Top 6 most iconic Italian actresses of all time

6) Claudia Cardinale

 a scene from: ''Once Upon a Time in the West'' (1968)
Claudia Cardinale
a scene from: ”Once Upon a Time in the West” (1968)
Claudia Cardinale

Born as Claude Josephine Rose Cardinal in La Goulette, Tunisia, on April 15, 1938, she has parents of Sicilian origins.

In a natural constant comparison with Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, many French magazines revisit an anti Brigitte Bardot in her and, to better play on this antagonism, they baptize her C.C. as much as Bardot is B.B.

Incredible then, the fact that the two instead of feeling rancor and envy as the press would like, become better friends of each other. Friendship welded in the film Le pistolere (1971).

Federico Fellini prefers her to her colleagues and plunges her into her 8 ½ (1963) with Barbara Steele. Calling her “Claudina“, the guide in the character of the “girl of the source” in long walks and talks, resuming her, while once again she has to deal with a lascivious Mastroianni who accuses her, this time, not to believe the feelings in the least love that he feels towards him.

5) Gina Lollobrigida

a scene from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956).
Gina Lollobrigida
a scene from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956).
Gina Lollobrigida

Enrolled in the registry office as Luigia Lollobrigida.

Her family lost all its property during an Anglo-American bombardment in the Second World War and in 1944 moved to Rome in search of employment.

As a vision, La Lollo appears in 1947 in Miss Rome. She who does not even have a dress suitable for the ceremony wins the second place and the right to participate in Miss Italy in Stresa.

They said she was the most beautiful woman in the world after she played the international watchmaker Lina Cavalieri in the 1955 film of the same name directed by Robert Z. Leonard, shot partly at the Royal Palace of Caserta.

For the role in this film in which he starred alongside Vittorio Gassman, Lollobrigida won the David di Donatello 1956 as best actress and has also put on a beautiful soprano voice.

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