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Valeria Golino Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Biography

Valeria Golino Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5½ in
Weight 63 kg
Date of Birth October 22, 1965
Zodiac Sign Libra
Hair Color Blonde

Valeria Golino is an Italian actress, model, and director who is among one of the most widely recognized Italian actresses in Hollywood. Her notable film credits include Rain Man (1988), Big Top Pee-wee (1988), Frida (2002), Hot Shots! (1991), Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), The Indian Runner (1991), Little Flames (1985), Year of the Gun (1991), Immortal Beloved (1994), etc.

Born Name

Valeria Golino

Nick Name

Baléria Gkolíno

Valeria Golino as seen in 2016
Valeria Golino as seen in 2016 (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Naples, Campania, Italy


Italian nationality



Actress, Director, Model


  • Father – Luigi Golino (Germanist Scholar)
  • Mother – Lalla (Painter)
  • Siblings – She has a brother who is a musician.
  • Others – Enzo Golino (Paternal Uncle) (Journalist)

Net Worth

In 2023, Valeria Golino’s net worth was $10 million according to




5 ft 5½ in or 166.5 cm


63 kg or 139 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Valeria has dated –

  1. Peter Del Monte (1984-1987)
  2. Paul Reubens (1988) – RUMOR
  3. Benicio Del Toro (1988-1992) – From 1988 to 1992, she dated the Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro. The two even got engaged during their relationship.
  4. Eric Clapton (1991)
  5. Fabrizio Bentivoglio (1993-2001)
  6. Julian Lennon (1994)
  7. Andrea Di Stefano (2002-2006)
  8. Riccardo Scamarcio (2006-2016)
  9. Sean Penn (2011)
Valeria Golino as seen in 2014
Valeria Golino as seen in 2014 (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

Race / Ethnicity


She has Italian, Greek, and Egyptian ancestry.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Husky voice
  • Curly hair
Valeria Golino as seen in 2015
Valeria Golino as seen in 2015 (Bruno Chatelin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Valeria Golino Facts

  1. At age 11, she was diagnosed with scoliosis and it was corrected by inserting steel rod implants into her back for around 5 years. During this time, she had to travel to Chicago for treatment for 6 months, and it was then that she learned to speak English.
  2. Valeria was the maid of honor at her good friend Patricia Arquette‘s wedding to Thomas Jane on June 25, 2006.
  3. She was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the Hollywood actors Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
  4. Valeria is fluent in Italian, English, French, and Greek languages.
  5. She was approached to play the role of Helen Tasker in James Cameron‘s blockbuster True Lies (1994), but she turned down the offer to star in the Greek drama, Slaughter of the C*ck (1996). The role eventually went to Jamie Lee Curtis, who bagged the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy’ for her performance in the movie.
  6. Valeria is close friends with Asia Argento, Isabella Ferrari, Salma Hayek, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Patricia Arquette, Mike Figgis, Greta Scacchi, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ferzan Özpetek, and Sean Penn in Hollywood.
  7. She was one of the two contenders for the leading role of Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman (1990) opposite Richard Gere. For their final audition, she and Julia Roberts (who eventually played the role) were made to appear in full costume. Before their audition, Roberts turned to her and said, “Go and get them, big mama!” Years later while recounting the incident, Valeria spoke highly of Roberts and appreciated her kind gesture towards her. That same year, the two squared off again for the leading role of Rachel Manus in Flatliners (1990), which also went to Roberts.
  8. She was one of the main competition jury members at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Featured Image by Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED

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