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Farewell to Maria Rosaria Omaggio: Italian Cinema Loses a Great Artist

A brilliant career in cinema, theater, and television

Maria Rosaria Omaggio
Maria Rosaria Omaggio

Maria Rosaria Omaggio, a versatile actress beloved by the Italian public, has died at the age of 67 after a long illness. Born in Naples and residing in Rome, she left an indelible mark in the entertainment world with a career spanning cinema, theater, and television.

Beginnings in cinema and success with “Rome Armed to the Teeth”

Maria Rosaria Omaggio made her big-screen debut with “Rome Armed to the Teeth” by Umberto Lenzi. This film marked the start of a brilliant cinematic career that saw her starring in 29 films.


International recognition with “Walesa: Man of Hope”

One of the most significant moments in Omaggio’s career was her portrayal of Oriana Fallaci in “Walesa: Man of Hope” by Andrzej Wajda. This role earned her an award in Venice, confirming her talent on an international level.

A constant presence in television and theater

Maria Rosaria Omaggio became a familiar figure to the general public thanks to her participation in television programs such as “Canzonissima” on Rai. Her artistic versatility also expressed itself in 50 theater plays and 18 television series.

A life also dedicated to writing and Taiji Quan

In addition to her career in entertainment, Omaggio was also a writer and instructor of Taiji Quan, a Chinese martial art. Her passion for these disciplines reflected her eclectic personality and her continual search for new forms of expression.



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