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Isa Miranda (5 July 1909 – 8 July 1982) was an Italian actress with an international film career.

She worked as a typist whilst attending the drama academy in Milan and training as a stage actress. She went on to play bit parts in Italian films in Rome. Success came with Max Ophüls' film La Signora di tutti (Everybody's Woman) (1934) in which she played Gaby Doriot, a famous film star and fascinating adventuress with whom men cannot help falling in love. Having brought several of them to their ruin, she slits her wrists. This was perhaps Miranda's finest screen performance and it brought in its wake several film offers and a Hollywood contract with Paramount Pictures. There, billed as the "Italian Marlene Dietrich", she played several femme fatale roles in such films as Hotel Imperial (1939) and Adventure in Diamonds (1940).

She returned to Italy soon after the outbreak of World War II and continued to act on the stage and to make films. In 1949, she starred in René Clément's The Walls of Malapaga, which won an Academy Award for the most outstanding foreign language film of 1950, and for Miranda, the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Another success of that period was La Ronde (1950), also directed by Ophüls.

Her career took her to France, Germany and England, where she frequently appeared in TV films, including The Avengers. Other notable film appearances include Siamo donne (1953), a portmanteau film where Miranda shares the screen with three other screen legends, Anna Magnani, Alida Valli and Ingrid Bergman, Summertime (1955), Gli Sbandati (1955), La Noia (The Empty Canvas, 1963), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) and Liliana Cavani's Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter, 1974).

Miranda was married to the Italian director and producer Alfredo Guarini until his death in 1981.

She died in Rome in 1982.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Isa Miranda, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Isa Miranda (5 July 1909 – 8 July 1982) was an Italian actress with an international film career.

She worked as a typist whilst attending the drama academy in Milan and training as a stage actress. She went on to play bit parts in Italian films in Rome. Success came with Max Ophüls' film La Signora di tutti (Everybody's Woman) (1934) in which she played Gaby Doriot, a famous film star and fascinating adventuress with whom men cannot help falling in love. Having brought several of them to their ruin, she slits her wrists. This was perhaps Miranda's finest screen performance and it brought in its wake several film offers and a Hollywood contract with Paramount Pictures. There, billed as the "Italian Marlene Dietrich", she played several femme fatale roles in such films as Hotel Imperial (1939) and Adventure in Diamonds (1940).

She returned to Italy soon after the outbreak of World War II and continued to act on the stage and to make films. In 1949, she starred in René Clément's The Walls of Malapaga, which won an Academy Award for the most outstanding foreign language film of 1950, and for Miranda, the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Another success of that period was La Ronde (1950), also directed by Ophüls.

Her career took her to France, Germany and England, where she frequently appeared in TV films, including The Avengers. Other notable film appearances include Siamo donne (1953), a portmanteau film where Miranda shares the screen with three other screen legends, Anna Magnani, Alida Valli and Ingrid Bergman, Summertime (1955), Gli Sbandati (1955), La Noia (The Empty Canvas, 1963), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) and Liliana Cavani's Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter, 1974).

Miranda was married to the Italian director and producer Alfredo Guarini until his death in 1981.

She died in Rome in 1982.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Isa Miranda, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1909-07-05

Day of Death 1982-07-08

Place of Birth Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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Also Known As

  • Ines Isabella Sampietro

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1974 Bambina as Lorè
1974 The Night Porter as Countess Stein
1972 We'll Call Him Andrea as Teacher
1972 Shirley's World (1 episode)
1971 A Bay of Blood as Countess Federica Donati
1971 Marta as Elena
1970 Roy Colt and Winchester Jack as Mamma Lizzy
1970 Love, I Think as Sue's Mother
1970 Dorian Gray as Mrs. Ruxton
1970 Red Hot Shot as Tenutaria bordello
1969 He and She as Mother
1969 La donna a una dimensione as Elena
1968 The Shoes of the Fisherman as The Marchesa
1968 Dear Caroline as La duchesse de Bussez
1967 Hell Is Empty
1966 Un monde nouveau
1966 Die Gentlemen bitten zur Kasse as Mona
1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce as Duchesse d'Angouleme
1964 Do You Know This Voice? as Rosa Marotta
1964 Dog Eat Dog! as Madame Benoit
1963 The Empty Canvas as Cecilia's Mother
1963 Corruption as Signora Mattoli
1963 A Little Big Business (15 episodes)
1961 The Avengers (1 episode)
1960 Inspector Maigret (1 episode)
1959 Le secret du chevalier d'Eon as la tsarine Elisabeth Petrovana de Russie
1957 A Kiss for a Killer as Betty Farnwell
1957 The Guilty as Lucia Rossello
1957 Arrivano i dollari as Caterina Marchetti
1955 Rommel's Treasure as Mrs. Fischer
1955 Abandoned as Contessa Luisa
1955 Summertime as Signora Fiorini
1954 Gli uomini non guardiano il cielo as Countess
1954 The Secret of Helene Marimon
1954 Before the Deluge as Françoise Boussard
1953 We, the Women as Herself (segment "Isa Miranda")
1952 The Seven Deadly Sins as Mme. Alvaro (in L'avarice et la colère / Avarice and Anger)
1951 Position Wanted as Angela Leonardi
1950 La Ronde as Charlotte
1950 Pact with the Devil as Marta Larocca
1949 The Walls of Malapaga as Marta Manfredini
1948 Leckerbissen
1948 Adventure Starts Tomorrow as Clarence Holbane
1945 Lo sbaglio di essere vivo
1945 La carne e l'anima
1944 Zazà as Zazà
1943 Document Z-3 as Sandra Morini
1942 Malombra as Marina di Malombra
1941 È caduta una donna
1940 Adventure in Diamonds as Felice Falcon
1939 Hotel Imperial as Anna Warschawska
1937 The Lie of Nina Petrovna as Nina Petrovna
1937 Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal as Velia, a Roman woman
1937 Feu Mathias Pascal as Louise Paleari
1936 Du bist mein Glück as Mary Hofer & Bianca Monti
1936 Die Liebe des Maharadscha as Mira Salviati
1935 Come le foglie as Nennele
1934 Everybody's Woman as Gabriella Murge, alias Gaby Doriot
1933 The Haller Case as La donna cattiva

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