Ferilli is one of Italy's most revered actors, and a veteran of more than 40 films. With a career spanning almost two decades, she has more than left her mark in Italian cinema, and is considered the Sophia Loren
of her generation. She made her debut in the TV film Portami la luna in 1986, and made her film debut the following year, in Rimini Rimini. It was her role in 1991's Americano rosso (Red American), however, that truly propelled her to stardom. This was followed by 1993's Diario di un vizio (Diary of a Maniac), a film by Marco Ferreri took home the Critics Award at the Berlin Film Festival. After a role in 1994's made-for-TV film Vandalucia, Sabrina starred in Il Giudice ragazzino (a.k.a. The Kid Judge) and La Bella vita (a.k.a. The Good Life), the latter which garnered her the Silver Ribbon and Gold Clapperboard
awards for Best Actress. In 1996 she was chosen to co-emcee the internationally renowned Sanremo Song Festival, which contributed her status as one of Italy's brightest -- and sexiest -- stars.
More recently she has starred in Oranges amères, Vite strozzate (Strangled Lives), Ritorno a casa Gori , Ferie d'agosto (August Vacation), Tu ridi (You're Laughing) and Il Signor Quindicipalle (Mr. Fifteen Balls). She was seen as Rosanna Ranzi on TV's Le Ali della vita (On the Wings of the Eagle) in 2000's Le Giraffe and A ruota libera (Freewheeling), and 2001's Almost America, in which she starred as Antonia.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
Sabrina Ferilli Facts
|Il Signor Quindicipalle (1998)
|You Laugh (1998)
|Gambling with Love (breakthrough)
|Lives of the Saints