Valentina Cervi is a Actor Italienne born on 13 april 1976 at Rome (Italie)
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Nationality ItalieBirth 13 april 1976Valentina Cervi (born 13 April 1974) is an Italian film and television actress.
(44 years) at Rome (Italie
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.
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.