Dria Paola

Dria Paola (1909–1993) was an Italian stage and film actress. She played the female lead in Alessandro Blasetti's late silent Sun (1929).[1] In 1930 she starred in the first Italian sound film The Song of Love.[2]

Dria Paola
Dria Paola in Cinematografo magazine 1929
Born(1909-11-21)21 November 1909
Died12 November 1993(1993-11-12) (aged 83)
Rome, Italy
Other namesEtra Pitteo
OccupationFilm actor
Stage actor
Years active1926 - 1942 (film)

Selected filmography


  1. Reich & Garofalo p.235
  2. Forgacs & Gundle p.159


  • Forgacs, David & Gundle, Stephen. Mass Culture and Italian Society from Fascism to the Cold War. Indiana University Press, 2007.
  • Reich, Jacqueline & Garofalo, Piero. Re-Viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922 to 1943. Indiana University Press, 2002.

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