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. Joanna Denny, Marie Louise Bruce and Carolly Erickson also refrain from giving overly-sympathetic accounts of Jane's life and career. 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. David Starkey and Karen Lindsey are both relatively dismissive of Jane's importance in comparison to Henry's other queens--particularly Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Parr. The Sopranos (2001 - 2002). Dr. Reversal of Fortune (1990). Ives resurrected Strickland's view of Jane Seymour, and believe she played a crucial and conscious role in the cold-blooded plot to bring Anne Boleyn to the scaffold.

Jungle Fever (1991). Chapman and Professor E.W. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992). Hester W. The Funeral (1996). Others are not convinced. What Dreams May Come (1998). Modern historians, particularly Alison Weir and Lady Antonia Fraser, paint a favourable portrait of a woman of discretion and good-sense--"a strong-minded matriarch in the making," says Weir.

Chasing Liberty (2004). Victorian beauty and much-praised scholar, Agnes Strickland, author of encyclopedic studies of French, Scottish and English royal women said that the story of "Anne Boleyn's last agonised hours" and Henry VIII's swift remarriage to Jane Seymour "is repulsive enough, but it becomes tenfold more abhorrent when the woman who caused the whole tragedy is loaded with panegyric.". One historian, however, took serious umbrage to this view in the 19th century. Jane was widely praised as "the fairest, the discreetest, and the most meritous of all Henry VIII's wives" in the centuries after her death. Jane was presented as a woman of moral courage and integrity, although some historians took issue with the suggestion that Henry hit her.

Part 2 chartered the king's life from his marriage to Jane Seymour (played by British beauty, Emilia Fox) until his funeral in 1547. In October 2003, in the 2-part ITV drama, "Henry VIII" Ray Winstone starred as the king. In this drama, Jane's part was minimal. David Starkey's documentary series on Henry's queens in 2001 and by Naomi Benson in the BBC television drama "The Other Boleyn Girl," opposite Jared Harris as Henry VIII and Jodhi May as Anne Boleyn.

Jane was played by Charlotte Roach in Dr. In 1973 this interpretation of Jane was repeated in Henry VIII and His Six Wives, in which Keith Michell reprised his role from the BBC drama but Jane Seymour was played by Jane Asher. Henry was played by Australian actor Keith Michell, and Jane by British actress, Anne Stallybrass. A year later, a 90 minute BBC television drama, "Jane Seymour" presented Jane as a sweet, painfully shy, introvert devoted to her husband, Henry VIII.

Towards the movie's end, Anne Boleyn (played by Genevieve Bujold) dismisses her as a woman with "the face of a simpering sheep and the manners--but not the morals.". Jane was played by Lesley Paterson, opposite screen legend Richard Burton as Henry VIII. Wallis' Oscar-winning Anne of the Thousand Days. It was not until 1969 that Jane Seymour appeared in the screen again, and it was this time only for a few minutes in Hal B.

Thirteen years later, Wendy Barrie played a delightfully dim version of Jane opposite Charles Laughton's Henry VIII in Alexander Korda's highly-acclaimed masterpiece The Private Life of Henry VIII. Jane was first portrayed in film in the 1920 German film Anne Boleyn by actress Aud Edege Nissen. Both brothers eventually fell from power and were disgraced and executed. In the reign of the young King Edward VI, Edward Seymour set himself up as protector and effective ruler of the Kingdom.

After Henry's death, Thomas married Henry's widow, Catherine Parr and even had designs on the future Elizabeth I. Jane's two ambitious brothers, Thomas and Edward, used her memory to improve their own fortunes. She was buried at Windsor Castle; upon her tombstone there was for a time the following inscription:. However, she contracted puerperal fever and died on October 24, 1537, at Hampton Court Palace, shortly after giving birth to the future King Edward VI of England on October 12, 1537.

Jane went into seclusion in September 1537, and gave birth to a male heir in October. She grew incredibly fat and her dresses had to be unlaced as much as was possible. During her pregnancy, Jane developed a craving for quails and the King ordered them from Calais and Flanders for her. Politically, Jane was a conservative, but her only intervention into the realm of government in 1536 ended when the king brutally told her to remember the last queen, who had lost her head because she meddled in politics.

Desperate to appear like a queen Jane became obsessed with tiny details such as how many pearls were sewn into each lady's skirt and she banned the elegant French fashions introduced by Anne Boleyn. The glittering social life and extravagance of the Queen's Household, which had been masterminded by Anne Boleyn was replaced by a strict, almost oppressive, atmosphere in Jane's time. She was close only to her female relations, Anne Stanhope (her brother's wife) and her sister, Elizabeth Seymour. As Queen, Jane was strict and formal.

He married Jane on May 30, 1536 only a few days after Anne's execution and she quickly became pregnant. His desire to marry her made him eager to believe the false accusations of adultery against Anne. After serving as a lady-in-waiting to both Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, Henry's first two queens, Jane caught the king's eye. Her birth date is problematic, it is usually given as 1509; however, in her book The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Alison Weir noted that at her funeral 29 women walked in succession, an odd number until it is revealed that it was customary for the attendant company to mark every year of the deceased's life in numbers - therefore, Weir moved her birth back by about eighteen months.

Jane was the daughter of Sir John Seymour of Wiltshire and Margaret Wentworth. She gave him his only male heir, later Edward VI, but died shortly after his birth. 1508 — October 24, 1537) was the third wife of King Henry VIII of England. Queen Jane, Jane Seymour (c.

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