My Top 5: Italian Female Actresses
I had so much fun doing my “Top 5: Italian Male Actors” that I figured I would do one for the girls as well. Here we go….
1) Laura Chiatti
This former Miss Teen Europe is one lucky girl having worked (and dated) two of my Top 5: Italian Male Actors – Riccardo Scarmacio and Silvio Muccino. She didn’t start out in acting though, she originally set out to be a singer but her career path took a detour and she landed herself a role on the TV series “Un Posto Al Sole” (1999). She didn’t completely abandon her love for music, you can catch her singing (a little) in Ho Voglia Di Te (2007) and she also makes an appearance in Tiziano Ferro’s videoclip “Ti scatterò una foto“.
2) Gabriella Pession
Gabriella Pession may not have been born in Italy but I still consider her one of Italy’s super star actresses. You would never guess but she was actually born in Daytona, Florida and moved to Italy at a very young age. Many will recognize Gabriella from her role as Vittoria in the hit television series Capri. She divides her time between films and appearances on various television programs and mini-series.<!–[if
Movies to watch her in: L’Uomo Perfetto (2005)
3) Maria Chiara Augenti
I don’t know much about her, but what I do know is that every movie I’ve seen her in I absolutely fall in love with her character no matter how big or small it is.
Movies to watch her in: Ricordati Di Me (2003), Tre Metri Sopra Il Cielo (2004), L’Uomo Perfetto (2005)
4) Monica Bellucci
What top 5 list would this be if I don’t include Monica Bellucci. A household name to Italian cinema, Monica has been gracing the big screen for many years. She has even crossed over into American cinema over the years with roles in Dracula (1992), Tears of the Sun (2003) and The Passion of the Christ (2004).
Movies to watch her in: Ricordati Di Me (2003), Manuale D’amore 2 (2007)
5) Alessandra Mastronardi
Alessandra is probably known more for her role as Eva in the TV series I Cesaroni but she did land a lead role in the 2007 film Prova a Volare opposite Riccardo Scarmacio.Will she lean more towards film in the future? Non lo so.