Rissone, Giuditta

BORN 10 Mar 1895, Genova, Liguria - DIED 22 Jun 1977, Roma, Lazio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Monumentale del Verano, Piazzale del Verano, 1 (Arciconfraternita, section 143, row 97, grave 32)

Giuditta Rissone came from a family of actos. Checco Rissone (1909-1985) was her brother. She debuted in the theatre at an early age alongside Lyda Borelli. After she joined the company of Vera Vergani, Luigi Cimara and Luigi Almirante in 1921 she became well known. In 1927 she became first actress in Sergio Tofano's company. After that she performed at revue theatres with the Za-Bum company. In "Lucciole della cittą" she appeared with Vittorio de Sica.

In 1932 she had first film role in "La segretaria per tutti". She founded the Tofano-Rissone-De Sica company with De Sica and Sergio Tofano in 1933. Tofano left it in 1935. She married De Sica in 1937 and in 1938 they had a daughter, Emilia (1938-2021). Their company existed until 1939. She frequently appeared in movies until 1943 and after tht more sporadically. After De Sica went to live with Maria Mercader they divorced in 1954. In 1963 she played in Fellini's "8½". She died in Rome in 1977.

• Husband: De Sica, Vittorio (1937-1954, Asti, Piemonto: Borgo San Pietro) (divorce or separation)


The grave of Vittorio De Sica at the Cimitero Monumentale al Verano, Rome.
Picture by Androom (24 Jan 2010)


Giuditta Rissone - Wikipedia

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Published: 19 Feb 2024
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