Valentina Cortese

Actor
European leading lady with dark hair and slightly sharp, Mediterranean features, in English language films from 1948 with "The Glass Mountain". Cortese married "House on Telegraph Hill" (1951) co-star Richard Basehart ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1924 in Italy

Filmography

Actor (38)

Nido de Viudas 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tendre Dracula 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Snare 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Buster's Bedroom 1993 (Movie)

Serafina (Actor)

Sparrow 1992 (Movie)

Mother Superior (Actor)

The Betrothed 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 (Movie)

Violet (Actor)

Il Giovane Toscanini 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Monte Napoleone 1986 (Movie)

Guido's Mother (Actor)

Appassionata 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

When Time Ran Out 1979 (Movie)

Rose Valdez (Actor)

Le Grand Escogriffe 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Widows' Nest 1976 (Movie)

Dolores (Actor)

Amore mio non farmi male 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Day For Night 1973 (Movie)

Severine (Actor)

Brother Sun, Sister Moon 1972 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Il Bacio 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Iguana dalla lingua di fuoco 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Assassination of Trotsky 1971 (Movie)

Natasha/Natalya (Actor)

Le Bateau sur l'herbe 1970 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

First Love 1969 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Madly 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Secret of Santa Vittoria 1969 (Movie)

Gabriella (Actor)

The Legend of Lylah Clare 1968 (Movie)

Countess Bozo Bendoni (Actor)

Juliet of the Spirits 1965 (Movie)

Val (Actor)

The Visit 1963 (Movie)

Mathilda Miller (Actor)

Barabbas 1962 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Le Amiche 1962 (Movie)

Nene (Actor)

Donne Proibite 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Calabuch 1955 (Movie)

Donna Sofia (Actor)

The Barefoot Contessa 1954 (Movie)

Eleanora Torlato-Favrina (Actor)

The House on Telegraph Hill 1951 (Movie)

Victoria Kowelska (Actor)

Black Magic (Movie)

Zoraida (Actor)

Jesus of Nazareth (TV Show)

Actor

Malaya (Movie)

Luana (Actor)

Thieves' Highway (Movie)

Rica (Actor)

Biography

European leading lady with dark hair and slightly sharp, Mediterranean features, in English language films from 1948 with "The Glass Mountain". Cortese married "House on Telegraph Hill" (1951) co-star Richard Basehart in 1951 and enjoyed a prolific career in international cinema spanning over 50 years. She was especially notable as the older actress in Francois Truffaut's affectionate, insightful, endlessly reflexive film about filmmaking, "Day for Night" (1973).

Relationships

Richard Basehart Actor

Husband

Richard Basehart

Husband
married in 1951 divorced in 1960

EDUCATION

Academy of Arts

Milestones

1948

First English-language film, "The Glass Mountain" (Great Britain)

1940

Screen acting debut in "Primo amore"

1940

First screen appearance (in a bit part) in "Orizzonte dipinto"

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