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Sandra Ceccarelli
Born (1967-07-03) 3 July 1967 (age 54)
Years active1985–present
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)

Sandra Ceccarelli (born 3 July 1967) is an Italian film actress.[1]

Daughter of Franco Ceccarelli, guitarist of the 1960s and 1970s Italian rock group Equipe 84, and Sandra von Glasersfeld (daughter of philosopher Ernst von Glasersfeld), Ceccarelli had her film debut at the age of sixteen in Giuseppe Bertolucci's 1985 film Segreti segreti.

Between 1995 and 1997 she studied acting with Carlos Alsina and Giorgio Albertazzi. After spending several years in theatre, she returned to film in 2001 starring in Ermanno Olmi's film The Profession of Arms and Giuseppe Piccioni's Light of My Eyes, for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.

She also starred in Piccioni's 2004 film The Life I Want, which won her a second nomination for the David di Donatello for Best Actress award (the Italian equivalent of the Academy Award), and a nomination for the 2005 European Film Award for Best Actress (which she lost to Germany's Julia Jentsch).

She also appeared in the 2006 Austrian biopic Klimt about the painter Gustav Klimt and the 2006 Croatian film Libertas about the Renaissance playwright Marin Držić.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Profession of Arms Noblewoman
2002 Light of My Eyes Maria Volpi Cup for Best Actress
Pasinetti Award for Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
The Best Day of My Life Rita Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actress
2004 The Life That I Want Laura/Eleonora 4th Bastia Italian Film Festival - Best Actress
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Actress
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
Do You Know Claudia? Silvia
2006 Klimt Serena Lederer
Libertas Countess Desa
2007 Family Game Lisa


  1. ^ C, Vincenzo (27 May 2020). "Chi è Sandra Ceccarelli, Alice della serie tv Nero a metà?". (in Italian).