Elena Fabrizi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɛːlena faˈbrittsi] ; born Elena Fabbrizi; 17 June 1915 – 9 August 1993), popularly known as sora Lella ("Mrs. Lella" in Romanesco), was an Italian stage, television and film actress, and a television personality.
Born in Rome, the younger sister of the actor and director Aldo, in the late 1950s Fabrizi started occasionally appearing in films, considering the acting career just a hobby, being her true profession the restaurateur and gastronome. Mainly used for very little character roles, her acting career had her peak in early 1980s, thanks to a series of films directed by Carlo Verdone in which she played the typical role of the good-natured, grumbling grandmother. For her role in Bianco, rosso e Verdone Fabrizi won a Silver Ribbon for Best New Actress, while in 1984 she won a David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Acqua e sapone.
Fabrizi was also a busy television personality, and for a long time she was a regular guest on the television program Maurizio Costanzo Show. She suffered from diabetes, and died of a stroke at Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Rome. She was a supporter of S.S. Lazio.
|Geburtsdatum:||17.06.1915 (♊ Zwillinge)|