Almost unknown italian actorsby cinemadistrada | created - 21 Oct 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Many know their faces, a few ones their names
Actor | Mezzanotte d'amore
Alfredo Adami (Rome, July 2, 1915 - Rome, Aug. 2, 1989) was an Italian actor. Thin, tall, approaching the world of cinema no longer young, debuting in the film "Adua e le compagne", (1960), by Antonio Pietrangeli. Several appearances in major films of Italian cinema, including copyright, like "Roma...
Actor | Lo sceicco bianco
Ernesto Almirante (24 September 1877 - 13 December 1964) was an Italian film and stage actor. Born in Mistretta into a family of actors, Almirante worked several years on stage along his father Nunzio. He was also active as agent and organizer of several stage companies. After an occasional film ...
Actor | The Arena
Character actor Salvatore Baccaro was born on May 6, 1932 in Roccamandolfi, Italy. Baccaro worked as a flower vendor outside of a film studio in Rome, Italy prior to embarking on an acting career in the early 1970's. With his rough face, hulking physique, and intimidating screen presence, Salvatore...
11. Gigi Ballista
Actor | Midnight Express
Gigi Ballista was born on December 1, 1918 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Luigi Ballista. He was an actor, known for Midnight Express (1978), The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (1966) and Emma Hamilton (1968). He died on August 2, 1980 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
Actress | Year of the Gun
A large woman endowed with the gift of gab, with uncommon expressive qualities and with a comic talent second to none, thus can be defined Fiametta Baralla, an Italian actress who was mostly active during the 1970s and 1980s. The daughter of actor Orlando Baralla, Beatrice (known as Fiammetta in ...
13. Ciccio Barbi
Ciccio Barbi was born on January 19, 1919 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy as Francesco Barbi. He was an actor, known for Colossus of the Arena (1962), Girl with a Suitcase (1961) and Mother's Heart (1954). He died on November 26, 1992 in Rome, Italy.
15. Mara Berni
Actress | La figlia del capitano
Mara Berni was born on June 12, 1932 in Brunate, Lombardy, Italy as Mara Rita Antonia Bernasconi. She is an actress, known for La figlia del capitano (1965), Biblioteca di Studio Uno (1964) and I promessi sposi (1967). She has been married to Tarik Mamoud Rana since 1989.
21. Alberto Bonucci
Actor | The Taming of the Shrew
Alberto Bonucci was born on May 19, 1918 in Campobasso, Molise, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for The Taming of the Shrew (1967), The Four Musketeers (1963) and Sex Can Be Difficult (1962). He died on April 5, 1969 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
28. Anna Campori
Actress | Biblioteca di Studio Uno
Anna Campori was born on September 22, 1917 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress, known for Biblioteca di Studio Uno (1964), Neapolitan Turk (1953) and Suor Maria (1955). She was married to Pietro De Vico. She died on January 19, 2018 in Rome, Italy.
Actor | Violenza in un carcere femminile
Franco Caracciolo was born on March 6, 1944 in San Martino in Pensilis, Molise, Italy. He was an actor, known for Violence in a Women's Prison (1982), Cindy - Cinderella '80 (1984) and Killer Nun (1979). He died on November 3, 1992 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
35. Renato Cecchetto
He studied and graduated from the "Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica Silvio D'Amico". He works in theater and is directed, among others, by Mario Missiroli, Giorgio Pressburger, Jim Dale and Francesco Macedonio. Filmmaking has worked in more than 80 films with directors such as Mario Monicelli,...
40. Vittorio Congia
Actor | Biblioteca di Studio Uno
He has appeared in about forty films, including twelve musicals, between 1957 and 1978. For television, he participated in several television miniseries: "Biblioteca di Studio Uno" (1964, episode of "I tre moschettieri"), "Za-bum" (1964), "Scaramouche" (1965), "Oliver Cromwell: Ritratto di un ...
42. Bruno Corelli
Actor | La scimitarra del saraceno
Bruno Corelli (20 August 1918 - 17 February 1983) was an Italian actor. Born in Bologna, after being part of a dramatic society of his hometown Corelli moved to Rome to attend the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. He made his film debut in 1938, when together with several of his classmates he ...
43. Vittoria Crispo
Actress | Totò, Peppino e la... malafemmina
Vittoria Crispo was born on May 1, 1900 in Naples, Campania, Italy. She was an actress, known for Toto, Peppino, and the Hussy (1956), Nennella (1948) and The Treasure of San Gennaro (1966). She died on December 24, 1973 in Naples, Italy.
47. Umberto D'Orsi
Actor | La fiera delle vanità
One of the best character actor of Italian cinema, expecially in the early 60s and part of the 70s, Umberto took a degree in law in 1953 but he was active in many theaters of Italy until the early 60s, when he encountered cinema. He acted in 10-15 films every year, expecially in small part roles ...
55. Franco Diogene
Actor | Midnight Express
Franco Diogene was born on October 20, 1947 in Catania, Sicily, Italy as Concetto Francesco Diogene. He was an actor, known for Midnight Express (1978), The Name of the Rose (1986) and Interzone (1989). He was married to Mariella Denari. He died on May 28, 2005 in Genova, Italy.
59. Attilio Dottesio
Actor | I vecchi e i giovani
Attilio Dottesio started his career as a stage actor. The training he had received there made him more serious, diligent and precise than most actors working in the movie business at the time would normally be and made him a highly valued supporting actor. He is said to have been a very gentle ...
Actress | Enchanted April
Adriana Facchetti was born on January 6, 1921 in Desenzano del Garda, Lombardy, Italy. She was an actress, known for Enchanted April (1991), Payment in Blood (1967) and Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960). She died on October 6, 1993 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
63. Ugo Fangareggi
Actor | Ho un buco giovedì
Ugo Fangareggi was born on January 30, 1938 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for Ho un buco giovedì (2013), The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) and Remo e Romolo (Storia di due figli di una lupa) (1976). He was married to Antonietta Ermini. He died on October 20, 2017 in ...
71. Pina Gallini
Actress | Il fu Mattia Pascal
Pina Gallini was born on March 19, 1888 in Bondeno, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Giuseppina Gallini. She was an actress, known for Il fu Mattia Pascal (1937), Addio Kira! (1942) and L'albergo degli assenti (1939). She died on January 31, 1974 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna.
78. Franco Giacobini
Actor | Ercole al centro della Terra
Franco Giacobini was born on March 15, 1926 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor, known for Hercules in the Haunted World (1961), Two Sergeants of General Custer (1965) and Operation Kid Brother (1967). He was married to Angela Goodwin. He died on December 27, 2015 in Rome, Italy.
81. Laura Gore
Actor | Il microfono è vostro
Guglielmo Inglese was born on November 24, 1892 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He was an actor, known for Il microfono è vostro (1951), Bellezze in moto-scooter (1952) and Fermi tutti... arrivo io! (1953). He died on January 1, 1962 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.
Actress | Aragosta a colazione
Adriana Innocenti was born on October 16, 1926 in Portico e San Benedetto, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. She was an actress, known for Lobster for Breakfast (1979), Verdi (1982) and Festa di laurea (1985). She was married to Piero Nuti. She died on March 4, 2016 in Turin, Italy.
86. Valerio Isidori
Actor | The Passion of the Christ
Valerio Isidori was born on January 19, 1942 in Sanremo, Liguria, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Name of the Rose (1986) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999). He died on April 3, 2014 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
93. Elvi Lissiak
Actress | Lo sparviero dei Caraibi
Elvi Lissiak was born on July 19, 1929 in Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy as Elvira Lissiach. She was an actress, known for Caribbean Hawk (1962), The Ship of Condemned Women (1953) and Domenica d'agosto (1950). She was married to Franco Castellani. She died on February 25, 1996 in Rome, ...
96. Livio Lorenzon
Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
Livio Lorenzon was born on May 6, 1923 in Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963) and Tharus figlio di Attila (1962). He died on December 23, 1971 in Latisana, Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
97. Enrico Luzi
Actor | Biblioteca di Studio Uno
Enrico Luzi was born on September 27, 1919 in Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He was an actor, known for Biblioteca di Studio Uno (1964), The Daughter of the Regiment (1953) and Il microfono è vostro (1951). He died on October 18, 2011 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
99. Enzo Maggio
Actor | Il re di Poggioreale
Enzo Maggio (10 October 1902 - 13 July 1978) was an Italian actor. Born Vincenzo Maggio in Naples into a family of actors, Maggio made a long apprenticeship in the avanspettacolo theaters before and during the Second World War. On stage, he was specialized in macchiette and in the impersonation of ...
100. Achille Majeroni
Actor | I vitelloni
Achille Majeroni was born on August 24, 1881 in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy. He is known for his work on I Vitelloni (1953), Miseria e nobiltà (1940) and Caravaggio, il pittore maledetto (1941). He was married to Ersilia Arrighi and Lea Müller. He died on October 12, 1964 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.