Lilla Brignone


Lilla (Adelaide) Brignone (Rome, August 23, 1913 - Milan, 24 March 1984) was an Italian actress. Even as a child she attended film sets and theaters, being the daughter of the director and the actress Lola Guido Visconti, nephew of the actress Mercedes Brignone, actor Uberto Palmarini and actor and director Giuseppe Brignone. She debuted in theater in just fifteen in Kiki Palmer company. Actress of the most representative of the '900 Italian, worked with important personalities of the show like Ruggero Ruggeri, Memo Benassi, Renzo Ricci, Giorgio Strehler, Salvo Randone, Vittorio De Sica and Luchino Visconti. For the dryness and interpretive intensity and countersigned, she is remembered in the theater even for the roles of Vasilisa in "L'albergo dei poveri" in Maksim Gorky (directed by Strehler), de "La signorina Giulia" by August Strindberg (directed by Visconti) and Mrs. Frola in "Così è (se vi pare)" Pirandello (directed by Giancarlo Sepe). San Genesio won the Prize in 1955 for her portrayal of how the leaves of Giuseppe Giacosa. She was life companion and the scene of Gianni Santucci with whom she formed one of the most famous couples in the history of Italian theater. Also loved by film directors, she was directed among others by Salvatore Samperi, Pasquale Squitieri, Jean Delannoy, Bernard Borderie, Alberto Lattuada, Renato Castellani, Alessandro Blasetti, Michelangelo Antonioni. In 1972 she was honored with an Oscar Capitoline, sympathy award given to those who have distinguished themselves in solidarity.


Movie Name Release Date
Η έκλειψη – L’Eclisse (1962) December 20, 1962