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Talia Shire
Talia Shire

Actress Talia Shire played the part of Adrian, the girlfriend-then wife of Rocky Balboa in the Rocky films.

Personal Information
Birthplace: Lake Success, New York, U.S,
Occupation: Actress
Related to: Francis Ford Coppola
Spouse(s): David Shire (1970–78; divorced)
Jack Schwartzman (1980–94; his death)
Character information
Character played: Adrian Balboa
Appears in: Rocky
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Rocky Balboa (in vignette scenes)

Talia Shire (born April 25, 1946) is the actress who plays Adrian Pennino-Balboa, the girlfriend then wife of Rocky Balboa in the Rocky film series. Talia is a versatile veteran actress best known for her roles as Connie Corleone in 1972's Academy Award-winning Francis Ford Coppola film The Godfather and Adrianna in the Rocky series.

Personal lifeEdit

Shire was born Talia Rose Coppola in Lake Success, New York, the daughter of Italia (née Pennino) and arranger/composer Carmine Coppola.[1] Talia is the sister of director and producer Francis Ford Coppola and academic August Coppola, the aunt of actor Nicolas Cage and director Sofia Coppola, and the niece of composer and conductor Anton Coppola. She was married to composer David Shire, with whom she had a son, Matthew Orlando Shire. She has two other sons, actors/musicians Robert Schwartzman and Jason Schwartzman, from her second marriage to the late producer Jack Schwartzman.

CareerEdit

Shire first became famous for her role of Connie Corleone in The Godfather and its sequels. Later, she portrayed Adrianna Pennino-Balboa, the girlfriend (and later wife) of Rocky Balboa in the Rocky movies. She also starred in such films as I ♥ Huckabees, Kiss the Bride and 2007's Homo Erectus.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Talia Shire Biography (1946–1994)
  2. http://archive.is/20130125123101/www.hollywood.com/celebrity/Talia_Shire/192051 Retrieved on 2009-30-04

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