalena Natoli 1950
Movie
5.3
Actress Josefa 1963
Movie
5.5
Actress Gioa 1957
Movie
7.2
Actress Rosa 1969
Movie
6.4
Actress 1952
Movie
6.5
Actress Virginia 1943
Movie
Actress Elena 1945
Movie
Actress Herself (archive footage) 1979
Movie
5.9
Actress Wanda Reni 1941
Movie
5.9
Actress Pierotta 1935
Movie
6.1
Actress Fanny 1936
Movie
Actress Herself 1985
Movie
Actress 2017
Movie
Actress Herself 2009
Movie
Actress Gertrude Siriani, la sorella zitella di Tullio 1936
Movie
Actress Nannina 1950
Movie
Actress Ninetta 1942
TV Show
7.9
Actress Self - Mystery Guest
(1 Episode)
1950-1967
Short Film
6.9
Actress Pina (archive footage) (uncredited) 2005
Movie
Actress Jolanda 1971
Movie
6.7
Actress Teresa Parenti 1972
Movie
6.4
Actress Anna 1971
Movie
7.6
Actress Flora Torres 1971
Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
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