Ave Maria Ninchi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈaːve maˈriːa ˈniŋki]; 14 December 1914 – 10 November 1997) was an Italian supporting actress who played character roles on stage, television, and in over 98 feature films that included Tomorrow Is Too Late (1949) and Louis Malle's Murmur of the Heart (1971) and Lacombe, Lucien (1974).[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Ave Ninchi
Ninchi in the movie Sunday in August (1950)
Ave Maria Ninchi

(1914-12-14)14 December 1914
Ancona, Kingdom of Italy
Died10 November 1997(1997-11-10) (aged 82)
Trieste, Italy

Born in Ancona, Italy, Ninchi worked with some of Italy's top movie stars, including Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi, and Gina Lollobrigida; her performances playing in duo with Aldo Fabrizi and Totò are considered particularly memorable. Her television career was at its peak during the 1960s and 1970s when she was appearing in some of Italy's top-rated series.

Selected filmography