Valentina Cortese Overview:

Actress, Valentina Cortese, was born on Jan 1, 1923 in Milan, Italy. Cortese died at the age of 96 on Jul 10, 2019 in Milan, Italy .



Although Cortese was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1974Best Supporting ActressDay for Night (1973)SeverineNominated

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Valentina Cortese Quotes:

Rica: [knowingly, after getting out of the shower, and hearing that Polly has walked out on Nick] Aren't women wonderful?

Nico 'Nick' Garcos: Soft hands.
Rica: Sharp nails.

Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini: It is time for the Torlato-Favrinis to get off the world.
Eleanora Torlato-Favrini: The fact remains that we are neither unique nor important to the world. And it will go on without us.

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Valentina Cortese Facts
When she lost her Oscar nomination for Day for Night (1973) against Ingrid Bergman, who won for Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Bergman apologized in her acceptance speech, saying that Cortese deserved the award more.

Mother of actor Jackie Basehart.

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