Ralli, Giovanna

(1935-)
   Actress. Ralli began acting in films from a very young age, one of her earliest appearances being a walk-on part in Vittorio De Sica's I bambini ci guardano (The Children Are Watching Us, 1943). After the war she became popular playing roles such as Marcella, the daughter, in Aldo Fabrizi's La famiglia Passaguai (The Passaguai Family, 1951) and the daughter in Mario Monicelli's Un eroe dei nostri tempi (A Hero of Our Times, 1955).
   Ralli was one of the girls in Valerio Zurlini's Le ragazze di San Frediano (The Girls of San Frediano, 1955) and then appeared in several films by Roberto Rossellini: as Valeria in Il Generale della Rovere (General della Rovere, 1959), Esperia in Era notte a Roma (Escape by Night, 1960), and Rosa in Viva l'ltalia (Garibaldi, 1961). After taking the lead role in Carmine Gallone's modern adaptation of the Bizet opera, Carmen di Trastevere (Carmen in Trastevere, 1963), she received a Nastro d'argento for her interpretation of Piera in Paolo Spinola's La fuga (The Escape, 1964). She played Anna, a left-wing journalist, in Carlo Lizzani's La vita agra (The Bitter Life, 1966) and was in a number of police thrillers before appearing in a key supporting role in Ettore Scola's C'eravamo tanto amati (We All Loved Each Other So Much, 1974), which earned her another Nastro d'argento. In the late 1970s she tended to appear in light comedies such as Languidi baci, perfide carezze (Languid Kisses, Wet Caresses, 1976). After a fallow period in the 1980s she returned to the big screen in Francesca Archibugi's Verso sera (Towards Evening, 1990). In the late 1990s she appeared in a number of popular television series before giving a credible performance as an aging Roman matriarch in Carlo Vanzina's Ilpranzo della domenica (Sunday Lunch, 2003).
   Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema by Alberto Mira

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

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  • Ralli, Giovanna — (1935 )    Actress. Ralli began acting in films from a very young age, one of her earliest appearances being a walk on part in Vittorio De Sica s I bambini ci guardano (The Children Are Watching Us, 1943). After the war she became popular playing …   Historical dictionary of Italian cinema

  • Giovanna Ralli — Données clés Naissance 2 janvier 1935 (1935 01 02) (76 ans) Rome Italie Nationalité Italienn …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Giovanna Ralli — (* 2. Januar 1935 in Rom) ist eine italienische Schauspielerin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Filmografie (Auswahl) 3 Weblinks 4 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ralli — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Aldo Ralli (* 1935), italienischer Schauspieler Giovanna Ralli (* 1935), italienische Schauspielerin Pandeli Ralli (1845–1928), britischer Politiker Théodore Jacques Ralli (1852–1909), französischer Maler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Giovanna Ralli — is an Italian actress. She was born in Rome, March 26, 1935 . She won one Nastro d Argento for her supporting role in C eravamo tanto amati. Filmography * I bambini ci guardano by Vittorio De Sica (1942) * Variety Lights di Alberto Lattuada and… …   Wikipedia

  • Vittorio De Sica — Données clés Naissance 7 juillet 1901 Sora, Latium Italie Nationalité Italien Décès …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vittorio de Sica — Naissance 7 juillet 1901 Sora  Italie Nationalité(s) …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • La fuga (película de 1964) — La fuga Ficha técnica Dirección Paolo Spinola Producción Alberto Casati Mario Mariani Vittorio Musy Glori Diseño de producción Piero Gherardi …   Wikipedia Español

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