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Franca Valeri

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Occupation  Actress
Role  Actress
Years active  1949-present
Children  Stefania Bonfadelli
Siblings  Giulio Norsa
Name  Franca Valeri

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Full Name  Alma Franca Maria Norsa
Born  31 July 1920 (age 100) (1920-07-31) Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Spouse  Vittorio Caprioli (m. 1960–1974)
Parents  Cecilia Norsa, Luigi Norsa
Movies  The Widower, The Sign of Venus, A Hero of Our Times, Toto in Color, Leoni al sole
Similar People  Vittorio Caprioli, Stefania Bonfadelli, Dino Risi, Luciana Littizzetto, Valeria Valeri

Partner(s)  Maurizio Rinaldi (?-?)

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Franca Valeri (born 31 July 1920) is an Italian actress.


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Life and career

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Valeri was born in Milan as Alma Franca Maria Norsa

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Franca survived the Holocaust in Milan with her non-Jewish mother thanks to a fake I.D., that made her become the illegitimate daughter of a certain Cecilia Pernetta from Pavia. Her father and brother were able to flee to Switzerland.

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Franca Norsa adopted her surname Valeri in the 1950s as an homage to the French critic and poet, Paul Valéry.

Valeri started her career on the radio, where she created the characters of "Signorina Cesira" and "Signora Cecioni", exhilarating sketches centering on the idiosyncrasies of 1950s Italy. She co-starred important films hits, such as The Sign of Venus or Il vedovo, although most of her characters are supporting role.

In the 1960s Valeri also frequently worked for Italian TV. Directed by Antonello Falqui, she starred in Studio Uno, Le divine and Sabato Sera.

In the 1980s and early 1990s she starred in a series of successful commercials for Pandoro Melegatti, which were well received and stretched over a number of years (Pandoro being a seasonal product tied to the Christmas holidays).

Despite old age, she's still very active on the Italian theatrical stage. Across the season 2005-2006 she performed her own monologue La Vedova di Socrate ("Socrate's Widow") and Les Bonnes, by Jean Genet. In January 2008, she played the role of "Solange" in Jean Genet's "Le bonnes" at Milan's Piccolo Teatro.


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