Nicoletta Braschi | Biography
Nicoletta Braschi is one of the renowned names in Italian film industry. She is a former actress and a film producer who is best known for playing the role of Dora in Oscar winning Italian movie La vita e bella (Life Is Beautiful). Nicolette entered the film industry as an actress in 1983 and remained in it until 2005. In her acting career spanning over 2 decades she starred in various English and Italian language movies. Nicoletta Braschi was born on 19th April, 1960 in Cesena, a city in Italy.
Although it is clearly reported that Nicoletta was born in Cesena, there are no information disclosed about her parents and family background. At present, Nicoletta is married to a popular Italian actor Roberto Remigio Benigni. Roberto Benigni is not only an actor but also a screenwriter and director who directed the debut movie of Nicoletta. Nicoletta and Roberto Benigni first met each other in 1980 and commenced their relationship since then. After being in relationship for almost 8 years the two married in 1991. They are living together since then yet the couple shares no children.
Before rising to the fame as an actress, Nicoletta was a student at Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome. While she was studying there, she came across her future husband Roberto Benigni. Actor Roberto Benigni debuted as a movie director in 1983 by directing the movie Tu Mi Turbi (You Upset Me). The same movie became the debut for Nicoletta in which she played a major role as Virgin Mary. In 1986, she made her debut performance in an English language independent movie Down by Law. In 1988, she starred in The Little Devil, her 2nd movie directed by Roberto Benigni. Nicoletta was featured in a small role in British-Italian movie The Sheltering Sky. She has starred in several other movies, few of which are La domenica specialmente (Especially on Sunday), Son of the Pink Panther, Pasolini, un delitto italiano (Who Killed Pasolini?), Sostiene Pereira, Ovosodo, etc. She has appeared in several movies like La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow), Johnny Stecchino, Il Mostro (The Monster), La vita e bella (Life Is Beautiful) and Pinocchio which were directed by her husband, Roberto Benigni. Out o f all the on screen appearances she has made, Nicoletta is best recognized for portraying the role of Dora Orefice in La vita e bella. The movie was one of the commercially successful foreign language movies which received Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Movies and Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score. Besides starring in movies, Nicoletta has performed in a music video called Mystery Train by Junior Parker. Talented actress Nicoletta ended her acting career in 2005. The last movie she starred in was La tigre e la neve. The actress’s net worth is not known.
Nicoletta had a successful acting career. She starred in several Italian and English language movies. These movies have got her nominated for a number of awards and has won her a David di Donatello Award and a Best Actress Award at the Mar del Plata Film Festival.
Nicoletta was one of the top Italian actresses of her time. Although she ended her journey of acting career soon, she made many notable contributions during her reign. She is loved not only by Italian fans but also by a huge number of international fans for her amazing acting talent.