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Katyna Ranieri

Italian actress, singer

Katyna Ranieri is ...


Born 15 August 1927 in Follonica
Died 3 September 2018 in Rome
Age 91 years, 1 months
Cause heart failure

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Italy and Kingdom of Italy
Spouse Riz Ortolani
Occupation singer and actor
Instrument voice

About Katyna Ranieri

Katyna Ranieri: The Italian Icon Who Conquered Hollywood

Katyna Ranieri was born on August 15, 1927, in Follonica, Italy. She began her career as a singer at the age of 16, performing in nightclubs and theaters throughout Italy. Her talent quickly caught the attention of film producers, and she soon began acting in movies.

In 1954, Ranieri's career took a major turn when she was cast in the Hollywood film "War and Peace," directed by King Vidor and starring Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda. Her performance in the film earned her critical acclaim and opened the doors to more opportunities in Hollywood.

Ranieri went on to act in several other Hollywood films, including "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Glass Slipper." She also continued to pursue her music career, releasing several albums and performing in concerts around the world.

In addition to her success in Hollywood, Ranieri was also a beloved figure in Italy. She represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1957 with the song "Valeria, Valeria."

Throughout her career, Ranieri's talent and beauty captivated audiences around the world. She was a true icon of Italian cinema and music, and her legacy continues to inspire generations of artists.


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