Andreina Pagnani

Andreina Pagnani (born Andreina Gentili; November 24, 1906 – November 22, 1981) was an Italian actress and voice actress.

Andreina Pagnani
Born
Andreina Gentili

(1906-11-24)November 24, 1906
DiedNovember 22, 1981(1981-11-22) (aged 74)
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1924-1981

Biography

Born in Rome as Andreina Gentili, the daughter of a dresser, at young age Pagnani studied harp and piano, then she devoted herself to theater entering the stage companies Artistica Operaia e Giovanni Emanuel.[1] In 1927 she married the aviator Federico Franco Pagnani, who died in 1933 for a plane crash.[1] In a short time Pagnani became a primadonna of Italian theater, working among others with Totò, Gino Cervi, Gabriele Ferzetti, Lauretta Masiero.[1]

She made her film debut in 1924, in the silent film L'osteria di Mozzadita.[1] Her film activity was long but very irregular, and almost entirely consisting of supporting roles.[1] She obtained a large popularity as the Maigret's wife in the TV series Le inchieste del commissario Maigret, broadcast on RAI from 1964 to 1972.[1] She was also very active as a voice actress and a dubber.[1]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1929Mese mariano
1931Patatrac
1933Acqua chetaAnita
1933Il presidente della Ba.Ce.Cre.Mi.Signorina Rossi
1934La maestrinaMaria Bini, la maestrina
1934Quella vecchia canagliaSusanna
1935Il serpente a sonagliSonia
1941Orizzonte dipinto
1943ApparizioneZia Ortensia
1948Caccia all'uomoSuor Simplicia
1952La nemicaDuchessa Anna di NemiVoice, Uncredited
1954Concert of IntrigueElisabetta TaborVoice, Uncredited
1955Il padrone sono meLa signora Maria
1957Io, Caterina
1958Domenica è sempre domenicaCountess Clotilde Landolfi Ferretti
1960I piaceri del sabato notteArabella
1960Le pillole di ErcoleGiovanna
1961The LovemakersMaîtresseVoice, Uncredited
1961The Last JudgmentGuest of Matteoni
1961The OrderlyMadre di Osvaldo
1963The CommandantFrancesca Cavalli
1967I 2 vigiliHerselfUncredited

References

  1. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Enrico Lancia Volume 2 di Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.

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