Roberto Risso

Roberto Risso (22 November 1925 – 16 November 2010) was a Swiss-born Italian film actor.

Roberto Risso
Pietro Roberto Strub

(1925-11-22)22 November 1925
Geneva, Switzerland
Died16 November 2010(2010-11-16) (aged 84)
Milan, Italy

Life and career

Born Pietro Roberto Strub in Geneva, Risso joined the cinema industry when he was still a university student of architecture, playing a minor role in Pietro Francisci's The Lion of Amalfi (1950).[1][2] One year later he was chosen to play the seducer of Pier Angeli in Tomorrow Is Another Day, and the success of the film allowed him to play similar roles in a large number of films, mainly romantic comedies.[1] In 1953 Risso touched the peak of his career with the role of the shy Carabiniere Pietro Stelluti madly in love with Gina Lollobrigida in Luigi Comencini's Bread, Love and Dreams, a role that he reprised in the film sequel Bread, Love and Jealousy.[1][2] Later his career continued in many films in which he appeared mostly in character roles, until his retirement in 1968.[1][2]

Selected filmography


  1. Ida Biondi. "Biografia - Roberto Risso". MyMovies. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  2. Redazione (16 November 2010). "Morto l'attore Roberto Risso". Il Secolo XIX. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
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