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Pier Angeli kissing a reindeer

In 1932, Italian on August 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 10 (1971) — Pier Angeli, the Italian‐born actress and former wife of Vic Damone, the singer, was found dead in her apartment today. She was 39 years old. Miss Angeli’s body was found by a friend, Helena Correll, who lived with her. Miss Carrell said the actress had been under a physician’s care for stomach disorder. An autopsy was scheduled for tomorrow to determine the cause of death. | “Soulful,” “demure” and “poignant” were adjectives oft en used by critics in describing Miss Angeli’s early movie portrayals. NY Times.

Claudia Cardinale feeds the pigeons

In 1938, Italian on August 15, 2017 at 10:48 am

Claudia Cardinale (born 1938) has appeared in around 90 feature films but her most productive decade remains 1960 – 1970 when she clocked up some 30 movies including the classics (1962-3), The Leopard (1963), and The Professionals (1966) co-starring with Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin and the cult movie Once Upon a Time In The West (1968) directed by maestro Sergio Leone. Italy Magazine 2012.

Virna Lisi 1936 – 2014

In 1936, Italian on August 11, 2017 at 10:19 am

Born in Ancona 1936 as Virna Pieralisi, she began her film career as a teenager in 1953, initially thanks to her stunning looks. Read the rest of this entry »

Sylva Koscina 1933 – 1994

In 1933, Italian on August 11, 2017 at 9:46 am

Sylva Koscina, actress: born Zagreb 22 August 1933; died Rome 26 December 1994. Sweet, smiling, curvaceous Sylva Koscina was a symbol of the Italy of the Sixties, incarnating the optimism of the years of the Italian economic miracle. Throughout that period, Koscina was Italy’s version of a Hollywood glamour queen, and movie posters never failed to enhance her ample bosom. But she was no maneater. Even at the peak of her success, there was often a touch of sadness in the famous smile.”She had the typical melancholy of the Slavs,” recalled Dino Risi, who directed her in a series of comedy roles. “I never managed,” she herself admitted, “to unite the actress and the woman in a single person.” The Independent Online.

 

Claudia Cardinale

In 1938, Italian on August 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

Claudia Cardinale has appeared in around 90 feature films but her most productive decade remains 1960 – 1970 when she clocked up some 30 movies including the classics (1962-3), The Leopard (1963), and The Professionals (1966) co-starring with Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin and the cult movie Once Upon a Time In The West (1968) directed by maestro Sergio Leone. Italy Magazine 2012.

Claudia Cardinale

In 1938, Italian on August 11, 2017 at 8:23 am

As a teenager I was wild, a bit crazy, a tomboy, I got into fistfights with boys just to show them girls can be stronger than them. I have always accepted challenges. When I was young, I remember catching the train after it had pulled out, I used to run and jump on even though I was on the platform, perfectly in time for the departure, just to show I could do it. This attitude also helped me on set when I found myself the only woman surrounded by men, I wasn’t intimidated, I felt able to compete with them. My philosophy of life has always been: If you want, you can. You can’t be weak if you want to do this job, I have never even re-married [after her divorce from Franco Cristaldi in 1975] just to keep myself completely independent. Having said that, I don’t want people to judge me for the choices I’ve made in my personal life but judge me for my work. Italy Magazine 2011.

Claudia Cardinale

In 1938, Italian on August 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm

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Claudia Cardinale

In 1938, Italian on August 8, 2017 at 12:33 pm

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Claudia Cardinale

In 1938, Italian on August 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm

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Rosanna Schiaffino 1939 – 2009

In 1939, Italian on August 6, 2017 at 9:08 am

Rosanna Schiaffino (1939 – 2009): Italian actress in films for twenty years, from 1956–1976, from age seventeen to thirty seven.