Lina Wertmüller

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Lina Wertmüller
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Wertmüller in 2011
Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spañol von Braueich

(1928-08-14) 14 August 1928 (age 93)
Rome, Italy
OccupationScreenwriter, film director
Spouse(s)Enrico Job (died 4 March 2008)

Lina Wertmüller (Italian: [ˈliːna vertˈmyller, -mul-]; born 14 August 1928)[1] is an Italian screenwriter and movie director. She was the first woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for Seven Beauties in 1977.

She is also known for her movies The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy and Swept Away. In 2019, Wertmüller was announced as one of the four recipients of the Academy Honorary Award for her career.[2]

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  1. NOTE: Wertmüller's year of birth had been given as 1926 for many years. However, a majority of references now cite 1928, including [1] Archived 2018-07-31 at the Wayback Machine, [2], [3], [4], [5] Archived 2015-10-11 at the Wayback Machine, and [6]
    A few sources ([7], [8]) continue to cite 1926.
  2. "Wertmuller to get career Oscar". ANSA English. Rome. 3 June 2019.