Alessandra Panaro, Italian actress, Died at 79

Alessandra Panaro was born on December 14, 1939, and died on May 1, 2019; he was an Italian film actress of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Alessandra was best known for her films in the early 1960s, notably Luchino Visconti’s crime drama Rocco e I suoi Fratelli in 1960.

Born in Rome into a wealthy family, Panaro studied acting under Teresa Franchini.


She made her film debut at 16 years old and got a great success in 1956 thanks to the Dino Risi’s comedy film Poor, But Handsome, then specialising in romantic comedies.

In 1957 to 1998, together with her Poor, But Handsome co-star Lorella De Luca, she assisted Mario Riva in presenting the popular RAI game show Il Musichiere.

Alessandra was first married to the Italian-Egyptian banker Jean-Pierre Sabet. Widowed, in 1992, she married the actor Giancarlo Sbragia.

Alessandra Panaro passed away on May 1, 2019, in his home in Geneva at the age of 79.