Anna Maria Ferrero

Anna Maria Ferrero


Anna Maria Ferrero was born on Feb 18, 1935 in Italy. Anna Maria Ferrero's big-screen debut came with Il cielo è rosso directed by Claudio Gora in 1950. Anna Maria Ferrero is known for The Four Days of Naples directed by Nanni Loy, Raffaele Barbato stars as Giovanni Ajello and Charles Belmont as Sailor. Anna Maria Ferrero has got 1 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Anna Maria Ferrero achieved is Golden Globes, Italy. The upcoming new movie Anna Maria Ferrero plays is Controsesso which will be released on Dec 04, 1964.

When Americans recall famous Italian film goddesses, the names of Loren, Lollobrigida and Cardinale usually role quickly off the tongue. Not so for this Rome-born lead actress and brunet beauty who nevertheless made a respectable sexy impact in international films during the 1950's and early 1960's.She was born Anna Maria Guerra on February 18, 1934, but took the surname Ferrero as her stage moniker in tribute to the famed musical director and conductor Willy Ferrero. Anna Maria entered films as a teenager with a prominent second female lead for director J.J. Gonzales in the drama Le ciel est rouge (1950) (The Sky Is Red). Before long her delicate, photogenic beauty and assured talent would be captured on the lens of such important Italian directors as Michelangelo Antonioni, Mario Monicelli, Carlo Lizzani, Gianni Franciolini, Dino Risi and Francesco Maselli. Although her career would only span slightly more than a decade, Ferrero achieved enviable notice for her work in films that included Le Christ interdit (1951) with Marina Berti and Jacques Sernas; Demain est un autre jour (1951) (Tomorrow Is Another Day) with Pier Angeli; the ill-fated lead in Les deux vérités (1951) opposite Michel Auclair; Des gosses de riches (1952) also with Sernas; Lo sai che i papaveri (1952) with Walter Chiari; Les infidèles (1953) with Lollobrigida; La fièvre de vivre (1953) with Marcello Mastroianni; as composer Verdi's wife in Verdi (1953) starring Pierre Cressoy; and Le Rebelle de Naples (1951) with Massimo Serato.Anna's obvious allure and sensitive approach to acting made her a frequent, popular casting choice. Her rich role in La chronique des pauvres amants (1954) was duly noted and the film went on to win two Silver Ribbons at the Cannes Film Festival. Although she acted rarely outside her native Italy, she was part of the international cast of King Vidor's epic drama Guerre et Paix (1956) headed by Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Mel Ferrer. While she garnered fine reviews for her outpouring of film work, Anna also was accomplished on stage, joining Vittorio Gassman's theatre company and working there for several seasons. Notable were her Ophelia in "Hamlet," Desdemona in "Othello" (which she also portrayed on film with Gassman as Iago), and the title role in the musical "Irma la Douce." With Gassman, she also played Anna Damby in the cinematic version of the Alexandre Dumas drama Kean - Genio e sregolatezza (1957). The couple had a personal relationship for several years.Following some lesser but spirited performances in the early 1960's films Le bossu de Rome (1960), Traqués par la gestapo (1961) (both with French actor Jean Sorel) and her last, Controsesso (1964), Anna surprised many by retiring at age 30 after marrying Sorel Jean Sorel on January 28, 1962. The couple remained married until her death on May 21, 2018 in Paris.

  • Birthday

    Feb 18, 1935
  • Place of Birth

    Rome, Lazio, Italy

Known For


1 wins & 2 nominations

Golden Globes, Italy
Il gobbo (1960)
Winner - Special Jury Award

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