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Elsa Martinelli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Elsa Martinelli (3 August 1932 or 30 January 1935, according to different sources) was an Italian actress and former fashion model. Born Elisa Tia in Grosseto, Tuscany, she moved to Rome with her family and in 1953 was discovered by Roberto Capucci who introduced her to the world of fashion. She became a model and began playing small roles in films. She appeared in Claude Autant-Lara's Le Rouge et le noir (1954), but her first important film role came the following year with The Indian Fighter opposite Kirk Douglas. Douglas claims to have spotted her on a magazine cover and hired her for his production company, Bryna Productions. In 1956 she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival for playing the title role in Mario Monicelli's Donatella. From the mid 1950s through the late 1960s, she divided her time between Europe and the USA appearing films such as Four Girls in Town (1957) with George Nader, Manuela (1957) with Trevor Howard, Prisoner of the Volga (1959) with John Derek, Hatari! (1962) with John Wayne, The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) with Charlton Heston, The Trial with Anthony Perkins, The V.I.P.s (1963) with Orson Welles, Rampage (1963) with Robert Mitchum, and Woman Times Seven (1967) with Lex Barker. In Candy (1968), her co-stars were Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Walter Matthau and Ringo Starr. Since the late 1960s, she has worked in Europe in mostly foreign language productions. Her last English language role was as Carla the Agent in 1992s Once Upon a Crime. Her most recent appearance was in the 2005 European television series Orgoglio as the Duchessa di Monteforte. Martinelli was first married to Count Franco Mancinelli Scotti di San Vito, by whom she has a daughter, Cristiana Mancinelli (born 1958), also an actress. She later was married to the Paris Match photographer and 1970s furniture designer Willy Rizzo. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elsa Martinelli, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 30, 1935 In Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Indian Fighter 1955-12-21
Latest Project:
Movie Italian Kings Of B 2022
Known For
Poster of La part des lions
Poster of V.I.P. Schaukel
Poster of If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Poster of Woman Times Seven
Movie Italian Kings Of B Unknown 2022
Movie I Am an ESP Carla Razzi 1985-12-24
Series Return of the Saint Unknown 1978-09-10
Movie The Red Carnation Zobeida 1976-01-01
Series Domenica In Self 1976-10-03
Series Samedi soir Self 1971-01-09
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Movie La part des lions 1971-09-08
Movie Conquest Inés de Suárez 1971-08-02
Movie OSS 117 prend des vacances Elsa 1970-02-04
Movie If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Maria, Woman on Venetian Bridge 1969-04-24
Movie One on Top of the Other Jane Bleeker 1969-08-15
Movie Misdeal Gilberte de Baer 1969-04-30
Movie L'amica Unknown 1969-12-23
Movie Katmandu Unknown 1969-09-26
Movie Manon 70 Annie 1968-02-21
Movie The Belle Starr Story Belle Starr 1968-03-15
Movie Madigan's Millions Vic Shaw 1968-05-30
Movie Candy Livia 1968-12-17
Movie Every Man Is My Enemy Laureen 1967-01-01
Movie The Oldest Profession Domitilla 1967-04-05
Movie Woman Times Seven Pretty Woman 1967-09-29
Movie Maroc 7 Claudia 1967-04-07
Movie Pop Age Unknown 1966-01-01
Movie How I Learned to Love Women Rallye driver 1966-11-02
Movie Hail! Mafia 1965-08-10
Movie Marco the Magnificent The Woman with the Whip 1965-08-06
Movie Un milliard dans un billard Juliette 1965-10-07
Movie L'or du Duc Sonia 1965-09-23
Movie The 10th Victim Olga 1965-12-02
Movie All About Loving Mathilde 1964-12-28
Movie The V.I.P.s Gloria Gritti 1963-09-01
Movie Rampage Anna 1963-10-09
Movie The Pigeon That Took Rome Antonella Massimo 1962-06-19
Movie Hatari! Anna Maria 'Dallas' D'Allesandro 1962-06-19
Movie The Trial Hilda 1962-12-21
Movie Scorched Skin 1962-10-18
Movie The Menace Lucile 1961-03-01
Movie Blood and Roses Georgia Monteverdi 1960-09-14
Movie I piaceri del sabato notte L'indossatrice romana 1960-05-04
Movie Il carro armato dell'8 settembre 1960-09-24
Movie Captain Blood Gisèle d'Angoulême 1960-10-05
Movie Love in Rome Fulvia 1960-11-24
Movie Wild Cats on the Beach Doriana 1959-05-05
Movie Ciao, ciao bambina! Unknown 1959-05-06
Movie Prisoner of the Volga Mascha 1959-03-26
Movie Tunisi top secret Unknown 1959-06-21
Movie The Big Night Anna 1959-11-12
Movie The Mine Lucia 1958-02-06
Movie Four Girls in Town Maria Antonelli 1957-01-16
Movie Manuela Manuela Hunt 1957-07-18
Movie Donatella Donatella 1956-10-28
Movie Rice Girl Elena 1956-01-27
Movie The Indian Fighter Onahti 1955-12-21