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 868,488 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Alida Valli is the 574th most popular actor (down from 503rd in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Croatia (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular 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 574 out of 9,996Before her are La Belle Otero, Burt Young, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mary Pickford, Emma, Lady Hamilton, and Powers Boothe. After her are Michèle Morgan, Dean Stockwell, Courteney Cox, Vincent Price, Jane Russell, and Joanne Woodward.

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Among people born in 1921, Alida Valli ranks 51Before her are György Cziffra, Zdeněk Miler, Nexhmije Hoxha, Lydia Litvyak, Abdul Salam Arif, and Paul Schäfer. After her are Jane Russell, James Jones, Sugar Ray Robinson, Telmo Zarra, Seretse Khama, and Robert Bruce Merrifield. Among people deceased in 2006, Alida Valli ranks 42Before her are Muriel Spark, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Shelley Winters, Bülent Ecevit, Nam June Paik, and Melvin Schwartz. After her are Telmo Zarra, P. W. Botha, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Zoia Ceaușescu, Shohei Imamura, and Raymond Davis Jr..

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Alida Valli ranks 28 out of 589Before her are Joanna II of Naples (1373), Margaret of Hungary (1242), Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1934), Rade Šerbedžija (1946), Tomislav of Croatia (null), and Ivan Ribar (1881). After her are Stjepan Radić (1871), Omar Pasha (1806), Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (1968), Miroslav Krleža (1893), Ivan Gundulić (1589), and Marko Marulić (1450).

Among ACTORS In Croatia

Among actors born in Croatia, Alida Valli ranks 3Before her are Laura Antonelli (1941) and Rade Šerbedžija (1946). After her are Sylva Koscina (1933), Mira Furlan (1955), Goran Višnjić (1972), María Baxa (1946), Slavko Štimac (1960), Oja Kodar (1941), Filip Šovagović (1966), Steve Bacic (1965), and Josip Zovko (1970).

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