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Franca Valeri


Born - 31 July 1920, Milan, Italy
Died - 9 August 2020

Angular, latterly bespectacled Italian actress and writer, with short dark hair, who also had a busy stage career, sometimes with one-woman shows. Born Franca Norsa, she made her film acting debut in Fellini's early film Lights of Variety (1950). Other credits include I Due Sergenti (1951), Toto in Colour (1952), The Sign of Venus (1955), The Love Specialist (1957), Crimen (1960), The Shortest Day (1963), Me, Me, Me...and the Others (1966), Nel Giorno de Signore (1970), The Last Italian Tango (1973), The Rip-Off (1977) and It's Not Me, It's Him (1980) - then much TV and theatre until Tosca and the Women (2003), her last. Married/divorced actor Vittorio Caprioli, she died from Parkinson's Disease days after her 100th birthday.