Stefania Rocca

Stefania Rocca (born 24 April 1971) is an Italian actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Nirvana (1997), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Dracula (2002). Rocca also was the lead in Dario Argento's The Card Player. Among her most recent appearances, she was in Alessandro D'Alatri's comedy film Commediasexi where she played the main character, Pia Roncaldi. She starred as Hannah in the 1997 film Solomon.

Stefania Rocca
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Stefania Rocca in 2012.
Born (1971-04-24) 24 April 1971 (age 49)
Turin, Italy
Carlo Capasa
(m. after 2013)

Background and personal lifeEdit

Rocca was born in Turin, the daughter of a Fiat chief of security and a stylist. Beginning in her adolescence Rocca studied piano, singing, and dancing at the Teatro Stabile di Torino.[1] In the late 1980s she moved to Milan where she started working as a model; in Milan she enrolled a series of acting courses. In 1993, thanks to a scholarship, she joined the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.[1] She also studied at the Actors Studio in New York City.

Rocca is married to her long-time partner Carlo Capasa, whom she wed in a highly secretive ceremony in 2013. The couple has been together since 2005.[2], and have two sons.


Rocca made her acting debut with a secondary role in Giulio Base's Policemen but her breakout role was the blue haired Naima in the Gabriele Salvatores' cyberpunk film Nirvana (1997).[1] After enrolling a course at the Actors Studio in New York, in 1998, Rocca had her first main role in the controversial erotic thriller Viol@, and for her performance she was nominated to the Nastro d'Argento for Best Actress.[1] One year later, Rocca appeared in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley as Jude Law's lover, then she appeared in other international productions, including Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost, Mike Figgis' experimental Hotel and Tom Tykwer's Heaven.[1]

In 2003 Rocca had her main commercial success in Italy, with Alessandro D'Alatri's comedy Casomai, which also gave her nominees as best actress at Nastro d'Argento and David di Donatello Awards.[1] In 2005, she played a blind lesbian in the Academy Awards nominated drama The Beast in the Heart, and for her performance, she was nominated best supporting actress at David di Donatello Awards.[1] Since the mid-2000s, Rocca has mainly appeared on television, in TV-series of some success. She is also active on stage.[1]



Year Title Role
1995 Policemen Valeria
1995 Palermo - Milan One Way Maria Pia
1997 Nirvana Naima
1997 Inside/Out Grace Patterson
1997 L'amico di Wang Simonetta
1998 Voglio una donnaaa! Marta
1998 Viol@ Marta / Viola
1998 Giochi d'equilibrio Francesca (1977)
1999 In the Beginning There Was Underwear Teresa
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Silvana
2000 Love's Labour's Lost Jacquanetta
2000 Rosa and Cornelia Rosa
2001 Hotel Sophie
2002 Heaven Regina
2002 Casomai Stefania
2003 Life as It Comes Giorgia
2003 Five Moons Square Fernanda
2003 Kiss Me First Adele
2004 The Card Player Anna Mari
2004 Love Is Eternal While It Lasts Carlotta
2005 Mary Brenda Sax
2005 The Beast in the Heart Emilia
2005 Aspects of Love Giulietta Trapani
2006 The Bodyguard's Cure Vera Mezza
2006 Commediasexi Pia Roncaldi
2007 The Candidate Laura Dedieu
2007 Voce del verbo amore Francesca
2007 Go Go Tales Debby
2010 A Woman Natalie
2011 The Invader Agnès de Yael
2011 L'amore fa male Germana
2013 The Third Half Teresa
2014 A Fairy-Tale Wedding Luciana
2014 Do You See Me? Maria
2015 One More Day Giulia
2016 Abbraccialo per me Caterina
2016 Calcolo infinitesimale Valeria / Betta / Madre di Betta
2016 Non si ruba a casa dei ladri Daniela Russo
2017 Mom or Dad? Sonia
2018 I'm Back Katia Bellini


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Italian Restaurant Attrice Spot Episode: "Nuova gestione"
1995 Voci notturne Carla TV miniseries
1996 Running Against Chiara TV film
1996 Donna Veronica Episode: "1.6"
1996 I ragazzi del muretto Barbara Episode: "Nepal"
1997 Nei secoli dei secoli Pia Segment: "Il mappamondo"
1997 Solomon Hannah TV miniseries
1998 Amiche davvero!! Claudia TV film
1999 Ombre Elena TV film
1999 Jesus Mary of Bethany TV miniseries
2000 Lourdes [it] Nathalie Guillaumet TV film
2001 Resurrection Katiuscia Maslova TV film
2002 Dracula Mina TV miniseries
2004 Stauffenberg Margarethe von Oven TV film
2005 The 4 Musketeers Anne D'Autriche Episodes: "1.1", "1.2"
2006 Mafalda of Savoy Princess Mafalda of Savoy TV film
2007 Candidat libre Susan TV film
2008–09 Tutti pazzi per amore Laura Del Fiore Main role (series 1)
2009 Bakhita Aurora Marin TV film
2011 Edda Ciano e il comunista Edda Ciano TV film
2012 Never for Love Laura Episode: "La fuga di Teresa"
2012 Die kleine Lady [de] Malvina Farelli TV film
2012–2015 The Family Chiara TV series
2013 Altri tempi Duchessa TV film
2013 Adriano Olivetti: La forza di un sogno Karen Bates TV film
2014 Gli anni spezzati Grazia Sossi Episode: "Il giudice"
2017 Di padre in figlia Franca Franza TV miniseries
2017 Wedding in Rome Gioia TV film


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Fabio Secchi Frau. "Stefania Rocca. L'alba della gigantessa". MyMovies.
  2. ^ "Il successo, la vita privata e il rapporto con i figli". Il Sussidiario (in Italian). 18 May 2017.

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