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Anna Maria Massetani better known as Lea Massari (born 30 June 1933) is an Italian actress.

She was born Anna Maria Massetani in Rome, but when she was 22, she changed her name to Lea Massari after the death of her fiancé Leo. She studied architecture in Switzerland.

Massari become a celebrity in art cinema for two roles, the missing girl Anna in Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura (1960), and as Clara, the mother of a sexually precocious 14 year old boy named Laurent (Benoît Ferreux) in Louis Malle's Murmur of the Heart (1971).

She worked both in Italian and French Cinema. Her career includes Sergio Leone's debut Il Colosso di Rodi, and international commercial films such as Les choses de la vie.

She was member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975.

She won Nastro d'Argento as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Francesco Rosi's Christ Stopped at Eboli.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Lea Massari, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Anna Maria Massetani better known as Lea Massari (born 30 June 1933) is an Italian actress.

She was born Anna Maria Massetani in Rome, but when she was 22, she changed her name to Lea Massari after the death of her fiancé Leo. She studied architecture in Switzerland.

Massari become a celebrity in art cinema for two roles, the missing girl Anna in Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura (1960), and as Clara, the mother of a sexually precocious 14 year old boy named Laurent (Benoît Ferreux) in Louis Malle's Murmur of the Heart (1971).

She worked both in Italian and French Cinema. Her career includes Sergio Leone's debut Il Colosso di Rodi, and international commercial films such as Les choses de la vie.

She was member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975.

She won Nastro d'Argento as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Francesco Rosi's Christ Stopped at Eboli.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Lea Massari, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 45

Birthday 1933-06-30

Place of Birth Rome, Italy

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 Il était une fois Sergio Leone
1985 Segreti segreti as Marta
1984 The Seventh Target as Nelly
1983 Ritorno a Lisca Bianca as Anna (voice) (archive footage)
1983 Sarah as Carla Angelli
1981 La Flambeuse
1979 A Dog Called... Vengeance as Muriel
1979 Christ Stopped at Eboli as Luisa Levi
1978 The Meetings of Anna as Anna mother
1978 Sale rêveur as Joséphe
1977 Location Hunting as Cecilia
1977 Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison
1976 L'ordinateur des pompes funèbres as Gloria
1976 Chi dice donna, dice donna as Gilbert
1975 Fear Over the City as Norah Elmer
1974 Allonsanfan as Charlotte
1974 Anna Karenina (6 episodes) as Anna Karenina
1974 Bloody Murder as Helene Noblet
1973 Story of a Love Story
1973 The Son as Maria
1973 The Silent One as Maria
1973 The Woman in Blue as Aurélie
1972 Indian Summer as Monica
1972 And Hope to Die as Sugar
1971 Murmur of the Heart as Clara Chevalier
1970 The Things of Life as Catherine Bérard
1970 Devil's Ransom as Britt
1969 The Brothers Karamazov (7 episodes) as Agrafena Aleksàndrovna
1968 I Want Him Dead as Aloma
1967 Garden of Delights
1965 Le Soldatesse as Toula
1965 Made in Italy
1964 The Unvanquished as Dominique Servet
1964 Weeping for a Bandit as María Jerónima
1962 Conquered City as Lelia Mendores
1962 The Four Days of Naples as Maria
1962 Le monte-charge as Marthe Dravet
1961 A Difficult Life as Elena Pavinato
1961 The Colossus of Rhodes as Diala
1961 I sogni muoiono all'alba as Anna Miklos
1960 From a Roman Balcony as Freya
1960 L'Avventura as Anna
1958 Resurrection as Maria Pawlowa
1957 I sogni nel cassetto
1954 Forbidden

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