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Lucia Bosé

Bosè was born in Milan, Italy, the daughter of Francesca Bosè and Domenico Borloni. After a number of years working in a bakery, Pasticceria Galli, in her native city, in 1947 she won the second edition of the Miss Italia beauty contest. Later, she acted in Dino Risi’s short The Five Days of Milan, then in 1950, she made her big screen debut in Giuseppe De Santis’ Non c'è pace tra gli ulivi (No Peace Under the Olive Tree). The same year, she gave a performance as Paola Molon in Antonioni's Cronaca di un amore. In 1953, Michelangelo Antonioni asked her to play Clara Manni in La signora senza camelie and Juan Antonio Bardem cast her in the lead of Muerte de un ciclista (1955). She also appeared in the 1955 film Gli Sbandati and played the main female role in Luis Buñuel's Cela s'appelle l'aurore (1956). Her career flourished until 1955, when she fell in love with Spanish bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín during the filming of Muerte de un ciclista, and gave up acting to marry and raise a family. The couple married twice, first on 1 March 1955 in Las Vegas and then on 19 October of that year, in a Catholic ceremony at the family estate or finca. Dominguín returned to the bullfighting arena abroad, and their first child, Miguel Bosé, was born in Panama on 3 April 1956. Their second child, Lucia, was born in 1957 and their third, Paola, was born in 1960. Lucia and her husband were married until 1968, but their differences were accentuated over time, especially her lack of interest in bullfighting. She never became close to the "Dominguín" clan, and his marital infidelities also took their toll. In 1960, she took a small uncredited role in Jean Cocteau's film Le testament d'Orphée, ou ne me demandez pas pourquoi!. Then, after divorcing Dominguin, she returned full-time to the screen, appearing in Fellini's Fellini Satyricon (1969) and starring in the Taviani Brothers' Under the Sign of Scorpio (1969), Mario Colucci's Something Creeping in The Dark (1971), Liliana Cavani's L'ospite (1972), Giulio Questi's Arcana (1972), Marguerite Duras' Nathalie Granger (1972), Beni Montresor's La messe dorée (1975), Jeanne Moreau's Lumière (1976) and Daniel Schmid's Violanta (1976). She continued to be active in both Italian and Spanish films, appearing in Francesco Rosi's Cronaca di una morte annunciata (1987), Agustí Villaronga's El niño de la luna (1989), Ferzan Özpetek's Harem Suare (1999) and Roberto Faenza's I Viceré (2007).

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Jan 28, 1931 In Milan, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie 1848 1948-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Camilo sinfónico: vivir así 2019-05-05
Known For
Poster of Alfonsina y el mar (One More Time)
Poster of Last Harem
Poster of Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Poster of Metello
Movie Camilo sinfónico: vivir así Self - Actress (archive footage) 2019-05-05
Movie Alfonsina y el mar (One More Time) Unknown 2013-05-01
Movie Daniel Schmid - Le chat qui pense Self (archive) 2010-09-02
Movie All Night Long Unknown 2010-09-21
Movie I Vicerè Donna Ferdinanda 2007-11-09
Series La tele o yo Self 2006-01-03
Series Capri Isabella Galiano 2006-10-15
Movie Visconti: La verdad del melodrama Self 2001-03-12
Movie Last Harem Safiye anziana 1999-11-24
Movie I Wanted Pants Grazia 1990-03-20
Movie The Miser Dona Elvira 1990-04-01
Movie Moon Child Directora 1989-01-01
Movie Brumal Madre de Adriana 1988-09-20
Movie Chronicle of a Death Foretold Placida Linero 1987-05-07
Movie Violanta Donna Violanta 1978-03-22
Movie Lumière Laura 1976-03-24
Movie School Trip Avelina 1976-10-01
Movie Blood Stains in a New Car Eva 1975-02-17
Movie Down the Ancient Stairs Francesca 1975-01-01
Movie The Golden Mass Hélène 1975-04-08
Movie The Legend of Blood Castle Erzebeth Bathory 1973-09-10
Movie The House of Doves Unknown 1972-02-21
Movie La colonna infame Chiara Mora - la moglie di Giacomo 1972-01-01
Movie Arcana Mamma 1972-04-06
Movie Nathalie Granger Isabelle 1972-10-06
Movie The Double Nora Tosatti 1971-01-01
Movie Something Creeping in the Dark Sylvia Forrest 1971-04-15
Movie The Guest Anna 1971-09-01
Movie Metello Viola 1970-06-02
Movie So Long Gulliver Evelyne 1970-11-14
Movie A Winter in Mallorca Unknown 1969-03-21
Movie Under the Sign of Scorpio Glaia 1969-04-04
Movie Del amor y otras soledades María 1969-09-11
Movie Fellini Satyricon La matrona 1969-09-18
Movie Nocturne 29 Señora (as Lucia Bose) 1968-01-01
Movie No somos de piedra Monja 1968-04-29
Movie Testament of Orpheus Une amie d'Orphée / Orphée's Friend (uncredited) 1960-02-18
Movie That Is the Dawn Clara 1956-05-09
Movie Abandoned Lucia 1955-09-07
Movie Magic Village Thérèse Miceli 1955-03-22
Movie Death of a Cyclist María José de Castro 1955-09-07
Movie Sinfonia d'amore Unknown 1954-08-04
Movie Night of Love Elisabeth Tatabor 1954-09-04
Movie Accadde al commissariato Stefania Giovetti 1954-10-06
Movie Of Life and Love Angela Reis, la sposa 1954-09-07
Movie The Lady Without Camelias Clara Manni 1953-02-27
Movie Era lei che lo voleva! Unknown 1952-01-01
Movie Rome 11:00 Simona 1952-02-27
Movie Three Girls from Rome Marisa Benvenuti 1952-01-01
Movie È l'amor che mi rovina Clara Montesi 1951-09-07
Movie Paris Is Always Paris Mimi de Angelis 1951-11-15
Movie Under the Olive Tree Lucia Silvestri 1950-09-10
Movie Story of a Love Affair Paola Molon Fontana 1950-10-01
Movie 1848 Unknown 1948-01-01