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Giulietta Masina is a Actor Italienne born on 22 february 1921 at San Giorgio di Piano (Italie)

Giulietta Masina

Giulietta Masina
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Birth name Giulia Anna Masina
Nationality Italie
Birth 22 february 1921 at San Giorgio di Piano (Italie)
Death 23 march 1994 (at 73 years) at Rome (Italie)

Giulietta Masina (22 February 1921 – 23 March 1994) was an Italian film and stage actress. She starred in La Strada and Nights of Cabiria, both winners of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, in 1954 and 1957, respectively. Masina won the Best Actress award at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival for the later film.

She was the wife and muse of the Italian film director Federico Fellini, in whom she found an artistic equal and collaborator. Owing to her intense performances of naïve characters dealing with cruel circumstances, Masina is sometimes called the "female Chaplin".


Several months after her marriage to Fellini, in 1943, Masina suffered a miscarriage after falling down a flight of stairs. She became pregnant again; Pierfederico (nicknamed Federichino) was born on 22 March 1945, but died from encephalitis a month later on 24 April. Masina and Fellini did not have another child.

Masina died from lung cancer on 23 March 1994 at age 73, five months after her husband's death on 31 October 1993. For her funeral, she requested that trumpeter Mauro Maur play "La Strada" by Nino Rota. She and her husband are buried together at Rimini cemetery in a tomb marked by a prow-shaped monument, the work of sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.

Best films

Nights of Cabiria (1957)
La Strada (1954)

Usually with

Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(12 films)
Tullio Pinelli
Tullio Pinelli
(11 films)
Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(7 films)
Ennio Flaiano
Ennio Flaiano
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Giulietta Masina (34 films)

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Fellini: I'm a Born Liar, 1h42
Directed by Damian Pettigrew
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Federico Fellini, Roberto Benigni, Terence Stamp, Donald Sutherland, Dante Ferretti, Tullio Pinelli
Roles Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.590073.590073.590073.590073.59007
A camera tracks crosswise alongside a wide, brightly appointed beach, in what appears to be the dead of winter. No bathers are in sight, only a rolling parade of empty cabanas, with a tranquil blue seascape in the distance beyond. The wistful, melancholy music of Nino Rota lends these vistas a dreamy familiarity. We then jump from color to luminous black & white, and a quick glimpse of Federico Fellini's 1963 masterpiece, 8½, in which the monumentally buxom harlot, La Saraghina, is preparing to perform her rumba on the beach for a flock of fugitive schoolboys. It's the very same beach we were just staring at, but magically denuded of 40 years of succeeding development, and made mythic through the eyes of a master. From this point of departure, Pettigrew juxtaposes archival footage and fresh interviews with Fellini's collaborators, interspersed with classic clips and the fruits of his own present-day visits to the haunting locales where I Vitelloni (1953), Nights of Cabiria (1957), La Dolce Vita (1960), Fellini Satyricon (1969) and other cinematic wonders first came to life. The goal is to fuse these ingredients thematically, to a degree that may better illuminate Fellini's conscience and philosophies.
A Day to Remember, 1h28
Directed by Jean-Louis Bertuccelli
Origin France
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Giulietta Masina, Véronique Silver, Éva Darlan, Jean Benguigui, Eva Darlan, Maxime Leroux
Roles Bertille
Rating68% 3.4431953.4431953.4431953.4431953.443195
Bertille (Giuletta Masina) is an old woman who lives in the countryside. Her relatives reunite there with her as she is about selling the property. They don't take long to out their true intentions which are merely material on her estate. Also, Bertille is afflicted by her youngest son who has been in prison for a decade. Decades of fighting over Einstein's stick of truth has made Bertille very frail and easy to come down on.
Ginger and Fred, 2h5
Directed by Federico Fellini
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, Vieillesse, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln, Antoine Saint-John, Friedrich von Thun
Roles Amelia Bonetti alias « Ginger »
Rating72% 3.646483.646483.646483.646483.64648
Amelia and Pippo were once together famous as dancers. Thirty years after they've retired they team up one more time for a TV show. Although this reunion is overshadowed by Pippo's lack of stamina their performance is well-received and revives their popularity for another day.
The Feather Fairy, 1h35
Directed by Juraj Jakubisko
Genres Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Giulietta Masina, Tobias Hoesl, Zora Kerova, Karel Effa
Roles Perinbaba
Rating78% 3.9273553.9273553.9273553.9273553.927355
A fairy tale not only for children about Jacob, who through his courage, manages to trick death. The film plays with man’s never-ending desire for happiness, love and victory over death. Mrs. Winter, The Feather Fairy, rules the world and also, being so open hearted, raises little Jacob, who almost died in an avalanche. Life in the fairytale is perfect, the little boy is immortal, he doesn’t get older, and he has everything. Even though his life is perfect he watches human life through a looking glass. He sees a young girl Alžbetka growing into a young lady, and he desires to be a normal person and live with his love. J. Jakubisko: “What you do now with the special digital effects we did without them. My friend Federico Fellini persuaded Guilietta Massina to be the Feather Fairy and she brought a spark and lightness to the story.
Ciao, Federico!, 1h
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Federico Fellini, Giulietta Masina, Nino Rota, Giuseppe Rotunno, Dante Ferretti, Martin Potter
Roles Self (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.235423.235423.235423.235423.23542
Reportage, en 1968, sur le tournage du film Satyricon. Interviews de Federico Fellini, commentaires de quelques-uns de ses acteurs, ainsi que des membres de son entourage.
The Madwoman of Chaillot, 2h12
Directed by John Huston, Bryan Forbes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Oskar Homolka, Margaret Leighton, Yul Brynner, Giulietta Masina
Roles Gabrielle
Rating61% 3.0523153.0523153.0523153.0523153.052315
The story is of a modern society endangered by power and greed and the rebellion of the "little people" against corrupt and soulless authority.
Fellini: A Director’s Notebook, 1h
Directed by Federico Fellini
Origin Italie
Genres Documentary
Actors Giulietta Masina, Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Caterina Boratto, Pasqualino De Santis, Bernardino Zapponi
Roles Self
Rating66% 3.341743.341743.341743.341743.34174
Commissioned by NBC television producer Peter Goldfarb in 1968 to do an hour-long program on his work, Fellini filmed a "sort of semihumourous introduction" to past and future plans: the recently abandoned project, The Voyage of G. Mastorna, and his latest work-in-progress, Fellini Satyricon.
Pardon, Are You for or Against?, 2h9
Directed by Alberto Sordi
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Alberto Sordi, Bibiana Fernández, Pamela Tiffin, Silvana Mangano, Laura Antonelli, Giulietta Masina
Roles Anna
Rating58% 2.9229052.9229052.9229052.9229052.922905
Tullio Conforti is a successful entrepreneur who is opposed to divorce, since the time in which the story is set in Italy there has been a lively protest about the separation of couples united by the bond of religion. Tullio therefore is advertising, serving as a model to follow, as he argues that in Italy there is none more faithful to him. In fact Tullio is de facto divorced since many years, and has many relations with separated women too ...
Juliet of the Spirits, 2h17
Directed by Federico Fellini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Actors Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valentina Cortese, Caterina Boratto, José Luis de Vilallonga
Roles Giulietta Boldrini
Rating75% 3.7975253.7975253.7975253.7975253.797525
Giulietta explores her subconscious and the odd lifestyle of her sexy neighbour, Suzy, as she attempts to deal with her mundane life and her philandering oppressive husband, Giorgio. As she increasingly taps into her desires (and her demons) she slowly gains greater self-awareness leading to independence although, according to Fellini's wife, the real-life Giulietta, this end result may be interpretable.
The High Life, 1h40
Directed by Julien Duvivier
Origin German
Genres Drama
Actors Giulietta Masina, Gustav Knuth, Gert Fröbe, Joachim Hansen, Hannes Messemer, Ralf Wolter
Roles Doris Putzke
Rating64% 3.205513.205513.205513.205513.20551
Doris Putzke (Giulietta Masina) is fond of dating men in her quest for finding the perfect one. In her brief relationships, she goes from one disillusionment to another, constantly deluding herself about the intentions of her lovers.
Hell in the City, 1h38
Directed by Renato Castellani
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Prison films
Actors Anna Magnani, Giulietta Masina, Myriam Bru, Cristina Gaioni, Renato Salvatori, Alberto Sordi
Roles Lina
Rating73% 3.6713653.6713653.6713653.6713653.671365
Egle (Anna Magnani) is an inmate of a female jail. Lina (Giulietta Masina) is a nervous newcomer who is much more temperate, with some naiveness even. Egle influences Lina and she convinces her so, successfully, Lina extorts the man who had incriminated her (Antonio Zampi detto Adone, by Alberto Sordi). Lina is released out of the prison thus. However, still in jail, Egle meets Lina again as she has been detained by exerting prostitution, with a marginal demeanor which is due to Egle's previous influence on her.
Fortunella (1958)
, 1h40
Directed by Eduardo De Filippo
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Nando Bruno, Paul Douglas, Giulietta Masina, Alberto Sordi, Eduardo De Filippo, Guido Celano
Roles Nanda Diotallevi, detta 'Fortunella'
Rating68% 3.441313.441313.441313.441313.44131
Nights of Cabiria, 1h50
Directed by Federico Fellini
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Gino Buzzanca, Aldo Silvani, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray
Roles Maria 'Cabiria' Ceccarelli
Rating80% 4.04964.04964.04964.04964.0496
A happy, laughing Cabiria (Giulietta Masina) is standing on a river bank with her current boyfriend and live-in lover, Giorgio (Franco Fabrizi). Suddenly he pushes her into the river and steals her purse which is full of money. She cannot swim and nearly drowns, but is rescued by a group of young boys and revived at the last possible moment by helpful ordinary people who live a little further down the river. In spite of just saving her life, she treats them with disdain and starts looking for Giorgio.