Lia Zoppelli

Lia Zoppelli (16 November 1920 – 2 January 1988) was an Italian stage, television and film actress.

Lia Zoppelli
Lia Zoppelli in Who Hesitates is Lost (1960)
Born(1920-11-16)16 November 1920
Milan, Italy
Died2 January 1988(1988-01-02) (aged 67)
Rome, Italy

Life and career

Born in Milan, Zoppelli made her stage debut in 1939, shortly after her high school graduation, with the company Maltagliati-Cimara-Ninchi.[1][2] Mainly active on stage, in the subsequent seasons she worked with Ruggero Ruggeri (1940–41) and Memo Benassi (1942–43), then, after the war, she notably worked with Luchino Visconti and with Giorgio Strehler at the Piccolo Teatro.[1][2] In cinema, Zoppelli became a popular character actress starting from the late 1950s, usually in comedic roles;[1] she was also active on television, where she gained a large popularity thanks to her appearances with Enrico Viarisio in Carosello.[1][2]

Partial filmography


  1. Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano - Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
  2. Felice Cappa; Piero Gelli; Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Baldini & Castoldi, 1998. ISBN 8880892959.
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