Valeria Golino Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Instagram, Height, Wiki, Siblings, Spouse, Awards, Movies

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Valeria Golino, the highly acclaimed Italian actress and film director, has captivated audiences with her exceptional talent for over thirty years. 

She has showcased remarkable versatility throughout her illustrious career, effortlessly embracing intense dramatic roles and light-hearted comedic characters. 

With her graceful presence and incredible range, Golino continues to leave an indelible mark on cinema. 


  • Full Name: Valeria Golino
  • Stage Name: Valeria Golino
  • Born: October 22, 1965
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Birthplace: Naples, Italy
  • Nationality: Italy
  • Occupation: actress and film director
  • Height: 1.7m
  • Parent: Luigi Golino and Lalla Golino
  • Siblings: Alex Golino
  • Spouse: Peter Del Monte, Benicio del Toro, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, and Andrea Di Stefano.
  • Children: None
  • Relationship: Dating
  • Net Worth: $10 million to $275 million

Early Life And Education

Valeria Golino, a renowned Italian actress and film director, was born on October 22, 1965, in the vibrant city of Naples, Italy. What made her family truly intriguing was their diverse artistic backgrounds. Her father, Luigi Golino, was a distinguished scholar in German studies, while her mother, Lalla Golino, possessed immense talent as a Greek painter. 

Valeria grew up alongside her sibling Alex Golino, forming a close-knit bond with them. Interestingly, her journey in the acting world commenced at an early age, leading to her dropping out of high school after starring in her first movie.


Valeria began her professional journey in Italian cinema, where she showcased her exceptional talent and secured the prestigious Best Actress Award at the renowned Venice Film Festival for her remarkable performance in “Storia d’amore” in 1986. 

Her exceptional abilities soon caught the attention of the international film industry, leading her to embark on a new chapter of her career by taking on roles in Hollywood productions.

 Some notable films that contributed significantly to Valeria’s global recognition include “Rain Man,” released in 1988, “Big Top Pee-wee,” also released in 1988, as well as her involvement in the “Hot Shots!” series spanning from 1991 to 1993.

Valeria has successfully maintained a balanced career between Hollywood and European cinema, collaborating with esteemed directors such as Mike Nichols, Jim Abrahams, and Bernardo Bertolucci. 

Throughout her journey, she has consistently demonstrated her versatility by portraying a wide range of characters, seamlessly transitioning from comedic roles in films like “Hot Shots!” to delivering powerful and emotionally charged performances in movies like “Immortal Beloved” (1994) and “Frida” (2002).

Awards and Nominations


Venice Film Festival:

  • Best Actress Award (Golden Lion of San Marco): (“Storia d’amore”)
  • Golden Ciak Award for Best Actress: (“Storia d’amore”)
  • Best Actress Award (Coppa Volpi):(“L’amore molesto”)
  • David di Donatello Awards:
  • Best Actress: (“Love Story”), (“Turné”), (“L’amore molesto”), 2005 (“La bestia nel cuore”)
  • Best Supporting Actress:(“Uno scandalo perbene”)
  • Best First Feature Film: (“Miele”)
  • Nastro d’Argento Awards:
  • Best Actress: “Love Story”), (“Turné”),(“L’amore molesto”)
  • Best Supporting Actress: (“Cercasi George”)
  • Golden Globe Awards (Italy):
  • Best Actress: (“La bestia nel cuore”), (“Miele”)
  • Ciak d’oro Awards:
  • Best Actress: “Euforia”)
  • Cannes Film Festival:
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention: (“Miele”)
  • Nominations:
  • Golden Globe Awards (Italy): (“Una breve stagione di follia”), 2018 (“All or Nothing”)
  • Golden Ciak Awards: (“Il racconto dei giganti”), (“Tutto il mio folle amore”), (“Il Divino Codino”)
  • Cannes Film Festival:
  • Golden Camera: “Miele”)
  • Un Certain Regard Award: (“Miele”)
  • David di Donatello Awards:
  • Best Actress: (“Codice privato”), (“Viaggio sola”), (“Texas”)
  • Best Supporting Actress: (“Lo scrocchio del marmo”)
  • Best New Director: (“Miele”)
  • Best Film: (“Miele”)
  • Best Director: (“Miele”)

Social Media

Valeria Golino could be more active on social media.

Personal Life

In 1985, Golino, 58, married Italian director Peter Del Monte, but their marriage ended after two years. Afterwards, she began a passionate relationship with Hollywood actor Benicio del Toro, which attracted much media attention due to their on-screen collaborations and intense chemistry. 

However, despite being together for four years, they eventually decided to part ways in 1992. Golino formed a strong and lasting bond with her fellow Italian actor, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, providing her stability and companionship in the Italian film industry. Despite their breakup, Golino entered a three-year relationship with the Italian actor and director Andrea Di Stefano.

Net Worth

Valeria Golino’s wealth is estimated to range from $10 million to $275 million. However, the exact amount is challenging to determine due to the private nature of her financial information and the diverse sources available.

 Nonetheless, her prosperous career in acting and directing, her participation in brand endorsements, and other endeavours undoubtedly contributed to her considerable fortune.

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