My First Forty Years

My First Forty Years

Italian theatrical release poster
Directed by Carlo Vanzina
Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori
Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Written by Carlo Vanzina
Enrico Vanzina
Starring Carol Alt
Music by Umberto Smaila
Cinematography Luigi Kuveiller
Edited by Jacques Gaillard
Ruggero Mastroianni
Release dates
  • 1987 (1987)
Language Italian

My First Forty Years (Italian: I miei primi 40 anni, also known as My Wonderful Life) is a 1987 Italian comedy film directed by Carlo Vanzina and starring Carol Alt, Elliott Gould and Jean Rochefort. It is loosely based on the autobiography of Marina Ripa Di Meana.[1][2]


Italy late 1980s. Determined not to remain an unknown woman, Marina gives rise to fame going from one room to another bed, from one scandal to another. She married a penniless duke then loves a journalist, an artist and a politician.



  1. Marco Giusti. Dizionario dei film italiani stracult. Sperling & Kupfer, 1999. ISBN 8820029197.
  2. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.

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