Valeria Golino is an Italian actress and director. One of the most recognizable and well-respected actresses to come out of Italy, Golino has been an actress in over a hundred movies and TV shows combined.
In this article, we look at her eminent thirty-seven-year career and her net worth.
What is the Net Worth of Actress Valeria Golino? Her Salary and Earnings
As of June 2022, Valeria Golino has a net worth of $12 million. Her multi-million-dollar wealth comes from her salary as an actress. Golino had no formal acting training or experience to speak of and was a model, but managed to land a part in the 1983 Italian comedy, A Joke of Destiny, through her uncle’s connections.
She liked the experience so much that she quit modeling and became an actress.
After a couple of failed auditions, she found her groove and starred in movies like My Dearest Son and Little Flames, winning Golden Globe Awards for both movies.
Her earliest breakthrough role came in the 1986 drama, A Tale of Love, which won her numerous awards including two distinctions at the Venice Film Festival, including Best Actress.
After a couple of appearances in Italian indie-driven projects, Golino moved to Los Angeles to cater to a wider audience.
She starred with Paul Reubens in 1988’s Big Top Pee-Wee; with Tom Cruise in Rain Man; and with Charlie Sheen in Hot Shots! and Hot Shots! Part Deux.
She appeared in movies like 36, Quai des Orfèvres, Cash, and The Dust of Time, before making her foray into directing with the 2010 drama short, Armandino e il Madre.
She directed her first feature film in 2013 in the Italian drama, Honey, which won her a distinction at the Cannes Film Festival.
She went on to direct the 2018 Italian drama, Euphoria, to much acclaim.
How Old is Valeria Golino? Age, Height, Parents & Childhood
Valeria Golino was born on October 22, 1965, in Naples, Campania, Italy. She stands at 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters), and as of this writing, she is 54 years old.
The daughter of a Germanist scholar father, Luigi Golino, and a painter mother, Lalla Golino, Valeria is half-Italian from her father’s side and half-Greek from her mother’s side.
After her parents divorced, Valeria split her time between living with her father in Sorrento, Italy, and with her mother in Athens, Greece.
Despite being born in an artistic household and having her passion fostered by her mother, Valeria wanted to become a cardiologist.
She was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 11 and had to have a metal rod implanted on her back for five years.
While living under a surgeon’s care in Chicago, she learned English and started modeling at age 14. She also began appearing in TV commercials.
Is Valeria Golino Married?
Valeria Golino has never been married in her life. She has, however, been in many high-profile relationships with her peers in the acting industry.
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From 1985 to 1987, Golino was in a relationship with the Italian filmmaker Peter Del Monte.
She then had a high-profile romantic liaison with the Academy Award-winning actor and her Big Top Pee-wee, The Indian Runner, and Submission co-star, Benicio del Toro, from 1988 to 1992.
She also dated Italian filmmakers Fabrizio Bentivoglio from 1993 to 2001, and Andrea Di Stefano from 2002 to 2005.
She was in a decade-long relationship with fellow Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio from 2006 to 2016.