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Valentina Cervi is a Actor Italienne born on 13 april 1976 at Rome (Italie)

Valentina Cervi

Valentina Cervi
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Nationality Italie
Birth 13 april 1976 (43 years) at Rome (Italie)

Valentina Cervi (born 13 April 1974) is an Italian film and television actress.

Cervi was born in Rome, Italy. She is the daughter of director Tonino Cervi and granddaughter of the famous Italian actor Gino Cervi. Cervi started her acting career at age ten in Carlo Cotti's 1986 film Portami la luna. She also played an English-language role in Jane Campion's 1996 The Portrait of a Lady.

One of her most acclaimed roles was the lead in the 1997 film Artemisia, directed by Agnès Merlet. It was loosely based on the painter Artemisia Gentileschi's life, but controversially portrayed the relationship between Agostino Tassi (played by Miki Manojlović) and Artemisia as a passionate affair rather than as rape.

In 2011, she appeared as Arianna in BBC TV's Italian detective mini-series Zen. The London Times commenting on her role as follows: "Zen (Rufus Sewell) need only walk into a Lavazzatore for [a] B-movie-rank Gina Lollo to press her amples into his chest. An interview with one courtesan [Cervi] was conducted ... with her in bra and fishnets, the interrogation interrupted by the command 'zip' as he dressed and undressed her". She also appeared as "Valentina" in Canale 5's series Distretto di Polizia in 2011.

Cervi appeared as Bertha Mason in Cary Fukunaga's 2011 film adaptation of Jane Eyre. She was cast as the ancient vampire Salome in the HBO television drama True Blood.

Biography

Née à Rome, Valentina Cervi est la fille du producteur Tonino Cervi et de la productrice Marina Gefter, ainsi que la petite-fille du célèbre acteur Gino Cervi (Peppone dans les films Don Camillo). Valentina Cervi commence sa carrière d'actrice en 1986, à l'âge de 10 ans, dans le film de Carlo Cotti Portami la luna.

Valentina Cervi a joué dans le film de Jane Campion The Portrait of a Lady en 1996.

Elle est également connue pour avoir joué le rôle-titre dans Artemisia d'Agnès Merlet, librement inspiré de la vie de la peintre Artemisia Gentileschi. Ce film a suscité la controverse en décrivant la relation entre Agostino Tassi (joué par Miki Manojlović) et Artemisia comme étant une liaison passionnée, au lieu d'un viol.

En 2011, elle joue Arianna dans la mini-série italienne Zen, et Bertha dans l'adaptation cinématographique de Jane Eyre par Cary Fukunaga. Elle incarne le vampire Salomé dans la série américaine True Blood.

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Valentina Cervi (19 films)

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Actress

In a Rush
In a Rush (2012)
, 1h50
Directed by Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Alice de Lencquesaing, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Valentina Cervi, Marthe Keller, Xavier Beauvois, Bernard Verley
Roles Ada
Rating60% 3.013283.013283.013283.013283.01328
Ada is in a relationship, with a child, about to get married, when she meets Paul, a single man with a daughter and an overbearing mother. His father dies.
Research in the Interest of Families, 1h30
Directed by Franck Mancuso
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Fiction sur la gendarmerie
Actors Yvan Attal, Pascal Elbé, Valentina Cervi, Pascal Elso, Armelle Deutsch, Éric Ruf
Roles Valérie Monnereau
Rating60% 3.000753.000753.000753.000753.00075
Sur la route des vacances en famille, la femme du capitaine de police Stéphane Monnereau disparaît. Désireux d'accélérer l'enquête et malgré l'aide de la gendarmerie, il se lance sur ses traces.
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre (2011)
, 2h
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children
Actors Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Su Elliott, Sally Hawkins
Roles Bertha Mason
Rating73% 3.6983153.6983153.6983153.6983153.698315
The film begins with Jane Eyre running away from Thornfield Hall in the middle of the night and finding herself alone on the moors, in the pouring rain. She manages to reach the doorstep of Moor House, the home of Mr. St. John Rivers, a clergyman, and his two sisters. They take Jane in, saving her life.
Miracle at St. Anna, 2h40
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Valentina Cervi, John Turturro
Roles Renata
Rating61% 3.0506153.0506153.0506153.0506153.050615
In 1983, Hector Negron, an aged Puerto Rican World War II veteran, works as a post office clerk in New York City. After recognizing a customer, Negron shoots and kills the man with a German Luger pistol. Several hours later, reporter Tim Boyle and Detective Tony Ricci are at the crime scene seeking information. At Negron's apartment, Boyle, Ricci and other officers discover a finely carved statue head, the Head of the Primavera, a long missing segment from the Ponte Santa Trinita. Also found is a Purple Heart and a photograph revealing that Negron was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star.
Sansa
Sansa (2004)
, 1h56
Directed by Siegfried
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Roschdy Zem, Emma Suárez, Silke, Valentina Cervi, Ayako Fujitani, Bénédicte Loyen
Roles Valentina
Rating72% 3.629593.629593.629593.629593.62959
Artist/writer/director/producer Siegfried follows a street hustler/artist Sansa (Roschdy Zem) who makes his way from Paris to Russia using his street smarts. Sansa is charming and careless, living the bohemian life. His encounters are numerous, mostly with feminine characters, until he gets attached to an old and eccentric orchestra conductor (Ivry Gitlis) who becomes a kind of father figure.
Hotel
Hotel (2001)
, 1h54
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Salma Hayek, Saffron Burrows, Lucy Liu, Valentina Cervi, Burt Reynolds, George DiCenzo
Roles serveuse d'hôtel
Rating44% 2.205932.205932.205932.205932.20593
While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are being filmed by a sleazy documentary primadonna while the strange hotel staff share meals which consist of human meat. The story expands to involve a hit man, a call girl and the Hollywood producer.
Birthday Girl, 1h33
Directed by Jez Butterworth
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin, Vincent Cassel, Mathieu Kassovitz, Stephen Mangan, Sally Phillips
Rating60% 3.0496653.0496653.0496653.0496653.049665
John Buckingham (Ben Chaplin), a lonely St Albans bank clerk, orders a mail-order bride Nadia (Nicole Kidman) from Russia on the Internet. John is uncomfortable and shy, but Nadia is sexually bold. Though Nadia cannot speak English and John cannot speak Russian, they soon bond. Later on, a man she introduces as her cousin Yuri (Mathieu Kassovitz) and his friend Alexei (Vincent Cassel) turn up to celebrate her birthday. Alexei soon shows that he has a temper. After a violent altercation, Alexei holds Nadia hostage and demands a ransom from John. John has grown to care for Nadia and is forced to steal from the bank where he has worked for ten years. After the ransom is paid, he realises that he has been the victim of an elaborate con. Nadia, Yuri, and Alexei are criminals, and Alexei is actually Nadia's boyfriend.
James Dean
James Dean (2001)
, 2h
Directed by Mark Rydell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about television
Actors James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Colantoni, David Proval, Joanne Linville
Roles Pier Angeli
Rating73% 3.696813.696813.696813.696813.69681
At eight years old, James Dean lives with his estranged father Winton and mother Mildred in 1939 Santa Monica, California. When Mildred dies of cancer in 1940, Winton sends James on a train to Fairmount, Indiana, along with the coffin containing her body. Winton does not show up at the funeral, leaving James to be raised by his aunt and uncle on a farm in Fairmount. Over the years, he becomes more curious about his father's decision to abandon him. He tries to impress him by sending him a package displaying his various athletic trophies in high school sports.
Nothing About Robert, 1h47
Directed by Pascal Bonitzer
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Valentina Cervi, Michel Piccoli, Bernadette Lafont, Laurent Lucas
Roles Aurélie Coquille
Rating64% 3.2424053.2424053.2424053.2424053.242405
Didier voit sa vie basculer après une dispute avec son amie Juliette et l'écriture d'une critique sur un film qu'il n'a pas vu. Juliette le quitte et il rencontre Aurélie, une jeune fille étrange.
Midsummer Night Dance
Directed by Pupi Avati
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Gianni Cavina, Valentina Cervi, Carlo Delle Piane, Libero De Rienzo, Chiara Muti, Mario Maranzana
Roles Ines
Rating62% 3.148033.148033.148033.148033.14803
Bologne, années 1930. Inès, aussitôt diplômée est embauchée dans une boutique comme dactylographe. La propriétaire lui promet un salaire modeste et elle accepte avec plaisir parce qu'elle connaît Angelo, le fils du propriétaire. Au fil des jours, Inès se rend compte qu'elle tombe amoureuse d'Angelo, même si le garçon semble l'ignorer et que son père ne la paye pas depuis plusieurs mois...
Artemisia
Artemisia (1997)
, 1h38
Directed by Agnès Merlet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Erotic, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Peinture
Actors Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Miki Manojlović, Luca Zingaretti, Emmanuelle Devos, Maurice Garrel
Roles Artemisia Gentileschi
Rating67% 3.3946953.3946953.3946953.3946953.394695
Seventeen-year-old Artemisia Gentileschi (Valentina Cervi), the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi, a renowned Italian painter, exhibits her father's talent, and is encouraged by her father, who has no sons and wishes his art to survive after him. However, in the chauvinistic world of early-1600s Italy women are forbidden to paint human nudes or enter the Academy of Arts. Orazio allows his daughter to study in his studio—although he draws the line at letting her view nude males. She is direct and determined, and bribes the fisherman Fulvio with a kiss to let her observe his body and draw him.