Italian actress Virna Lisi has passed away after being diagnosed a month ago with an incurable illness. She was 78. I am unfamiliar with her legendary status within the Italian cinematic community, or her filmography outside of one particular, career defining role as Catherine de Medicis in the film Queen Margot. Her performance is uncanny, and despite being clearly Supporting, it was strong enough to net her a Cannes Best Actress win back in 1994. She's my personal runner-up in 1994 (losing to the equally brilliant Dianne Wiest) and I recommend you seek out this film and this performance if you have not seen it yet. She devours her scenes and just slays. I'd personally rank her (and Wiest) in the top five Supporting performances of the 90's, easily. I feel ashamed to have not discovered the rest of her filmography yet, but I'm new to even this performance (only seeing it about a year ago), but I will make it a goal to Netflix the hell out of her work.