Five Great Women of Italian Film

Actresses whose raw performances left an indelible mark on the filmic landscape.

In conjunction with our series on Italian American women, we look to the women of Italian film: The five “greats” of Italian cinema (including Anna Magnani, pictured above), who moved viewers all over the world with honest, human and raw portrayals during an era that was truly revolutionizing.  If you aren’t familiar with these exceptional talents, now is the time to get to know their work.

Read about these quintessential actresses as BFI explores their artistry, complete with “must see” films.



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