Finally! Proof of Jennifer Connelly speaking Italian at the premier of the Dario Argento film, “Phenomena”.
Fan video of Tom Hiddleston speaking Greek, Italian, Spanish & French!
American musician/actor Darren Criss was accepted into the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater & Dance and its College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 2005. He initially pursued degrees in Musicology, Italian, and Theater Performance.
Here, he reveals that he learned to speak Italian while living in Arezzo, Italy.
More Shakira showcasing her love for languages.
It has been known that Shakira is interested in world history and frequently studies the history and languages of the countries she visits.
In the summer of 2007 after her Oral Fixation tour, she attended a class in Los Angeles at UCLA, on the History of Western Civilization. She used her middle and last names, Isabel Mebarak, and told the professor she was visiting from Colombia so as to avoid being recognized as a celebrity.
Colombian born music artist Shakira took the Latin America music scene by storm in the 90s. She is known for her rock and roll vocals and style in addition to showcasing her Latin and Arabic influences with her own twist on belly dancing.
Shakira speaks fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese. In interviews, she has been known to speak Italian, French, and Arabic as well.
Ingrid Bergman is a Hollywood icon and an international actress with polyglot skills. She has starred in a variety of European and American films and is most recognizable for her work in the movie Casablanca.
Bergman, got her start at the Royal Dramatic Theatre school in Sweden, the same school Greta Garbo received her scholarship. After her studies, she found work in Swedish and German speaking roles in Europe.
David O. Selznick brought Bergman to the Hollywood screen in her first English speaking film, Intermezzo: A Love Story. Soon after she starred in a Warner Bros film, Casablanca, that made her an international star. Four years later, she was awarded an Oscar for her work in George Cukor’s film, Gaslight.
Bergman became a superstar at the age of 29. From then on, she worked with directors David O. Selznick, Albert Hitchcock on three films, and Italian director, Roberto Rossellini, which sparked a scandalous love affair frowned upon during the 1950’s, as both were married to other people at the time.
Her native language is Swedish, her second language is German (from her mother’s side), which she speaks fluently. She also speaks English and French, both languages were learned in school. It wasn’t until she worked with future husband Rosselini that she adapted quickly to the Italian language and culture.
Maria Callas is a Greek soprano and is the most renowned opera singer of the 20th century.
Born in New York, she was raised and received her musical education in Greece and established her successful career in Italy.
Very rare interview footage of Callas speaking Italian to promote her non-musical film, Medea, directed by Pier Pasolini.
Colin Firth learned Italian to impress then fiancee, Livia Giuggioli’s parents. He said on CNN’s Piers Morgan show, “Her parents warmed up. I mean, taking a stab at their language, you know, I had to do an awful lot to convince them that I was good material for their daughter. Because I had a lot of strikes against me. I was 10 years older nearly, English, didn’t speak the language. Already had a child. I was an actor.”