Lina Volonghi

Lina Volonghi (4 September 1914 – 24 February 1991) was an Italian stage, television and film actress.

Lina Volonghi
Giuseppina Angela Volonghi

(1914-09-04)4 September 1914
Genoa, Italy
Died24 February 1991(1991-02-24) (aged 76)
Milan, Italy

Life and career

Born in Genoa as Giuseppina Angela Volonghi, a promising junior swimming champion in her youth, Volonghi started her acting career in 1933, when she debuted in the comedy play I manezzi pe' majâ na figgia, in the Gilberto Govi's stage company.[1] After six years she left the Govi's company and moved to Rome, where she joined the Anton Giulio Bragaglia's company Theatre of the Arts.[1][2] In these years she gained critical appreciation for her versatility in comic and dramatic roles. She later worked on stage with Luchino Visconti, Giorgio Strehler, Luigi Squarzina among others.[1][2] Also active in films, in TV and radio dramas and series, she retired in 1986 following a sudden heart attack.[1][2] Volonghi was married to actor Carlo Cataneo.


Year Title Role Notes
1943La signora in neroMarta, la governante
1946Paese senza paceMadonna Libera
1949Hand of DeathCarmela Caputo
1951Ha fatto 13
1955The Belle of RomeTina
1955Io piaccioLucia
1961A Difficult LifeAmelia Pavinato
1964Le tardoneIsabella(episode "L'armadio")
1965Rita the American GirlGreta Wagner
1974The Balloon VendorSister Maria
1975The Sunday WomanInes Tabusso
1977Cara sposaRosa Balestra
1981Nessuno è perfettoMother-in-law of Guerrino
1984La Septième CibleLa mamma


  1. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano - Le Attrici (in Italian). Gremese Editore, 2003. pp. 36–37. ISBN 888440214X.
  2. R. D. G. (26 February 1991). "Il ricordo indelebile di madre coraggio". La Repubblica. Retrieved 30 April 2014.

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