Alessandra Panaro

Alessandra Panaro (14 December 1939 – 1 May 2019) was an Italian film actress of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Alessandra Panaro
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Alessandra Panaro in 1959
Born(1939-12-14)14 December 1939
Died1 May 2019(2019-05-01) (aged 79)
Years active1954–2016
Spouse(s)Jean-Pierre Sabet (?–1983) (his death)
Giancarlo Sbragia (1992–1994) (his death)

Panaro is best known for her films in the early 1960s, notably Luchino Visconti's crime drama Rocco e i suoi fratelli in 1960.

Life and careerEdit

Born in Rome into a wealthy family, Panaro studied acting under Teresa Franchini.[1] She made her film debut at 16 years old, and got a large success in 1956 thanks to the Dino Risi's comedy film Poor, But Handsome, then specializing in romantic comedies.[1] In 1957–8, together with her Poor, But Handsome co-star Lorella De Luca, she assisted Mario Riva in presenting the popular RAI game show Il Musichiere.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Panaro was first married to the Italian-Egyptian banker Jean-Pierre Sabet. Widowed, in 1992 she married the actor Giancarlo Sbragia.[1]

She died on 1 May 2019 in her home in Geneva at the age of 79.[2]

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi (2003). Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
  2. ^ "È morta Alessandra Panaro, star di 'Poveri ma belli'". La Repubblica. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 2 May 2019.

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