Italy has been the mecca of everything glamorous, right from fashion to films. While one wants to swear by the old-school charm of the place and the historically amusing heritage properties and artefacts, you cannot but turn a blind eye to the attraction that the modern-day Italy forwards. Italy has been overflowing with talent in all fields. Talking about film and theatre, the country has been the address of some of the most renowned and talented artists of the world. From critically acclaimed stars to popularly lauded script writers, bird-eye viewed directors to stinking-rich producers, powerful art directors to graceful choreographers, Italian world of cinema and theatre is loaded with a bevy of skilful artists. And it is to these artists that we dedicate this section. The world of cinema today would go a little miser if there were no Italians in it. And if you don’t believe us, check this – Imagine cinema without the great lover of 1920s Rudolph Valentino, the leading man of 1960s Marcello Mastroianni, the sex icon Gina Lollobrigida, the Oscar winner Anna Magnani, the theatre director and father of neorealism Luchino Visconti and the pioneer of cinema Filoteo Alberini. Here’s toasting to the greatest Italian film and theatre personalities! Check out interesting facts about their life and works.
Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971
Comedian, Actor
Cole SprouseCole Sprouse
04 August 1992
Actor

James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini
18 September 1961
Actor

Rose McGowanRose McGowan
05 September 1973
Actress

Dylan Sprouse Dylan Sprouse
04 August 1992
Actor

Monica BellucciMonica Bellucci
30 September 1964
Actress, Model
Michael BubleMichael Bublé
09 September 1975
Singer

Sophia LorenSophia Loren
20 September 1934
Actress

Isabella RosselliniIsabella Rossellini
18 June 1952
Actress
Danny HustonDanny Huston
14 May 1962
Actor

Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
20 September 1975
Actress, Model, Writer
Franco NeroFranco Nero
23 November 1941
Actor

Lindsay HartleyLindsay Hartley
17 April 1978
Actress

Federico FelliniFederico Fellini
20 January 1920
Film Director and Scriptwriter

Greta ScacchiGreta Scacchi
18 February 1960
Actress

Bud SpencerBud Spencer
31 October 1929
Actor
Carol Ann SusiCarol Ann Susi
02 February 1952
Actress

Marcello Mastroianni Marcello Mastroianni
28 September 1924
Actor

Luca GuadagninoLuca Guadagnino
10 August 1971
Director

Frank CapraFrank Capra
18 May 1897
Film Director
Simonetta StefanelliSimonetta Stefanelli
30 November 1954
Actress

Albert R. BroccoliAlbert R. Broccoli
05 April 1909
Producer
Franco ZeffirelliFranco Zeffirelli
12 February 1923
Film Director

Francesca GregoriniFrancesca Gregorini
07 August 1968
Film Director

Daniela BianchiDaniela Bianchi
31 January 1942
Aactress
Michelangelo AntonioniMichelangelo Antonioni
29 September 1912
Film Director, Screenwriter, Editor

Giada ColagrandeGiada Colagrande
16 October 1975
Filmmaker, Actress
Allison MillerAllison Miller
02 September 1985
Actress

Franco AmurriFranco Amurri
12 September 1958
Film Director

Rhys CoiroRhys Coiro
12 March 1979
Actor
Alberto SordiAlberto Sordi
15 June 1920
Italian actor

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Anna MagnaniAnna Magnani
07 March 1908
Actress
Dario FoDario Fo
24 March 1926
Playwright

Michelle HunzikerMichelle Hunziker
24 January 1977
Model, Actress

Marco GaribaldiMarco Garibaldi
1955 AD
Entrepreneur, Producer

Gillo PontecorvoGillo Pontecorvo
19 November 1919
Film Director
Ruggero PasquarelliRuggero Pasquarelli
10 September 1993
Singer
Veronica BertiVeronica Berti
1984 AD
Actress

Antonio Sabato Jr.Antonio Sabato Jr.
29 February 1972
Model, Actor

Beth ChapmanBeth Chapman
29 October 1967
Television Personality

Gian Maria VolontèGian Maria Volontè
09 April 1933
Actor
Brielle BiermannBrielle Biermann
25 February 1997
Socialite, Reality TV Star

Rossano RubicondiRossano Rubicondi
14 March 1972
Actor

Livia GiuggioliLivia Giuggioli
04 September 1969
Film Producer

Alessio ScalzottoAlessio Scalzotto
23 October 2002
Actor

Beppe GrilloBeppe Grillo
21 July 1948
Actor, Comedian, Politician, Writer
Rocco SiffrediRocco Siffredi
04 May 1964
Adult Film Star, Film producer, Model

Terence HillTerence Hill
29 March 1939
Film director, Actor, Television director,
Sergio LeoneSergio Leone
03 January 1929
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

James DarrenJames Darren
08 June 1936
Actor

Pier Paolo PasoliniPier Paolo Pasolini
05 March 1922
Film director, Writer, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter,
Fabio LanzoniFabio Lanzoni
15 March 1961
actor, model

Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
04 July 1927
Actor, Photographer, Sculptor, Journalist
Valentina NappiValentina Nappi
06 November 1990
Actress

Burt YoungBurt Young
30 April 1940
Actor

Alessandra MussoliniAlessandra Mussolini
30 December 1962
Actor, Politician, Model

Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg
06 April 1944
Actor, Model

DalidaDalida
17 January 1933
Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model
Valeria GolinoValeria Golino
22 October 1965
actor, model, film director

Olivia PalermoOlivia Palermo
28 February 1986
Businesswoman

Pier AngeliPier Angeli
19 June 1932
Actor

Roberto BenigniRoberto Benigni
27 October 1952
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Comedian,
Lucia BosèLucia Bosè
28 January 1931
Model, Beauty pageant contestant, Film actor

Dario ArgentoDario Argento
07 September 1940
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,
Tinto BrassTinto Brass
26 March 1933
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film

Salvatore RiinaSalvatore Riina
16 November 1930
Criminal

Mike PiazzaMike Piazza
04 September 1968
Professional Baseball catcher
Roberto RosselliniRoberto Rossellini
08 May 1906
Film director, Actor, Film producer, Playwright,

Dino De LaurentiisDino De Laurentiis
08 August 1919
Film producer
Edoardo PontiEdoardo Ponti
06 January 1973
Director

Bernardo BertolucciBernardo Bertolucci
16 March 1940
Director

Giuliana RancicGiuliana Rancic
17 August 1974
Actor, Journalist, Restaurateur
Giancarlo GianniniGiancarlo Giannini
01 August 1942
Film director, Actor, Voice actor, Screenwriter

Sabrina SalernoSabrina Salerno
15 March 1968
Singer
Violante PlacidoViolante Placido
01 May 1976
Actor, Singer

Alessandra MastronardiAlessandra Mastronardi
18 February 1986
Actor

Robert MilesRobert Miles
03 November 1969
Producer

Mitch PileggiMitch Pileggi
05 April 1952
Actor
Yves MontandYves Montand
13 October 1921
Film actor, Actor, Chansonnier, Singer,
Lory Del SantoLory Del Santo
28 September 1958
Film director, Model, Actor, Beauty pageant

Ornella MutiOrnella Muti
09 March 1955
Actor

Paul HenreidPaul Henreid
10 January 1908
Actor

Paolo SorrentinoPaolo Sorrentino
31 May 1970
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Playwright
Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano
06 January 1938
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Comedian, Film director,

Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of NaplesVittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples
12 February 1937
Entrepreneur

Vittorio GassmanVittorio Gassman
01 September 1922
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Stage actor

Caterina MurinoCaterina Murino
15 September 1977
Actor, Model

Andrea CasiraghiAndrea Casiraghi
08 June 1984
 
Paola MoriPaola Mori
18 September 1928
Actor

Riccardo ScamarcioRiccardo Scamarcio
13 November 1979
Actor
Rosabell Laurenti SellersRosabell Laurenti Sellers
27 March 1996
Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor

Vittorio De SicaVittorio De Sica
07 July 1901
Film director, Screenwriter, Stage actor, Film
Antonio CarluccioAntonio Carluccio
19 April 1937
Chef
Carlo PontiCarlo Ponti
11 December 1912
Film producer, Screenwriter