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Naples, Campania, Italy
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Golino was born in Naples, Italy to an Italian father who was a Germanist and scholar and a Greek mother who was a painter; one of her grandmothers was Egyptian-French. She grew up in an "artistic household" and was raised between Athens and Naples. Golino is the niece of L`Espresso journalist Enzo Golino; her brother is a musician. She started work as a model in Athens and then dropped out of high school after her first film, after having been discovered by the film`s director, Lina Wertmuller.
Golino obtained her first starring role in 1985`s Little Fires and won the Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival for Storia d`amore in 1986. She began to work in Hollywood in 1988 with the movie Big Top Pee-wee and received roles in prominent films such as Rain Man, as the love interest of Tom Cruise, and the comedy films Hot Shots! and Hot Shots! Part Deux co-starring with Charlie Sheen.
More recently, she had a supporting role in the successful French thriller 36, Quai des Orfèvres.
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Valeria Golino (born 22 October 1965) is an Italian actress and director. She is best known to English-language audiences for her role in the film Rain Man (1988), and the Hot Shots! films. In addition to David di Donatello, Silver Ribbon, Golden Ciak and Italian Golden Globe awards, she is also one of the three actresses who won the Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival multiple times.
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Wholesomely sexy Italian actress Valeria Golino was a teen model when she appeared in her first film, Lina Wertmuller's Joke of Destiny (1984). Conversant (if not proficient) in several languages, Golino thrived in international films bearing such provocative titles as Little Fires (1985), Last Summer in Tangiers (1987) and Love Story (1987). One of her first important American roles was as Tom Cruise's voice-of-conscience girlfriend in the Oscar-winning Rain Man (1988), after which she portrayed the trapeze artist who falls in love with Pee-Wee Herman in Big Top Pee-Wee (1988). Blessed with a subtle, sparkle-eyed sense of humor, Golino has been seen to good advantage in the adventure-film spoofs Hot Shots! (1991) and Hot Shots Part Deux (1992); her deadly serious delivery of the most ridiculous of lines ("What do you do with an elephant with three balls?") has been attributed by some to expert comic timing, and by others to Golino's alleged habit of learning her English dialogue by rote.
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According to our records Valeria Golino is currently single.
She has been engaged to Benicio Del Toro from 1988 to 1992.
She also dated Riccardo Scamarcio in 2006, Andrea Di Stefano from 2002 to 2006, Julian Lennon in 1994, Fabrizio Bentivoglio from 1993 to 2001 and Eric Clapton in 1991.
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