From hard upbringing to worldwide fame: the unique journey of Rene Russo

Jan 13, 2015 1167

There's been a lot of Oscar buzz for Nightcrawler, in particular for the daunting performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, but the movie also marks Rene Russo's return to the big screen after a long hiatus, broken only briefly to play Thor's mother in the Marvel superhero franchise. It's a welcome return for a classy actress with a strong Italian heritage on both sides of her family.

Nino Russo, Rene's father, was an Italian-American mechanic, while Rene's grandparents, Ciro Russo and Minnie Partinico both emigrated from Italy. Rene's grandfather on her mother side, John Balocca, was also Italian.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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