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Also Known As: Valentina Cortesa, Valentina Cortesa Died:
Born: January 1, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: actor

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European leading lady with dark hair and slightly sharp, Mediterranean features, in English language films from 1948 with "The Glass Mountain." Cortese married "House on Telegraph Hill" (1951) co-star Richard Basehart in 1951 and enjoyed a prolific career in international cinema spanning over 50 years. She was especially notable as the older actress in Francois Truffaut's affectionate, insightful, endlessly reflexive film about filmmaking, "Day for Night" (1973).

European leading lady with dark hair and slightly sharp, Mediterranean features, in English language films from 1948 with "The Glass Mountain." Cortese married "House on Telegraph Hill" (1951) co-star Richard Basehart in 1951 and enjoyed a prolific career in international cinema spanning over 50 years. She was especially notable as the older actress in Francois Truffaut's affectionate, insightful, endlessly reflexive film about filmmaking, "Day for Night" (1973).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sparrow (1993) Mother Superior
2.
 Buster's Bedroom (1990) Serafina
3.
 Snare, The (1989)
4.
 Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The (1989) Queen Ariadne; Violet
5.
6.
 Monte Napoleone (1987) Guido'S Mother
7.
 Appassionata (1985)
8.
 When Time Ran Out (1980) Rose Valdez
9.
 Nido de Viudas (1978)
10.
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1940:
First screen appearance (in a bit part) in "Orizzonte dipinto"
1941:
Screen acting debut in "Primo amore"
1948:
First English-language film, "The Glass Mountain" (Great Britain)

Education

Academy of Arts: -

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husband:
Richard Basehart. Actor. Married in 1951; divorced in 1960.

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