Miranda Bonansea

Miranda Bonansea (October 31, 1926 – February 10, 2019) was an Italian actress and voice actress.[1]

Miranda Bonansea
Bonansea in 1935
Born(1926-10-31)October 31, 1926
Mondovì, Italy
DiedFebruary 10, 2019(2019-02-10) (aged 92)
Rome, Italy
Other namesMiranda Garavaglia
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1932-2009
Claudio Villa
(m. 1952; div. 1962)


Born in Mondovì, Bonansea's father, Piero Bonansea was a photographer for the House of Savoy. At a young age, Bonansea moved to Rome with her family where she would become a child actress as well as a voice dubber. In 1934, she made her debut appearance in the film The Blind Woman of Sorrento. She was also the official Italian voice of Shirley Temple. In the 1937 film Hands Off Me! starring Totò, Bonansea made her character very similar to Temple's likeness.[2]

Other than Shirley Temple, Bonansea has dubbed other actresses such as Judy Garland, Anne Francis, Linda Hunt, June Allyson, Jean Simmons, Jane Powell, Betty White and Marilyn Monroe. She also done some acting work on stage and the radio but she focused entirely on dubbing as an adult. In 2009, Bonansea retired from voice acting effectively ending her 77 year long career.

Personal life

Bonansea was married to singer Claudio Villa from 1952 to 1962. Together, they had one son, Mauro.


Bonansea died on February 10th 2019 at the age of 92. She suffered an illness for quite some time.[3]



Dubbing roles


Live action


  1. "Miranda Bonansea's dubbing contributions". Antoniogenna.net. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. "Miranda Bonansea". MYmovies. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. "Si è spenta Miranda Bonansea, leggenda del doppiaggio italiano: era nata a Mondovì nel 1926". cuneodice.it. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.

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