Valentina Cortese

Italian actress (1923-2019)

Valentina Cortese (1 January 1923 – 10 July 2019) was an Italian actress. She was known for her roles in The Glass Mountain, Thieves' Highway, The House on Telegraph Hill, and in The Barefoot Contessa. She was a BAFTA Award in 1973 and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1975 for her role in Night for Day.[1]

Valentina Cortese
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Cortese in 1942
Born(1923-01-01)1 January 1923
Died10 July 2019(2019-07-10) (aged 96)
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Years active1941-1993
Spouse(s)Richard Basehart (1951-60, divorced); 1 child

Cortese died on 10 July 2019 in Milan at the age of 96.[2]


  1. "The 47th Academy Awards (1975) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  2. Addio Valentina Cortese, l'ultima diva (in Italian)

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