Rosanna Fratello

  • Born: (San Severo, Foggia, Apulia, Italy)

Elda Rosanna Fratello is an Italian singer and actress.

She began her singing career in 1967, after having signed a contract with Enzo Amadori's Arlecchino, which made her record three songs in a collection of songs from the Sanremo Festival 1967.

At the end of 1968, after being elected Queen of the Song in a competition in Piacenza, she moved to Ariston, and with the new record company participated in the Sanremo Festival 1969, replacing Anna Identici at the last moment (who in that moment goes through a delicate depressive phase).

Mediterranean and with natural expressiveness, in 1971 she was chosen by the director Giuliano Montaldo for the famous film Sacco and Vanzetti, with Riccardo Cucciolla and Gian Maria Volonté, in which she plays Rosa, Sacco's wife; the film is awarded at Cannes, and Rosanna receives the Nastro d'Argento for the best new actress for her interpretation of the role of Rosa Sacco.

Also in 1971, she participated in Canzonissima with I am a woman, I am not a saint (written by Alberto Testa and Eros Sciorilli), a song that reaches the top of the hit parade and is destined to remain her greatest success.

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