Stefania Sandrelli

Stefania Sandrelli

Stefania Sandrelli

Stefania Sandrelli (born 5 June 1946 in Viareggio, Province of Lucca) is an Italian actress, famous for her many roles in the commedia all'Italiana, starting from the 1960s. She was 14 years old when she starred in Divorce, Italian Style, as Angela, the cousin and love interest of Ferdinando, played by Marcello Mastroianni.

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Full name at birth
Stefania Sandrelli
Claim to fame
Divorzio all'Italiana (1961), The Conformist (1970), The Key (1983)
Date of birth
5 June 1946
Place of birth
Viareggio, Province of Lucca, Italy
Actress, Director, Writer
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5' 5¾" (167 cm)
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  • She won a beauty contest when she was just 15 years old, which led to her first role in "Il federale"....
  • She became busty from her thirties....
  • She was wanted by Francis Ford Coppola to play the role of Apollonia in The Godfather. She turned down the opportunity and it became one of the biggest regrets of her career....
  • She has a passion for wine and has been in a partnership with Distilleria Bottega since 1993 to produce her signature wine "Acino d'Oro, Chianti Classico DOCG" commercially....
  • She was just 15 years old when she encountered the first great love of her life, Gino Paoli....
  • She has a sweet smile and sparkling eyes....
  • Besides being a great actress she is also a naturally transgressive woman....
  • She has hazel eyes....
  • She is mother of Amanda Sandrelli mother-in-law of Blas Roca-Rey....
  • Stunning, statuesque and extremely sensual Italian film star of the 60s and 70s who tantalized with a slightly innocent sexiness in her vehicles....
  • She was trained in dance and was a beauty contest winner in her salad days....
  • She was Luis Buñuel's first choice for the title role in Tristana (1970). The part was eventually played by Catherine Deneuve....
  • Italian singer/songwriter Gino Paoli's hit song "Sapore di sale" (Taste of Salt) was inspired by his relationship with Sandrelli....
  • She represents one of the few actresses who are able to age gracefully and still get interesting roles....
  • She was a vivacious and sexy in an androgynous sort of way....
  • She got her break appearing as a teenaged seductress in Pietro Germi's Divorzio all'Italiana (Divorce Italian Style) (1961)....
  • As a child she enjoyed acting in 8 mm home movies of her brother Sergio....
  • After a dark period of her career in the 1970's, she was cast in the controversial x-rated film by Tinto Brass 'The Key' (1983) which relaunched her film career as a sexy siren....
  • A versatile actress, she played many different roles: from schoolteacher to Roman, from sensual and uninhibited femme fatale....
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  • Amanda Sandrelli (daughter b. 1964 by Gino Paoli)
  • Gino Paoli (relationship 1963-68)
  • Nicky Pende (husband m. 1971 - sep. 1972 - div. 1977)
  • Vito Pende (son b. 1974 by Nicky Pende)
  • Giovanni Soldati (fiance 1984 - present)
  • Ugo Tognazzi (actor)
  • Marcello Mastroianni (actor)
  • Francis Ford Coppola (director)
  • Pietro Germi (director)
  • Sergio Sandrelli (brother)
  • Ettore Scola (director)
  • Alberto Sordi (actor)
  • Bernado Bertolucci (director)
  • Giuliano Gemma (ex partner)
  • Mario Ceroli (relationship 1968-71)
  • Humbert Balsan (ex partner)
  • Dodo Bertolli (ex partner)
  • Luigi Tenco (encounter in 1963)
  • Blas Roca-Rey (daughter in law)
  • Mario Monicelli (director)
  • Rocco (grandchild b. 1998)
  • Elena (grandchild b. 2001)
  • Diletta (grandchild b. 2003)
  • Francisco (grandchild b. 2004)
  • Luis Buñuel
  • Luigi Comencini (director)
  • Antonio Pietrangeli (director)
  • Carlo Lizzani (director)
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