Laura Morante

With her dark, sultry looks, Laura Morante certainly fit the mold of an Italian screen siren, but in an industry where equality can be hard to come by, Morante strove to be a strong role model for female actors and ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1956 in Santa Fiora, IT

Filmography

Actor (60)

Se Dio vuole 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Farewell to Fools 2014 (Movie)

Margherita (Actor)

Romeo and Juliet 2013 (Movie)

Lady Montague (Actor)

Apartment in Athens 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Cerise Sur Le Gâteau 2012 (Movie)

Amanda (Actor)

Racconti d'amore 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Il figlio più piccolo 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Bellezza del Somaro 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hidden Love 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Anarchist's Wife 2009 (Movie)

Lucienne (Actor)

Her Whole Life Ahead of Her 2008 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Avenue Montaigne 2007 (Movie)

Valentine Lefort (Actor)

Moliere 2007 (Movie)

Elmire (Actor)

Private Fears In Public Places 2007 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

The Hideout 2007 (Movie)

Lei (Actor)

Liscio 2005 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

Non aver paura 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Empire des loups 2004 (Movie)

Mathilde Wilcrau (Actor)

L' amore è eterno finché dura 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Notte senza fine 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Remember Me, My Love 2004 (Movie)

Giulia Ristuccia (Actor)

Hotel 2003 (Movie)

Gretta (Actor)

The Dancer Upstairs 2003 (Movie)

Yolanda (Actor)

A Voyage Called Love 2002 (Movie)

Sibilla Aleramo (Actor)

The Son's Room 2002 (Movie)

Paola (Actor)

A Journey Called Love 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vajont 2001 (Movie)

Tina Merlin (Actor)

Liberate i pesci 2000 (Movie)

Mara (Actor)

Film 1999 (Movie)

Mara (Actor)

Prime luci del' alba 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Killer Couple 1997 (Movie)

Carla (Actor)

Marianna Ucria 1997 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

The Anniversary 1997 (Movie)

Anita (Actor)

The Naked Eye 1997 (Movie)

Begona (Actor)

Santo Stefano 1996 (Movie)

Anna D'Assisi (Actor)

Ferie d'agosto 1995 (Movie)

Cecilia (Actor)

Happiness Is No Joke 1993 (Movie)

Nadine (Actor)

Juste Avant l'Orage 1992 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

La Voix 1992 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Strada Blues 1991 (Movie)

Vittoria (Actor)

To the Bitter End 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Femme fardee 1990 (Movie)

Clarisse (Actor)

Turne 1990 (Movie)

Vittoria (Actor)

Un Jeu d'enfant 1990 (Movie)

Marguerite (Actor)

Corps Perdus 1989 (Movie)

Letizia Fiuma (Actor)

The Guys From Via Panisperna 1989 (Movie)

Laura Fermi (Actor)

The Late Mattia Pascal 1988 (Movie)

Adriana Paleari (Actor)

La Vallee fantome 1987 (Movie)

Dara (Actor)

Man on Fire 1987 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Onde Bate O Sol 1987 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

L' Intruse 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Luci Lontane 1986 (Movie)

Renata (Actor)

Garibaldi - the General 1985 (Movie)

Anita--Garibaldi's Wife (Actor)

Bianca 1983 (Movie)

Bianca (Actor)

L' Air du Crime 1983 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Il Momento dell'Avventura 1982 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Tragedy of A Ridiculous Man 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Blow to the Heart 1981 (Movie)

Giulia (Actor)

Sweet Dreams 1980 (Movie)

Silvia (Actor)

Oggetti Smarriti 1979 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)
Director (2)

Assolo 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

La Cerise Sur Le Gâteau 2012 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

La Cerise Sur Le Gâteau 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

With her dark, sultry looks, Laura Morante certainly fit the mold of an Italian screen siren, but in an industry where equality can be hard to come by, Morante strove to be a strong role model for female actors and directors in Italy, and her efforts paid off over a long career in the cinema. Born on August 21, 1956 in Santa Fiora, Italy, Morante came from a large family of nine siblings. Her father was a magistrate, and her aunt was acclaimed novelist Elsa Morante. Morante first started off as a dancer, then moved on to theater, where she began acting. Morante debuted on television in "Amleto di Carmelo Bene (da Shakespeare a Loforgure)" (1978) where she played Ofelia. She then made her feature debut in "Lost and Found" (1980), which was directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci, the brother of renowned Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci. This led to Morante working with Bernardo on "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man" (1981). Morante continued to work regularly in her native land and in France, where she was also very well known. In addition to her big screen work, Morante starred in a TV version of "Richard III," "Riccardo III (da Shakespeare) secondo Carmelo Bene" (1981), as well as the small-screen artist biopic "Goya" (1985). Moving into the new millennium, Morante put in acclaimed performances in "The Son's Room" (2001), which won the prestigious Palme d'Or, and "The Dancer Upstairs" (2002), which was directed by John Malkovich. For the Italian dub of "The Incredibles" (2004), Morante provided the voice of Helen Parr, aka Elastigirl. Morante made her writing / directing debut with "Cherry on the Cake"(2012), which she also starred in. "Cake" was a romantic comedy where Morante turned to Freudian psychology, as well as the <i>Peanuts</i> comic strips, for inspiration. Morante drew on the character of Lucy Van Pelt for her role in the film.

Milestones

2013

"Cherry on the Cake"

2003

"Remember Me, My Love"

2002

"The Dancer Upstairs"

2001

"The Son's Room"

1981

"Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man"

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