Caption: Still of Anna Magnani and Totò in Risate di gioia (1960)
Actress, Soundtrack, Writer
Born: March 7, 1908
Star sign: Pisces
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)
Known for: Rome, Open City (1945), Mamma Roma (1962), The Rose Tattoo (1955), Bellissima (1952)
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 knew his name. Raised in poverty by her maternal ...