Children Carlotta Chiesa
Role Film actress
|Name Isa Barzizza|
Years active 1947-present
Siblings Renzo Barzizza
|Born 22 November 1929 (age 93) (1929-11-22) Sanremo, Italy|
Spouse Carlo Alberto Chiesa (m. 1953–1960)
Parents Tatina Salesi, Pippo Barzizza
Movies Fifa e arena, Toto al giro d'Italia, Toto in Color, Neapolitan Turk, The Two Orphans
Similar People Mario Mattoli, Pippo Barzizza, Mario Castellani, Carlo Campanini, Marcello Marchesi
Isa barzizza la mia carriera da tot a macario a indovina chi viene a natale
Isa Barzizza (22 November 1929) is an Italian stage, film and television actress. She has appeared in 46 films since 1947.
- Isa barzizza la mia carriera da tot a macario a indovina chi viene a natale
- Isa barzizza canta come un blues 1953
- Early life
- Breakout and success
- Marriage and semi retirement
Isa barzizza canta come un blues 1953
Born in Sanremo, Barzizza is the daughter of the conductor and composer Pippo Barzizza. She started working in amateur dramatics at very young age, and she made her professional debut while still being a high school student, notably working with the stage companies led by Ruggero Ruggeri, Elsa Merlini and by the brothers Eduardo, Peppino and Titina De Filippo.
Breakout and success
Barzizza had her breakout in 1946, when during a visit to her father she was noted by Erminio Macario who chose her for the revue Follie d'Amleto. In a few years she established herself as a star in the revue genre, working several times with Macario, Totò and Wanda Osiris. Following her stage success, Barzizza also started a busy film career in the comedic genre, often teaming with Totò. In 1955, she starred in Valentina, which is considered the first genuine stage musical comedy produced in Italy.
Marriage and semi-retirement
In 1953 Barzizza married the screenwriter and director Carlo Alberto Chiesa, and following the birth of their daughter Carlotta she retired from showbusiness. In 1960 the couple were involved in a car accident and Chiesa died shortly later under the knife. Vidowed, Barzizza run a company of dubbing and production of television series. Starting from the mid-1970s she made sporadic appearances in films and on television.