Silvana Mangano

Silvana Mangano

Highest Rated: 100% Dark Eyes (Oci Ciornie) (1987)

Lowest Rated: 40% Ludwig (1973)

Birthday: Apr 23, 1930

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

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.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Bitter Smile Actor 2009
100% Dark Eyes (Oci Ciornie) Elisa 1987
53% Dune Reverend Mother Ramallo 1984
80% Conversation Piece (Gruppo di famiglia in un interno) Bianca 1974
40% Ludwig Cosima Wagner 1973
No Score Yet Lo Scopone scientifico (The Scientific Cardplayer) (The Scopone Game) Antonia 1972
67% 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
86% 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
89% Barabbas Rachel 1962
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


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