Alida Valli

Italian postcard by Rizzoli, Milano, 1941. Photo: Venturini.


Strikingly beautiful actress Alida Valli (1921-2006) was Italy’s Sweetheart of the early 1940s. She fascinated audiences not only with her flawless porcelain face, her dark, voluptuous hair and her green, expressive eyes, but also with her ability to simultaneously hide and reveal a character’s thoughts and emotions. In a career that spanned seven decades, she appeared in more than 110 films including such classics as The Third Man and Senso.


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