Silvana Mangano


Actor
Silvana Mangano

About

Birth Place
Italy
Born
April 21, 1930
Died
December 16, 1989
Cause of Death
Heart Attack During Cancer Surgery

Biography

Beautiful leading lady who came to international prominence as a struggling, scantily-clad peasant in Giuseppe De Santis' neorealist drama, "Bitter Rice" (1949). Mangano later proved her ability in films by such directors as Vittorio De Sica ("Gold of Naples" 1954), Pier Paolo Pasolini ("Teorema" 1968) and Luchino Visconti ("Death in Venice" 1971). She married producer Dino DeLaurentiis ...

Family & Companions

Dino DeLaurentiis
Husband
Producer. Married in 1949; separated in 1983; began divorce proceedings 1988.
Anthony Franciosa
Companion
Actor.

Biography

Beautiful leading lady who came to international prominence as a struggling, scantily-clad peasant in Giuseppe De Santis' neorealist drama, "Bitter Rice" (1949). Mangano later proved her ability in films by such directors as Vittorio De Sica ("Gold of Naples" 1954), Pier Paolo Pasolini ("Teorema" 1968) and Luchino Visconti ("Death in Venice" 1971). She married producer Dino DeLaurentiis in 1949 and appeared in a number of his films, as well as one--"Dune" (1985)--produced by their daughter Raffaella DeLaurentiis.

Life Events

1946

Voted Miss Rome

Photo Collections

Bitter Rice - Movie Poster
Here is an original Italian movie poster for Bitter Rice (aka Riso Amaro, 1949), directed by Giuseppe De Santis.

Videos

Movie Clip

Death In Venice (1971) - The Artists Are Rather Like Hunters Convalescing composer von Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) grows more fascinated with the Polish boy (Bjorn Andresen) then reflects once more on conversation with his student Alfried (Mark Burns), Luchino Visconti directing, from the Thomas Mann novella, in Death In Venice, 1971.
Gold Of Naples (1954) - I Have The Right To Ask Top-billed Silvana Mangano is the title character of the vignette called Teresa, whom, we infer, is a prostitute, being hired by an intermediary (Ubaldo Maestri) to marry an eligible merchant (Erno Crisa), for reasons not apparent to her, in Vittorio De Sica’s Gold Of Naples, 1954.
Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) - Call Me Argentina Veteran Silvana (Mangano) and rookie Francesca (Doris Dowling) arrive with fellow rice workers (Anna Maestri, Dody Ristori, Maria Grazia Francia, et al) bumping soldiers from the barracks, and meeting sergeant Marco (Raf Vallone), in Riso Amaro, a.k.a. Bitter Rice, 1949.
Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) - Only Women Can Do It Location shots by Otello Martelli in the Po river valley, Lamberto Maggiorani, star of The Bicycle Thief as a radio announcer, serious Neo-Realist credentials, opening critic-turned-director Giuseppe de Santis' Riso Amaro, a.k.a. Bitter Rice, 1949.
Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) - That's How They Betray Us Musical labor clash in the Po valley rice fields, the contract girls led by Silvana (Mangano), resenting the speedy "illegals," led by her friend Francesca (Doris Dowling), in Giuseppe de Santis' Riso Amaro, a.k.a. Bitter Rice, 1949.
Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) - Opposites Attract Friends again, in lingerie in their barracks, Francesca (Doris Dowling) telling Silvana (Mangano) about her fugitive boyfriend, Gabriella (Maria Grazia Francia) suffering from work in the rice paddies, in Riso Amaro, a.k.a. Bitter Rice, 1949.

Trailer

Family

Amedeo Mangano
Father
Railroad worker.
Ivy Webb
Mother
English.
Patrizia Mangano
Sister
Actor. Appeared in "Anna" (1951) together.
Francesca DeLaurentiis
Daughter
Raffaella DeLaurentiis
Daughter
Producer.
Veronica DeLaurentiis
Daughter
Federico DeLaurentiis
Son
Producer. Died in 1981 plane crash.

Companions

Dino DeLaurentiis
Husband
Producer. Married in 1949; separated in 1983; began divorce proceedings 1988.
Anthony Franciosa
Companion
Actor.

Bibliography