Nancy Brilli

Nancy Brilli
Born Nicoletta Brilli
(1964-04-10) 10 April 1964
Rome, Italy
Occupation actress

Nicoletta Brilli (born 10 April 1964), best known as Nancy Brilli, is an Italian film, television and stage actress.


Born in Rome, Nancy Brilli was introduced in cinema by Pasquale Squitieri, making her debut in a role of weight in Claretta (1984).[1] In 1990 she won a David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress and a Silver Ribbon in the same category for the role of Sophie in Little Misunderstandings.[2]

Personal life

Nancy Brilli was married for two years to actor Massimo Ghini and later, again for two years, to director Luca Manfredi, son of actor and director Nino Manfredi.[1] Previously she had a relationship with the songwriter Ivano Fossati.[3]

In 1994 she underwent the removal of an ovarian cancer.[4]

She is a niece of the racing driver Gastone Brilli-Peri.


  1. 1 2 Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Le attrici: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998.
  3. "Nancy Brilli: Ritorno di fiamma con Ivano Fossati?". Adnkronos. 17 December 1994. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  4. "OPERATA DI TUMORE ORA NANCY BRILLI VUOLE UN BAMBIMO". La Repubblica. 9 November 1994. Retrieved 3 February 2012.

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