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Silvana Mangano (1930–1989)


Silvana Mangano was born on April 21, 1930 in Rome, Italy and was raised in poverty during World War II. She trained as a dancer for seven years and supported herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant and through this, she obtained role in a Maria Della Costa film. One year later, she was one of the girls in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dune
Dune Reverend Mother Ramallo
(1984)
Il processo di Verona
(1963)
This Angry Age
This Angry Age Suzanne Dufresne
(1957)
Death in Venice
Death in Venice Tadzio's Mother
(1971)

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 1988 Slugs
Diner in restaurant (uncredited)
 1987 Oci ciornie
Elisa (Romano's Wife)
 1984 Dune
Reverend Mother Ramallo
 1974 Conversation Piece
Marchesa Bianca Brumonti
 1973 Ludwig
Cosima Von Bülow
 1972 D'amore si muore
Elena
 1972 Lo scopone scientifico
Antonia
 1971 The Decameron
The Madonna (uncredited)
 1971 Death in Venice
Tadzio's Mother
 1968 Teorema
Lucia, the mother
 1968 Capriccio all'italiana
Bambinaia (segment "Bambinaia, La") / Moglie dell'automobilista (segment "Perche'?") / La regina (segment "Viaggio di lavoro")
 1967 Oedipus Rex
Giocasta
 1967 The Witches
Gloria (segment "Strega Bruciata viva, La") / Lady in a hurry (segment "Senso civico") / Assurdina Caì (segment "Terra vista dalla luna, La") / ...
 1964 The Flying Saucer
Vittoria
 1964 La mia signora
The wife (segments "L'uccellino", "L'automobile") / Clara (segment "I miei cari") / Eritrea (segment "Eritrea") / ...
 1963 Il processo di Verona
Edda Ciano
 1961 Barabbas
Rachel
 1961 The Last Judgment
Signora Matteoni
 1960 ...And Suddenly It's Murder!
Marina Capretti
 1960 5 Branded Women
Jovanka
 1959 La grande guerra
Costantina
 1958 Tempest
Masha
 1957 This Angry Age
Suzanne Dufresne
 1957 Men and Wolves
Teresa
 1954 The Gold of Naples
Teresa (segment "Teresa")
 1954 Ulysses
Circe / Penelope
 1954 Mambo
Giovanna Masetti
 1951 Anna
Anna
 1950 Outlaw Girl
Mara
 1949 Lure of the Sila
Rosaria Campolo
 1949 Black Magic (uncredited)
 1949 Bitter Rice
Silvana
 1948 Mad About Opera
Una ragazza nella rappresentazione di Carmen (uncredited)
 1947 Flesh Will Surrender
Ballerina alla festa di capodanno (uncredited)
 1947 Elixir of Love
Adina's girlfriend (uncredited)
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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

She was initially chosen as the leading lady for Under the Olive Tree (1950) (Under the Olive Tree). She had signed a contract with Lux Film for the sum of one million lire, but was forced to abandon the project because she was pregnant at the time. See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

Miss Rome

Star Sign:

Taurus

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