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.
Cole SprouseCole Sprouse
04 August 1992
James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini
18 September 1961

Dylan Sprouse Dylan Sprouse
04 August 1992

Sophia LorenSophia Loren
20 September 1934
Film star

Monica BellucciMonica Bellucci
30 September 1964
Actress, Model

Isabella RosselliniIsabella Rossellini
18 June 1952
Rose McGowanRose McGowan
05 September 1973

Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
20 September 1975
Actress, Model, Writer

Beth ChapmanBeth Chapman
29 October 1967
Television Personality

Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971
Comedian, Actor
Danny HustonDanny Huston
14 May 1962

Frank CapraFrank Capra
18 May 1897
Film Director
Lindsay HartleyLindsay Hartley
17 April 1978

Franco NeroFranco Nero
23 November 1941

Carol Ann SusiCarol Ann Susi
02 February 1952
Greta ScacchiGreta Scacchi
18 February 1960

Federico FelliniFederico Fellini
20 January 1920
Film Director and Scriptwriter
Bud SpencerBud Spencer
31 October 1929

Marco GaribaldiMarco Garibaldi
1955 AD
Entrepreneur, Producer

Giada ColagrandeGiada Colagrande
16 October 1975
Filmmaker, Actress
Francesca GregoriniFrancesca Gregorini
07 August 1968
Film Director

Simonetta StefanelliSimonetta Stefanelli
30 November 1954
Marcello Mastroianni Marcello Mastroianni
28 September 1924

Luca GuadagninoLuca Guadagnino
10 August 1971

Albert R. BroccoliAlbert R. Broccoli
05 April 1909

Franco ZeffirelliFranco Zeffirelli
12 February 1923
Film Director
Michelangelo AntonioniMichelangelo Antonioni
29 September 1912
Film Director, Screenwriter, Editor
Allison MillerAllison Miller
02 September 1985

Anna MagnaniAnna Magnani
07 March 1908

Franco AmurriFranco Amurri
12 September 1958
Film Director

Daniela BianchiDaniela Bianchi
31 January 1942
Dario FoDario Fo
24 March 1926

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Michelle HunzikerMichelle Hunziker
24 January 1977
Model, Actress

Alberto SordiAlberto Sordi
15 June 1920
Italian actor

Gillo PontecorvoGillo Pontecorvo
19 November 1919
Film Director

Ruggero PasquarelliRuggero Pasquarelli
10 September 1993
Gian Maria VolontèGian Maria Volontè
09 April 1933

Veronica BertiVeronica Berti
1984 AD
Antonio Sabato Jr.Antonio Sabato Jr.
29 February 1972
Model, Actor

Brielle BiermannBrielle Biermann
25 February 1997
Socialite, Reality TV Star

Livia GiuggioliLivia Giuggioli
04 September 1969
Film Producer
Rossano RubicondiRossano Rubicondi
14 March 1972

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

Burt YoungBurt Young
30 April 1940

Terence HillTerence Hill
29 March 1939
Film director, Actor, Television director,

Sergio LeoneSergio Leone
03 January 1929
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

Olivia PalermoOlivia Palermo
28 February 1986
James DarrenJames Darren
08 June 1936

17 January 1933
Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model

Fabio LanzoniFabio Lanzoni
15 March 1961
actor, model

Pier AngeliPier Angeli
19 June 1932
Pier Paolo PasoliniPier Paolo Pasolini
05 March 1922
Film director, Writer, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter,

Giuliana RancicGiuliana Rancic
17 August 1974
Actor, Journalist, Restaurateur
Valentina NappiValentina Nappi
06 November 1990

Salvatore RiinaSalvatore Riina
16 November 1930

Roberto BenigniRoberto Benigni
27 October 1952
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Comedian,
Alessandra MussoliniAlessandra Mussolini
30 December 1962
Actor, Politician, Model

Mike PiazzaMike Piazza
04 September 1968
Professional Baseball catcher
Gina LollobrigidaGina Lollobrigida
04 July 1927
Actor, Photographer, Sculptor, Journalist

Edoardo PontiEdoardo Ponti
06 January 1973

Tinto BrassTinto Brass
26 March 1933
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film
Valeria GolinoValeria Golino
22 October 1965
actor, model, film director

Jim CantoreJim Cantore
16 February 1964
Dario ArgentoDario Argento
07 September 1940
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,

Roberto RosselliniRoberto Rossellini
08 May 1906
Film director, Actor, Film producer, Playwright,

Anita PallenbergAnita Pallenberg
06 April 1944
Actor, Model

Dino De LaurentiisDino De Laurentiis
08 August 1919
Film producer
Sabrina SalernoSabrina Salerno
15 March 1968
Aisling FranciosiAisling Franciosi
06 June 1993

Bernardo BertolucciBernardo Bertolucci
16 March 1940

Adriano CelentanoAdriano Celentano
06 January 1938
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Comedian, Film director,

Giancarlo GianniniGiancarlo Giannini
01 August 1942
Film director, Actor, Voice actor, Screenwriter
Robert MilesRobert Miles
03 November 1969

Lory Del SantoLory Del Santo
28 September 1958
Film director, Model, Actor, Beauty pageant

Flavia CacaceFlavia Cacace
13 March 1980

Mitch PileggiMitch Pileggi
05 April 1952

Riccardo ScamarcioRiccardo Scamarcio
13 November 1979
Ornella MutiOrnella Muti
09 March 1955

Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of NaplesVittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples
12 February 1937
Gianni InfantinoGianni Infantino
23 March 1970
Jurist, Functionary, Lawyer

Paolo SorrentinoPaolo Sorrentino
31 May 1970
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Playwright

Marco SimoncelliMarco Simoncelli
20 January 1987
Motorcycle racer
Yves MontandYves Montand
13 October 1921
Film actor, Actor, Chansonnier, Singer,

Violante PlacidoViolante Placido
01 May 1976
Actor, Singer
Lanny PoffoLanny Poffo
28 December 1954

Andrea CasiraghiAndrea Casiraghi
08 June 1984

Carlo PontiCarlo Ponti
11 December 1912
Film producer, Screenwriter

Caterina MurinoCaterina Murino
15 September 1977
Actor, Model
Vittorio De SicaVittorio De Sica
07 July 1901
Film director, Screenwriter, Stage actor, Film

Primo CarneraPrimo Carnera
26 October 1906
Boxer, Actor, Professional wrestler
Fabiana UdenioFabiana Udenio
21 December 1964

Luchino ViscontiLuchino Visconti
02 November 1906
Theatre director, Film director, Screenwriter,
Laura AntonelliLaura Antonelli
28 November 1941

Andrea DoviziosoAndrea Dovizioso
23 March 1986
Motorcycle racer
Barbara BouchetBarbara Bouchet
15 August 1943