Simona Izzo
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Izzo in 1975
Simonetta Izzo

(1953-04-22) 22 April 1953 (age 69)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActress, voice actress, director, screenwriter
Years active1973-present
(m. 1975; div. 1978)

(m. 1995)
ChildrenFrancesco Venditti
Parent(s)Renato Izzo
Liliana D'Amico
RelativesRossella 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.[1]


Born in Rome, the daughter of the voice actor Renato Izzo, at a young age Simona Izzo started working as a dubber.[2] 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.[3] 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.[2][3]

Personal life

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.[4]

Selected Television

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.[5]

Selected filmography

Screenwriter and director


  1. ^ "Simona Izzo's dubbing contributions". Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Roberto Poppi (2002). I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  3. ^ a b Enrico Lancia (1998). I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
  4. ^ Giordano, Lucio (18 June 2021). "Non ci credo, anche se ancora oggi mi chiedo se Dio esiste o no". Dipiù (in Italian). No. 24. Cairo Editore. pp. 96–99.
  5. ^ "Series Guide: 1982".