Angela Goodwin

Angela Bucci, best known as Angela Goodwin (1 August 1925 – 25 March 2016), was an Italian stage, film and television actress.

Angela Goodwin
Angela Bucci

1 August 1925
Died25 March 2016(2016-03-25) (aged 90)[1][2]
Rome, Italy
Years active1970–2016
Spouse(s)Franco Giacobini

Life and career

Born in Rome, Goodwin was the daughter of an Italian-American father, and spent her youth in the US where she enrolled at several drama courses and started her professional career with a stage company in Washington.[3][4] In the second half of the 1960s she came back to Italy, where she continued to work on stage with some of the major companies of the time, including the ones directed by Orazio Costa, Vittorio Gassman, Giancarlo Sbragia and Garinei & Giovannini.[3][4]

In 1970, Goodwin had her film breakout as Fortunata, one of the Tettamanzi sisters in the Alberto Lattuada's commedia all'italiana Come Have Coffee with Us.[3] Another major success in her career was the role of Laura Perozzi, Philippe Noiret's wife in Mario Monicelli's box office hit My Friends, a role she reprised in the 1982 sequel All My Friends Part 2.[2][3][4] She was also very active on television.[3][4][5] Her last work was the short film Carlo e Clara.[5]

Goodwin was married to actor Franco Giacobini, with whom she often collaborated on stage.[3][4][5]


Year Title Role Notes
1970Come Have Coffee with UsFortunata
1970Defeat of the MafiaVice Consul
1972La cosa buffaThe Landlady
1973Daniele e Maria
1974Abbasso tutti, viva noiMarisa Nardi
1974L'albero dalle foglie rosa
1974VerginitàConcetta(Segment 2)
1975My FriendsNora Perozzi
1975Quanto è bello lu murire accisoEnrichetta
1976La linea del fiumeMargherita Torretti
1976A Sold LifeMiguel Atienza's Mother
1976The Cassandra CrossingNun
1977The Passengers
1978Goodbye & AmenThe Ambassador's Wife
1978Last FeelingsMaria Micheli, Diego's mother
1979The MeadowGiovannis mother
1980Eden no sonoMichele's Mother
1982All My Friends Part 2Nora Perozzi
1982Di padre in figlioHerself
1983Sing SingLady Marian (first story)
1984AuroraNurseTV movie
1985Mai con le donne
1985La donna delle meraviglieMaga Terenzi
1987Julia and JuliaPaolo's Mother
1988Ti presento un'amica
1990Alberto ExpressLa mère
1990Traces of an Amorous LifeWife of Giorgio
1992La piovra, season 6Mrs. Canevari6 episodes
1995Favola contaminataNonna
2001One Man UpFranca
2002GinostraMother Superior
2004The Consequences of LoveIsabella
2007The HideoutMother Superior
2010Hai paura del buioAnna's Grandmother
2012Il volto di un'altraPropietaria negozio animali impagliati


  1. "Angela Goodwin". BFI. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  2. MonrifNet. "E' morta Angela Goodwin: fu la moglie del Perozzi in "Amici Miei"". La Nazione. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. pp. 169–170. ISBN 888440214X.
  4. Redazione Spettacoli Roma (25 March 2016). "È scomparsa Angela Goodwin, moglie del Perozzi in «Amici miei»". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  5. Redazione (25 March 2016). "Lutto nel cinema, è morta a Roma Angela Goodwin". La Repubblica. Retrieved 1 April 2016.

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