Anna Magnani

Anna Magnani

Highest Rated: 100% Open City (1945)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Birthday: Mar 7, 1908

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

A volatile, commanding star of post-war Italian cinema, Anna Magnani was once described by director William Dieterle as "the last of the great shameless emotionalists." She gained international attention for her impassioned performance in Roberto Rossellini's "Open City" (1945). Though her early career had encompassed repertory work, musical comedy and vaudeville, Magnani subsequently tended to appear in tempestuous, earthy and maternal roles, such as the overbearing stage mother in Visconti's "Bellismima" (1951) and the passionate widow in her Oscar-winning Hollywood turn in "The Rose Tattoo" (1955), written by Tennessee Williams with her in mind. Magnani became a symbol of seething, earthy, mature sexuality in the postwar years and throughout the 1950s. She was outstanding as the commedia dell'arte actress in Jean Renoir's "The Golden Coach" (1952) and as a deranged peasant who believes herself impregnated by St. Joseph in Rossellini's "L'Amore" (1948). Magnani's next important performance in film came with her galvanizing work in the title role of Pier Paolo Pasolini's powerful "Mamma Roma" (1962), and she was also successful in the enjoyable comedy "The Secret of Santa Vittoria" (1969). Her last screen role was a cameo in Fellini's "Roma" (1972).

Highest rated movies

The Passionate Thief
The Golden Coach
Open City
Mamma Roma
Bellissima
The Secret of Santa Vittoria
The Rose Tattoo
The Fugitive Kind

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The War of the Volcanoes Self - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1870 Teresa Parenti (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet La sciantosa Flora Torres (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Automobile Anna (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1943: Un incontro Jolanda (Character) - 1969
63% 82% The Secret of Santa Vittoria Rosa (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Italy Adelina (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 67% ...and the Wild Wild Women Egle (Character) - 1962
94% 90% Mamma Roma Mamma Roma (Character) - 1962
50% 63% The Fugitive Kind Lady Torrance (Character) - 1960
100% 79% The Passionate Thief Gioia Fabbricotti (Character) $30.8K 1960
No Score Yet 65% Wild Is the Wind Gioia (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Awakening Sister Letizia (Character) - 1956
63% 72% The Rose Tattoo Serafina Delle Rose (Character) - 1955
100% 76% The Golden Coach Camilla (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet We the Women Anna (Character) - 1953
80% 91% Bellissima Maddalena Cecconi (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 83% Volcano Maddalena Natoli (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarred Assunta Spina (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 73% L'Amore Unknown (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman Trouble Linda Bertoni (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angelina Unknown (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Before Him All Rome Trembled Ada (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bandit Lidia (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peddlin' in Society Gioconda Perfetti (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Bandito Lidia (Character) - 1946
100% 92% Open City Pina (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down With Misery Nannina Straselli (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peddler and the Lady Elide (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Is Beautiful Virginia (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet La fortuna viene dal cielo Zizì (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 50% Doctor, Beware Loletta Prima (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Speed Emilia (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Cieca di Sorrento Anna (Character) - 1934

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1953