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Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren is the most famous Italian actress in the world. On September 3rd, 1994, the eve of her sixtieth birthday, she confessed her passions, her memories, and her projects to Alain. We publish them again here today to celebrate Valentine's Day, 2014. Alain...

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Claudia Cardinale

"My heart is in Africa and my head is in Europe. In Paris the Tunisian taxi drivers do not want to charge me for my fare because I am one of them, but I am also Italian and French.” On a tour of Italian theatres in December 2002, the actress Claudia Cardinale...

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Fanny Ardant

Fanny Ardant: The Ultimate Diva A short interview from the archive with the actress and director Fanny Ardant, who speaks fluent French, Italian and Spanish and learned English while filming Callas Forever (2002). She is a really passionate reader, as was her former...

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Alberto Moravia

Whenever I read Alberto Moravia's interviews, suddenly he comes back into my life as if he was still alive. Alberto’s brief answers, his judgements about people, artists, ideas. He really was very unusual, special in his way of thinking. In his answers he was always...

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Isabella Rossellini

Inspired by silent movies, Isabella Rossellini has made a series of funny films for the internet under the titles of Green Porno and Mammas.  She has developed Green Porno into a new art form, a one woman stage show that she has taken round the world and is currently...

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Anita Pallenberg is an actress, model, and fashion designer. Born in Italy in 1944 she was the partner of the Rolling Stones’ guitarist Brian Jones and then the partner of Keith Richards. Anita, you have worked in the worlds of cinema, music and fashion. Would you define yourself as an eclectic person? I would say... READ MORE


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