Alida Valli

Actor
Strikingly beautiful Italian actress who began her career in the mid-1930s at the age of 15. Valli starred in mostly uninspired works until her temporary retirement in 1944, due to her refusal to appear in Fascist ... Read more »
Born: 05/30/1921 in Italy

Filmography

Actor (43)

Semana Santa 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wide Blue Road 2001 (Movie)

Rosetta (Actor)

L' Amore Probabilmente 2000 (Movie)

(archival footage) (Actor)

Il Dolce rumore della vita 1999 (Movie)

Grandmother (Actor)

A Month By the Lake 1995 (Movie)

Signora Fascioli (Actor)

The Long Silence 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Bocca 1991 (Movie)

The Countess (Actor)

Zitti e Mosca 1991 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

A notre regrettable epoux 1988 (Movie)

Catarina (Actor)

Le Jupon rouge 1987 (Movie)

Bacha (Actor)

The Thrill of Genius 1984 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Segreti Segreti 1983 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Sogni Mostruosamente Proibiti 1982 (Movie)

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Aspern 1980 (Movie)

Juliana Barter (Actor)

Aquella Casa En Las Afueras 1979 (Movie)

Isabel (Actor)

Luna 1979 (Movie)

Giuseppe's Mother (Actor)

Der Landvogt von Griefensee 1978 (Movie)

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Inferno 1978 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

L' Anti Cristo 1977 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Suspiria 1977 (Movie)

Miss Tanner (Actor)

Un Cuore Semplice 1977 (Movie)

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Zoo-Zero 1977 (Movie)

Yvonne--The Mother (Actor)

The Cassandra Crossing 1976 (Movie)

Mrs Chadwick (Actor)

Ce Cher Victor 1974 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

La Casa dell'Exorcismo 1974 (Movie)

Max's Mother (Actor)

Le Jeu de Solitaire 1974 (Movie)

Friend (Actor)

La Chair de l'orchidee 1973 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

La Grande Trouille 1973 (Movie)

Heloise (Actor)

Ophelia 1973 (Movie)

Claudia (Actor)

Diario di un Italiano 1971 (Movie)

Olga (Actor)

La Prima Notte di Quiete 1971 (Movie)

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The Spider's Stratagem 1969 (Movie)

Draifa (Actor)

Oedipus Rex 1968 (Movie)

Merope (Actor)

Senso 1967 (Movie)

Livia Serpieri (Actor)

The Castilian 1963 (Movie)

Queen Teresa (Actor)

Eyes Without a Face 1961 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

The Happy Thieves 1961 (Movie)

Duchess Blanca (Actor)

The Carmelites 1959 (Movie)

Mother Therese (Actor)

The Night Heaven Fell 1958 (Movie)

Florentine (Actor)

Il Grido 1957 (Movie)

Irma (Actor)

This Angry Age 1956 (Movie)

Claude (Actor)

The Third Man 1950 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

The Paradine Case 1947 (Movie)

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Biography

Strikingly beautiful Italian actress who began her career in the mid-1930s at the age of 15. Valli starred in mostly uninspired works until her temporary retirement in 1944, due to her refusal to appear in Fascist propaganda films (in 1945 her mother was shot as a collaborator). Following the war, Valli landed a contract with David O Selnzick, but her career did not really take off until her appearance as Harry Lime's faithful paramour in the Carol Reed classic "The Third Man" (1949). Often billed simply as "Valli", she shone in films including Visconti's "Senso" (1954), Henri Colpi's "Une Aussi longue absence" (1962), Bertolucci's "The Spider's Stratagem" (1970) and, more recently, in John Irvin's "A Month by the Lake" (1995).

Relationships

Oscar De Mejo

Husband
married in 1944 divorced in 1952 wrote "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth"

Giancarlo Zagni Camera Assistant

Husband
met on the set of "Senso" (1954) married in the early 1960s directed her in Ibsen's "Rosmersholm" and Pirandello's "The Man, the Beast and Virtue" divorced in the 70s

Carlo de Mejo

Son
born 1945 father, Oscar de Mejo

Larry de Mejo

Son
father, Oscar De Mejo

EDUCATION

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia

Milestones

1947

First US film (for David O Selznick), "The Paradine Case"

1936

Film debut, "I Due Sergenti"

Career survived temporary setback as result of her involvement in a drug, sex and murder scandal involving her husband and his mistress in the mid-1950s

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