Rosetta Calavetta

Rosetta Calavetta (August 27, 1914 – February 3, 1993) was an Italian actress and voice actress.[1]

Rosetta Calavetta
Born(1914-08-27)August 27, 1914
Palermo, Italy
DiedFebruary 3, 1993(1993-02-03) (aged 78)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1930–1993


Born in Palermo, Calavetta made her breakthrough role as a teenager in the 1930 film Before the Jury in which she had a small role. She performed on screen several times from then until 1940. She also did her share of acting for the EIAR from 1937 to 1938.[2]

Calavetta also possessed a popular reputation as a voice dubber. She was the official Italian voice of Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe and Doris Day. Other actresses she dubbed included Lois Maxwell, Eleanor Parker, Susan Hayward, Dorothy Lamour, Ava Gardner, Veronica Lake, Kim Novak, Deanna Durbin, Glynis Johns, Jean Arthur, Shirley MacLaine, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh, June Allyson, Lucille Ball, Zsa Zsa Gábor and Ann Sheridan. She also dubbed Italian actresses which include Gina Lollobrigida, Antonella Lualdi, María Mercader, Silvana Pampanini and Milly Vitale.

In Calavetta's Italian dubbed animated roles, she provided the speaking voice of Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as well as Cruella de Vil in One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Darling in Lady and the Tramp.


Calavetta died on February 3rd 1993 in Rome at the age of 78.



Dubbing roles


Live action


  1. "Rosetta Calavetta's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. "Rosetta Calavetta". MYmovies. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
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