Ten fun facts about Giulietta Masina

Fact 1
Thanks to her powerful portrayals of naïve characters facing dire straits, she is often referred to as the “female Chaplin”.

Fact 2
Giulietta spent the majority of her childhood in Rome, living with a widowed aunt. While she attended school, she received lessons in piano, voice and dance, but not acting.

Fact 3
Giulietta’s entry into the world of acting came while she was at university, following 1941, where she appeared in a number of plays that also involved singing and dancing.

Fact 4
In 1942, she began working as a radio actress, having been cast by Federico Fellini, who was to become her future husband.

Fact 5
Her first on-screen appearance was an un-credited one, in 1946, in the film Paisà. In 1948, she played her first on-screen role for which she was credited in Without Pity.

Fact 6
In 1954, Giulietta starred alongside Anthony Quinn in “La Strada”. The film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Fact 7
In 1957, at the “Cannes Film Festival”, Giulietta won the Best Actress Award for her role in “Nights of Cabiria”, a film written by her husband. In that film, she plays a prostitute who meets the misery and tragedy of life with both resilience and innocence.

Fact 8
Unfortunately, in 1960, Giulietta appeared in “The High Life”, which went to become a box office failure, damaging her acting career. Following that, she withdrew from acting and dedicated her time to her marriage and personal life.

Fact 9
It was only in 1965 that she once again appeared in a film, in “Juliet of the Spirits”.

Fact 10
Giulietta appeared in her last film in 1991, in “A Day to Remember “.

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Short about Giulietta Masina
Is an Italian stage and film actress born in san Giorgio di Piano, Bologna.