Valentina Cortese, one of Italy’s post-war screen divas who has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscar, has passed away. She was 96.
Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala announced the death Wednesday of Milan-born actress in a tweet.
Cortese has been a popular muse for the Italian leader of directors, including Michelangelo Antonioni and Franco Zeffirelli.
She got an Oscar nomination in 1975 playing a diva discoloration of François Truffaut’s “Day of the Night,” a film about making movies.
She was also a famous actress. His performances at Milan Piccolo Theater include roles in works by Brecht, Goldoni and Pirandello, directed by Giorgio Strehler. The theater will hold a vigil for her on Thursday and Friday.
The theater in a statement cried the loss of a “magnificent, elegant, iconic” actress.