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Lea Massari

Anna Maria Massetani better known as Lea Massari (born 30 June 1933) is an Italian actress. When she was 22, she changed her name to Lea Massari after the death of her fiancé Leo. She studied architecture in Switzerland. Massari become a celebrity in art cinema for two roles, the missing girl Anna in Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura (1960), and as Clara, the mother of a sexually precocious 14 year old boy named Laurent (Benoît Ferreux) in Louis Malle's Murmur of the Heart (1971). She worked both in Italian and French Cinema. Her career includes Sergio Leone's debut Il Colosso di Rodi, and international commercial films such as Les choses de la vie. She was member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975. She won Nastro d'Argento as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Francesco Rosi's Christ Stopped at Eboli.

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Jun 30, 1933 In Rome, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Forbidden 1955-09-23
Latest Project:
Movie Il était une fois Sergio Leone 2014-10-19
Known For
Poster of Il était une fois Sergio Leone
Poster of The Silent One
Poster of Murmur of the Heart
Poster of The Four Days of Naples
Movie Il était une fois Sergio Leone Unknown 2014-10-19
Movie Segreti segreti Marta 1985-03-15
Movie The Seventh Target Nelly 1984-12-19
Movie Sarah Carla Angelli 1983-04-27
Movie Ritorno a Lisca Bianca Anna (voice) (archive footage) 1983-10-27
Movie La Flambeuse Unknown 1981-05-13
Movie Christ Stopped at Eboli Luisa Levi 1979-02-23
Movie The Meetings of Anna Anna's mother 1978-10-08
Movie Sale rêveur Joséphe 1978-04-04
Movie Location Hunting Cecilia 1977-11-16
Movie Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison Unknown 1977-02-06
Movie A Dog Called... Vengeance Muriel 1977-12-02
Movie Chi dice donna, dice donna Gilbert 1976-02-11
Movie The Undertaker Parlor Computer Gloria 1976-04-07
Movie Stream Line Amanda Treves 1976-05-06
Movie Fear Over the City Norah Elmer 1975-04-09
Movie Bloody Murder Helene Noblet 1974-03-06
Movie Allonsanfan Charlotte 1974-09-06
Series Anna Karenina Anna Karenina 1974-11-10
Movie The Woman in Blue Aurélie 1973-01-14
Movie The Silent One Maria 1973-02-10
Movie The Son Maria 1973-03-30
Movie Story of a Love Story Woman 1973-05-24
Movie And Hope to Die Sugar 1972-09-15
Movie Indian Summer Monica 1972-10-18
Movie Murmur of the Heart Clara Chevalier 1971-04-27
Movie Devil's Ransom Britt 1971-06-18
Movie The Things of Life Catherine Bérard 1970-03-13
Series The Brothers Karamazov Agrafena Aleksàndrovna 1969-11-16
Movie Volver a vivir María 1968-02-12
Movie I Want Him Dead Aloma 1968-06-15
Movie Garden of Delights Unknown 1967-12-29
Movie Made in Italy Monica (segment "1 'Usi e costumi', episode 3") 1965-09-03
Movie The Camp Followers Toula 1965-11-04
Movie Weeping for a Bandit María Jerónima 1964-08-31
Movie The Unvanquished Dominique Servet 1964-09-25
Movie Le monte-charge Marthe Dravet 1962-05-04
Movie The Four Days of Naples Maria 1962-11-16
Movie Conquered City Lelia Mendores 1962-12-05
Movie I sogni muoiono all'alba Anna Miklos 1961-01-01
Movie The Colossus of Rhodes Diala 1961-06-15
Movie A Difficult Life Elena Pavinato 1961-12-19
Movie L'Avventura Anna 1960-06-29
Movie From a Roman Balcony Freya 1960-11-05
Movie Resurrection Maria Pawlowa 1958-10-21
Movie I sogni nel cassetto Lucia Moretti 1957-09-01
Movie Forbidden Agnese Barras 1955-09-23