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Silvana Mangano



Italian actress Silvana Mangano's earliest "connection" with filmmaking occurred indirectly through her romantic relationship with Marcello Mastroianni. Trained as a dancer, Mangano was supporting herself as a model when, at 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant. This led to a movie contract, though it would take three years for Mangano to ascend to international stardom with her earthy, sensuous performance in Bitter Rice (1949). Though she never scaled the heights of her contemporaries Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, Mangano remained a cinematic favorite into the 1970s, working with such major directors as De Sica and Visconti. Long married to Bitter Rice producer Dino De Laurentiis, Mangano bore him several children -- one of whom, daughter Raffaela, produced Mangano's next-to-last film Dune. Sylvana Mangano abandoned films in 1981 to mourn the plane-crash death of her son Federico, but briefly returned to the screen on two occasions before her own death at the age of 59.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bitter Smile
  • Actor
2009
100% Dark Eyes (Oci Ciornie)
  • Elisa
1987
57% Dune
  • Reverend Mother Ramallo
1984
75% Conversation Piece (Gruppo di famiglia in un interno)
  • Bianca
1974
No Score Yet Ludwig
  • Cosima Wagner
1973
No Score Yet Lo Scopone scientifico (The Scientific Cardplayer) (The Scopone Game)
  • Antonia
1972
76% Death in Venice
  • Tadzio's Mother
1971
No Score Yet Scipione detto anche l'africano (Scipio the African)
  • Emilia, Lucio's wife
1971
83% Il Decameron (The Decameron)
  • Madonna
1970
89% Teorema (Theorem)
  • Lucia
1968
86% Edipo re (Oedipus Rex)
  • Jocasta
1967
No Score Yet Le Streghe (The Witches)
  • Gloria (segment "Strega Bruciata viva, La") / Lady in a hurr
1967
No Score Yet Il processo di Verona
  • Edda Ciano
1963
100% Barabbas
  • Rachel
1961
No Score Yet The Last Judgement (Il giudizio universale)
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet La grande guerra
  • Costantina
1959
No Score Yet The Gold of Naples (L'oro di Napoli) (Every Day's a Holiday)
  • Theresa
1955
No Score Yet Ulysses
  • Circe / Penelope
1954
No Score Yet Mambo
  • Giovanna Masetti
1954
No Score Yet Anna
  • Anna
1951
100% Bitter Rice (Riso amaro)
  • Silvana
1949
No Score Yet Lure of the Sila
  • Actor
1949

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