Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 82

Gender Female

Birthday 1923-01-01

Day of Death 2019-07-10

Place of Birth Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Also Known 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.

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Acting (82)

  • 1949 Black Magic
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1974 Appassionata
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1968 Listen, Let's Make Love
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1963 The Girl Who Knew Too Much
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.