Angelica Ippolito

Angelica Ippolito (born 8 September 1944) is an Italian stage, film and television actress.

Angelica Ippolito
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Born8 September 1944 (1944-09-08) (age 75)
Naples, Italy
Partner(s)Andrea Franchetti
Gian Maria Volonté
ChildrenCody Franchetti
Parent(s)Felice Ippolito
Isabella Quarantotti
RelativesEduardo De Filippo (step-father)
Luca De Filippo (step-brother)

Life and careerEdit

Born in Naples to geologist Felice Ippolito and writer and playwright Isabella Quarantotti. Her mother married thirdly to actor and playwright Eduardo De Filippo. Ippolito studied at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome and made her acting debut in the late 1960s.[1][2] She worked extensively in the Eduardo De Filippo's stage company.[1] In 1977 she won a Special David di Donatello Award for her performance in Alberto Lattuada's Oh, Serafina!.[3][4] Ippolito was the last companion of the actor Gian Maria Volonté, from late 1970s until his death.[5]

Ippolito has a son, Cody Franchetti, from her relationship with Andrea Franchetti, son of a Sardinian baron who married a Milliken heiress.[6][7] Cody was featured in the documentaries Born Rich and The One Percent.[6][8]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano - Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
  2. ^ Maurizio Giammusso. La fabbrica degli attori: l'Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica ; storia di cinquant'anni. Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, 1990.
  3. ^ Lino Miccichè. Storia del cinema italiano: 1977-1985. Bianco & Nero, 2001. ISBN 8831785370.
  4. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
  5. ^ Giovanna Grassi (11 December 1994). "Addio a Volonté con "o sole mio"". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  6. ^ a b Ratner, Lizzy (30 January 2006). "Baron Franchetti Gets Ready". The New York Observer. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  7. ^ McMenamin, Brigid (25 December 2000). "Close-Knit". Forbes. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  8. ^ Johnson, Jamie (26 June 2008). "Summering the Marie Antoinette Way". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2 August 2017.

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