Birth Place Matching "Sicily, Italy" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | The World Is Not Enough
Maria Grazia Cucinotta (born 27 July 1968) is an Italian actress who has featured in many films and television series since 1990. She has also worked as a producer, screenwriter and model. Cucinotta was born in Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy. She is well known in Italy as a movie and ...
3. Frank Capra
Director | It's a Wonderful Life
One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you ...
4. Frank Sivero
Actor | Goodfellas
Frank Sivero (born January 6, 1952) is an American character actor, perhaps best known for playing the roles of Genco Abbandando in Mario Puzo's and Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II and Frankie Carbone (based on Angelo Sepe) in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.
Sivero was born Francesco ...
Actress | Grey's Anatomy
Stefania Spampinato was born Catania, Sicily, and grew up in a small town at the base of the Etna Volcano called Belpasso. She started dancing at 6 years old. Her passion for the arts at a young age was undeniable so her mother started making her dance costumes so she could afford her daughter's ...
Actress | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Marianna started her career as a model when she was only fifteen years old, working with top brands like Ermanno Scervino, Fendi, Giorgio Armani and appearing in magazines such as Vogue, Elle and L'Officiel. In 2008 Marianna participated at the competition for the title of Miss Italia, gaining the ...
9. Adolfo Celi
Actor | Thunderball
Sicilian born actor/writer/director was very popular with European audiences, but largely unknown to the west apart from his portrayal of the villainous SPECTRE agent "Emilio Largo" in the spectacular James Bond film Thunderball (1965). However, due to his heavy accent, Celi's voice was dubbed by ...
13. Richard Benedict
Actor | Ocean's Eleven
Actor/director Richard Benedict was born Joseph Sciurba in Sicily. He came to the US with his family when he was seven. He was a prizefighter before journeying to Hollywood to break into the movies. His stocky, somewhat menacing appearance got him tough-guy and henchman roles, although he did get ...
15. Luigi Lo Cascio
Actor | La meglio gioventù
Born in Palermo, Sicily on the 20th of October, 1967. Following the family tradition, enrolled into Medicine with the intention of becoming a psychiatrist. Began performing with a group of street actors in his native Palermo. In 1989 received a small part in a theatrical production ("Waiting for ...
18. Carlo Sposito
Actor | Teodora, imperatrice di Bisanzio
Carlo Sposito was born on May 1, 1924 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy as Carlo Esposito. He was an actor, known for Theodora, Slave Empress (1954), The Naked and the Wicked (1951) and Flying Squadron (1949). He died on September 9, 1984 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
21. Anna Kanakis
Actress | I nuovi barbari
Anna Maria Kanakis was born on February 1, 1962 in Messina, Sicily, Italy. The daughter of a Greek father and a Sicilian mother, Kanakis was an avid reader while growing up. Anna was elected Miss Volcano at age fifteen after she was discovered going wild on a dance floor in Volcano Island where she...
22. Pietro Scalia
Editor | Gladiator
Though he's cut celluloid for some of the best in the business, chances are many film lovers wouldn't even recognize the name Pietro Scalia in a lineup of Hollywood's best film editors. Born in Sicily in 1960, Scalia resided in Switzerland before heading to Los Angeles to continue his education. ...
24. Lando Buzzanca
Actor | La parmigiana
Gerlando Buzzanca, best known as Lando Buzzanca, is an Italian theatrical, film and television actor, whose career spanned over 55 years. Born in Palermo the son of a cinema projectionist, at 16 years old Buzzanca left the high school and moved to Rome to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. In ...
25. Wally Cassell
Actor | White Heat
Wally Cassell was born on March 3, 1912 in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy as Oswaldo Castellano. He was an actor, known for White Heat (1949), Story of G.I. Joe (1945) and Law and Order (1953). He was married to Marcy McGuire. He died on April 2, 2015 in Palm Desert, California, USA.
26. Daniela Giordano
Actress | I barbieri di Sicilia
Daniela Giordano was born on November 7, 1946 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Giordano attended school in Milan, Italy, where she lived with her family for ten years before returning to Palermo at age fourteen. Daniela was the winner of several local beauty pageants in her home town of Palermo and, in ...
27. Margareth Madè
Actress | Baarìa
Margareth Madè was born on June 22, 1982 in Paternò, Sicily, Italy as Margareth Tamara Maccarrone. She is an actress, known for Baarìa (2009), Andron (2015) and My House Is Full of Mirrors (2010). She has been married to Giuseppe Zeno since August 20, 2016. They have one child.
29. Frank Puglia
Actor | 20 Million Miles to Earth
Puglia started his career at age 15 when he joined a traveling operetta company. Frank appeared in Italian opera from the age of 13. He came to the U.S. in 1907 and worked in a laundry before joining an Italian language theatre group in New York. In 1921, while appearing on stage, he was spotted by ...
32. 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.
33. Franco Franchi
Actor | Il sogno di Zorro
With to Totò and Peppino De Filippo, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia has been the best couple of the Italian comic cinema. Both sicilian, of Palermo, began on the roads of sicilian city, in the tradition of the ballad singer and the actors of the Comedy of the Art. Scenes, imitations, witticism...
34. Aldo Baglio
Actor | Tre uomini e una gamba
Aldo Baglio was born on September 28, 1958 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy as Cataldo Baglio . He is an actor and writer, known for Tre uomini e una gamba (1997), Chiedimi se sono felice (2000) and Fuga da Reuma Park (2016). He is married to Silvana Fallisi. They have two children.
39. Ciccio Ingrassia
Actor | Amarcord
He met Franco Franchi in 1954, and they formed a memorable duo in over 130 films, but he showed his talent in many films of important Italian directors, Fellini, Comencini and Pasolini. His performance in Fellini's film Amarcord (1973) was memorable. His only son, Giampiero, is an appreciated actor...
43. Henry Armetta
Actor | Speed to Burn
Sicilian-born character actor who appeared in scores of American films, usually as an exuberant and demonstrative Italian. As a teenager in 1902, Armetta stowed away on a boat bound for New York. There he did menial jobs until landing a position as a valet and presser at the Lambs Club, the New ...
Cinematographer | Gotham
Crescenzo G.P. Notarile was born in Palermo Sicily, and raised in Brooklyn New York. He lives in Los Angeles California, and in Soho New York, and has been bi-coastal for the past 20 years. He is a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 600, and has been for 18 years. He has won a National Emmy Award for '...
49. Vittorio De Seta
Director | Banditi a Orgosolo
Vittorio De Seta was born on October 15, 1923 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Bandits of Orgosolo (1961), Un uomo a metà (1966) and Isole di fuoco (1955). He died on November 28, 2011 in Sellia Marina, Calabria, Italy.