Elena Sofia Ricci
Elena Sofia Ricci at Roma Fiction Fest 2009
Born
Elena Sofia Barucchieri

(1962-03-29) 29 March 1962 (age 62)
Florence, Italy
OccupationActress
Years active1980–present
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Spouses
Luca Damiani
(divorced)
(m. 2003)
Children2
Parent
  • Elena Ricci Poccetto (production designer) (mother)
RelativesElisa Barucchieri (younger sister) (dancer)

Elena Sofia Barucchieri (born 29 March 1962), known by the stage name Elena Sofia Ricci (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɛːlena soˈfiːa ˈrittʃi]), is an Italian actress. She is known, among other things, for playing Sister Angela in the Italian television series Che Dio ci aiuti.

Biography and career

Born in Florence, to Paolo Barucchieri, an educator and Elena Ricci Poccetto, a production designer. She has a younger sister called Elisa (born 1967), who worked as an artistic director and dancer. After a few minor roles Ricci emerged in 1984, with the Pupi Avati's film Impiegati, for which she won a Globo d'oro for Best New Actress.[1]

In 1988 she won a David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress and a Silver Ribbon in the same category for her role in Carlo Verdone's Io e mia sorella.[2]

In 1990 Ricci was awarded with a David di Donatello for Best Actress and a Ciak D'Oro in the same category for her performance in Ne parliamo Lunedì.[2]

In 2010 she shared with Lunetta Savino a Silver Ribbon for Best supporting Actress for Mine vaganti, directed by Ferzan Özpetek.[3]

Elena Sofia Ricci is very active as a television actress, starring in many popular TV series. For her television activity she received several awards, including two Telegatti, the 2005 Fiore di Roccia,[4] and the 2006 Premio Afrodite as Best TV-Actress.[5]

In 2018, she won the Silver Ribbon for Best Actress for her role of Veronica Lario in Paolo Sorrentino's Loro, for which she won the David di Donatello for Best Actress the following year.

Personal life

She is married to the musician Stefano Mainetti. Her second baby, Maria, was born in 2004. She was previously married to Luca Damiani and was also in a relationship with Pino Quartullo, with whom she had a daughter with. Formerly an agnostic, she now considers herself Roman Catholic.[6]

Filmography

Films
Year Title Role Notes
1980 Arrivani i gatti Young woman Cameo appearance
1982 Canto d'amore Elena Uber Feature film debut
1983 Zero in condotta Manuela Spizzi
1985 Bank Clerks Annalisa
Una domenica si Elena
1987 Ultimo minuto Marta Ferroni
Io e mia sorella Serena
1988 Sposi Silvia Anthology film
1989 Burro Katarina
1990 Ne parliamo Lunedì Alma
In the Name of the Sovereign People Cristina Arquati
1991 Ma non per sempre Selva
1992 Non chiamarmi Omar Hanna Lafevre
1993 Stefano Quantestorie Angela
1994 Love Burns Elena
1996 Esercizi di stile Various Anthology film
1997 Donna di piacere Rannusia
2001 Commedia sexy Anna
Come si fa un Martini Viola
2003 Il pranzo della domenica Sofia Lo Iacono
At the End of the Night Elena
2009 Many Kisses Later Michela
2010 Loose Cannons Aunt Luciana
Parents and Children: Shake Well Before Using Clara
2011 Tutta colpa della musica Patrizia
2014 Fasten Your Seatbelts Viviana/ Dora
2015 I Killed Napoléon Olga
2018 Il tuttofare Titti Mandorlini
Loro Veronica Lario
2021 Superheroes Elena
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1984–1985 Quei trentasei gradini Carla Miniseries; 6 episodes
1987 Little Roma Claudia Main role; 10 episodes
1992 Il segno del comando Barbara Logan Television film
1996–1997 Caro maestro Elisa Terenzi Main role; 13 episodes
1998 La forza dell'amore Silvia Miniseries; 3 episodes
1999 Jesus Herodias Television film
Mio figlio ha 70 anni Angela Television film
2000 Il rumore dei ricordi Linda Television film
2001 Scherzi a parte Herself Italian variety show
2003 Un papà quasi perfetto Elena Melli Miniseries; 3 episodes
2004–2006 Orgoglio Anna Obrofari Lead role; 39 episodes
2006 Fratelli Anna Television film
Giovanni Falcone: L'uomo che sfidò Cosa Nostra Francesca Morvillo Miniseries; 2 episodes
2006–2014 I Cesaroni Lucia Liguori Lead role; 115 episodes
2007 Tutti i rumori del mondo Elena Casati Television film
2008 Caravaggio Costanza Colonna Miniseries; 2 episodes
Amiche mie Francesca Recurring role; 6 episodes
2010 Gli ultimi del Paradiso Carmen Television film
Agata e Ulisse Agata Television film
2011; 2020 Don Matteo Sister Angela Episodes: "Don Matteo sotto accusa"; "Non rubare"
2011–2023 Che Dio ci aiuti Lead role (seasons 1–6), recurring (season 7); 119 episodes
2014 Le due leggi Adriana Zanardi Miniseries; 2 episodes
2020 Vivi e lascia vivere Laura Ruggero Lead role; 12 episodes
Rita Levi-Montalcini Rita Levi-Montalcini Television film
2022 The Ignorant Angels Countess Mirtilla Episode: "Episode 7"
2023 Fiori sopra l'inferno – I casi di Teresa Battaglia Teresa Battaglia Lead role

Awards

Elena Sofia Ricci

References

  1. ^ Simone Isola. Pupi Avati. Sovera Edizioni, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Enrico Lancia (1998). I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.
  3. ^ "Nastri d'argento – premi 2010". RAI. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Emilio Rossi, Sofia Ricci, Valter La Tona i premiati con il "Fiore di Roccia 2005"". Corriere Della Sera. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Premio Afrodite per Cristina Comencini". Cinecittà News. 21 March 2006. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  6. ^ Bertuccioli, Beatrice (12 January 2023). "Lascio suor Angela, ma ho trovato la fede". Quotidiano.net (in Italian). Retrieved 12 January 2023.