Rafaela Ottiano (1888–1942)

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Rafaela Ottiano was born on March 4, 1888 in Venice, Italy. She was an actress, known for Curly Top (1935), Grand Hotel (1932) and The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942). She died on August 15, 1942 in East Boston, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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Curly Top Mrs. Higgins
Grand Hotel Suzette


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 1942 I Married an Angel
Madelon (uncredited)
 1942 The Adventures of Martin Eden
Marie Sylva
 1941 Topper Returns
Lillian - the Housekeeper
 1940 Victory
Madame Makanoff
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Mme. Lupinsky
 1940 The Long Voyage Home
 1940 Vigil in the Night
Mrs. Henrietta Sullivan (uncredited)
 1939 Paris Honeymoon
 1938 Suez
Maria De Teba
 1938 I'll Give a Million
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Louise - Marie's Maid (uncredited)
 1938 The Toy Wife
Felicianne (uncredited)
 1937 The League of Frightened Men
Dora Chapin
 1937 Maytime
 1937 Seventh Heaven
Madame Frisson
 1936 That Girl from Paris
Nikki's Personal Maid (uncredited)
 1936 Mad Holiday
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Signora Buvino
 1936 The Devil-Doll
 1936 Riffraff
Matron (as Rafaelo Ottiano)
 1935 We're Only Human
Mrs. William Anderson (uncredited)
 1935 Crime and Punishment
Landlady (uncredited)
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Mme. Bouclier (as Rafael Ottiano)
 1935 Curly Top
Mrs. Higgins
 1935 One Frightened Night
 1935 The Florentine Dagger
Lili Salvatore
 1935 Lottery Lover
Gaby's Maid
 1935 Enchanted April
 1934 Great Expectations
Mrs. Joe
 1934 A Lost Lady
 1934 The Last Gentleman
Retta Barr (as Rafaelo Ottiano)
 1934 All Men Are Enemies
 1934 Mandalay
Madame Lacalles
 1933 Female
Della - Alison's Maid (uncredited)
 1933 Ann Vickers
Mrs. Feldermans (as Rafaella Ottiano)
 1933 Bondage
Miss Trigge
 1933 She Done Him Wrong
Russian Rita
 1932 As You Desire Me
 1932 Night Court
Evil Tongued Neighbor (uncredited)
 1932/I Grand Hotel
 1926 Married?
 1924 The Law and the Lady
Ma Sims (as Raphaella Ottiano)
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Alternate Names:

Rafaella Ottiano | Rafaelo Ottiano | Rafael Ottiano | Raphaella Ottiano


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Possibly best remembered as the overly protective caretaker ("Suzette") of Greta Garbo's melancholy ballerina character in the classic Pre-Code film Grand Hotel (1932). See more »

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