Famous Italian Actresses

Find out more about the greatest Italian Actresses, including Monica Bellucci, Sophia Loren, Isabella Rossellini, Claudia Cardinale and Gina Lollobrigida.

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 1 Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: September 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy

Monica Bellucci is one of the most popular actresses from Italy. Her popularity in the West helped her become the oldest woman to play a Bond girl in the history of the James Bond film franchise. Known for her hourglass figure, she has been regarded as a sex symbol and has appeared in lists like 100 Hottest Women of All-Time.

 2 Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Tuscany

Rose McGowan is popular for being an actress and activist. She has always been vocal about various issues, especially sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. She also supported Tara Reade and criticized celebrities for supporting Joe Biden, who was accused of sexual assault by the former. In 2017, she was voted Time magazine's Person of the Year.

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 3 Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Known as the quintessential “femme fatale” of the "Golden Age of Hollywood," Sophia Loren rose from participating in a beauty pageant as a teenager, to being the first actor to win the Academy Award for a foreign-language movie. The Italian bombshell is also known for her affair with Cary Grant.

 4 Asia Argento

Asia Argento.
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Famous As: Actress, Model, Writer
Birthdate: September 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome
Asia Argento, daughter of filmmaker Dario Argento, has starred in movies such as XXX, Traveling Companion, and Transylvania. She declared that Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, while she was herself accused of assaulting Jimmy Bennett. She was dating Anthony Bourdain at the time of his death.

 5 Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome

Italian-American actress Isabella Rossellini has made an important contribution to the American and Italian film industry. She has also appeared on stage, including an Off-Broadway production of The Stendhal Syndrome.  Also known for her involvement in conservation efforts, Rossellini serves as the director and president of the Howard Gilman Foundation, which focuses on the preservation of arts, photography, and wildlife.

 6 Valentina Nappi

Valentina Nappi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scafati, Salerno, Campania, Italy

Valentina Nappi is an Italian adult model and pornographic film actress. She is the recipient of prestigious awards like AVN Award and XBIZ Award. Widely recognized as an intellectual pornstar, Nappi contributes as a columnist for MicroMega. She has also been featured in magazines like Playboy and Penthouse. In November 2013, Nappi was named Pet of the Month by Penthouse.

 7 Gina Lollobrigida

Gina Lollobrigida
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Famous As: Actor, Photographer, Sculptor, Journalist
Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Subiaco

Gina Lollobrigida is an Italian actress and photojournalist counted amongst the highest-profile European actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. Considered a  sex symbol in her youth, she had a successful career both in the film and TV industries. She later built a second career as a photojournalist. She is a recipient of the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award.  

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 8 Valeria Golino

Valeria Golino
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Famous As: actor, model, film director
Birthdate: October 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Naples

 9 Pier Angeli

Pier Angeli
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cagliari
Died: September 10, 1971

 10 Simonetta Stefanelli

Simonetta Stefanelli.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome

Simonetta Stefanelli is an Italian fashion designer, entrepreneur, and former actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone in the popular crime film, The Godfather. After retiring from acting in 1992, Simonetta Stefanelli became an entrepreneur. She owns a fashion store called Simo Bloom, where she designs shoes and purses.

 11 Alessandra Mussolini

Alessandra Mussolini
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Alessandra Mussolini is an Italian former politician and former actress. The granddaughter of Benito Mussolini, she is a former member of the Chamber of Deputies and the Italian Senate. She was the leader of the national conservative political party Social Action as well. Prior to joining politics, she was a model and actress in the 1970s and 1980s.  

 12 Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic
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Famous As: Actor, Journalist, Restaurateur
Birthdate: August 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naples

Giuliana Rancic is an Italian-American television personality and entertainment reporter. Over the years, she has co-hosted several important events like the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Also known for her good looks, Rancic was named in the 100 Most Beautiful people list by People magazine in 2006. In 2014, she won the Daytime Emmy Award under the Fan Favorite category.

 13 Matilda De Angelis

Matilda De Angelis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

 14 Carol Ann Susi

Carol Ann Susi.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City
Died: November 11, 2014

Carol Ann Susi was an American actress best remembered for playing the semi-competent intern, Monique Marmelstein, in the television series, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Later in her career, she found popularity by voicing Mrs. Wolowitz, a recurring off-screen character, in the popular TV series, The Big Bang Theory. In 2014, Susi died of cancer at the age of 62.

 15 Rosabell Laurenti Sellers

Rosabell Laurenti Sellers
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Famous As: Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor
Birthdate: March 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naples

 16 Moana Pozzi

Moana Pozzi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: September 15, 1994

 17 Allison Miller

Allison Miller.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Allison Miller is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Michelle Benjamin in the serial drama TV series, Kings. Miller was passionate about acting, so much so that she dropped out of college in 2006 to pursue acting. A multi-talented personality, Miller has trained in modern, jazz, and tap dance. She also plays the guitar and the piano.

 18 Giada Colagrande

Giada Colagrande.
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Famous As: Filmmaker, Actress
Birthdate: October 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Known for projects such as Padre and Pasolini, Italian actor-director Giada Colagrande began her career making art documentaries. Her short films have earned accolades, too. She is now known for her collaborations with her actor husband Willem Dafoe, with whom she has an age gap of almost 2 decades.

 19 Lisa Moretti

Lisa Moretti
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Birthdate: November 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood

 20 Lory Del Santo

Lory Del Santo
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Famous As: Film director, Model, Actor, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: September 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Povegliano Veronese

 21 Caterina Murino

Caterina Murino
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cagliari

 22 Violante Placido

Violante Placido
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: May 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome

 23 Daniela Bianchi

Daniela Bianchi.
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Famous As: Aactress
Birthdate: January 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome

Daniela Bianchi is an Italian actress known for her portrayal of Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in the popular spy film, From Russia with Love. After appearing in the second James Bond film, Bianchi landed roles in a number of Italian and French movies. Apart from acting, Daniela Bianchi also studied ballet and worked as a fashion model.

 24 Matilda Lutz

Matilda Lutz
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

 25 Alessandra Mastronardi

Alessandra Mastronardi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples

 26 Ornella Muti

Ornella Muti
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 27 Claudia Gerini

Claudia Gerini
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 28 Fabiana Udenio

Fabiana Udenio
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 29 Ira von Fürstenberg

Ira von Fürstenberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 30 Laura Antonelli

Laura Antonelli
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pula
Died: June 22, 2015

 31 Paola Mori

Paola Mori
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Italy
Died: August 12, 1986

 32 Ylenia Carrisi

Ylenia Carrisi
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Famous As: Presenter
Birthdate: November 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome
Died: January 6, 1994

 33 Elisabetta Canalis

Elisabetta Canalis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sassari, Italy

Elisabetta Canalis is an Italian showgirl and actress. Renowned for her impressive physique and good looks, Canalis has been a popular model in Italy, appearing on publications like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. She has also modeled for Roberto Cavalli and was featured in the Max nude calendar in 2003. In 2010, she was ranked the seventh-most beautiful woman on Maxim.

 34 Luciana Paluzzi

Luciana Paluzzi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 35 Veronica De Laurentiis

Veronica De Laurentiis
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 36 Virna Lisi

Virna Lisi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
Died: December 18, 2014

 37 Alida Valli

Alida Valli
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: May 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pula
Died: April 22, 2006

 38 Monica Vitti

Monica Vitti
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 3, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 39 Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Maria Grazia Cucinotta
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Messina, Italy

 40 Gloria Guida

Gloria Guida
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model
Birthdate: November 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Merano

 41 Nicoletta Braschi

Nicoletta Braschi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cesena, Italy

 42 Anna Magnani

Anna Magnani.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 26, 1973

Anna Magnani was an Italian actress best remembered for her real-life portrayals of characters and explosive acting. In 1956, Magnani became the first Italian ever to receive an Academy Award when she won the award for her portrayal of Serafina Delle Rose in the 1955 film, The Rose Tattoo. She had also won other prestigious awards like the Silver Bear.

 43 Elsa Martinelli

Elsa Martinelli
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Film actor
Birthdate: January 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grosseto

 44 Gabriella Pession

Gabriella Pession
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

 45 Michelle Hunziker

Michelle Hunziker.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: January 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sorengo

Michelle Hunziker is a Swiss-Italian model, actress, and television hostess. After starting her career as a model by posing for brands, such as Armani, La Perla, and Rocco Barocco, Hunziker established herself as a TV personality, hosting popular shows like Paperissima Sprint and Colpo di Fulmine. Over the years, she has also acted in films and TV series.

 46 Miriam Leone

Miriam Leone
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Catania, Italy

 47 Benedetta Porcaroli

Benedetta Porcaroli
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 48 Silvana Mangano

Silvana Mangano
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 16, 1989

 49 Debora Caprioglio

Debora Caprioglio
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mestre, Italy

 50 Alice Pagani

Alice Pagani
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ascoli Piceno, Italy