Isabella Riva

Isabella Riva (22 April 1887 - 10 August 1985) was an Italian actress.

Isabella Riva
Isabella Riva in The Mill on the Po (1949)
Isabella Trufarelli

(1887-04-22)22 April 1887
Died10 August 1985(1985-08-10) (aged 98)

Born in Nizza Monferrato, Asti as Isabella Trufarelli, daughter of actors, Riva began acting as a child in the stage company ran by her grandparents.[1] After working in several companies, in 1919 she became main actress of the Alfredo Sainati stage company.[1][2] She was also a film and television actress.[1][2]

Riva retired in 1968, moving to Bologna in the retirement home for actors "Lyda Borelli" where she continued to teach acting for several years.[1][2]

Selected filmography


  1. "E' morta l'attrice Isabella Riva". La Repubblica. 15 August 1985. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  2. "Morta a Bologna la Truffarelli una vita di teatro". La Stampa. 14 August 1985. p. 14.

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