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Isa Miranda

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Isa Miranda (5 July 1905 – 8 July 1982) was an Italian actress with an international film career. A native of Bergamo, Isa Miranda worked as a typist whilst attending the drama academy in Milan and training as a stage actress. She went on to play bit parts in Italian films in Rome. Success came with Max Ophüls' film La Signora di tutti (Everybody's Woman) (1934) in which she played Gaby Doriot, a famous film star and fascinating adventuress with whom men cannot help falling in love. Having brought several of them to their ruin, she slits her wrists. This was perhaps Miranda's finest screen performance and it brought in its wake several film offers and a Hollywood contract with Paramount Pictures. There, billed as the "Italian Marlene Dietrich", she played several femme fatale roles in such films as Hotel Imperial (1939) and Adventure in Diamonds (1940). She returned to Italy soon after the outbreak of World War II and continued to act on the stage and to make films. In 1949, she starred in René Clément's The Walls of Malapaga, which won an Academy Award for the most outstanding foreign language film of 1950, and for Miranda, the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Another success of that period was La Ronde (1950), also directed by Ophüls. Her career took her to France, Germany and England, where she frequently appeared in TV films, including The Avengers. Other notable film appearances include Siamo donne (1953), a portmanteau film where Miranda shares the screen with three other screen legends, Anna Magnani, Alida Valli and Ingrid Bergman, Summertime (1955), Gli Sbandati (1955), La Noia (The Empty Canvas, 1963), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) and Liliana Cavani's Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter, 1974). Miranda was married to the Italian director and producer Alfredo Guarini until his death in 1981. She died in Rome in 1982. Description above from the Wikipedia article Isa Miranda, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Jul 5, 1905 In Bergamo, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Il Caso Haller 1933-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Apocalisse di un terremoto 1982-09-06
Known For
Poster of Summertime
Poster of È caduta una donna
Poster of Hotel Imperial
Poster of L'homme de nulle part
Movie Apocalisse di un terremoto madre di Maria 1982-09-06
Movie Il portiere di notte Countess Stein 1974-04-03
Movie Le farò da padre Lorè 1974-09-17
Series Shirley's World Unknown 1972-04-07
Movie Lo chiameremo Andrea Teacher 1972-10-13
Movie Marta Elena 1971-04-10
Movie Ecologia del delitto Countess Federica Donati 1971-09-08
Movie Colpo rovente Tenutaria bordello 1970-01-01
Movie Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray Mrs. Patricia Ruxton 1970-04-24
Movie Un estate con sentimento Sue's Mother 1970-08-11
Movie Roy Colt e Winchester Jack Mamma Lizzy 1970-08-13
Movie La donna a una dimensione Elena 1969-03-11
Movie L'assoluto naturale Mother 1969-09-01
Movie Caroline chérie La duchesse de Bussez 1968-03-22
Movie کفش های ماهیگیر The Marchesa 1968-11-14
Movie Die Gentlemen bitten zur Kasse Mona 1966-02-08
Movie Un monde nouveau Une sage-femme 1966-03-25
Movie The Mayfly and the Frog 1966-12-21
Movie Einer Frisst den Anderen Madame Benoit 1964-06-25
Movie Hardi ! Pardaillan! Catherine de Medicis 1964-02-21
Movie Do You Know This Voice? Rosa Marotta 1964-10-01
Movie رولز رویس زرد Duchesse d'Angouleme 1964-12-31
Movie La corruzione Mrs. Mattioli 1963-11-22
Series A Little Big Business 1963-08-08
Movie La Noia Cecilia's Mother 1963-12-04
Series The Avengers Unknown 1961-01-07
Series Inspector Maigret Unknown 1960-10-31
Movie Le secret du chevalier d'Eon la tsarine Elisabeth Petrovana de Russie 1959-09-23
Movie Arrivano i dollari Caterina Marchetti 1957-01-01
Movie I colpevoli Lucia Rossello 1957-03-01
Movie Une manche et la belle Betty Farnwell 1957-11-27
Movie Gli sbandati Contessa Luisa 1955-09-07
Movie Summertime Signora Fiorini 1955-01-01
Movie Il tesoro di Rommel Mrs. Fischer 1955-12-22
Movie Avant le déluge Françoise Boussard 1954-02-26
Movie Le secret d'Hélène Marimon 1954-05-13
Movie Siamo donne Herself (segment "Isa Miranda") 1953-10-22
Movie Les sept péchés capitaux Mme. Alvaro (in L'avarice et la colère / Avarice and Anger) 1952-03-27
Movie Cameriera bella presenza offresi... Angela Leonardi 1951-11-03
Movie Patto col diavolo Marta Larocca 1950-01-11
Movie La Ronde Charlotte 1950-09-27
Movie Le mura di Malapaga Marta Manfredini 1949-09-19
Movie Leckerbissen 1948-06-05
Movie L'aventure commence demain Clarence Holbane 1948-02-04
Movie La carne e l'anima 1945-01-11
Movie Lo sbaglio di essere vivo 1945-12-05
Movie Zazà Zazà 1944-03-08
Movie Malombra Marina di Malombra 1942-12-17
Movie È caduta una donna 1941-12-17
Movie Adventure in Diamonds Felice Falcon 1940-03-08
Movie Hotel Imperial Anna Warschawska 1939-05-11
Movie L'homme de nulle part Louise Paleari 1937-02-18
Movie Scipione l'africano Velia, a Roman woman 1937-08-04
Movie Le mensonge de Nina Petrovna Nina Petrovna 1937-11-04
Movie Die Liebe des Maharadscha Mira Salviati 1936-04-14
Movie Du bist mein Glück Mary Hofer & Bianca Monti 1936-10-06
Movie Come le foglie Nennele 1935-02-01
Movie Passaporto rosso 1935-11-13
Movie La signora di tutti Gabriella Murge, alias Gaby Doriot 1934-01-01
Movie Il Caso Haller La donna cattiva 1933-01-01