Lina Wertmüller

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

(1928-08-14)14 August 1928
Rome, Italy
Died9 December 2021(2021-12-09) (aged 93)
Rome, Italy
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, film director
SpouseEnrico Job (died 4 March 2008)

Lina Wertmüller (Italian: [ˈliːna vertˈmyller, -mul-]; 14 August 1928 – 9 December 2021)[1] was an Italian screenwriter and movie director. She was the first woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for Seven Beauties in 1977.[2]

She was 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.[3]

Wertmüller died on 9 December 2021 in Rome, Italy at the age of 93.[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. 2.0 2.1 Pingitore, Silvia (13 February 2022). "The first woman nominated for Best Director in 1977: interview with Academy Honorary Award winner Lina Wertmüller".
  3. "Wertmuller to get career Oscar". ANSA English. Rome. 3 June 2019.