The world of cinema recognizes unquestionable and, at times, calamitous aesthetic and professional qualities of the female and male gender . The awards and recognitions, in addition to being objective, can also be subjective in this case. From this point of view, Italian actresses are among the most admired in the world.

The prize of beauty and undeniable charm, in fact, cannot be assigned a priori, but perhaps in some cases also yes. From this point of view, Italian cinema exerts an absolute magnetism in relation to Italian actresses on the crest of the media wave. Actresses of international level who proudly carry on the colors and the Italian flag, ideally speaking.

Here are the most beautiful Italian actresses ever in the post dedicated to Curiosities, by our portal!


  • Claudia Cardinale
  • Sandra Milo
  • Virna Lisi
  • Ornella Muti
  • Stefania Sandrelli
  • Monica Vitti
  • Gina Lollobrigida
  • Sophia Loren

Claudia Cardinale

Very active Italian actress especially in the 70s. Born in Tunis in 1938, she develops her first skills on set in French territory. She arrives in Italy to start the film ascent at the age of 18.

First film shot “I soliti ignoti, followed by“ 3 stranere a Roma ”. An important film in his career remains “A cursed imbroglio” together with Pietro Germi. Memorable in “La dolce vita” with Marcello Mastroianni.

Thanks to “Il Gattopardo” he won the Palme d’Or . Silver Ribbon for Best Actress in the film “La ragazza di Bube”. She even works with John Wayne in the film “The circus and his great adventure”. Two other silver ribbons achieved thanks to performances such as “La pelle” and “Claretta”.

Sandra Milo

Born Salvatrice Elena Greco, she was born in Tunis in 1933. She turns out to be one of the most acclaimed actresses on Italian soil in the 60s. In “Il Generale delle Rovere” you are a novice collaborator with historical figures of the caliber of Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica .

At the cinema she is admired at the beginning alongside Alberto Sordi in the film Lo Scapolo , dated 1955. Also appreciated in the television field as a primary character in political and generalist programs. 

Very tied in this sense to the politician Bettino Craxi , of whom he was a lover . Oscar for best foreign film and best costumes in “8 1/2”, a 1963 film attributable to the genius of Federico Fellini.

Virna Lisi

Italian actress born in Ancona, winner of 6 silver ribbons . You mainly make romantic and sentimental Italian comedies. She together with Sandra Milo and Alberto Sordi she plays her in “The bachelor”.

In “His Excellency Stops To Eat” he officially becomes part of a stellar team, where there are characters of the caliber of Toto, Raimondo Vianello and Ugo Tognazzi.

From the 70s he took off to act in various high-ranking foreign film productions.

She died of lung cancer after having left an indelible mark on television and even Rai remembers her very well for many successful appearances and series.

Ornella Muti

Ornella Muti, pseudonym of Francesca Romana Rivelli, was born in Rome in 1955. This Italian actress and interpreter of films such as “The most beautiful wife” and “Popular novel”. The apex of her career alongside Ugo Tognazzi. She also acts with Vittorio Gassman and Gerard Depardieu. 

With the film “The new monsters” of 1978 he is a candidate for the first time as an Academy Award.

Alongside the American actor Sylvester Stallone he plays a part in the film “Oscar, a boyfriend for two daughters”.

In the 1980s he collaborated on a cinematographic level with a legend of Italian entertainment and entertainment such as Adriano Celentano. She was officially elected most beautiful woman in the world in 1994 by an illustrious American magazine, namely Class.

Stefania Sandrelli

Italian actress of 1946 who made her debut as a protagonist at the age of 15. Ugo Tognazzi hires her in the film “The Federal”. She in the 70s she and she one of the greatest celebrities in Italian cinema, as well as one of the most beautiful Italian actresses ever.

Inevitable collaborations with the greatest of the time such as Vittorio Gassman, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro .

David Di Donatello awarded for the film “Mignon and game” as best actress in 1989. In the end , 3 David di Donatello will be won, as well as 6 Silver Ribbons and 1 Golden Lion , the latter awarded as a prize career in 2005 at the Venice exhibition.

Monica Vitti

Maria Luisa Ceciarelli, aka Monica Vitti, is an Italian actress of November 1931 who at first engages in dramatic and artistic interpretations, such as Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” dated 1956. She plays important roles in various Italian comedies and the director Michelangelo Antonioni first noticed it from this point of view. A fruitful and lasting cinematographic collaboration begins with him. 

Mario Monicelli’s 1968 “Girl with a Gun” is one of his most relevant films. In “My love help me” she is directed by Alberto Sordi. 3 silver ribbons and 5 David Di Donatello overall accumulated in his career.

Gina Lollobrigida

One of the most beautiful and in sight Italian actresses from the 60s onwards. She initially stands out as a theater actress. She then moves on to the cinema between France and Italy, winning 4 David di Donatello. 

In “Bread, love and fantasy” you can admire her alongside Vittorio De Sica. Golden Globe Nominee for “Good Evening, Mrs Campbell”. She is also particularly appreciated as a photographer and sculptor , she is a global activity to which she has dedicated herself from the 70s onwards.

Sophia Loren

In this ranking of the most beautiful Italian actresses ever, we could not fail to mention Sophia Loren , who embodies Mediterranean beauty and an Italian icon in the world. The real names of Sophia Loren and Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone. She was born in Rome on 20 September 1934 but moved to Pozzuoli (province of Naples), and growing up in the city of Campania, she feels a lot about her Neapolitan she, so much so that she states in an interview:


She was born as a model , so much so that she won the Miss Elegance sash in 1950 , then later became an actress, playing many roles over the years. Among her most famous films we mention La Ciociara, Miseria e Nobilta and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, in which she plays a part that has become historical (that of the streptease) together with Marcello Mastroianni.

Even today she continues to produce films and for everyone she remains the most beautiful Italian actress ever.