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Occupation  actress
Parents  Mario Molfesi
Spouse  Arnaldo Carraro
Role  Film actress
Name  Lia Amanda

Lia Amanda
Born  2 September 1932 (age 83) (1932-09-02) Rome
Movies  The Count of Monte Cristo, Il seduttore, Three Forbidden Stories, Cento piccole mamme
Similar People  Robert Vernay, Augusto Genina, Jacqueline Pierreux, Lea Padovani, Franco Rossi

Lia Amanda (born 2 September 1932) is an Italian former film actress.


Life and career

Born in Rome as Lia Molfesi, Amanda was the daughter of the character actor Mario Molfesi.

She debuted at very young age with her real name in Mario Monicelli and Steno's Totò cerca casa, in which she played the daughter of Totò. She adopted her stage name since her second film, Cento piccole mamme, in which she also had her first leading role.

After several significant roles in critically apprecciated films including Augusto Genina's Tre storie proibite, at the peak of her career, at the 1955 Punta del Este Film Festival Amanda announced her retirement from acting to move in Brasil with her husband, the Argentine businessman Arnaldo Carraro. In 1975 she made a fleeting return to acting with a supporting role in the giallo Nude per l'assassino.

Selected filmography

  • Toto Looks For a House (1949)
  • Past Lovers (1953)
  • Alarm in Morocco (1953)
  • References

    Lia Amanda Wikipedia