Alida Valli

Alida Valli

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1921-05-31 · Deathday: 2006-04-22 (84 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Pola, Istria, Italy [now Pula, Istria, Croatia]

104 Movies · 2 TV shows

Also Known As: Valli · Alida Maria Laura von Altenburger · Alida Altenburger

Biography

Baroness Alida Maria Laura Altenburger von Marckenstein-Frauenberg (31 May 1921 – 22 April 2006), better known by her stage name Alida Valli (or simply Valli), was an Italian actress who appeared in more than 100 films, including Mario Soldati's Piccolo mondo antico, Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case, Carol Reed's The Third Man, Michelangelo Antonioni's Il Grido, Luchino Visconti's Senso, Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900, Georges Franju's Les Yeux sans Visage, and Dario Argento's Suspiria.

Personal Life

Her teenage love, Carlo Cugnasca, was a famous Italian aerobatic pilot. He served as a fighter pilot with the Regia Aeronautica and was killed during a mission over British-held Tobruk on 14 April 1941.Valli's movie career suffered in 1953 from a scandal surrounding the death of Wilma Montesi, whose body was found on a public beach near Ostia. Prolonged investigations resulted, involving allegations of drug and sex orgies in Roman society. Among the accused – all of whom were acquitted, leaving the case unsolved – was Valli's lover, jazz musician Piero Piccioni (son of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs).Valli married Oscar de Mejo in 1943 and filed for divorce from him in 1949, but they reconciled. They had two sons together before their marriage ended in divorce in 1952 and she returned to Italy. She married Italian film director Giancarlo Zagni in the early 1960s, divorcing in 1970.

Early Life

Valli was born in Pola, Istria, Italy (today Pula, Croatia; until 1918 it had formed part of Austria-Hungary). Her paternal grandfather was the Baron Luigi Altenburger (also: Altempurger), an Austrian-Italian from Trento, a descendant of the Counts d'Arco; her paternal grandmother was Elisa Tomasi from Trento, a cousin of the Roman senator Ettore Tolomei. Valli's mother, Silvia Oberecker Della Martina, born in Pola, was the daughter of Felix Oberecker (also: Obrekar) from Laibach, Austria (now Ljubljana, Slovenia); her mother was Virginia Della Martina from Pola, Istria (then part of Austria). Valli's maternal granduncle, Rodolfo, was a close friend of Gabriele D'Annunzio. Valli was christened Baroness Alida Maria Laura Altenburger von Marckenstein-Frauenberg. During her lifetime she also gained the titles Dr.h.c. of the III. University of Rome, Chevalier of Arts of France and Cavaliere of the Italian Republic.

Movies & TV shows

2017.

1 Movie
Cinecittà Babylon

Cinecittà Babylon

2017
The story of Italian cinema under Fascism, a sophisticated film industry built around the founding of the Cinecittà studios and the successful birth of a domestic star system, populated by very peculi...

2002.

1 Movie
Angel of Death

Angel of Death

2002
There is an Easter celebration in the world. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the narrow streets of the Old Town. This Holy Week is different for one celebrant. Semana Santa is a time for him ...

2001.

3 Movies
Vino Santo – Es lebe die Liebe, es lebe der Wein

Vino Santo – Es lebe die Liebe, es lebe der Wein

2001
Half-Italian Gioia loves Max, but leaves her son's son to cheat her as a fiancé. When Mama invites the family to the Italian winery for Grandpa's 80th birthday, the feelings are on the table alongside...
Suspiria 25th Anniversary

Suspiria 25th Anniversary

2001
Documentary about the shooting of 'Suspiria' that details everything that lovers of horror genre can desire, including the inspiration of the plot, the director, the cast, the style, the music and, of...

1999.

1 Movie

1996.

1 Movie
Fatal Frames

Fatal Frames

1996
A music video director is in Italy to make a video for a pop sensation. He encounters a killer who tapes his victims. Ritt becomes a target of the police once he is pushed into the killer's games. Bef...

1995.

1 Movie
A Month by the Lake

A Month by the Lake

1995
Miss Bentley has been spending April at a villa on Lake Como for 16 years. In 1937, her London society artist father died and the only other English-speaking guests are Americans. Major Wilshaw arrive...

1993.

3 Movies
The Long Silence

The Long Silence

1993
Marco is a judge fighting against corruption. The fear of their husband being murdered is what caused their fears to be realized. The Mafia's crimes have always been protected by the silence of judges...
The Final Scoop

The Final Scoop

1993
Marco, a television journalist, reads "red lies" on his teletext system in order to gather material on the homosexual world for a story he's working on. Unfortunately, he is implicated in a series of...
Private Crimes

Private Crimes

1993
Some of the most recognizable stars of Italian genre cinema, including Edwige Fenech, Ray Lovelock, and Alida Valli, are featured in this Italian TV mini-series. A singer studying to be a singer at a ...

1991.

2 Movies
La bocca

La bocca

1991
A young restorer is commissioned a job at an old villa which belongs to an aging countess.

1988.

1 Movie

1987.

1 Movie
Manuela's Loves

Manuela's Loves

1987
The survivor of a concentration camp finds out that her lover, a lesbian, is having an affair with a protegee.

1985.

1 Movie

1982.

2 Movies
Aspern

Aspern

1982
A publisher seeks information on a writer who died long ago.
Forbidden Dreams

Forbidden Dreams

6
1982
Paolo Coniglio is a naive and clumsy writer in comics publishing who is bullied by his manager and future mother-in-law. To escape his dreary daily routine, he finds himself the star of very vivid day...

1981.

2 Movies
Season of Peace in Paris

Season of Peace in Paris

1981
A Yugoslavian man and a woman meet in Paris, and their attraction leads to a liaison and shared adventures.
La caduta degli angeli ribelli

La caduta degli angeli ribelli

1981
Who is the mysterious stranger Cecilia met on the street? Why is he suspicious of everyone? She is happily married, has a lovely child and an interesting job: she has no motive to be troubled, but she...

1980.

3 Movies
That House in the Outskirts

That House in the Outskirts

1980
A young girl's husband rents a lovely home just outside of Madrid so she can spend the last three months of her pregnancies in peace. When they arrived at the house, the girl realized that she had sec...
Inferno

Inferno

5.48
1980
A man returns from Rome to his sister's apartment.

1979.

3 Movies
Killer Nun

Killer Nun

3.5
1979
A nun with a drug addiction presides over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse in a general hospital and her increasingly psychotic behavior endangers the staff...
La Luna

La Luna

1979
An American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her son to help him overcome his heroin addiction while on tour in Italy.
Zoo zéro

Zoo zéro

1979
Eva sings in a Noah's Ark themed nightclub. The love affair between a lion tamer and a lion was doomed. She denied that she was approached by a stranger who claimed to know her. Her incestuous family ...

1978.

2 Movies
The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime

1978
The death of a multinational company's chairman causes three candidates for the chairmanship to plot against one another for control of the business.
Dirty World

Dirty World

1978
Senator Alberici tries to approach the secretariat of his party with a campaign against immorality. In reality the politician is a pervert with homosexual tendencies that he expresses with men and wom...

1977.

3 Movies
Berlinguer: I Love You

Berlinguer: I Love You

1
1977
A woman who hates poetry falls in love with a young poet. The poet wants his mother to help him win her over.
A Simple Heart

A Simple Heart

1977
Set in a rural area of France in the 19th century, this simple tale tells the story of a servant girl whose life seems marked by grand tragedy, but whose heart is simple and uncomplicated enough not o...
Suspiria

Suspiria

6.14
1977
An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy learns that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of gruesome murders.

1976.

3 Movies
The Game of Solitaire

The Game of Solitaire

1976
When his son is stabbed to death, a Psychiatrist takes complete responsibility. The evidence points to a young orphan boy as the murderer. The psychiatrists claims the murder is his own.
1900

1900

4
1976
The lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century are chronicled in the film.
The Cassandra Crossing

The Cassandra Crossing

6
1976
Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.

1975.

3 Movies
Ce cher Victor

Ce cher Victor

1975
A pair of elderly men, friends for 40 years, find their relationship stressed when they set up housekeeping together in order to save money. Ce Cher Victor explores the tragic and dramatic aspects of ...
The House of Exorcism

The House of Exorcism

1975
The remake of Lisa and the Devil was released in 1975. The success of The Exorcist led to the creation of exorcism scenes.
Flesh of the Orchid

Flesh of the Orchid

6
1975
A woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt. The game-keeper tried to rape her. A man is running away from two killers in her flight.

1974.

3 Movies
Tender Dracula

Tender Dracula

1974
Two writers and their girlfriends visit the castle of an actor who plays vampire roles. They wonder if the man is playing a vampire or an actor.
Beyond Erotica

Beyond Erotica

1974
A young-owner abuses women due to his traumatic youth while his mother protects him. When he married the daughter of the mansion supervisor, his young wife became the leader of the family.
The Antichrist

The Antichrist

1974
An Italian nobleman is looking for help after his daughter becomes possessed by a spirit.

1973.

1 Movie
Lisa and the Devil

Lisa and the Devil

6
1973
Lisa is in a city. She finds an old mansion when she gets lost. She is sucked into a dark place by Leandre.

1972.

2 Movies
Indian Summer

Indian Summer

1972
In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the local high school. His relationship with Monica is in ...
Eye in the Labyrinth

Eye in the Labyrinth

1972
Julie was disturbed by the disappearance of her boyfriend Luca after she saw him murdered in a dream. Frank tells her Luca has been there, when she goes to a seaside village where he might be. The mys...

1970.

2 Movies
The Killer Strikes at Dawn

The Killer Strikes at Dawn

1970
A doctor is lonely when his wife ignores him. He is befriended by a female artist. When his wife is late for a party, he drinks and takes mushrooms. He is afraid that he may have killed her accidental...
The Spider's Stratagem

The Spider's Stratagem

1970
Athos returned to his hometown to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of his father, who was killed by Fascists in 1936. As he untangles a web of lies that seems to encompass the whole...

1967.

1 Movie
Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

1967
A couple has a baby. The baby is taken into the desert to be killed by the father because he was jealous. Edipo was brought up by the King and Queen. Edipo was told that he would marry his mother and ...

1965.

1 Movie

1964.

1 Movie

1963.

4 Movies
Ophélia

Ophélia

1963
A young man becomes enraged when his mother remarries his wealthy uncle after his father dies.
Una cara para escapar

Una cara para escapar

1963
Mexican feature film
The Paper Man

The Paper Man

1963
A deaf and mute vagabond finds a large denomination bill in a Mexico City dump, and while he tries to buy something with it, others try to con him into giving it away. The film was selected as the Me...
The Castilian

The Castilian

1963
Valley of the Swords was released as a US/Spanish co-production. Broderick Crawford is playing a 10th century Spanish king who is in cahoots with the Moors. Santoni assembles an army to march against ...

1962.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Homage at Siesta Time

Homage at Siesta Time

1962
This uneven drama by Argentine director Leopoldo Torre-Nilsson, co-scripted with his wife Beatrice Guido, focuses on the problem of accepting unpleasant truths -- or not. Four women have suffered the ...
TV
Combat!

Combat!

6
1962
Combat! was aired by ABC from 1962 to 1967. A group of American soldiers were fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The platoon leader in the program was Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley.
Disorder

Disorder

1962
An old woman is in a house. They will live in the same house and he will be rich soon. The owner of the mansion hired a young man as a Catering Assistant. While the son is gathering his friends for a ...

1961.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Happy Thieves

The Happy Thieves

1961
A man who is an art thief romances a wealthy woman and then takes a painting from her collection. Complications occur.
The Long Absence

The Long Absence

1961
Therese's husband went missing sixteen years ago. A woman thinks a man is her husband when he arrives in the town. She tries to bring back his memories when he is suffering from amnesia.
TV
Dr. Kildare

Dr. Kildare

6
1961
The story of a young intern in a large metropolitan hospital trying to learn his profession, deal with the problems of his patients, and win the respect of the senior doctor in his specialty, internal...

1960.

4 Movies
Eyes Without a Face

Eyes Without a Face

6.5
1960
There is a doctor. The accident that caused the disfigures of the face of Christiane caused him a lot of guilt. There is a doctor. Young women are kidnapped and brought to the Génessier mansion. He re...
Dialogue with the Carmelites

Dialogue with the Carmelites

1960
In full French Revolution, the young Blanche de la Force decides to protect a convent and so entered the Carmelite order. She meets the cheerful nun Sister Constance and mother Marie, among others, an...

1959.

2 Movies
Signé Arsène Lupin

Signé Arsène Lupin

1959
At the end of the Great War, Arsène Lupin resumed his adventurous life. Theft of three paintings committed by an adversary leads him to the treasure of the Golden Fleece.

1958.

2 Movies
The Night Heaven Fell

The Night Heaven Fell

1958
Ursula finishes her studies and returns to her family. She fell in love with the man who killed her uncle.
L'uomo dai calzoni corti

L'uomo dai calzoni corti

1958
A child runs to find his mom.

1957.

3 Movies
Il Grido

Il Grido

1957
A woman refused to marry a sugar-refinery worker in Northern Italy.
The Wide Blue Road

The Wide Blue Road

1957
Squarciò, a fisherman, lives with his family on a small island off the Dalmatian coast of Italy. Like his fellow villagers, Squarciò struggles against harsh living conditions, a scarcity of fish in ne...
This Angry Age

This Angry Age

1957
The twenty-year-old Joseph and his sixteen-year-old sister Suzanne live in a foreign land with their widowed mother. The family's run-down rice plantation is where the mother tries to exert a hold on ...

1954.

2 Movies
The Stranger's Hand

The Stranger's Hand

1954
Roger Court is in Venice expecting to see his father for the first time in three years. Roger lives with his Aunt Rose.
Senso

Senso

1954
A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

1953.

3 Movies
We, the Women

We, the Women

1953
Five portraits of actresses are seen as women rather than movie stars.
The World Condemns Them

The World Condemns Them

1953
Forced by her lover to sell her body, Renata is saved from a suicide attempt by Paolo Martelli, an engineer. She asks him to help her find a job. When Paolo's wife humiliates her, Renata gains revenge...

1951.

2 Movies
Last Meeting

Last Meeting

1951
The drama was directed by Gianni Franciolini.
Les miracles n'ont lieu qu'une fois

Les miracles n'ont lieu qu'une fois

1951
It was a beautiful year for Jerme andClaudia. They are under each other's spell when they meet. The year 1939 was terrible for the two lovers, as war broke out before they could get married. They meet...

1950.

2 Movies
The White Tower

The White Tower

1950
Mountain climbers are trying to conquer a dangerous peak in the Swiss Alps.
Walk Softly, Stranger

Walk Softly, Stranger

1950
A factory owner's disabled daughter is courted by a criminal who is moving to Ohio.

1949.

1 Movie
The Third Man

The Third Man

5.91
1949
In postwar Vienna, Austria, Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood friend Harry Lime, only to learn he has died. Martins develops a conspiracy theory a...

1948.

1 Movie
The Miracle of the Bells

The Miracle of the Bells

6
1948
The body of a young actress is brought to her home town by the man who loved her. He knows that she wanted all the church bells to ring for three days after she was buried, but is told that this will ...

1947.

1 Movie
The Paradine Case

The Paradine Case

1947
The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her husband. When Anthony starts to fall in love with her, she encourages him to do the same.

1946.

1 Movie
Eugenia Grandet

Eugenia Grandet

1946
The daughter of a wealthy but miserly man is living a simple life in the provincial town of Saumur. She fell in love with a man because of her inexperience.

1945.

2 Movies
Life Begins Anew

Life Begins Anew

1945
The depiction of postwar Rome is compelling.

1943.

3 Movies
Apparizione

Apparizione

1943
The famous actor Amedeo Nazzari was forced to stay in a small hotel because of a car breakdown.

1942.

5 Movies
We the Living

We the Living

1942
The beautiful and smart Kira comes to Petersburg at 18 as the Communists consolidate power. She doesn't like her cousin who rises in the Party. She falls in love with the son of an aristocracy who get...
Stasera niente di nuovo

Stasera niente di nuovo

1942
A singer saves a journalist. The two were found in a police station, where she was brought with the accusation of prostitution.
We the Living

We the Living

1942
The second part of the adaptation of We the Living was released in the same year as the first.

1941.

4 Movies
Piccolo mondo antico

Piccolo mondo antico

1941
Franco, a young man of noble descent, married the daughter of a humble clerk against his grandmother's will.
Luce nelle tenebre

Luce nelle tenebre

1941
Alberto Serrani, a mining engineer, meets doctor's daughter Marina, sweet and simple, and the notorious and frivolous Clara who falls for him immediately.

1940.

2 Movies
Beyond Love

Beyond Love

1940
Venice Film Festival 1940

1939.

3 Movies

1938.

2 Movies
Il trovatello

Il trovatello

1938
A mother accidentally leaves her baby in the care of a taxi driver.

1937.

1 Movie

1935.

1 Movie
Three Cornered Hat

Three Cornered Hat

1935
A comedy about a governor trying to fix a night with a woman by putting a man in jail.
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