Barbara Cupisti is an Italian television and film actress who is well known outside of her native country by Horror fans. They will most likely recognize her from her films with director Michele Soavi. Dario Argento Specialized in action-movies, She became famous in France for her role in the very popular TV" feuilleton" Chateauvallon . She divided her activity between France and Italy since 1993 when she had her son from Italian actor Alberto Gimignani
Since 2002 she started to direct. Her first Documentary movie Mothers, showned in Venice Film Festival 2007, won the David di Donatello 2008 for Best Documentary of the year.
Her second documentary, Forbidden Childhood, was screening the festival circuit and has received the Audience Award for the Best Documentary Film at the Bahrein International Human Rights Film Festival and the Amnesty International Cinema and Human Rights Award at the Pesaro International Film Festival for the New Cinema. Unicef Italia gave to this movie the High Patronage.
Io Sono her third movie, about Human Trafficking in Italy, was presented at Venice Film Festival 2011 with the Patronage of Amnesty International Italy