Stefania Sandrelli

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Stefania Sandrelli
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Sandrelli in 2010
Born (1946-06-05) 5 June 1946 (age 77)
OccupationActress
Years active1961present
Spouse(s)Nicky Pende
(m. 1972; div. 1976)
Partner(s)Giovanni Soldati (1983–present)
Gino Paoli
Children2, including Amanda Sandrelli
Awards David di Donatello
Best Actress
1989 Mignon Has Come to Stay
Best Supporting Actress
2001 The Last Kiss
2002 Sons and Daughters
Nastro d'Argento
Best Actress
2010 The First Beautiful Thing
Best Supporting Actress
1980 La terrazza
1989 Mignon Has Come to Stay
1999 The Dinner
2001 The Last Kiss
2006 Lifetime Achievement Award

Stefania Sandrelli (born 5 June 1946) is an Italian actress, famous for her many roles in the commedia all'Italiana , starting from the 1960s. She was 14 years old when she starred in Divorce Italian Style as Angela, the cousin and love interest of Ferdinando, played by Marcello Mastroianni.

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Early life

Sandrelli was born in Viareggio, Tuscany, into a middle-class family, the daughter of Florida and Otello Sandrelli (who died when she was eight years old), owners of a pension in Viareggio. [1] [2]

As a girl, Sandrelli studied ballet and learned to play the accordion.

Sandrelli had a brother, Sergio, seven years older, who had a successful music career and died in 2013. [2]

Career

She debuted in cinema at the age of 15 in Mario Sequi 's film Gioventù di notte. In 1960, Sandrelli won the Miss Cinema Viareggio beauty contest, then she was the cover girl of the magazine Le Ore , and had the first opportunities to make films, appearing, among others, in Luciano Salce's Il federale . [3] Her film career was launched by Pietro Germi with Divorce Italian Style (1961); later, she worked three more times with Germi, in Seduced and Abandoned (1963), L'immorale (1967) and Alfredo, Alfredo (1970). [2]

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Sandrelli in Seduced and Abandoned

Sandrelli became in a short time a protagonist of the commedia all'italiana, appearing, among others, in Antonio Pietrangeli's Io la conoscevo bene , Mario Monicelli's Brancaleone alle crociate and Ettore Scola's C'eravamo tanto amati . [2] She also starred in several Bernardo Bertolucci's drama films, including The Conformist (1970) and 1900 (1976), and in several French productions. [2]

In 1980, she won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress thanks to her performance in Ettore Scola's La terrazza . [4] In 1983, she relaunched her career with the Tinto Brass' erotic film The Key ; [5] following the success of the film she then acted in a series of successful erotic films.

On 10 September 2005, she received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival. [6] On 11 May 2012, she received the title of Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. [7]

Personal life

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Sandrelli in 1992

Sandrelli had a long relationship with Italian singer-songwriter Gino Paoli. Their daughter Amanda Sandrelli, born in 1964, is also an actress. [8]

Filmography

Film

TitleYearRoleDirectorNotes
The Fascist 1961Lisa Luciano Salce
Gioventù di notteClaudia Mario Sequi
Divorce Italian Style Angela Pietro Germi
The War Lover 1962Woman in the club Philip Leacock Uncredited
La bella di Lodi 1963Roberta Mario Missiroli
Les viergesMarie-Claude Jean-Pierre Mocky
Il Fornaretto di Venezia Annella Duccio Tessari
The Swindlers Corti's client Lucio Fulci Segment: "Medico e fidanzata"
Magnet of Doom Angie Jean-Pierre Melville
Seduced and Abandoned 1964Agnese Ascalone Pietro Germi
La chance et l'amourHélène FeuillardEric SchlumbergerSegment: "Fiancés de la chance, Les"
I Knew Her Well 1965Adriana Astarelli Antonio Pietrangeli
Tender Scoundrel 1966Véronique Jean Becker
L'immorale 1967Marisa Malagugini Pietro Germi
Partner 1968Clara Bernardo Bertolucci
L'amante di Gramigna Gemma Carlo Lizzani
The Conformist 1970Giulia Bernardo Bertolucci
Brancaleone at the Crusades Tiburzia Mario Monicelli
Un'estate con sentimentoSue MorleyRoberto Scarsella
Black Belly of the Tarantula 1971Anna Paolo Cavara
Devil in the Brain 1972Sandra Garces Sergio Sollima
Alfredo, Alfredo Mariarosa Cavarani Pietro Germi
Somewhere Beyond Love 1974Carmela Santoro Luigi Comencini
We All Loved Each Other So Much Luciana Zanon Ettore Scola
Police Python 357 1976Sylvia Leopardi Alain Corneau
Le voyage de nocesSarah Nadine Trintignant
Death Rite Silvia Claude Chabrol
1900 Anita Furlan Bernardo Bertolucci
Strange Occasion Donatella Luigi Comencini, Nanni Loy, Luigi Magni Segment: "L'ascensore"
Io sono mia1977Vannina MagroSofia Scandurra
Where Are You Going on Holiday? 1978Giuliana Mario Bolognini, Luciano Salce, Alberto Sordi Segment: "Sarò tutta per te"
Traffic Jam 1979Teresa Luigi Comencini
Le Maître-nageur Marie Mariani Poter Jean-Louis Trintignant
La verdad sobre el caso SavoltaTeresaAntonio Drove
La terrazza 1980Giovanna Ettore Scola
DesideriaViolaGianni Barcelloni
La disubbidienza 1981Angela Aldo Lado
Eccezzziunale... veramente 1982Loredana Carlo Vanzina
My Darling, My Dearest Clarabella Sergio Corbucci
The Key 1983Teresa Tinto Brass
Vacanze di Natale Ivana Braghetti Carlo Vanzina
Una donna allo specchio1984ManuelaPaolo Quaregna
Magic MomentsFrancesca Luciano Odorisio
Mi faccia causaRosanna Bianchini Steno
Secrets Secrets 1985Renata Giuseppe Bertolucci
Mamma Ebe Sandra Agostini Carlo Lizzani
L'attenzioneLiviaGiovanni Soldati
Let's Hope It's a Girl 1986Lori Samuelli Mario Monicelli
The American Bride AnnaGiovanni Soldati
The Family 1987Beatrice Ettore Scola
D'Annunzio Elvira Fraternali Leoni Sergio Nasca
The Bride Was Beautiful Carmela Pál Gábor
The Gold Rimmed Glasses Mrs. Lavezzoli Giuliano Montaldo
Secondo Ponzio Pilato Claudia Procula Luigi Magni
The Little Devil 1988Patrizia Roberto Benigni
Noyade interditeWinny Pierre Granier-Deferre
Stradivari Antonia Maria Giacomo Battiato
Mignon Has Come to Stay Laura Francesca Archibugi
The Sleazy Uncle 1989Isabella Franco Brusati
Dark Illness 1990Sylvaine Mario Monicelli
Evelina e i suoi figliEvelinia Livia Giampalmo
Traces of an Amorous Life Woman at store Peter Del Monte Cameo appearance
The African Woman Anna Margarethe von Trotta
Nottataccia1992SusannaDuccio Camerini
Jamón jamón Conchita Bigas Luna
Non chiamarmi OmarMonica Sergio Staino
For Love, Only for Love 1993Dorotea Giovanni Veronesi
Of Love and Shadows 1994Beatriz Betty Kaplan
With Closed Eyes Anna Francesca Archibugi
Tatiana, la muñeca rusa1995MartaSantiago San Miguel
Palermo – Milan One Way Franca Leofonte Claudio Fragasso
Stealing Beauty 1996Noemi Bernardo Bertolucci
The Nymph Nunziata Lina Wertmüller
We'll Really Hurt You 1998Federica Birki Pino Quartullo
The Dinner Isabella Ettore Scola
Marriages Vera Cristina Comencini
Volavérunt 1999 Maria Luisa of Parma Bigas Luna
Waiting for the Messiah 2000Elsa Daniel Burman
The Last Kiss 2001Anna Gabriele Muccino
Probably Love Herself Giuseppe Bertolucci Cameo appearance
Sons and Daughters 2002Victoria Ramos Marco Bechis
Life as It Comes 2003Mery Stefano Incerti
A Talking Picture Francesca Manoel de Oliveira
People of Rome Herself Ettore Scola Cameo appearance
Te lo leggo negli occhi2004MargheritaValia Santella
A Perfect Day 2008Olimpia Tempesta Ferzan Özpetek
A Question of the Heart 2009Herself Francesca Archibugi Cameo appearance
Ce n'è per tuttiGrandmaLuciano Melchionna
La Passione 2010The Principal Carlo Mazzacurati
The Woman of My Dreams Alba Luca Lucini
The First Beautiful Thing Anna Michelucci Paolo Virzì
Tutta colpa della musica2011Elisa Ricky Tognazzi
One Day More Giacomo's mother Massimo Venier
Falchi 2017Donna AriannaToni D'Angelo
Questione di karmaCaterinaEdoardo Falcone
Il crimine non va in pensioneMaria Fabio Fulco
There's No Place Like Home 2018Alba Gabriele Muccino
Brave ragazze2019LuciaMichela Andreozzi
Lei mi parla ancora 2021Caterina Ravallini Pupi Avati
Astolfo2022Stefania Gianni Di Gregorio
Acqua e aniceOlimpiaCorrado Ceron
L'estate più calda 2023CarmenMatteo Pilati

Television

TitleYearRoleNetworkNotes
Lulù1980Lulù Rai 2 Television film
I racconti del maresciallo 1984Miss Marzorati Rai 1 Episode: "Suggestion diabolique"
Come stanno bene insieme1989Luisa Rai 2 3 episodes
La moglie ingenua e il marito malatoJolanda Kador Canale 5 Television film
Come una mamma1990Elvira PassanisiTelevision film
The Dragon Ring 1995Fairy of Crystal Sword LakeTelevision film
Il maresciallo Rocca 1996–2001Margherita Rizzo Rai 1 16 episodes
Caro maestro 1997Francesca Deodato Canale 5 6 episodes
Villa Ada1999The WifeTelevision film
Piovuto dal cielo2000Pina Rai 1 Television film
Il bello delle donne 2001–2003Anna Borsi Canale 5 27 episodes
Blindati2003Lucrezia Rete 4 Television film
Sanremo Music Festival 2004 2004Herself / Guest Rai 1 Annual music festival
La tassistaMarcella4 episodes
Renzo e Lucia Agnese Mondella Canale 5 Television film
Mai storie d'amore in cucinaLuisa Rai 1 Television film
Ricomincio da me2005–2006Teresa Canale 5 4 episodes
Io e mamma 2007Eleonora6 episodes
Il generale Dalla ChiesaDora Fabbo Dalla ChiesaTelevision film
Puccini2009Albina Magi Rai 1 Television film
Una grande famiglia 2012–2015Eleonora Pastore22 episodes
Non è stato mio figlio2016Anna Gerardi Canale 5 8 episodes

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