Barbara De Rossi

Barbara De Rossi (born 9 August 1960) is an Italian actress who has combined a career in international cinema with longstanding popularity in Italian television.

Barbara De Rossi
Born (1960-08-09) 9 August 1960 (age 59)
OccupationActress

BiographyEdit

Barbara De Rossi was born in 1960 in Rome to an Italian wine importer and his German wife. She spent many of her early years in Rimini.[1]

At the age of 15, De Rossi was spotted by director Alberto Lattuada in a beauty contest. Her film debut was in Lattuada's Stay As You Are (1978), alongside Marcello Mastroianni and Nastasia Kinski. She went on to play Virna Lisi's screen daughter in La Cicala (The Cricket) in 1980, again directed by Lattuada. In 1983, she played Bradamante, the famous female warrior, in Hearts and Armour directed by Giacomo Battiato. By the mid-1980s, she was gaining English-speaking roles [2] such as the beautiful Greek slave girl Eunice in the TV miniseries Quo Vadis? and Claretta Petacci, Mussolini's mistress in the docudrama Mussolini and I alongside the actors Anthony Hopkins (Count Galeazzo Ciano) and Bob Hoskins (Mussolini). [3] In 1990 she played Nys, a Montmartre prostitute, in Claude Chabrol's French-language film Quiet Days in Clichy, a dramatisation of Henry Miller's semiautobiographical novel based on his time in Paris. She has worked in film, theatre, and television since her debut, such as starring alongside Ray Lovelock in Raiuno's TV film Marco e Giulia – Inviati Speciali (Mark and Julia, Special Envoys).[4]

In 1994, De Rossi shared the David di Donatello for Best Actress award with Asia Argento and Chiara Caselli for her part in the comic film Sentimental Maniacs. De Rossi has served as a judge on the junior talent show Ti lascio una canzone broadcast on Rai Uno since 2008.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1988, De Rossi married Andrea Busiri Vici, scion of a famous architectural dynasty. They were divorced in 1990.[1] De Rossi's second husband is the dancer Branislav Tesanovic with whom she has a daughter.[2]

Public lifeEdit

De Rossi is honorary president of "I Diritti Civili nel 2000", a civil-rights organization representing the interests of women and children.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Stay As You Are Ilaria Marengo
1980 The Cricket Saveria, la figlia di Wilma
1983 Son contento Bradamante
1983 Hearts and Armour Bradamante
1984 La piovra Contessa Raffaella 'Titti' Pecci Scialoia 6 episodes
1985 Quo Vadis? Eunice 6 episodes
1985 Mamma Ebe Laura Bonetti
1985 Mussolini and I Claretta Petacci 4 episodes
1985 Juke box
1986 Blood Ties Louisa Masseria TV movie
1987 Frankenstein's Aunt Klara 7 episodes
1987 Sweets from a Stranger Lena
1987 Pehavý Max a strasidlá Klára
1987 Grosso guaio a Cartagena Vanessa Valverde
1987 Vado a riprendermi il gatto
1988 Vampire in Venice Helietta Canins
1988 Angela come te Angela
1989 L'orchestre rouge Georgie
1990 Quiet Days in Clichy Nys
1990 Nel giardino delle rose Sonia
1992 Il giardino dei ciliegi Vania
1994 Sentimental Maniacs Mara
1995 Vörös Colibri Anna
1998 A Bedfull of Foreigners Ursula Dieterman
2003 Babiy Yar Natalya Lerner
2003 Il pranzo della domenica Barbara Proietti
2007 Matrimonio alle Bahamas Maga
2013 Universitari - Molto più che amici Angela Mastropasqua
2014 Con tutto l'amore che ho Lisa's mother
2016 Tutto può accadere nel villaggio dei miracoli Dottoressa Anselmi
2016 Il Criminologo Grazia Deledda

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b http://www.rai.it/dl/portali/site/articolo/ContentItem-f81ba3f5-cc59-4db7-8691-648d53353514.html http://www.rai.it/dl/portali/site/articolo/ContentItem-f81ba3f5-cc59-4db7-8691-648d53353514.html BARBARA AND SIMON – Rai Uno
  3. ^ http://www.ecodelcinema.com/barbara-de-rossi---biografia.htm Eco del Cinema – Barbara De Rossi – Biografia (In Italian)
  4. ^ http://www.film.it/televisione/notizie/marco-e-giulia-inviati-speciali/ MARCO E GIULIA – INVIATI SPECIALI
  5. ^ http://alpha.vita.it/agenda/appuntamento/8278[permanent dead link] VITA

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