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Ilaria Occhini

Ilaria Occhini (28 March 1934 – 20 July 2019) was an Italian stage, television and film actress. She appeared in more than 30 films. Born in Florence, niece and daughter of novelists, Occhini started her film career at 19 with the Luciano Emmer's comedy film Terza Liceo with the stage name Isabella Redi, then attended the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica in Rome, graduating in 1957. The same year she back to acting with Mario Monicelli's Il medico e lo stregone, and at the same time she debuted on stage with Luchino Visconti's La ragazza delle smirne and had her first leading role in the Anton Giulio Majano's TV series Jane Eyre. In 1959 she appeared in the television adaptation The Vicar of Wakefield. Her mother, Gioconda Papini (1910-1954), was one of the two daughters of writer Giovanni Papini and his wife Giacinta Giovagnoli, the other being writer Viola Paszkowski Papini. Her father was writer, art historian and journalist Barna Occhini (pseudonym of Carlo Luigi Occhini) (1905-1978), the son of senator Pier Ludovico Occhini and his wife Maria Luisa Tettamanzi. Occhini obtained her major successes on stage, working several times with Luchino Visconti, then joining the Piccolo Teatro of Naples, where she received large critical appreciation by interpreting classical and contemporary authors. She was also a constant presence of RAI television series, and also starred in many films, but rarely in leading roles. In 1992 Occhini won the Nastro d'Argento for best supporting role for her performance in Benvenuti in Casa Gori. In 2008 she was awarded Best Actress at the Locarno International Film Festival for her role in Mar Nero. In 2010 she won a David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Loose Cannons; the same year she was awarded with a special Nastro d'Argento for her career. She married screenwriter and author Raffaele La Capria, with whom she had a daughter, Alexandra. Source: Article "Ilaria Occhini" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Mar 28, 1934 In Florence, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie High School 1954-08-16
Latest Project:
Movie A Perfect Family 2012-11-29
Known For
Poster of Loose Cannons
Poster of Provaci ancora prof
Poster of Hearth Fires
Poster of The Shortest Day
Movie A Perfect Family Rosa 2012-11-29
Movie All at Sea Signora Valeria 2011-03-11
Movie La ragazza americana Bice 2011-11-07
Movie Loose Cannons La nonna 2010-02-12
Movie Black Sea Gemma Pratesi 2009-01-30
Series Provaci ancora prof Andreina Baudino 2005-11-06
Movie Investigation of a Citizen Named Volonté Interviewee 2004-01-12
Movie Tomorrow 2001-01-26
Series Father Matthew Elena Lombardi Satriani 2000-01-07
Movie Boom Unknown 1999-06-11
Movie Meglio tardi che mai Emma Di Carlo 1999-12-12
Movie Don Milani - Il priore di Barbiana Don Milani's mother 1997-12-02
Movie Ritorno a casa Gori Adele Papini 1996-10-18
Movie Pizza Colonia Severina Serboli 1991-12-05
Movie Benvenuti in casa Gori Adele Papini 1990-10-19
Movie The Return Francesca 1973-09-30
Movie Two Men in Town Sophie Strabliggi 1973-10-24
Movie Hearth Fires Clotilde 1972-05-24
Movie Brigade Anti Gangs Angèle Le Goff 1966-08-18
Movie The Man Who Laughs Dea 1966-08-20
Movie Almost a Man Elena 1966-09-04
Movie Complexes Gabriella (I) 1965-08-15
Movie The Tramplers Edith Wickett 1965-12-31
Movie The Betrothed La monaca di Monza 1964-02-20
Movie The Shortest Day Crocerossina (uncredited) 1963-02-14
Movie Damon and Pythias Nerissa 1962-09-05
Movie Il mantenuto Daniela 1961-12-26
Movie Carthage in Flames Ophir 1960-01-28
Movie Sigfrido Crimilde 1958-09-26
Movie Pia de' Tolomei Pia de' Tolomei 1958-12-29
Movie Doctor and the Healer Rosina 1957-12-04
Series Jane Eyre Jane Eyre 1957-03-09
Movie High School Isabella 1954-08-16