Alida Valli

Stage Actress / Film Actress | * 05/31/1921 († 84, 04/22/2006) | Pola, Istria, Italy [now Pula, Istria, Croatia]
Alida Maria Laura, Freiin Altenburger von Marckenstein-Frauenberg (31 May 1921 – 22 April 2006), better known by her stage name Alida Valli (or simply Valli), was an Italian actress who appeared in more than 100 films in a 70-year career, spanning from the 1930s to the early 2000s. She was one of the biggest stars of Italian film during the Fascist era, once being coined "the most beautiful woman in the world" by Benito Mussolini, but managed to find continued international success post-World War II. According to Frédéric Mitterrand, Valli was the only actress in Europe to equal Marlene Dietrich or Greta Garbo. Valli worked with many significant directors both in Italy and abroad, including Alfred Hitchcock (The Paradine Case; 1947), Carol Reed (The Third Man; 1949), Luchino Visconti (Senso; 1954), Michelangelo Antonioni (Il Grido; 1957), Georges Franju (Eyes Without a Face; 1960), Pier Paolo Pasolini (Oedipus Rex; 1967), Mario Bava (Lisa and the Devil; 1972), Bernardo Bertolucci (1900, 1976; La Luna; 1979), and Dario Argento (Suspiria; 1977). Within her lifetime, Valli was invested a Knight of the Italian Republic, and received the Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion at the 1997 Venice Film Festival for h... ()
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Alida Valli (31 May 1921 – 22 April 2006), sometimes simply credited as Valli, was an Italian actress who appeared in more than 100 films, including Mario Soldati's Piccolo mondo antico, Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case, Ayn Rand's We the Living, Carol Reed's The Third Man, Michelangelo Antonioni's Il Grido, Luchino Visconti's Senso, and Dario Argento's Suspiria.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Alida Valli

David Di Donatello Award for Lifetime Achievement Gamajun International Award Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
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Movies with Alida Valli as Actress(101)

as Herself - Actress (archive footage)2017 Cinecittà Babylon
as Doña Catalina2002 Angel of Death
as herself2001 Probably Love
as Archive Footage2001 Suspiria 25th Anniversary
as Nonna di Sofia1999 Il dolce rumore della vita
as Countess Alessandra Mirafiori1996 Fatal Frames
as Signora Fascioli1995 A Month by the Lake
as Matilde Pierboni1993 Private Crimes
as Caterina, Andrea's mother1993 The Final Scoop
as Carla's Mother1993 The Long Silence
as Clara1991 Zitti e mosca
as Bacha1987 Manuela's Loves
as Gina1985 Segreti segreti
as Madre di Marina1982 Forbidden Dreams
as Juliana Barther1982 Aspern
as Carol1980 Inferno
as Giuseppe's Mother1979 Luna
as Yvonne, la mère1979 Zoo zéro
as Mother Superior1979 Killer Nun
as Lady Clementine De Revere1978 The Perfect Crime
as Teresina1978 Dirty World
as Miss Tanner1977 Suspiria
as Mamma di Mario1977 Berlinguer: I Love You
as Mrs. Chadwick1976 The Cassandra Crossing
as Signora Pioppi1976 1900
as Anna1975 Cher Victor
as la folle de la gare1975 Flesh of the Orchid
as Countess1975 The House of Exorcism
as Irene1974 The Antichrist
as Héloïse1974 Tender Dracula
as Contessa1973 Lisa and the Devil
as Marcella Abati - Vanina's mother1972 Indian Summer
as Linda Benson1970 The Killer Strikes at Dawn
as Merope1967 Oedipus Rex
as The Widow - segment 3 'La cornacchia'1965 Black Humor
as Reina Teresa1963 The Castilian
as La Italiana1963 The Paper Man
as Claudia Lesurf1963 Ophélia
as Carlo's Mother1962 Disorder
as Duchess Blanca1961 The Happy Thieves
as Thérèse Langlois1961 The Long Absence
as Mère Thérèse de Saint-Augustin1960 Dialogue with the Carmelites
as Louise1960 Eyes Without a Face
as Medea / Alida Valli1959 I figli di Medea
as Aurélia Valéano1959 Signed, Arsène Lupin
as Aunt Florentine1958 The Night Heaven Fell
as Carolina1958 L'uomo dai calzoni corti
as Claude1957 This Angry Age
as Irma1957 Il Grido
as Rosetta, la moglie1957 The Wide Blue Road
as La contessa Livia Serpieri1954 Senso
as Roberta Gleukovitch1954 The Stranger's Hand
as Herself (segment "Alida Valli")1953 We, the Women
as Elaine Corelli (as Valli)1950 Walk Softly, Stranger
as Carla Alton1950 The White Tower
as Anna Schmidt1949 The Third Man
as Olga Treskovna1948 The Miracle of the Bells
as Mrs. Paradine1947 The Paradine Case
as Eugenia Grandet1946 Eugenia Grandet
as Patrizia Martini1945 Life Begins Anew
as Andreina1943 Apparizione
as Adriana Rosé1943 T'amerò sempre
as Giulia1943 I pagliacci
as Kira Argounova1942 We the Living
1942 We the Living
as Enrichetta1942 Le due orfanelle
as Marina Ferri1941 Luce nelle tenebre
as Anna Campolmi1941 Schoolgirl Diary
as Luisa Rigey Maironi1941 Piccolo mondo antico
as Manon Lescaut1940 Manon Lescaut
as Magda1939 Mille lire al mese
as Maria1938 Il trovatello
as Dora Florida / La bella Sulamita1937 Il feroce saladino

TV Shows/Series with Alida Valli as Actress(2)

1962 Combat!

Full Name: Alida Valli
Citizenship: Italy
Born: Tuesday, 05/31 1921 (May) in Pola, Istria, Italy [now Pula, Istria, Croatia]
Died: Saturday, 04/22 2006 (April) in Rome (aged: 84)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: Italian (IT)
Educated at: Experimental Centre of Cinematography
Spouses (current/former): Giancarlo Zagni, Oscar De Mejo
Children: Carlo De Mejo
Other names for Alida Valli (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Alida Maria Laura von Altenburger"
"Alida Altenburger"
"Baroneasa Alida Maria Laura Altenburger von Marckenstein-Frauenberg"
"Baroness Alida Maria Laura Altenburger von Marckenstein-Frauenberg"
Alida Valli frequently works together with these people:
Mario Mattoli (11x, Crew)
Dario Argento (9x, Crew)
Mario Bava (8x, Crew)
Mario Soldati (6x, Crew)
Eraldo Da Roma (6x, Crew)
Amedeo Nazzari (5x, Actor)
Alfredo Leone (5x, Crew)
Fosco Giachetti (5x, Actor)
Raymond Massey (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9276, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 01/26/2023