Alida Valli

1921 - 2006

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Alida Maria Laura, Freiin 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 in a 70-year career, spanning from the 1930s to the early 2000s. She was one of the biggest stars of Italian film during the Fascist era, once being coined "the most beautiful woman in the world" by Benito Mussolini, but managed to find continued international success post-World War II. According to Frédéric Mitterrand, Valli was the only actress in Europe to equal Marlene Dietrich or Greta Garbo. Valli worked with many significant directors both in Italy and abroad, including Alfred Hitchcock (The Paradine Case; 1947), Carol Reed (The Third Man; 1949), Luchino Visconti (Senso; 1954), Michelangelo Antonioni (Il Grido; 1957), Georges Franju (Eyes Without a Face; 1960), Pier Paolo Pasolini (Oedipus Rex; 1967), Mario Bava (Lisa and the Devil; 1972), Bernardo Bertolucci (1900, 1976; La Luna; 1979), and Dario Argento (Suspiria; 1977). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alida Valli has received more than 854,862 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Alida Valli is the 503rd most popular actor (down from 436th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Croatia and the 2nd most popular Croatian Actor.

Alida Valli is most famous for her role in "The Third Man" by Carol Reed.

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Among actors, Alida Valli ranks 503 out of 10,030Before her are Faten Hamama, Bill Nighy, Vincent Price, Natalie Portman, Nathalie Delon, and Bolo Yeung. After her are David Hasselhoff, Billy Bob Thornton, Mary Pickford, Nebahat Çehre, Christian Bale, and Jean Seberg.

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Among people born in 1921, Alida Valli ranks 45Before her are Akio Morita, Lana Turner, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Satyajit Ray, James Jones, and Lydia Litvyak. After her are Edgar Morin, Sugar Ray Robinson, Marija Gimbutas, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Georges Brassens, and Yoichiro Nambu. Among people deceased in 2006, Alida Valli ranks 40Before her are Telmo Zarra, P. W. Botha, Markus Wolf, Melvin Schwartz, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and Bülent Ecevit. After her are Anna Politkovskaya, Alexander Litvinenko, Shelley Winters, Ta Mok, Shohei Imamura, and Romano Mussolini.

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Alida Valli ranks 22 out of 518Before her are Leopold Ružička (1887), Crispus (305), Aloysius Stepinac (1898), Svetozar Boroević (1856), Joanna II of Naples (1373), and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (1968). After her are Saint Marinus (275), Tomislav Ivić (1933), Mario Andretti (1940), Ivan Ribar (1881), Ivan Gundulić (1589), and Omar Pasha (1806).

Among ACTORS In Croatia

Among actors born in Croatia, Alida Valli ranks 2Before her are Laura Antonelli (1941). After her are Rade Šerbedžija (1946), Sylva Koscina (1933), Mira Furlan (1955), Goran Višnjić (1972), María Baxa (1946), Oja Kodar (1941), Filip Šovagović (1966), Steve Bacic (1965), Josip Zovko (1970), and Zrinka Cvitešić (1979).

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