Giovanna Galletti

Giovanna Galletti (27 June 1916 - 21 April 1992) was an Italian actress. She appeared in more than forty films from 1938 to 1986.[1]

Giovanna Galletti
Born(1916-06-27)27 June 1916
Died21 April 1992(1992-04-21) (aged 75)
Rome, Italy
Years active1938-1986

Life and career

Galletti began her career on stage at a young age, in the early 1930s, and later attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.[2] In the late 1930s, she started appearing in films, mostly in supporting roles, and in 1945, she appeared in Roberto Rossellini's Rome, Open City portraying the treacherous Ingrid, which is her best known role.[2][3]

After the war, she focused her activities on theatre, notably working intensively at the Piccolo Teatro of Milan under the direction of Giorgio Strehler and in the stage companies led by Luigi Cimara, Annibale Ninchi, Laura Adani, and Renzo Ricci. Her later film roles mainly consisted of villains and wicked women. She was also active on radio and television.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1938 The Lady in White Ginevra's Friend Debut film
1942 Signorinette Gymnastics Teacher
1945 Rome, Open City Ingrid
1946 Felicità perduta
1950 Margaret of Cortona Mother of the sick child
Toto Looks for a Wife Agent K 8
The Outlaws Journalist
The Bread Peddler Madame Auguste
Angelo tra la folla Giocatrice
The Glass Castle Louise Morel
È arrivato il cavaliere! Miss Colombo
1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day Mother of Luisa
Verginità Amalia
The Ungrateful Heart Signora Lopez
Last Meeting Flora
Messalina The Christian
1952 Adorable Creatures Director
Inganno Marta
Three Forbidden Stories
1954 Mambo Valeria Uncredited
1959 The Nun's Story Uncredited
1960 The Loves of Hercules The oracle
Le signore Tatiana's Friend
1961 The Wonders of Aladdin Midwife
1962 Sodom and Gomorrah Malik Uncredited
1966 Kill, Baby, Kill Baroness Graps credited as Giana Vivaldi[4]
A... For Assassin Zia Marta Prescott
The Bible: In the Beginning... Sinful Woman
1968 L'età del malessere
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell The Countess
1969 The Lady of Monza Sister Angela Sacchi
1973 Last Tango in Paris The Prostitute
1974 The Girl in Room 2A Mrs. Grant
1979 Maschio, femmina, fiore, frutto
1980 The Big Red One Woman in Sicilian Village
1985 La donna delle meraviglie


  1. "Giovanna Galletti". Č Retrieved 2016-06-20. (Czech)
  2. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi (2003). "Galletti, Giovanna". Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Italy: Gremese Editore. pp. 149–150. ISBN 888440214X.
  3. Stafano Masi, Enrico Lancia (1987). I film di Roberto Rossellini. Italy: Gremese Editore. pp. 22–25. ISBN 9788876052811.
  4. Roberto Curti (1971), Gothic Horror Films 1957-1969, published by McFarland, pp159-161, ISBN 1476619891

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