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Franco Nero Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children

Franco Nero Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11¾ in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth November 23, 1941
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Blue

Franco Nero is an Italian actor, producer, director, voice actor, and writer who rose to fame by playing the titular role in the Spaghetti Western film Django (1966). He is also known for his roles in other films like Camelot, The Bible: In the Beginning…, Sardinia KidnappedA Quiet Place in the CountryTristana, The MercenaryThe Virgin and the Gypsy, The Day of the OwlConfessions of a Police Captain, Enter the Ninja, Compañeros, The Fifth Cord, Last Days of Mussolini, Force 10 from Navarone, White Fang, Street LawChallenge to White Fang, High Crime, KeomaKamikaze 1989John Wick: Chapter 2, Red Bells IIDie Hard 2The Versace Murder, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2Bathory: Countess of Blood, Letters to Juliet, Dante’s Inferno: An Animated EpicBattle of Neretva, and Cars 2.

Born Name

Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero

Other Name

Franco Nero

Franco Nero as seen at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival
Franco Nero as seen at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival (Omid Vahabzadeh / Fars Media Corporation / CC BY 4.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

San Prospero Parmense, Parma, Italy


Italian nationality



Franco Nero studied at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano.


Actor, Producer, Director, Voice Actor, Writer


  • OthersSir Michael Redgrave (March 20, 1908 – March 21, 1985) (Father-In-Law) (Stage Artist, Film Actor, Director, Manager, Author), Rachel Kempson (May 28, 1910 – May 24, 2003) (Mother-In-Law) (Actor), Lynn Rachel Redgrave (March 8, 1943 – May 2, 2010) (Sister-In-Law) (Actor), Corin William Redgrave (July 16, 1939 – April 6, 2010) (Brother-In-Law) (Actor, Political Activist)


Franco Nero has been signed with –

  • Agence Anne Alvares Correa, Talent Agency, Paris, France
  • Gavin Barker Associates, Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom

Net Worth

According to, his net worth has been $10 Million.



Franco Nero and Charlotte Rampling in 'Sardinia Kidnapped' (1968)
Franco Nero and Charlotte Rampling in ‘Sardinia Kidnapped’ (1968) (Gianfranco Mingozzi (Director) / Ugo Piccone (Cinematographer) / Italian movie ‘Sequestro di persona’ (1968) / Public Domain)


5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Franco Nero has dated –

  1. Vanessa Redgrave – He began his romantic association with English actor Vanessa Redgrave in 1967 and their son named Carlo Gabriel Redgrave Sparanero (known professionally as Carlo Gabriel Nero), a screenwriter and director, was born in 1969. The duo eventually parted ways for many years before reuniting and getting married on December 31, 2006.
  2. Catherine Deneuve (1970) – Franco Nero was romantically involved with French actor, model, singer, and producer Catherine Deneuve in 1970.
  3. Nathalie Delon (1971-1972) – In 1971, he started dating French actor and model Nathalie Delon but the duo parted ways the following year.
  4. Carroll Baker (1973) – He had an affair with American actor Carroll Baker in 1973.
  5. Goldie Hawn (1975) – It was RUMORed that Franco Nero had an encounter with American actor, dancer, producer, and singer Goldie Hawn in the year 1975.
  6. Ursula Andress (1976) – He dated Swiss-German actor and former model Ursula Andress in 1976.
  7. Mauricia Mena – Franco Nero once had an affair with Mauricia Mena and she later filed a paternity suit in court against him in Colombia in December 1987, claiming that Nero had fathered her son Franquito with her following a brief romantic affair.

Race / Ethnicity


Franco Nero is of Italian and Romani descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Franco Nero as the title character in 'Django' (1966)
Franco Nero as the title character in ‘Django’ (1966) (Sergio Corbucci / Screenshot / Public Domain)

Franco Nero Facts

  1. His parents were from San Severo (Foggia, Apulia).
  2. Franco Nero co-starred as Lancelot du Lac in the 1967 musical fantasy drama film Camelot. This role got him nominated for a Golden Globe Award for “Most Promising Newcomer – Male”.
  3. He appeared as Deputy D.A. Traini in the 1971 crime-drama film Confessions of a Police Captain and this performance won him the Italian Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor”.
  4. Franco Nero was awarded a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2011.
  5. He has worked with many noted directors including Carlo Lizzani, Damiano Damiani, Luigi Zampa, Luis Buñuel, Elio Petri, Michael Cacoyannis, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Claude Chabrol, and Marco Bellocchio.
  6. Alongside Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Lance Reddick, Peter Stormare, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane, Franco Nero co-starred as Julius (the owner and manager of the Continental Hotel in Rome) in the 2017 action thriller film John Wick: Chapter 2.

Featured Image by Omid Vahabzadeh / Fars Media Corporation / CC BY 4.0

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