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Milena Vukotic
Milena Vukotic 2010 cropped.jpg
Vukotic in 2010
Born (1935-04-23) 23 April 1935 (age 87)
OccupationActress
Years active1961–present
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)

Milena Vukotic (Italian: [miˈlɛːna ˈvuːkotitʃ], Montenegrin: [mîlena ʋǔkotitɕ]; born 23 April 1935) is an Italian former ballerina and a stage, television, and film actress.

Biography

Vukotic was born in Rome, to a Serb Montenegrin comedy playwright father and an Italian pianist/composer mother. As a child she studied acting and classical dance, in Italy and France.

A brilliant character actress, Vukotic became well known for her role of Pina Fantozzi in the Fantozzi series of comedy films (winning a Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fantozzi in paradiso) and, later in her life, for the role of Grandma Enrica in the TV series Un medico in famiglia. She worked with Federico Fellini, Luis Bunuel and Andrei Tarkovsky.

On stage, she became one of Rina Morelli's favourite actresses and worked in other prestigious theatrical productions with directors like Franco Zeffirelli, Giorgio Strehler, Paolo Poli and Jean Cocteau.

She had a recurring role on the French television series Une famille formidable. In 1987 she played in the German series Anna, which was a big success in the German-speaking countries.

Selected filmography

Awards and nominations

David di Donatello

Nastro d'Argento