Birth Place Matching "Rome, Lazio, Italy" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Joel McHale

Actor | Community

Joel Edward McHale was born in Rome, Italy, to a Canadian-born mother, Laurie (Jackson), and an American-born father, Jack McHale. His father, from Chicago, is of Irish descent, and his mother, from Vancouver, has Norwegian, Finnish, and English ancestry. Joel was raised in Seattle, Washington, and...

2. Isabella Rossellini

Actress | Blue Velvet

Isabella Rossellini, the Italian actress and model who has made her home in America since 1979 and holds dual Italian and American citizenship, was born cinema royalty when she made her debut on June 18, 1952 in Rome. She is the daughter of two legends, three-time Oscar-winning Swedish-born actress ...

3. Sophia Loren

Actress | Una giornata particolare

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and ...

4. Danny Huston

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Award-winning actor, writer and director, Danny Huston is known for his versatility and dramatic screen presence. Most recognized for his roles in films like Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men and Alejandro Inarritu's 21 Grams, Huston has worked with some of the finest ...

5. Ornella Muti

Actress | Flash Gordon

Ornella Muti was born on March 9, 1955 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Francesca Romana Rivelli. She is known for her work on Flash Gordon (1980), Oscar (1991) and The Most Beautiful Wife (1970). She was previously married to Federico Fachinetti and Alessio Orano.

6. Asia Argento

Actress | Land of the Dead

Asia Argento was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of actors and filmmakers, both occupations which she has herself pursued. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's Sogni e bisogni (1985). In 1988 she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film, Zoo (1988)...

7. Giulio Berruti

Actor | Monte Carlo

Giulio Berruti was born on September 27, 1984 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Giulio Maria Berruti. He is an actor and producer, known for Monte Carlo (2011), Walking on Sunshine (2014) and The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003).

8. Alessandro Borghi

Actor | Sulla mia pelle

Alessandro Borghi was born on September 19, 1986 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on On My Skin: The Last Seven Days of Stefano Cucchi (2018), Suburra (2015) and The First King (2019).

9. Sergio Leone

Writer | Once Upon a Time in America

Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in ...

10. Violante Placido

Actress | Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Italian actress/singer/songwriter Violante Placido was born in Rome. She made her on-screen debut in Quattro bravi ragazzi (1993) alongside her father Michele Placido. In 1996 she starred in Jack Frusciante Has Left the Band (1996) which became quite successful in Italy. Her first major role was in ...

11. Silvana Mangano

Actress | Dune

Silvana Mangano was born on April 21, 1930 in Rome, Italy and was raised in poverty during World War II. She trained as a dancer for seven years and supported herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant and through this, she obtained role in a Maria Della Costa film...

12. Allison Miller

Actress | A Million Little Things

Allison Miller was born in Rome, Italy, to American parents, Margo and John Winn Miller. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where her father worked as a journalist.

The family eventually settled in Tallahassee, Florida, where she studied dance, piano, acting and singing while still at high school ...

13. Pierfrancesco Favino

Actor | World War Z

Pierfrancesco Favino was born on August 24, 1969 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on World War Z (2013), Rush (2013) and Angels & Demons (2009).

14. Luca Marinelli

Actor | The Old Guard

Luca Marinelli was born on October 22, 1984 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for The Old Guard (2020), They Call Me Jeeg (2015) and Rainbow: A Private Affair (2017).

15. Dario Argento

Writer | Profondo rosso

Dario Argento was born on September 7, 1940, in Rome, Italy, the first-born son of famed Italian producer Salvatore Argento and Brazilian fashion model Elda Luxardo. Argento recalls getting his ideas for filmmaking from his close-knit family from Italian folk tales told by his parents and other ...

16. Daniela Bianchi

Actress | From Russia with Love

Daniela Bianchi is an Italian actress, best known for her role of Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in From Russia with Love (1963). She Finished 1st Runner Up in Miss Universe 1960 Competition, enough to get the attentions of Bond movie producers who chose her over 200 female prospects for the role of ...

17. Antonio Sabato Jr.

Actor | The Big Hit

Antonio Sabato Jr. was born on February 29, 1972 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Antonio G. Sabato Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Hit (1998), Shark Hunter (2001) and General Hospital (1963). He was previously married to Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes and Tully Jensen.

18. Luciana Paluzzi

Actress | Thunderball

Luciana Paluzzi is an Italian American actress. She is best known for playing S.P.E.C.T.R.E. assassin Fiona Volpe in the fourth James Bond film, Thunderball.

In the film Thunderball she had auditioned for the part of the lead Bond girl, Dominetta "Domino" Petacchi, but producers cast Claudine Auger,...

19. Claudia Gerini

Actress | The Passion of the Christ

Claudia Gerini was born in Rome, where she did classical studies and dance training. Her acting career began when an advertising agency cast her in several commercials.

Claudia Gerini has had a long movie career in Italy and abroad, working with actors and directors like Sergio Castellito, Giuseppe ...

20. Ennio Morricone

Composer | The Hateful Eight

A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first ...

21. Simonetta Stefanelli

Actress | The Godfather

Simonetta Stefanelli was born on November 30, 1954 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Godfather (1972), Lucrezia giovane (1974) and Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana (1983). She was previously married to Michele Placido.

22. Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

Actress | The Machinist

Aitana Sánchez-Gijón was born on November 5, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Aitana Sánchez-Gijón de Angelis. She is an actress, known for The Machinist (2004), A Walk in the Clouds (1995) and Mouth to Mouth (1995). She has been married to Papin Luccadane since September 2002. They have two children.

23. Lucio Fulci

Director | Zombi 2

Lucio Fulci, born in Rome in 1927, remains as controversial in death as he was in life. A gifted craftsman with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of dark humor, Fulci achieved some measure of notoriety for his gore epics of the late 1970s and early 1980s, but respect was long in coming.

Abandoning ...

24. Anita Pallenberg

Actress | Barbarella

Anita Pallenberg is probably best known for her romantic links to three of the original Rolling Stones. She was born in Italy in 1942. She became a model and appeared on covers of magazines such as Vogue. In 1965, she began dating Brian Jones. Subsequently, she left him for Keith Richards in 1967. ...

25. Raoul Bova

Actor | AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Raoul Bova was born in a Roman white collar family, his father was an employee and his mother a housewife. He has two sisters who he is close to. His passion in his youth was swimming and he became a champion at 16. He performed his military duty in the "Bersaglieri" and he studied at the ISEF but ...

26. Livia Giuggioli

Nostromo

Livia Giuggioli met her husband, Colin Firth, in Colombia where they were both working on the mini-series "Nostromo".

Along with her brother Nicola Giuggioli and Ivo Coulson, the Firths founded Eco-Age, a shop and consultancy in Chiswick that promotes ecologically-friendly products. She also writes ...

27. Roberto Rossellini

Writer | Paisà

The master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, as one of the creators of neo-realism, is one of the most influential directors of all time. His neo-realist films influenced France's nouvelle vague movement in the 1950s and '60s that changed the face of international cinema. He also influenced American ...

28. Hugh O'Connor

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his ...

29. Rini Bell

Actress | Bring It On

Rini Bell was born on March 21, 1981 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Bring It On (2000), Ghost World (2001) and Road Trip (2000).

30. Felix Silla

Actor | Spaceballs

Felix Silla was born on January 11, 1937 in a small village outside Rome, Italy. Silla trained as a circus performer, came to the United States in 1955, and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Show. His multiple talents -- as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler -- brought ...

31. Monica Vitti

Actress | L'avventura

Monica Vitti was born on November 3, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Maria Luisa Ceciarelli. She is an actress, known for L'Avventura (1960), Red Desert (1964) and L'Eclisse (1962). She has been married to Roberto Russo since 1995.

32. Valentina Cervi

Actress | Jane Eyre

Valentina Cervi (born 13 April 1976) is an Italian film and television actress. Cervi was born in Rome, Italy. She is the daughter of director Tonino Cervi and granddaughter of the famous Italian actor Gino Cervi. Cervi started her acting career at age ten in Carlo Cotti's Portami la luna (1987). ...

33. Stefano Sollima

Director | Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Stefano Sollima was born on May 4, 1966 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Gomorrah (2014) and Suburra (2015).

34. Vittorio Storaro

Cinematographer | Apocalypse Now

Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now (1979)", "Reds (1981)" and "The Last Emperor (1987)". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a ...

35. Francesco Quinn

Actor | Platoon

Perhaps best known for his portrayal of underground drug king Rhah in Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986), Francesco Quinn is one of the film industry's most versatile young actors. Intent on following in the footsteps of his father, Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, who had appeared in ...

36. Jasmine Trinca

Actress | The Gunman

Jasmine Trinca was born on April 24, 1981 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for The Gunman (2015), The Son's Room (2001) and Fortunata (2017).

37. Matteo Garrone

Director | Il racconto dei racconti - Tale of Tales

Matteo Garrone was born in Rome in 1968. He is the son of a theatre critic, Nico Garrone, and a photographer. In 1996 he won the Sacher d'Oro, an award sponsored by Nanni Moretti, with the short film Silhouette (1996), that became one of the three episodes of his first feature film Land in Between ...

38. Anna Magnani

Actress | Roma città aperta

Anna Magnani was born in Rome, Italy (not in Egypt, as some biographies claim), on March 7, 1908. She was the illegitimate child of Marina Magnani and an unknown father, often said to be from Alexandria, Egypt, but whom Anna herself claimed was from the Calabria region of Italy although she never ...

39. Giada De Laurentiis

Producer | Giada at Home

Giada De Laurentiis was born on August 22, 1970 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Giada Pamela De Benedetti. She is a producer and actress, known for Giada at Home (2008), Giada Entertains (2016) and Young & Hungry (2014). She was previously married to Todd Thompson.

40. Gabriele Muccino

Director | The Pursuit of Happyness

Gabriele Muccino was born on May 20, 1967 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Remember Me, My Love (2003) and The Last Kiss (2001). He has been married to Angelica Russo since December 22, 2012. They have one child. He was previously ...

41. Anna Foglietta

Actress | Perfetti sconosciuti

Anna Foglietta was born on April 3, 1979 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and producer, known for Perfect Strangers (2016), The American (2010) and Escort in Love (2011). She has been married to Paolo Sopranzetti since June 19, 2010. They have three children.

42. Lorenzo Zurzolo

Actor | Weekend

Lorenzo Zurzolo was born on March 21, 2000 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Weekend, Under the Riccione Sun (2020) and Un passo dal cielo (2011).

43. Alessandro Gassmann

Actor | Transporter 2

Alessandro Gassmann was born on February 24, 1965 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for Transporter 2 (2005), The Mongrel (2012) and The Dinner (2014). He has been married to Sabrina Knaflitz since June 7, 1998. They have one child.

44. Vanessa Hessler

Actress | Astérix aux jeux olympiques

Vanessa Hessler was born on January 21, 1988 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008), One Thousand and One Nights (2012) and La figlia del capitano (2012). She is married to Gianni Nunnari. They have one child.

45. Brando Pacitto

Actor | L'estate addosso

Brando Pacitto was born on March 1, 1996 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is an actor, known for Summertime (2016), Baby (2018) and Feather (2016).

46. Yvonne Sciò

Actress | The Pink Panther

Yvonne Sciò was born on July 25, 1969 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress and director, known for The Pink Panther (2006), Redline (1997) and Rose Red (2002). She has been married to Stefano Dammicco since November 12, 2005. They have one child.

47. Lina Wertmüller

Writer | Pasqualino Settebellezze

Lina Wertmüller was born on August 14, 1928 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spañol von Braueich. She is a writer and director, known for Seven Beauties (1975), Swept Away (1974) and The Basilisks (1963). She was previously married to Enrico Job.

48. Giuliano Gemma

Actor | I giorni dell'ira

Giuliano Gemma was born in Rome on 2 September 1938, grew up in Reggio Emilia but returned to Rome with his parents in 1944. While he was playing on the grass he found a WW II bomb that exploded and today the signs of injury are still visible on his face. He played many sports in his life including...

49. Greta Scarano

Actress | The Name of the Rose

Greta Scarano was born on August 27, 1986 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Name of the Rose (2019), La linea verticale (2018) and I Can Quit Whenever I Want: Ad Honorem (2017).

50. Rosalinda Celentano

Actress | The Passion of the Christ

Rosalinda Celentano was born on July 15, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for The Passion of the Christ (2004), Probably Love (2001) and Paz! (2002).


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