Pina Cei

Pina Cei (born Giuseppina Casini; 13 June 1904 – 1 February 2000) was an Italian stage, film and television actress. She appeared in more than thirty films from 1933 to 1995.

Pina Cei
Cei in 1969
Born13 June 1904
Died1 February 2000(2000-02-01) (aged 95)
Years active1934–1995

Life and career

The daughter of the stage actress Luisa Cei, she made her theatrical debut in 1922, in the company of Raffaele Niccoli.[1] She later worked in several high-profile stage companies, including Emma Gramatica's and Ruggero Ruggeri's, until 1942, when she founded her own stage company.[1] She made her film debut in 1933, in Villafranca, in which she is credited as Pia Torriani (from her husband's surname).[1] Her younger sister Dory was also an actress.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1934Villafrancaprincipessa Clotilde di Savoia
1935Maestro LandiSua moglie
1958CampingMother of Nino and Valeria
1958La Gioconda
1968Il marito è mio e l'ammazzo quando mi pare
1973Love and AnarchyMadame Aïda
1974Nipoti miei dilettiElisabetta's housekeeper
1976La padrona è servitaCountess Fanny
1977Cara sposaElvira
1982La TraviataAnnina
1983A Joke of DestinyDonna Sofia
1985Scandalous GildaHilda
1986Open SesameTV Series
1987Dark EyesElisa's Mother
1990Tre colonne in cronacaMargherita
1991The Party's OverNonna Zaira
1994Anche i commercialisti hanno un'anima


  1. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
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