Galeazzo Benti

Galeazzo Benti (6 August 1923 21 April 1993) was an Italian actor. He appeared in 78 films between 1942 and 1991.

Galeazzo Benti
Galeazzo Bentivoglio

(1923-08-06)6 August 1923
Florence, Italy
Died21 April 1993(1993-04-21) (aged 69)
Bracciano, Italy
Years active1942-1991

Life and career

Born Galeazzo Bentivoglio in Florence, Italy, a descendant of the Bentivoglio family, which ruled Bologna from 1401 until 1506 and from 1511 until 1512, he started his career as a cartoonist and a set designer.[1] After his first roles in 1942, he had his breakout in 1943, in Sergio Tofano's Gian Burrasca, in which he played a frivolous and falsely modest snob, a role he specialized during his career.[1] After successfully alternating between cinema and revue, in the late 1950s he moved to Venezuela, where he worked in a television channel dedicated to Italian immigrants.[1] He came back to Italy in the early 1980s, and here he reprised his acting career equally splitting between films and TV-series until his death from a heart attack in 1993.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano : Gli attori dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 8884402131.
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