At 70, Stefania Sandrelli is our youngest “vecchietta”, and she’s not only aged ever so gracefully, she says “No!” to plastic surgery. “It scars women.”
At just 14 she starred with Marcello Mastroianni in Divorce Italian Style and she’s (obviously) still a vibrant actress today.
At 74, Aurora Quattrocchi’s career is just getting going. She says that she feels like she is still proving herself, and that she’s “…still learning. I still don’t know what if I want to be an actress when I grow up.”
Sometimes it seems like Piera Degli Esposti, 78, is in everything I watch, always with a scarf around her neck. (None of us like our necks over 50.)
Ahhh, Claudia Cardinale. She got her first big break in Mario Monicelli’s classic I Soliti Ignoti (The Usual Suspects) and has never stopped working. She’s 78 now, and starred in All Roads Lead To Rome with Raoul Bova and Sarah Jessica Parker in 2015.
And everybody’s favorite little old lady, Sophia Loren is 82. No explanation necessary.
In memoriam, Gianni Di Gregorio’s movie Mamma, Valeria De Franciscis died in 2014 at 99.