Milena Vukotic

Milena Vukotic (Italian: [miˈlɛːna ˈvuːkotitʃ], Montenegrin: [mîlena ʋǔkotitɕ]; born 23 April 1935) is an Italian former ballerina and a stage, television, and film actress.

Milena Vukotic
Vukotic in 2010
Born (1935-04-23) 23 April 1935
Years active1961-present
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)


Vukotic was born in Rome, to a Montenegrin comedy playwright father and an Italian pianist/composer mother. As a child she studied acting and classical dance, in Italy and France.

A brilliant character actress, Vukotic became well known for her role of Pina Fantozzi in the Fantozzi series of comedy films (winning a Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fantozzi in paradiso) and, later in her life, for the role of Grandma Enrica in the TV series Un medico in famiglia.

On stage, she became one of Rina Morelli's favorite actresses and worked in other prestigious theatrical productions with directors like Franco Zeffirelli, Giorgio Strehler, Paolo Poli and Jean Cocteau.

She had a recurring role on the French television series Une famille formidable. In 1987 she played in the German series Anna, which was a big success in the German-speaking countries.

Selected filmography

Awards and nominations

David di Donatello

Nastro d'Argento

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