Wanda Osiris (Wanda Osiris)

Wanda Osiris

Wanda Osiris (3 June 1905 – 11 November 1994) was an Italian revue soubrette, actress and singer. Born Anna Menzio in Rome, the daughter of a groom, she studied violin at a young age. She debuted on stage in 1923, in the revue Osvaldo mio mi fai morire. She was the major diva of the Italian revue between 1930s and 1950s, until a new type of soubrette, more saucy and comical, surfaced. Billed as ‘The queen of curtain-raisers,’ she was the most popular soubrette from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. Fondly remembered in “I’m in the Revue,” “The Firemen of Viggiu” and “Carousel of Variety,” with Ettore Petrolini, Josephine Baker, Anna Magnani, Totò and Aldo Fabrizi.  Wanda Osiris retired in 1975 and died in 1994 of a heart attack at the age of 89.

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  • June, 03, 1905
  • Rome, Italy


  • November, 11, 1994
  • Milan, Italy

Cause of Death

  • heart attack


  • Cimitero Monumentale di Milano
  • Milan, Italy

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