24 November 1906 (
November 22, 1981, Rome, Italy
Federico Franco Pagnani (m. 1927–1933)
Les Miserables, The Commandant, Hercules' Pills, The Last Judgment
Paolo Heusch, Riccardo Freda, Vittorio De Sica, Luciano Salce
Gino cervi e andreina pagnani il commissario maigret
Andreina Pagnani (née Gentili) was an Italian actress and voice actress.
Born in Rome as Andreina Gentili, the daughter of a dresser, at young age Pagnani studied harp and piano, then she devoted herself to theater entering the stage companies Artistica Operaia e Giovanni Emanuel. In 1927 she married the aviator Federico Franco Pagnani, who died in 1933 for a plane crash. In a short time Pagnani became a primadonna of Italian theater, working among others with Totò, Gino Cervi, Gabriele Ferzetti, Lauretta Masiero.
She made her film debut in 1924, in the silent film L’osteria di Mozzadita. Her film activity was long but very irregular, and almost enterely consisting of supporting roles. She obtained a large popularity as the Maigret's wife in the TV series Le inchieste del commissario Maigret, broadcast on RAI from 1964 to 1972. She was also very active as a voice actress and a dubber.