Oscar-Nominated Actress, Fashion Icon Valentina Cortese Dies at 96, See Gorgeous Photos

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July 10, 2019Jul 10, 2019

Fans are remembering the legacy of Valentina Cortese on Wednesday morning after the news was confirmed that she has passed away. Valentina, the Italian actress who was famously nominated for an Oscar, passed away at 96.

Cortese was an actress for the majority of her life. She was best known for her role in the 1973 classic "Day for Night." According to Variety, the film was considered "the best movie about making movies ever made." For her role, the actress had the rare honor of being nominated for an Academy Award for the best-supporting actress, even in a foreign film.

About her role, the New York Times said, "The performances are superb. Miss Cortese and Miss Bisset are not only both hugely funny but also hugely affecting, in moments that creep up on you without warning."

Cortese rose to fame in the 1940s through her successful acting career. In a 1948 film adaptation of "Les Miserables," the actress famously played both female leads, Fantine and Cosette. 

The actress lived her life in the spotlight, being known not only for her talent, but also for her stunning fashion sense and grace. 

Some of her other credits include "Black Magic," "Thieves' Highway," "Malaya," "The House on Telegraph Hill," and dozens more. 

Several people have taken to social media to talk about the stunning actress. Below are some of the posts:

Please be praying for Valentina's family during this time. Even though she lived a long and successful life, any loss is still difficult for loved ones. Share your prayers here! In other recent news, Emmy Award-winning actor Rip Torn just passed away as well.