Virginia Balistrieri

Virginia Balistrieri also credited as Virginia Balestrieri (15 January 1888 – 7 December 1960) was an Italian stage and film actress.[1] She was married to the actor Giovanni Grasso. In 1914 she starred in the silent film Lost in the Dark, seen as a forerunner of Italian neorealism. In the post-Second World War years she worked as a character actress in productions such as the 1950 religious film Margaret of Cortona.

Virginia Balistrieri
Balistrieri with Giovanni Grasso in 1914
Born(1888-01-15)15 January 1888
Died7 December 1960(1960-12-07) (aged 72)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Years active1914 - 1959 (film)

Selected filmography


  1. Paietta p.92


  • Ann C. Paietta. Saints, Clergy and Other Religious Figures on Film and Television, 1895-2003. McFarland, 2005.

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