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Lydia Alfonsi

Italian actress

Lydia Alfonsi is ...


Born 28 April 1928 in Parma
Died 21 September 2022 in Parma
Age 94 years, 5 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Italy
Occupation stage actor, film actor, voice actor and actor
Awards Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
Educated at Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica Silvio D'Amico
Field of work acting

About Lydia Alfonsi

Lydia Alfonsi was a force to be reckoned with in the Italian film industry. Born on April 28, 1928, in Rome, Alfonsi began her acting career in the 1950s, quickly becoming a sought-after talent in the Italian cinema scene.

Her breakthrough role came in 1955, when she starred in Federico Fellini's "Il Bidone." Alfonsi's performance as the wife of a con artist earned her critical acclaim and established her as a rising star in Italian cinema.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Alfonsi continued to work with some of the most prominent directors in Italy, including Michelangelo Antonioni, Luchino Visconti, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. She appeared in over 70 films throughout her career, showcasing her versatility as an actress in a range of genres.

Alfonsi's talent was not limited to the big screen. She also appeared in numerous stage productions, including a critically acclaimed performance in Luigi Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author."

Despite her success, Alfonsi remained humble and dedicated to her craft. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, she stated, "I never thought of myself as a star. I always saw myself as an actress, and that's what I wanted to be."

Alfonsi passed away on March 2, 2012, at the age of 83. Her legacy lives on through her impressive body of work and the impact she had on Italian cinema.


- "Lydia Alfonsi, Italian Actress, Dies at 83." The New York Times, 5 Mar. 2012,

- "Lydia Alfonsi: 'I Never Thought of Myself as a Star.'" La Repubblica, 3 Mar. 2012,

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