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Actress Sandra Milo will receive a David Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 66th edition of the David di Donatello Awards, whose ceremony will be aired on May 11th.

Piera Detassis, President and Artistic Director of the Italian Film Academy, states: “Who else but Sandra Milo, the – so to say – absent-minded blondie, loved by Fellini who eternalized her as an erotic dream in 8 ½ and Juliet of the Spirits? This Lifetime Achievement Award is a tribute to the combative Salvatrice Elena Greco, this is her real name, who was discovered on the big screen, not by chance, by Antonio Pietrangeli, director of women. With him, she took part in iconic films such as The Bachelor, Adua and Her Friends, Ghosts of Rome and the masterpiece La visita, where Milo plays the sweet and disillusioned protagonist. The actress, which surprisingly was never nominated for a David, worked with filmmakers such as Roberto Rossellini, Gabriele Salvatores, Gabriele Muccino, Pupi Avati, Jean Renoir, and Claude Sautet. Detassis adds: “She’s almost a votive presence, a symbol of femininity. Milo is the woman dreamt by men, the same men that she cleverly managed to put on the corner. The Italian Film Academy is honored to present her with its Lifetime Achievement Award.”

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