Valeria Moriconi (née Valeria Abbruzzetti; November 15, 1931– June 15, 2005) was an Italian actress who appeared both in movies and on stage.
Valeria was born in Iesi, in the Marche region of central Italy. Her earliest work was as a stage actress. She was very young when she acted in an art company, but the success came with the movies Gli Italiani si voltano and La Spiaggia. She won the Golden Grolla award for Le soldatesse. She performed on stage in many theatrical plays at Arlecchino Theater (now Flaiano), from Girotondo of Schnitzler and Per un amore a Roma of Patti to Arialda of Testori and directed by Luchino Visconti.
In the 1960s she met director Franco Enriquez and left her husband, Aldo Moriconi, for him. After Enriquez’s death she loved Vittorio Spiga, a journalist of Bologna, and at her death he was at her bed.
The president of the Italian Republic, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, nominated her as Great Master of Republic. In 2000 she was the voice for Papa’s comments during Via Crucis. In 1999 she received the Renato Simoni award. She worked until the end of her life, not withstanding illness (bone cancer), but on 7 June 2005 she was forced to end her theater tour of Ibsen’s Ghosts (Gli Spettri).
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