Luisa Ranieri
Born (1973-12-16) 16 December 1973 (age 50)
Years active2001–present
(after 2012)
Children2 daughters

Luisa Ranieri (born 16 December 1973) is an Italian actress.[1] She has been seen in a number of miniseries on RAI and has appeared in numerous films, including 2004's Eros and 2021's The Hand of God.

Callas e Onassis

Ranieri is best known for her television movie portrayal of the opera diva Maria Callas in the 2005 Italian television film Callas e Onassis, which began her acting career.[2] Though a number of fiction and nonfiction movies, and documentaries, have been done on the late shipping magnate billionaire Aristotle Onassis, and of Callas, the TV movie Callas e Onassis is the only television or movie depiction ever made exclusively devoted to the public and private deep emotional relationship and close friendship between Onassis and Callas.

Other appearances

Ranieri had a noteworthy acting performance in the 2010 drama film Letters to Juliet as one of Juliet's secretaries, who is the closest to Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried. She also played the role of Assunta Goretti, the mother of Maria Goretti, in the 2003 film Maria Goretti, an Italian television movie based on real-life events of the Catholic virgin-martyr and saint, Maria Goretti. In 2014, Ranieri hosted the opening and closing nights of the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy.[3]



Film roles showing year released, role played, director and notes
Year Title Role Director Notes
2001 The Prince and the Pirate Chiara Leonardo Pieraccioni
2003 The Fugitive Maria Andrea Manni
2004 Guardians of the Clouds Woman Luciano Odorisio Uncredited
Eros Linda Michelangelo Antonioni Segment: "Il filo pericoloso delle cose"
Il produttore Mariapia Gabriele Mainetti Short film
2007 SMS - Sotto mentite spoglie Chiara Munno Vincenzo Salemme
2008 Basette Prisca Gabriele Mainetti Short film
2009 The Friends at the Margherita Cafe Ninni Pupi Avati
2010 La vita è una cosa meravigliosa Laura Carlo Vanzina
Letters to Juliet Isabella Gary Winick
2011 Bienvenue à bord Margherita Cavalieri Éric Lavaine
Mozzarella Stories Sofia Edoardo De Angelis
The Immature Marta Paolo Genovese
2012 The Immature: The Trip
Lightning Strike Angela Cacace Neri Parenti Segment: "Primo episodio"
2014 Maldamore Sandra Orlandi Angelo Longoni
Fasten Your Seatbelts Maricla Ferzan Özpetek
2016 Forever Young Sonia Fausto Brizzi
2017 The Music of Silence Edi Michael Radford
Veleno Rosaria Diego Olivares
Naples in Veils Catena Ferzan Özpetek
2018 L'affitto Angela Antonio Moirin Short film
2019 Vita segreta di Maria Capasso Maria Capasso Salvatore Piscicelli
2021 Raya and the Last Dragon Virana (voice) Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada Italian voice-over role
The Hand of God Patrizia Paolo Sorrentino
7 Women and a Murder Maria Alessandro Genovesi
2023 Nuovo Olimpo Titti Ferzan Özpetek
TBA Modì Rosalie Tobia Johnny Depp Post-production[4]


Television roles showing year released, role played and notes
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Maria Goretti Assunta Goretti Television film
2004 La omicidi Simona Colli 6 episodes
2005 Cefalonia Feria Miniseries
Rockpolitik Herself/co-host Variety show
Callas e Onassis Maria Callas Miniseries
2007 Boris Verena Episode: "Una questione di principio"
2008 'O Professore Manuela Miniseries
Amiche mie Marta 12 episodes
2012–2013 Amore criminale Herself/host True crime docu-drama (season 5)
2014 Gli anni spezzati Gemma Capra Episode: "Il commissario"
Il giudice meschino Marina Rossi Miniseries
A Good Season Bianca 6 episodes
2016 Luisa Spagnoli Luisa Spagnoli Miniseries
2018–2020 La vita promessa Carmela Rizzo 7 episodes
2021–present Le indagini di Lolita Lobosco Lolita Lobosco Lead role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2023 Ciak d'Oro Serie TV Best Italian Actress Le indagini di Lolita Lobosco Nominated [5]


  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (2008-11-18). Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009. Andrews McMeel Publishing. pp. 189–. ISBN 978-0-7407-7745-5. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Callas e Onassis". 6 November 2005. Retrieved 11 January 2018 – via
  3. ^ "Luisa Ranieri to be the host of the 71st Venice Film Festival". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  4. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (September 27, 2023). "Johnny Depp Starts Shooting 'Modì' in Hungary, With Italy's Luisa Ranieri Joining Al Pacino and Riccardo Scamarcio in Cast". Variety. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  5. ^ "Ciak d'Oro Serie tv, tutti i vincitori dell'edizione 2023". Sky TG24 (in Italian). 7 April 2023.