Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘Italian’ Category

Daniela Bianchi, born 1942

In 1942, Italian on November 8, 2018 at 10:55 am

Daniela Bianchi (born 1943) as Tatiana Romanova in the James Bond film  “From Russia With Love” (1963). Bianchi was a former Miss Rome and runner-up for Miss World in 1960. Five years after her role as a Bond girl, she retired from acting and later married an Italian shipping magnate.

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Luciana Paluzzi, born 1937

In 1937, Italian on November 8, 2018 at 10:52 am

Luciana Paluzzi (born 10 June 1937) Italian actress, briefly in Hollywood: “Five Fingers” (TV 1959), “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” (TV 1964), “Muscle Beach Party” (1964), motorbike-riding assassin Fiona Volpe in “Thunderball” (1965), Dr Benson in “The Green Slime” (1968).

Daniela Bianchi and Sean Connery

In 1942, Italian on November 7, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Daniela Bianchi (Italian, born 1942) and Sean Connery (British, born 1930) in a promotional photo for “From Russia with Love” (1963).

Luciana Paluzzi and Robert Vaughn

In 1937, Italian on November 7, 2018 at 12:58 pm

Luciana Paluzzi (Italian, born 1937) and Robert Vaughn (American, 1932 – 2016) in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (TV 1965) ‘The Four Steps Affair’ (S01E21).

Virna Lisi

In 1936, Italian on November 6, 2018 at 11:35 am

Virna Lisi: Italian actress born 1936, reportedly turned down the title role in Barbarella (1968), career revived as Catherine de Medici in La Reine Margot (aka Queen Margot 1994).

Virna Lisi 1936 – 2014

In 1936, Italian on November 6, 2018 at 11:32 am

Virna Lisi: Italian actress and beauty born 1936, briefly in Hollywood in the mid-sixties for How to Murder Your Wife (1965) with Jack Lemmon.

Sylva Koscina 1933 – 1994

In 1933, Italian on November 6, 2018 at 11:01 am

Sylva Koscina: born in Croatia in 1933, raised in Italy, starred in European movies between 1955 and her sudden death from a heart attack in 1994.

Claudia Cardinale, born 1938

In 1938, Italian on November 6, 2018 at 2:32 am

Claudia Cardinale’s first mention in Variety dates back to 1959: “Tunisian-Italian thesp, signed by Rank for Ralph Thomas’ ‘Upstairs and Downstairs.’

Virna Lisi 1936 – 2014

In 1936, Italian on November 6, 2018 at 2:21 am

Virna Lisi (1936 – 2014): Born in Ancona as Virna Pieralisi, she began her film career as a teenager in 1953, initially thanks to her stunning looks. Variety.

Claudia Cardinale, born 1938

In 1938, Italian on November 5, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Claudia Cardinale: born 1938 in Tunis Tunisia of Sicilian parents, discovered as “Most Beautiful Italian in Tunisia” in 1957, at age 19.