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  • Giulietta Masina

    Born on February 22, 1921 in San Giorgio di Piano, Bologna, Italy

awards & nominations

Le Notti di Cabiria (1957)

Giulietta Masina as "Cabiria"

The magnificent Giulietta Masina (Fellini's wife) plays an eternally optimistic Rome streetwalker with a heart of gold and a head of cotton candy in her husband's Oscar-winning masterpiece. This funny, poignant classic inspired the musical "Sweet Charity" and is a must-see for Fellini fans.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958) Nominated Foreign Actress

La Strada (1954)

Giulietta Masina as "Gelsomina"

When Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina), a naïve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husband's coldness and abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. Soon Zampanò must deal with his jealousy and conflicted feelings about Gelsomina when she finds a kindred spirit in Il Matto (Richard Basehart), the carefree circus fool, and contemplates leaving Zampanò.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955) Nominated Foreign Actress

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