Nancy Brilli

Nicoletta Brilli (born 10 April 1964), best known as Nancy Brilli, is an Italian film, television and stage actress.

Nancy Brilli
Nicoletta Brilli

(1964-04-10) 10 April 1964
Rome, Italy


Born in Rome, of Ukrainian ancestry, Nancy Brilli was introduced in cinema by Pasquale Squitieri, making her debut in a role of note in Claretta (1984).[1] In 1990 she won a David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress and a Silver Ribbon in the same category for the role of Sophie in Little Misunderstandings.[2]

Personal life

Nancy Brilli was married for two years to actor Massimo Ghini and later, again for two years, to director Luca Manfredi, son of actor and director Nino Manfredi.[1] Previously she had a relationship with the songwriter Ivano Fossati.[3]

In 1994 she underwent the removal of an ovarian cancer.[4]

She is a niece of the racing driver Gastone Brilli-Peri.


  1. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Le attrici: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998.
  3. "Nancy Brilli: Ritorno di fiamma con Ivano Fossati?". Adnkronos. 17 December 1994. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  4. "OPERATA DI TUMORE ORA NANCY BRILLI VUOLE UN BAMBIMO". La Repubblica. 9 November 1994. Retrieved 3 February 2012.

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