Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Anna Maria Ferrero, born 1934

In 1934, Italian on December 17, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Anna Maria Ferrero: Italian actress on screen 1950 – 1964.


Lisa Gastoni, born 1935

In 1935, Italian on December 16, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Lisa Gastoni (born 1935): Italian actress in B-movies such as Blue Murder at St Trinian’s (1957), Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) and Wild, Wild Planet (1965) until the drama Come Play with Me (1968) turned her into a serious actress.

Valeria Ciangottini, born 1945

In 1945, Italian on December 12, 2017 at 7:27 am

Valeria Ciangottini (born 1945): Italian actress, picked up at age 14 outside her school by creepy Italian director Frederico Fellini to appear in La Dolce Vita (1960); still acting.

Sylva Koscina in ‘A Lovely Way to Die’ (1968)

In 1933, Italian on December 10, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Douglas plays the confident, flip, resourceful he-man with a suave winning way with the femmes, in his customary easy-going fashion and Koscina’s hot-and-cold attitude to his boudoir advances are both amusing and helpful to the atmosphere of the mystery yarn ~ Variety.


Valeria Fabrizi

In 1936, Italian on December 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

Valeria Fabrizi: Italian actress on screen since Beautiful But Dangersous (Italy La donna più bella del mondo 1955) starring Gina Lollobrigida.

Ornella Muti, born 1955

In 1955, Italian on December 10, 2017 at 1:48 am

Ornella Muti: born 9 March 1955, Italian actress.

Rosanna Schiaffino, 1939 – 2009

In Italian on December 10, 2017 at 1:47 am

Rosanna Schiaffino was one of those Italian beauty queens who began a promising acting career in the post-neorealist cinema of the 1950s, before retiring in the 1970s and marrying handsome playboy and steel industry heir Giorgio Falck; their marriage and, a decade later, their break-up and divorce, had overtones of melodrama more piquant than the content of any of the 45 films in which Schiaffino had starred ~ The Guardian.

Virna Lisi in ‘Duel of the Titans’

In 1936, Italian on December 10, 2017 at 1:37 am

” familiar pair of musclebound athletes, Steve Reeves and Gordon Scott, fight it out amid a few of the opulent sets left over from Hollywood’s multimillion-dollar forays into Cinecitta; and director Sergio Corbucci’s crane shots are a shade more sumptuous than the usual Italian wobbles” ~ NY Times.

Rossana Podestà as Helen of Troy

In 1934, Italian on December 10, 2017 at 1:30 am

As Helen, Rossana Podesta is a bit of a dazzler, it is true, but her sense of emotional disturbance and her facial expressions are those of a chorus girl ~ New York Times.

Rossana Podestà, 1934 – 2013

In 1934, Italian on December 10, 2017 at 1:27 am

Rossana Podestà: Italian actress born 1934 in Tripoli (present-day Libya), Helen in Helen of Troy (1956).