Anna Maestri

Anna Maestri (7 January 1924 – 4 March 1988) was an Italian stage, film and television actress.

Anna Maestri
Anna Maestri and Nino Taranto in 1963
Born(1924-01-07)7 January 1924
Mantua, Italy
Died4 March 1988(1988-03-04) (aged 64)
Trento, Italy
OccupationActress

Life and career

Maestri was born in Mantua, the daughter of two stage actors.[1] She formed at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome, and made her professional debut on stage in 1943 alongside Vittorio Gassman.[1][2] After the war she worked several times with Luchino Visconti, Luigi Squarzina and with Giorgio Strehler at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.[1][2] She was also active in musical comedies and revues, notably starring in Il terrore corre sul filo alongside Nino Taranto.[2] In 1963 she was awarded the San Genesio Prize for her performance in Robert Thomas' Eight Women.[2] Maestri was also active in films and on television, even if mainly cast in supporting roles.[1][2]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1941Teresa VenerdìUn'orfanella dell'istitutoUncredited
1942Stasera niente di nuovoUn ospite dell'istituto
1948Arrivederci, papà!La cameriera negra
1949Bitter RiceIrene
1949La roccia incantata
1950Toto Looks for a WifeLa nera australiana
1950Women Without NamesWoman Prisoner
1951Accidents to the Taxes!!La signorina Colombi
1951Tragic SpellOliva's Maid
1951Il padrone del vaporeUna cameriera d'albergo
1952Vendetta... sardaGavina Leoni
1953Perdonami!
1959Toto in MadridLa signora del treno
1959Lui, lei e il nonno
1961Come SeptemberMaria - MaidUncredited
1962Marco Polo
1963Follie d'estateSignora sabina brutta
1964Europa: Operazione Strip-tease
1964Gli eroi di ieri... oggi... domani
1966Viaggio di nozze all'italianaPallina
1970W le donneDon Nicola's wife
1971Tre nel mille
1971Armiamoci e partite!
1973My Pleasure Is Your Pleasure
1974Abbasso tutti, viva noi
1976The Two Orphans
1983Occhei, occheiNonna

References

  1. o. g. (5 March 1988). "Anna Maestri, una vita in teatro". La Stampa.
  2. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano - Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
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