Caterina Boratto

Caterina Boratto

Boratto in The Peddler and the Lady (1943)
Born (1915-03-15)15 March 1915
Turin, Italy
Died 14 September 2010(2010-09-14) (aged 95)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1936–1993
Spouse(s) Armando Ceratto
Children Marina Ceratto and Paolo Ceratto

Caterina Boratto (15 March 1915 14 September 2010) was an Italian film actress. She appeared in 50 films between 1936 and 1993.

Life and career

Born in Turin, Boratto studied at the Musical Lyceum in her hometown with the purpuse of becoming a singer; noted by Guido Brignone, she made her debut in To Live, alongside Tito Schipa. Thanks to the film's success, she immediately became a star in the Telefoni Bianchi genre, and also got a seven years contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which eventually dissolved because of the World War II.[1][2]

In 1943 Boratto lost two brothers, the partisan Renato and the soldier Filiberto, killed in the massacre of the Acqui Division. In 1944, she married a doctor, Armando Ceratto, with whom she had two children. Except for a film in 1951, she basically retired from showbusiness for twenty years before accepting to play two key roles in and Juliet of the Spirits by Federico Fellini, who had knew her in the set of The Peddler and the Lady, where he had served as screenwriter. Starting from the second half of the 1960s, Boratto reprised appearing in films with some regularity, and from the late 1970s she also became very active on television, being cast in dozens of TV-series.[1][2]

Selected filmography

Boratto in Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973)

Further reading


  1. 1 2 Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. "Boratto, Caterina". Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. pp. 43–4. ISBN 888440214X.
  2. 1 2 Massimo Novelli (16 September 2010). "Addio all'algida Caterina diva dei Telefoni Bianchi". La Repubblica. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
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