Nicoletta Braschi

Nicoletta Braschi

Highest Rated: 91% Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 19, 1960

Birthplace: Cesena, Italy

Italian actress Nicoletta Braschi is most familiar as the better half of actor, director, and all-around wild card Roberto Benigni, with whom she frequently collaborates. Braschi was born in Cesana in 1960 and studied at Rome's Academy of Dramatic Arts, which is where she and Benigni met and fell in love. She appeared in his 1983 film "Tu mi turbi," and in 1991 she and Benigni scored their first big hit in Italy with "Johnny Stecchino," a gangster comedy in which she portrayed the girlfriend of Benigni's mobster character. Their biggest international success came in 1997 with the touching Holocaust tale "Life Is Beautiful." Braschi was in familiar territory, playing the wife of Benigni's character. Renowned around the world, the film, which Benigni directed and starred in, won numerous awards including the Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes and Best Foreign Film at the Oscars. The duo followed this up five years later with a live-action version of "Pinocchio" which she produced, and in which she portrayed the Blue Fairy.

Highest rated movies

Happy as Lazzaro
Mystery Train
Down by Law
Life Is Beautiful
Johnny Stecchino
The Monster
The Tiger and the Snow
Pinocchio

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 80% Happy as Lazzaro Marchesa Alfonsina De Luna (Character) - 2018
20% 84% The Tiger and the Snow Vittoria (Character),
Producer
$9.0K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mobbing Anna (Character) - 2004
0% 32% Pinocchio The Blue Fairy (Character),
Producer
$3.7M 2002
80% 96% Life Is Beautiful Dora (Character) $57.6M 1997
No Score Yet 82% Hardboiled Egg Giovanna (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 93% According to Pereira Marta (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 61% Who Killed Pasolini? Graziella Chiarcossi (Character) - 1995
40% 83% The Monster Jessica Rossetti (Character) $635.6K 1994
46% 85% Johnny Stecchino Maria (Character) $623.5K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Especially on Sunday Nicoletta (Character) $134.5K 1991
89% 87% Mystery Train Luisa (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 82% The Little Devil Nina (Character) - 1988
87% 94% Down by Law Nicoletta (Character) $106.5K 1986