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Virna Lisi is a Actor Italienne born on 8 november 1936 at Ancona (Italie)

Virna Lisi

Virna Lisi
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Birth name Virna Lisa Pieralisi
Nationality Italie
Birth 8 november 1936 at Ancona (Italie)
Death 18 december 2014 (at 78 years) at Rome (Italie)

Virna Pieralisi ([ˈvirna ˈliːzi]; 8 November 1936 – 18 December 2014), better known as Virna Lisi, was an Italian actress.

Biography

Virna Lisi débute à l'écran en 1953 dans ...e Napoli canta! . En 1955, lorsque Mario Mattoli réalise Le diciottenni , un remake de son film Leçon de chimie à neuf heures (Ore 9 lezione di chimica), Virna Lisi reprend le rôle autrefois interprété par Irasema Dilián. En 1956, elle tient le rôle principal dans La Femme du jour| de Francesco Maselli.

Au cours des années 1960, elle signe un contrat d'exclusivité avec le studio Paramount et tourne plusieurs films à Hollywood, dont Comment tuer votre femme (How to Murder Your Wife) de Richard Quine. Se sentant enfermée dans le rôle de la « nouvelle Marilyn », elle décide de casser son contrat.

En avril 1960, elle épouse Franco Pesci avec qui elle aura un fils, Corado Pesci, né en 1962.

En 1980, son rôle dans La Cigale (La Cicala) d'Alberto Lattuada lui permet de relancer sa carrière et de remporter le David di Donatello de la meilleure actrice principale.

Elle interprète Catherine de Médicis dans La Reine Margot de Patrice Chéreau. Pour ce rôle, le prix d'interprétation féminine du Festival de Cannes lui est décerné en 1994. Elle remporte également le César de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle en 1995. Elle est la première actrice étrangère à remporter le César de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle.

Vedette internationale, ayant eu une carrière prolifique surtout au cinéma pendant plusieurs décennies, elle se fait plus rare sur le grand écran à partir des années 1990, ne jouant essentiellement que pour la télévision à partir de 2002.

Elle meurt d'un cancer du poumon en 2014.

Best films

Duel of the Titans (1961)
(Actress)
Queen Margot (1994)
(Actress)
The Black Tulip (1964)
(Actress)
The Hussars (1955)
(Actress)
The Serpent (1973)
(Actress)
Il padrone delle ferriere (1959)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Virna Lisi (70 films)

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Actress

Aznavour by Charles
Origin France
Genres Documentary, Musical
Actors Romain Duris, Michel Klochendler, Charles Aznavour, Lino Ventura, Édith Piaf, Michèle Mercier
Roles Self - Actress (archive footage)
Rating71% 3.573613.573613.573613.573613.57361
Montage d'images réalisées par Charles Aznavour tout au long de sa vie, notamment lors de ses tournées, commenté par Romain Duris.
Latin Lover
Directed by Cristina Comencini
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Virna Lisi, Angela Finocchiaro, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Pihla Viitala
Roles Rita
Rating59% 2.9948452.9948452.9948452.9948452.994845
Les filles et veuves d'un légendaire acteur et don Juan se réunissent pour honorer sa carrière dans ce délirant hommage à l'âge d'or du cinéma italien.
Marcello, una vita dolce, 1h38
Genres Documentary
Actors Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sergio Castellitto, Ursula Andress, Lina Wertmüller
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating68% 3.405063.405063.405063.405063.40506
Une vie vécue avec douceur, ce doux regard et ce sourire narquois, cette légendaire paresse. Aujourd’hui encore, dire Mastroianni ou Marcello évoque une époque : un monde fait de bravoure, de beauté, de charme, de gentillesse. Au travers d’interviews de ses proches et de ses collaborateurs, d’extraits de films et d’images d’archives, ce documentaire narré par Sergio Castellitto veut raconter un homme qui a été le plus grand acteur italien et a vécu de façon extraordinaire avec le succès, en pensant souvent qu’il n’était peut-être qu’en train de rêver.
The Best Day of My Life, 1h42
Directed by Cristina Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Virna Lisi, Margherita Buy, Sandra Ceccarelli, Luigi Lo Cascio, Marco Baliani, Ricky Tognazzi
Roles Irene Mazzoni
Rating68% 3.4414453.4414453.4414453.4414453.441445
The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up children.
Follow Your Heart
Directed by Cristina Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Virna Lisi, Margherita Buy, Galatea Ranzi, Massimo Ghini, Tchéky Karyo, Luigi Diberti
Roles Olga
Rating53% 2.6758452.6758452.6758452.6758452.675845
Dans la ville de Trieste, proche de la fin de sa vie, Olga (Virna Lisi – Margherita Buy) laisse par écrit à sa petite-fille Marta (Valentina Chico ) ses souvenirs, l'occasion pour elle de se remémorer dans les détails les moments forts et importants de sa vie, de la naissance de sa fille Ilaria (Galatea Ranzi) à ses anciens amours, Augusto (Massimo Ghini) et Ernesto (Tchéky Karyo).
One Hundred and One Nights, 1h41
Directed by Agnès Varda
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Historical, Romance
Actors Michel Piccoli, Marcello Mastroianni, Henri Garcin, Julie Gayet, Mathieu Demy, Anouk Aimée
Roles Self - in Cannes
Rating64% 3.2453253.2453253.2453253.2453253.245325
Film student Camille Miralis (Julie Gayet) is hired by Simon Cinéma, a centenarian cinephile, who lives in a castle and is losing his memory. Over a period of three months she is paid to tell him stories from various films to help him remember his past.
Queen Margot, 2h39
Directed by Patrice Chéreau, Emmanuel Hamon, Jérôme Enrico
Origin France
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films, Histoire de France, Films about marriage, Films about royalty
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Virna Lisi, Vincent Pérez, Dominique Blanc
Roles Catherine de Médicis
Rating73% 3.6975753.6975753.6975753.6975753.697575
During the late 16th century, Catholics and Protestant Huguenots are fighting over political control of France, which is ruled by the neurotic, hypochondriac King Charles IX (Jean-Hugues Anglade), and his mother, Catherine de' Medici (Virna Lisi), a scheming power player. Catherine decides to make an overture of goodwill by offering up her daughter Margot (Isabelle Adjani) in marriage to Henri de Bourbon (Daniel Auteuil), a prominent Huguenot and King of Navarre, although she also schemes to bring about the notorious St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572, when thousands of Protestants are slaughtered. The marriage goes forward but Margot, who does not love Henri, begins a passionate affair with the soldier La Môle (Vincent Pérez), also a Protestant from a well-to-do family. Murders by poisoning follow, as court intrigues multiply and Queen Catherine's villainous plotting to place her son the Duke of Anjou (Pascal Greggory) on the throne threatens the lives of La Môle, Margot and Henri of Navarre. A book with pages painted with arsenic is intended for Henri but instead causes the slow, agonizing death of King Charles. Henri escapes to Navarre and sends La Môle to fetch Margot, but Guise apprehends him. La Môle is beheaded in the Bastille before Margot can save him, and King Charles finally dies. Margot escapes carrying La Môle's embalmed head as Anjou is proclaimed King of France as Henry III.
Merry Christmas... Happy New Year, 1h40
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Virna Lisi, Michel Serrault, Paolo Graziosi, Tiziana Pini, Francesca Neri, Mattia Sbragia
Roles Elvira
Rating61% 3.097983.097983.097983.097983.09798
Elvira et Gino sont contraints de quitter leur appartement qu'ils ne peuvent plus payer. Chacun d'eux est recueilli par une de leurs filles, aucune d'elles ne pouvant les accueillir ensemble. Elvira et Gino se retrouvent dans une curieuse situation de couple qui doit se donner rendez-vous, comme le ferait un couple d'amants, pour se retrouver.
Via Panisperna Boys, 2h3
Directed by Gianni Amelio
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Laura Morante, Cristina Marsillach, Ennio Fantastichini, Mario Adorf, Virna Lisi, Sabina Guzzanti
Roles Signora Maiorana
Rating69% 3.484993.484993.484993.484993.48499
The story is inspired by a real life fact and set in the 1930s when, at the Institute of Physics of Via Panisperna, in Rome, physicist Enrico Fermi managed to involve a group of brilliant young students—Emilio, Bruno, Edoardo and Ettore (respectively, Emilio Segrè, Bruno Pontecorvo, Edoardo Amaldi and Ettore Majorana, all of whom became famous scientists)—forming a working group committed to scientific research who would achieve great discoveries in the field of nuclear physics.
Taste of the Sea, 1h32
Directed by Carlo Vanzina
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Christian De Sica, Virna Lisi, Jerry Calà, Isabella Ferrari, Marina Suma, Karina Huff
Roles Adriana Balestra
Rating61% 3.070453.070453.070453.070453.07045
The film is set in the Sixties, in the Tuscan beach of Forte dei Marmi. A group of young friends spends his holidays at sea. One of them has a girlfriend, but she loves another, while a peasant has a beautiful American girl, but prefers another woman. Finally, a shy student falls in love with an older woman. At the end of the film the same friends join together in the beach; however, they are sad because there are now the Eighties, and everything is different in their life.
The Cricket, 1h41
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Genres Drama
Actors Anthony Franciosa, Virna Lisi, Renato Salvatori, Clio Goldsmith, Barbara De Rossi, Mario Maranzana
Roles Wilma Malinverni
Rating59% 2.995192.995192.995192.995192.99519
Clio plays a fun loving girl who likes men. She leaves her home town and meets up with Wilma, a once famous singer. After Wilma bombs out at a local joint they hook up together and become prostitutes.
Ernesto
Ernesto (1979)
, 1h38
Directed by Salvatore Samperi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Michele Placido, Virna Lisi, Concha Velasco, Turi Ferro, Renato Salvatori, Stefano Madia
Roles Ernesto's Mother
Rating68% 3.4305553.4305553.4305553.4305553.430555
Ernesto (Martin Halm), a 17-year-old Jew of the 1911 Italy, abandons his family, going to live with his uncles of Trieste. Then, they arrange so Ernesto begins to work with them and so he meets a stableboy (Michele Placido) who infatuates him so both end up in an intense sexual relationship. This ends as, by chance, Ernesto has a sexual intercourse with a prostitute. Ernesto renounces then, to take lessons of violin instead. There, he meets the 15-year-old Emilio, by whom Ernesto gets acquainted with his twin sister Rachel (Lara Wendel). Ernesto and Rachel are married.