Valentina Cervi is an Italian film and television actress. She was introduced to American audiences with her role as Pier Angeli in the 2001 made-for-TV biopic “James Dean“. Cervi started her acting career at age ten in Carlo Cotti’s 1986 film “Portami la luna“. One of her most acclaimed roles was the lead in the 1997 film “Artemisia“, directed by Agnès Merlet.
Leading Italian actress Valentina Cervi was only in her early twenties when she started landing major roles in internationally produced features, such as Jane Campion‘s Portrait of a Lady (1996).
Valentina Cervi was born on April 13, 1976 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. The daughter of director Tonino Cervi and granddaughter of the famous Italian actor Gino Cervi (best known for playing the communist Mayor Peppone opposite Fernandel in the Don Camillo film series).
In 2011, she appeared as Arianna in BBC TV’s Italian detective mini-series “Zen”. The London “Times” said: “Zen (Rufus Sewell) need only walk into a Lavazzatore for B-movie-rank Gina Lollo to press her amples into his chest. She also appeared as “Valentina” in Canale 5’s series “Distretto di Polizia” in 2011.
She was also cast as the ancient vampire Salome in the HBO television drama True Blood. This Series brought her the largest mainstream attention of her career.
She played Bertha in the 2011 film adaptation of Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.
Cervi has two children with Stefano Mordini: Margherita (b. 2013) and a son (b. 2016).
- Name: Valentina Cervi
- Other name:
- Born: April 13, 1976
- Star Sign: Aries
- Birth Place: Rome, Lazio, Italy
- Height: 5 feet 7 inches
- Profession: Actress
- Citizenship: Italy
- Language: Italian
Family of Valentina Cervi
- Father: Tonino Cervi
- Mother: Marina Gefter
- Brother: Antonio Levesi Cervi
- Spouse: Stefano Mordini
Filmography of Valentina Cervi
- Portami la luna (1986)
- Mignon è’ Partita (1998)
- Oasi (1994)
- Escoriandoli (1996)
- The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
- Artemisia (1997)
- Figli Di Annibale (1998)
- La Via Degli Angeli (1999)
- Five Seconds to Spare (1999)
- Rien sur Robert (1999)
- Branchie (1999)
- Quando si chiudono gli occhi (2000)
- James Dean (2001)
- Hotel (2001)
- Anima gemella, L (aka Soul Mate) (2002)
- Lena: The Bride of Ice (2003)
- Passato prossimo (aka Past Perfect) (2003)
- Sansa (2003)
- The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Part 1: The Moab Story (2003)
- The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Part 3: From Sark to the Finish (2003)
- The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea (2004)
- Tempesta (2004)
- Provincia meccanica (2005)
- War and Peace – TV mini-series (2007)
- Vizio dell’amore, Il – TV series (2008)
- Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
- Zen – TV mini-series (2011)
- Jane Eyre (2011)
- True Blood (2012)