Luciana Arrighi (born 1940) is a Brazilian-born, Australian-raised, Italian production designer. She won an Academy Award for the film Howards End in the category Best Art Direction.
Luciana Arrighi was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1940. Her mother was an Australian, Eleanor “Nellie” née Cox, from Mudgee, who had been a showgirl with J.C. Williamson Ltd, and later a model for Schiaparelli in Paris. Nellie was also a cousin of the novelist Patrick White. Luciana’s father was an Italian diplomat, Count Ernesto Arrighi. His first diplomatic posting after the end of World War II was to Australia. Nellie and her two daughters went out ahead of him, but he died suddenly before being able to join them. Luciana was raised and educated in Australia, and went on to study painting in Italy.
In 1993 she received the Silver Ribbon for Best Production Design Award and the Oscar for Best Art Direction for the film Howards End directed by James Ivory. She was also nominated for an… read more