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Laura Antonelli

Laura Antonelli (28 November 1941 – 22 June 2015) was an Italian film actress, who appeared in 45 films between 1964 and 1991, and she is best known for the movie Malizia. Antonelli was born Laura Antonaz in Pola, Kingdom of Italy (in Croatian, Pula), former capital of Istria. After the war, her parents fled what was then Yugoslavia, lived in Italian refugee camps and eventually settled in Naples, where her father found work as a hospital administrator. Antonelli had a childhood interest in mathematics, but as a teenager, she became proficient at gymnastics. In an interview for The New York Times, she recalled, "My parents had made me take hours of gym classes during my teens ... They felt I was ugly, clumsy, insignificant and they hoped I would at least develop some grace. I became very good, especially in rhythmical gym, which is a kind of dance." Setting aside ambitions to make a career in mathematics, she graduated as a gymnastics instructor. She moved to Rome, where she became a secondary-school gym teacher and was able to meet people in the entertainment industry, who helped her find modelling jobs. Antonelli's earliest engagements included Italian advertisements for Coca-Cola. In 1965, she made her first feature-film appearance in Le sedicenni, although her performance went uncredited. Her American debut came in 1966 in Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs. Other roles followed; her breakthrough came in 1973's Malizia. She appeared in a number of sex farces such as Till Marriage Do Us Part/Mio Dio come sono caduta in basso!. She worked in more serious films, as well, including Luchino Visconti's last film, The Innocent (1976). In Wifemistress, a romance film of 1977, she played a repressed wife experiencing a sexual awakening. Later, she appeared in Passione d'Amore (1981). Antonelli's most recent role was in the sequel Malizia 2000 (1991). She won the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award, Nastro d'Argento, in 1974 for Malizia. Antonelli was married to publisher Enrico Piacentini but they divorced. From 1972 to 1980, she was the companion of actor Jean-Paul Belmondo. On 27 April 1991, cocaine was found during a police raid on Antonelli's home. She was subsequently convicted of possession and dealing and sentenced to house arrest. She spent ten years appealing the conviction, which was eventually overturned. In 2006, the Italian court of appeals ruled in favor of Antonelli and ordered the Ministry of Justice to pay the actress 108,000 euros. Antonelli died on 22 June 2015, aged 73, from a heart attack. Source: Article "Laura Antonelli" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.


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Born:
Nov 28, 1941 In Pola, Croatia
Movie/TV Credits:
44
First Appeared:
In the movie The Magnificent Cuckold 1964-10-19
Latest Project:
Movie Malizia 2000 1991-11-01
Known For
Poster of Julia Forever
Poster of The Trap
Poster of The Innocent
Poster of Detective Belli
Filmography
Movie Malizia 2000 Angela 1991-11-01
Movie The Miser Frosina 1990-04-01
Series Julia Forever Carmen Milkovich 1989-09-23
Movie Time of Indifference Lisa 1988-01-01
Movie Rimini Rimini Noce Bove 1987-02-27
Movie Stuff for the Rich Mapi Petruzzell (2° episodio) 1987-11-13
Movie The Venetian Woman Angela 1986-04-04
Movie Department Store Helèna Anzellotti, moglie del capo del personale 1986-06-06
Movie Slices of Life Monica Belli, la star 1985-02-06
Movie The Trap Marie Colbert 1985-09-11
Movie Viuuulentemente mia Anna Tassotti Maloni 1982-03-15
Movie Sesso e volentieri Carla De Dominicis / Supermarket client / The Princess 1982-10-14
Movie Porca vacca Marianna 1982-09-24
Movie Passion of Love Clara 1981-09-16
Movie Casta e pura Rosa Di Maggio 1981-10-30
Movie Il turno Stellina Ravi 1981-09-18
Movie I'm Getting a Yacht Roberta 1980-12-23
Movie Hypochondriac Tonietta 1979-12-20
Movie Tigers in Lipstick The Businesswoman 1979-03-16
Movie Black Journal Sandra 1977-01-01
Movie Wifemistress Antonia De Angelis 1977-10-27
Movie The Innocent Giuliana Hermil 1976-09-08
Movie The Divine Nymph Manoela Roderighi 1975-02-16
Movie Simona Simone 1974-02-22
Movie Lovers and Other Relatives Laura 1974-06-06
Movie Till Marriage Do Us Part Eugenia di Maqueda 1974-10-24
Movie Malicious Angela 1973-03-29
Movie Sessomatto Madame Juliette ('Signora sono le 8') / Celestina ('Due cuori e una baracca') / Enrico's Wife ('Non è mai troppo tardi') / Grazia ('Viaggio di nozze') / Tamara ('Torna piccina mia') / The Nun ('Lavoratore italiano all'estero') / Donna Mimma Maccò ('La ven 1973-12-19
Movie Scoundrel in White Martine Dupont 1972-09-29
Movie The Eroticist suor Delicata 1972-03-16
Movie Without Apparent Motive Juliette Vaudreuil 1971-09-15
Movie The Married Couple of the Year Two Pauline de Géran 1971-04-07
Movie Secret Fantasy Costanza Vivaldi 1971-09-22
Movie Gradiva Gradiva 1970-01-01
Movie A Man Called Sledge Ria 1970-11-14
Movie Bali Daria 1970-12-29
Movie The Archangel Elena (uncredited) 1969-07-02
Movie Detective Belli Franca (uncredited) 1969-09-06
Movie Venus in Furs Wanda von Dunajew 1969-11-25
Movie The Sexual Revolution Stella 1968-11-21
Movie Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs Rosanna 1966-11-09
Movie Pardon, Are You for or Against? Piera Conforti 1966-12-23
Movie Le sedicenni Unknown 1965-12-24
Movie The Magnificent Cuckold Guest with a Beehive Hairdo at the Artusis (uncredited) 1964-10-19