Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra (born March 24, 1964 in Wethersfield, Connecticut) is an Italian-American actress who has starred in a number of films and television series.

She is familiar to many viewers as Tony Soprano's mistress Gloria Trillo in the HBO series The Sopranos.

Selected filmography

  • Chasing Liberty (2004)
  • What Dreams May Come (1998)
  • The Funeral (1996)
  • The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992)
  • Jungle Fever (1991)
  • Reversal of Fortune (1990)

TV appearances

  • The Sopranos (2001 - 2002)

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She is familiar to many viewers as Tony Soprano's mistress Gloria Trillo in the HBO series The Sopranos. "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Leapord-Skin Pillbox Hat", both songs by Bob Dylan, were purportedly written about Sedgwick. Annabella Sciorra (born March 24, 1964 in Wethersfield, Connecticut) is an Italian-American actress who has starred in a number of films and television series. The Velvet Underground song Femme Fatale (on the album The Velvet Underground and Nico) is also reported to be about Sedgwick. The Sopranos (2001 - 2002).
The Cult wrote a song about her life called "Edie (Ciao Baby)" which was on their "Sonic Temple" album released in 1989. Reversal of Fortune (1990). Her death was ruled a suicide/ drug overdose.

Jungle Fever (1991). Sedgwick died in November 1971 from barbituate poisoning. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992). Shooting resumed on Ciao! Manhattan in 1970 and was completed in 1971. The Funeral (1996). Electroconvulsive therapy treatments were administered extensively and several efforts at drug rehabilitation were made. What Dreams May Come (1998). In August 1969, she was admitted to the Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara where she met Mike Post whom she married.

Chasing Liberty (2004). Sedgwick’s rapidly degenrating health saw her return to family in California and spend time in several different psychiatric institutions. After shooting some footage in New York, work on the film was abandoned due to budget and legal problems. In April 1967 Sedgwick began shooting on Ciao! Manhattan an underground movie in which she was to star. The relationship ended in 1967.

During this relationship she became dependent on heroin and barbituates. In 1966, Sedgwick began a tumultuous relationship with Bob Neuwirth. While involved with Dylan, Sedgwick was introduced to LSD. Following her departure from Warhol’s circles, Sedgwick began living at Hotel Chelsea where she became involved with Bob Dylan. Dylan’s friends convinced Sedgwick to sign up with Albert Grossman, Dylan's manager.

The friendship did not last beyond 1966 when Warhol and Sedgwick made an acrimonious public split. During this period the pair would often dress alike and Sedgwick frequently called herself 'Mrs Warhol'. She became Warhol's Girl of the Year during 1965 when she accompanied him everywhere in the New York social scene. It was during this period that Sedgwick began using illegal drugs, particularly amphetamines.

In 1965 she met Andy Warhol and quickly became his favourite 'Warhol superstar', featuring in many of his underground films including Poor Little Rich Girl, Vinyl, Beauty #2, the Chelsea Girls and Diaries, Notes and Sketches. She appeared in TIME, Life and Vogue between 1963 and 1965. In 1964, Sedgwick moved to New York to pursue a career in modelling. As a young woman Sedgwick suffered with clinical depression and anorexia nervosa.

Later in life, Sedgwick claimed to have experienced sexual abuse as a child. She was born in Santa Barbara, California as Edith Sedgwick to a troubled and eccentric establishment family which was seriously blighted by alcoholism and mental illness. Edie Sedgwick (April 20, 1943 - November 15, 1971) is best known as a star of underground films made by artist Andy Warhol in the 1960's. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol. American Girl. Jean Stein: Edie. Jean Stein: Edie an America Biography.

Film Factory. Michael Opray: Andy Warhol. Victor Bockris: Andy Warhol. All Movie Guide (http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll/).

Edie Sedgwick fan site (http://www.rams.demon.co.uk/esmain.htm/). Ciao! Manhattan (1972). Diaries, Notes and Sketches (1970). The Chelsea Girls (1967).

**** aka the Four Star Movie (1965). Outer and Inner Space (1965). Beauty #2 (1965). Poor Little Rich Girl (1965).

Restaurant (1965). Vinyl (1965). Screen Test #2 (1965). Space 1965.

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