Born in Turin, Italy; married Marshall Bell (an actor). Education: Studied costume design and art history.
Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, Ninth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
Costume designer, costume consultant, costume advisor, production designer, visual consultant, and producer. Also a fashion designer.
Costume Designers Guild.
Academy Award, best costume design, and Film Award nomination, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, both with Ulla-Britt Soederlund (name also spelled Ulla-Britt Soderlund), 1976, for Barry Lyndon; Academy Award, best costume design, and Film Award, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, both 1982, for Chariots of Fire; Coty American Fashion Critics' Award, 1984, for a line of men's clothing she designed; Saturn Award nomination, best costumes, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, 1984, for The Hunger; Film Award, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1986, for The Cotton Club; Academy Award nomination, best costume design, 1986, and Film Award nomination, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1987, both for Out of Africa; Academy Award nomination, best costume design, 1989, for Tucker: The Man and His Dream; Academy Award nomination, best costume design, Film Award nomination, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Saturn Award nomination, best costumes, all 1991, for Dick Tracy; Academy Award nomination, best costume design, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best costume design, International Press Academy, and Sierra Award nomination, best costume design, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, all 2000, for Titus; Career Achievement Award—Film, Costume Designers Guild, 2001; Academy Award nomination, best costume design, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best costume design, both 2002, for The Affair of the Necklace; Costume Designers Guild Award, excellence in costume design for film—contemporary, 2005, for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou; Costume Designers Guild Award nomination, excellence in costume design for film—contemporary, 2005, for Ocean's Twelve; Sierra Award, best costume design, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, best costume design, and Satellite Award nomination, best costume design, all 2006, Academy Award, best achievement in costume design, Film Award nomination, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Costume Designers Guild Award nomination, excellence in costume design—period, all 2007, all for Marie Antoinette.
Film Costume Designer:
A Clockwork Orange (also known as Stanley Kubrick's "Clockwork Orange"), Warner Bros., 1971.
Barry Lyndon, Warner Bros., 1975.
The Disappearance, 1977.
Midnight Express, Columbia, 1978.
The Shining (also known as Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"), Warner Bros., 1980.
Chariots of Fire (also known as Ates arabalari, Carros de fuego, Carrozas de fuego, Carruagens de fogo, Die Stunde des Siegers, Les chariots de feu, Momenti di gloria, Momentos de gloria, Ohnive vozy, Rydwany ognia, Triumfens ogonblick, Tuezszekerek, and Tulivaunut), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
The Hunger (also known as Aclik, Az ehseg, Begierde, Blodsghunger, El ansia, Fome de viver, Les predateurs, Miriam si sveglia a mezzanotte, and Verenjano), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1983.
The Cotton Club (also known as Gengszterek klubja), Orion, 1984.
Give My Regards to Broad Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.
Out of Africa (also known as Africa mia, Africa minha, Benim Afrikam, Jenseits von Afrika, La mia Africa, Memorias de Africa, Memories d'Africa, Minun Afrikkani, Mit Afrika, Mitt Afrika, Out of Africa—Souvenirs d'Afrique, Pera apo tin Afriki, Pozegnanie z Afryka, Souvenirs d'Afrique, and Tavol Afrikatol), Universal, 1985.
Barfly, Cannon, 1987.
Haunted Summer, Cannon, 1988.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (also known as Tucker, Tucker—Ein Mann und sein Traum, Tucker, el hombre y su sueno, Tucker—en man och hans droem, Tucker: L'homme et son reve, Tucker—mies ja unelma, Tucker—O homem e o seu sonho, Tucker—Um homem e seu sonho, and Tucker, un uomo e il suo sogno), Paramount, 1988.
Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990.
Mio caro dottor Grasler (also known as The Bachelor), Greycat Films, 1991.
The Godfather: Part III (also known as Mario Puzo's "The Godfather: Part III," The Death of Michael Corleone, Baba III, Boter 3, Der pate—Teil III, Der pate 3, El padri III, El padrino. Parte III, El padrino III, Gudfadern del III, Il padrino parte terza, Keresztapa 3., Kmotr 3, Kummisetae III, Le parrain 3, Le parrain III, Mario Puzo's "Der Pate—Teil III," O padrinho: Parte III, O poderoso chefao III, and Ojciec chrzestny III), Paramount, 1990, included in the video compilation The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (also known as La trilogia de el padrino: 1901-80), Paramount Home Video, 1992.
Fatale (also known as Damage and Verhaengnis), New Line Cinema, 1992.
Single White Female (also known as Drusha Shutafa Ravaka, Enlig pige soger, Ensam ung kvinna soeker …, Inserzione pericolosa, J. F. partagerait appartement, Jeune femme chercher colocataire, Jovem procura companheira, Mujer blanca soltera bus-ca …, Mujer soltera busca, Mulher solteira procura …, Nuori naimaton nainen, Sublokatorka, and Weiblich, ledig, jung sucht …), Columbia, 1992.
Death and the Maiden (also known as La jeune fille et la mort), Fine Line Features, 1994.
Love Affair (also known as Perfect Love Affair, A sors utjai, Kutsuvat sitae rakkaudeksi, Love Affair—Segredos do coracao, Love affair—un grande amore, O amor da minha vida, Rendez-vous avec le destin, Segredos do coracao, Sipur Shel Ahava, and Un asunto de amor), Warner Bros., 1994.
Only You (also known as Him and Just in Time), TriStar, 1994.
(With Elisabetta Beraldo) Camilla, Miramax, 1995.
Bulworth (also known as Tribulations, Bulworth—Candidato em perigo, Bulworth—Il senatore, El senador Bulworth, Koko kansan Bulworth, and Politicamente incorreto), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.
Titus (also known as Titusz), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1999.
In the Boom Boom Room, 2000.
The Affair of the Necklace (also known as A Kiralynoe nyakeke, Afera naszyjnikowa, Das Halsband der Koenigin, El misterio del collar, Farlig intrig, L'affaire du collier, L'intrigo della collana, La intriga del collar, O caso do colar, and O enigma do colar), Warner Bros., 2001.
Solaris, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.
"Equilibrium," Eros, Warner Independent Pictures, 2004.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (also known as Life Aquatic, The Life Aquatic, Untitled Wes Anderson Project, Acquatici lunatici, Die Tiefseetaucher, Edes vizi elet, La vida acuatica, con Steve Zissou, La vie aquatique, Le avventure acquatiche di Steve Zissou, Mereelu Steve Zissou seltis, Steve Zissou vedenalainen maailma, Vida acuatica, and Vida acuatica, con Steve Zissou), Buena Vista, 2004.
Ocean's Twelve (also known as Ocean's 12, Doze homens e outro segredo, La nueva gran estafa, Le retour de Danny Ocean, Oceani kaksteist, and Ocean's twelve: Dogrywka), Warner Bros., 2004.
Belle toujours, New Yorker Films, 2006.
Marie Antoinette (also known as Maria Antonieta, Maria Antonieta—La reina adolescente, Maria Antonietta, and Maria Antouaneta), Columbia, 2006.
I vicere (also known as The Viceroys), Institut del Cinema Catala/Jean Vigo Italia/Televisio de Catalunya (TV3), 2007.
The Darjeeling Limited, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2008.
Associate producer, Good Morning, Babylon (also known as Good morning Babilonia), Vestron Pictures, 1987.
Associate producer, Mamba (also known as Fair Game), Management Corporation Entertainment Group, 1988.
(With others) Naked Tango (also known as Kielletty tango, Nackter Tango, Nagie tango, Tango desnudo, and Tango nudo), 1990, New Line Cinema, 1991.
Film Work; Other:
Visual consultant, Barfly, Cannon, 1987.
Costume advisor, Mamba (also known as Fair Game), Management Corporation Entertainment Group, 1988.
Costume design consultant, Lost Angels (also known as The Road Home), Orion, 1989.
Costume consultant, Reversal of Fortune (also known as A szerencse forgando, Die Affaere der Sunny von B., El misterio von Bulow, Il mistero von Bulow, Le mystere von Bulow, Mysteriet von Buelow, O reverso da fortuna, Odmiana losu, Onnen kulissit, Reveses da fortuna, and To gyrisma tis tyhis), Warner Bros., 1990.
Production designer, Single White Female (also known as Drusha Shutafa Ravaka, Enlig pige soger, Ensam ung kvinna soeker …, Inserzione pericolosa, J. F. partagerait appartement, Jeune femme chercher colocataire, Jovem procura companheira, Mujer blanca soltera busca …, Mujer soltera busca, Mulher solteira procura …, Nuori naimaton nainen, Sublokatorka, and Weiblich, ledig, jung sucht …), Columbia, 1992.
Television Costume Designer; Series:
Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC, c. 1986-89.
Television Costume Designer; Specials:
Arabella (opera), 1994.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Herself, Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (documentary), Cinemax, 2001.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
The 54th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1982.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2007.
Costume designer, Arabella (opera), Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1994.
Production designer and costume designer, Amadeus, Italian production, 1999-2000.
Designer for other operas, including Die Fledermaus, Metropolitan Opera House, and productions in Vienna, Austria and Italy.
Herself, The Making of "Titus" (short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2000.
Herself, Designing Affair: The Making of "Affair of the Necklace" (short), Warner Home Video, 2001.
Herself, The Making of "Marie Antoinette" (short), Sony Pictures, 2007.
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