|Born||September 20, 1921|
New York City, United States
|Died||May 6, 2014 (aged 92)|
Hollywood, California, United States
Virginia E. Belmont, also spelled Virginia Belmonte (born Virginia E. Califano, September 20, 1921 – May 6, 2014), was an American film actress.
Born in New York City, she moved to California as a child. She attended San Diego High School and San Diego State College and graduated from UCLA and then started working as a cigarette girl at Mocambo. Belmont received her first acting role, uncredited, in the 1944 film Black Arrow. Following a number of supporting roles for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and RKO films, she was put under contract with Monogram Pictures, starring in several B-movies as the heroine opposite William Boyd, Jimmy Wakely, and Johnny Mack Brown, among others.
In 1941 Belmont married the native-born Italian restaurateur Albert Califano, and in the late 1940s they moved to Rome, where she continued her film career in the Italian industry, starring in a number of melodrama films, while Califano worked as a correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter. In the late 1950s she retired from acting and moved back in the U.S., where she was employed by United Airlines as a sales representative.
- Night Taxi (1950)
- Beauties on Motor Scooters (1952)
- Silent Conflict (1948)
- Oklahoma Blues (1948)
- The Rangers Ride (1948)
- Courtin' Trouble (1948)
- Prairie Express (1947)
- "Virginia Belmont: She's Doing What She's Always Done, But the Pay Is Better". The Des Moines Register. Iowa, Des Moines. February 18, 1945. p. 37. Retrieved October 11, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- Harris M. Lentz III. Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014. McFarland, 2015. ISBN 1476619611.
- Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.