Anna Maria Ferrero

Anna Maria Ferrero (18 February 1935 – 21 May 2018) was an Italian actress.

Anna Maria Ferrero
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Anna Maria Guerra

(1935-02-18)18 February 1935
Died21 May 2018(2018-05-21) (aged 83)
Years active1950–1966
(m. 1962)

Early life and careerEdit

Born Anna Maria Guerra, she changed her last name to Ferrero in honor of the composer Willy Ferrero.[1] Her film debut came at the age of 15 in Il cielo è rosso (1950), and she was soon cast in such films as Il duca di Sant'Elmo (1950) and Il Cristo proibito (1951), the only movie directed by the noted writer Curzio Malaparte.[2]

Later careerEdit

Ferrero with Maurizio Arena, 1953

Ferrero's career progressed quickly as she worked with prominent directors, such as Michelangelo Antonioni on I vinti, and actors, like Marcello Mastroianni in Carlo Lizzani's award-winning Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1953).[citation needed] She appeared with the popular comedian Totò in Totò e Carolina (1953) and with star Alberto Sordi in Una parigina a Roma (1954).

She appeared with Vittorio Gassman in six films: Lorenzaccio, King Vidor's War and Peace, Kean, which Gassman co-directed, Giovanni dalle bande nere, Le sorprese dell'amore, and Il mattatore.

Her last on-screen appearance was in an episode of the movie Controsesso (1964), directed by Ettore Scola.

Personal lifeEdit

Ferrero chose to end her career shortly after her 1963 marriage to French actor Jean Sorel, her co-star in two films: Gold of Rome (1961) and Four Days in Naples (1962).[3]


Nino Manfredi and Ferrero in The Employee (1960)
Ferrero and Jean Sorel in 1966


  1. ^ Room, Adrian (2010). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed. McFarland. pp. 174–175. ISBN 9780786457632.
  2. ^ The Forbidden Christ, retrieved 28 January 2020
  3. ^ "Overview for Anna Maria Ferrero". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 21 May 2018.

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