On August 13, the Roman character actress Rossana Di Lorenzo, sister of Maurizio Arena, known above all for the role of Erminia, wife of Alberto Sordi in Il common sense of modesty, died at the age of 84.
In his career Alberto Sordi he worked with two very good actresses “in the flesh”, Roman commoners. One was Anna Longhiwho passed away in 2011, the “buzzicona”, with whom the actor had made several films including Where do you go on holiday? The other was Rossana Di Lorenzowho passed away yesterday in her home in Garbatella at the age of 84, Erminia di The couples And The common sense of modestywho started his film career with Alberto Sordi.
Who was Rossana Di Lorenzo
In the Di Lorenzo family, from Garbatellese doc, cinema was at home. Brother of Rossana Di Lorenzo he was the poor but handsome of Italian cinema, in art Maurizio Arena. She was five years younger than him, and she made her own cinema debut directed by and alongside Alberto Sordiin 1970, in an episode of the film The couplestitled The room, where the worker Giacinto Colonna decides to take his wife Erminia to spend the wedding anniversary in a luxury hotel on the Costa Smeralda. Initially accepted because they were believed to be relatives of the Colonna princes, they are rejected everywhere by a closed and arrogant aristocratic world, up to unpredictable consequences. Six years later, a feature film dedicated to the two was born from the episode, The common sense of modestySordi’s great success, also for her interpretation (the sequence in which they go to see the cinema is unforgettable The granddaughter convinced that it is a kind of fairy tale and they find themselves witnessing, full of shame, a film of the sexy vein). Before this Di Lorenzo also appears in the film by and with Vittorio Gassmann Without a family, people with no property seek affectionin the part of a prostitute, in Do you allow madam that you love your daughter? and again in the role of a prostitute in To love Ophelia. After The common sense of modesty is in the choral cast of The Ferramonti legacy by Mauro Bolognini, is the “dame-pipi” in Dancing dancing by Ettore Scola, for which she is nominated for the David di Donatello, and it is Erminia (Marchetti this time) in Christmas holidays by Carlo Vanzina. Among his other films Love each other a little, Hearts in the blizzard, Montecarlo Gran Casino, SPQR. 2000 and 1/2 Years ago and the last, in 1995, The killer is the one with the yellow shoeswith the Premiata Ditta, which also includes her nephew, Pino I teach, who gave news of his disappearance. Even though she had been absent from the stage for many years, her memory remains dear to the Italian public who had the pleasure of seeing her act.