Person Details

Birthday: 1935-01-30 15:59:44

Death: 2017-07-08 15:59:44

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy

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Movie Involvements: 32

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

The Rogues
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8

The Rogues

(1964) Maria Kuzenkov
The Trial
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8

The Trial

(1962) Hilda
The V.I.P.s
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6

The V.I.P.s

(1963) Gloria Gritti
Captain Blood
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7

Captain Blood

(1960) Gisèle d'Angoulême
The Indian Fighter
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6

The Indian Fighter

(1955) Onahti
Rampage
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6

Rampage

(1963) Anna
One on Top of the Other
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7

One on Top of the Other

(1969) Jane Bleeker
Manon 70
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5

Manon 70

(1968) Annie

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1992 Carla the Agent
1985 Carla Razzi
1978 N/A
1976 Self
Zobeida
1971 Annie
Inés de Suárez
Self
Self
1970 Elsa
1969 Carla Nervi
N/A
Jane Bleeker
Gilberte de Baer
Maria, Woman on Venetian Bridge
1968 Livia
Vic Shaw
Belle Starr
Annie
Self (archival footage)
1967 Pretty Woman
Claudia
Domitilla
Laureen
1966 Rallye driver
N/A
1965 Olga
Juliette
Sonia
Sylvia
The Woman with the Whip
1964 Mathilde
Maria Kuzenkov
1963 Anna
Gloria Gritti
1962 Hilda
N/A
Anna Maria 'Dallas' D'Allesandro
Antonella Massimo
1961 Lucile
1960 Fulvia
Gisèle d'Angoulême
Mirella
Georgia Monteverdi
L'indossatrice romana
1959 Anna
N/A
N/A
Doriana
Mascha
1958 Lucia
1957 Manuela Hunt
Maria Antonelli
1956 Donatella
Elena
1955 Onahti
1953 N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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