Edda Ferronao was born on June 8, 1934, in Verona, Veneto, Italy. Edda became a character actress after a background on the stage. She came to the cinema in the early 1960s, appearing in small roles, such as the waitress Filomena in the movie “Il vigile” (1960), by Luigi Zampa and that of the maid in the motel in “Se permettete parliamo di donne” (1964). It was however the 1970s that gave her the greatest success: in fact in this period she appeared in such famous movies as “Il merlo maschio”, (1971), by Pasquale Festa Campanile, and especially the “Novecento” ( 1976 ), by Bertolucci, a role for which she received numerous honors at film festival film.
During this time Edda appeared her only two Euro-westerns: “They Called Him Amen” (1972) and “Another Try, Eh Providence?” (1973).
In the 1980s, Edda was hit by a severe illness, and was forced to leave acting scene. She reappeared occasionally, in her mature years, in early 1990s television.
Despite being one Italy most expressive actresses her career finally ended at the beginning of the new millennium, Edda Ferronao was often relegated to small marginal roles, that gave absolutely no justice to her artistic value.
Today we celebrate Edda Ferronao’s 80th birthday.