22 April 1953
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress, director, screenwriter|
(m. 1975; div. 1978)
|Relatives||Rossella Izzo (twin sister)|
Fiamma Izzo (sister)
Giuppy Izzo (sister)
Simonetta "Simona" Izzo (born 22 April 1953) is an Italian actress, voice actress, director and screenwriter.
Born in Rome, the daughter of the voice actor Renato Izzo, at a young age Simona Izzo started working as a dubber. In 1990 she won the Nastro d'Argento for best dubber for the dubbing of Jacqueline Bisset in the Italian version of Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills. After having appeared as an actress in a number of series and films and having collaborated to a number of screenplays written by her husband Ricky Tognazzi, her debut film Sentimental Maniacs got her the David di Donatello for Best New Director.
From her marriage to singer-songwriter Antonello Venditti, she has a son, Francesco. Since 1995, she has been married to director Ricky Tognazzi. She's an atheist.
Co-hosted for RAI, and ultimately, Eurovision, the 1982 Italian Heat of Jeux Sans Frontieres on Tuesday 25 May at The Harbour, La Maddalena (Maddalena), Italy.