Lina Sastri

Lina Sastri (born 17 November 1953) is an Italian actress and singer.

Life and career

Born in Naples, Lina Sastri started acting in amateur dramatics at very young age. She made her professional debut with the theatrical company Teatro Libero, and had her breakout in 1974, starring in the musical drama Masaniello. On stage, she worked intensively with Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, and her collaborations include Eduardo De Filippo, Fabio Carpi and Memè Perlini.[1]

Sastri made her film debut in Il prefetto di ferro, in 1977. In 1984 she won a Silver Ribbon for Best Actress and a David di Donatello in the same category for her performance in Mi manda Picone.[2] One year later, she won the same two awards for her role in Segreti segreti.[2] In 1987 she was awarded with a David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress for Damiano Damiani's L'inchiesta.[2]

As a singer she has released numerous albums, mainly sung in the Neapolitan dialect. She participated at the Sanremo Festival in 1992 with the song "Femmene 'e mare".[3]

Partial filmography


  1. Felice Liperi; Roberto Ruggeri. "Sastri, Lina". Gino Castaldo (edited by). Dizionario della canzone italiana. Curcio Editore, 1990.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.
  3. Arrigo Benedetti. L'Europeo , Volume 48,Edizioni 10-17. Editoriale Domus, 1992.

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