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Born: January 1, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Sparrow (1993) as Mother Superior
During the terrible epidemic of cholera which devastates Catania, Sicily in 1854, a young cloister novice regains her liberty and finds love. But love brings pain and difficulties which the innocent girl does not know how to deal with.
Buster's Bedroom (1990) as Serafina
A young woman, obsessed with Buster Keaton, arrives at Nirvana House, a private asylum where Keaton allegedly underwent detoxification during the 1930s. Unfortunately, the once elegant institution has just been taken over by its inmates following the unexpected death of its chief physician.
Snare, The (1989)
Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The (1989) as Queen Ariadne; Violet
Baron Munchausen, with the help of a little girl and his four assistants, saves a town from being taken by the Turks.
Il Giovane Toscanini (1988)
Drama depicting Arturo Toscanini's conducting debut in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 18.
Monte Napoleone (1987) as Guido'S Mother
Appassionata (1985)
Two teenage friends conspire to find out how much their youthful sensuality can disrupt one of their households, headed by a dentist and his mentally-ill wife.
When Time Ran Out (1980) as Rose Valdez
A group of tourists are staying in a hotel on a remote Pacific island. When warnings of an impending volcanic eruption are issued, they are advised to wait for a rescue team. But with the lava flowing directly toward the hotel, a small group of guests choose instead to head for higher ground and safety on the other side of the island.
Widows' Nest (1977) as Dolores
Day for Night (1973) as Severine
A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises among the cast and crew.
Il Bacio (1973)
Assassination Of Trotsky, The (1972) as Natasha/Natalya
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jacson. Jacson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to Trotsky's house.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972) as Mother
This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Bateau sur l'herbe, Le (1971) as Christine
Give Her the Moon (1970) as Madeleine de Lepine
First Love (1970) as Mother
Before the Russian Revolution, a teenage boy on vacation with his parents is attracted to the 21-year-old daughter of their neighbor. After becoming her youngest suitor, the boy endures his first heartbreak and also disillusionment with his father whom he learns has had an affair with the girl.
Black Sun (1969) as Maria
The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969) as Gabriella
During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
Listen, Let's Make Love (1969) as Lallo's mother
The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) as Countess Bozo Bedoni
An obsessed movie director grooms an unknown to play his deceased movie-star wife.
Juliet of the Spirits (1965) as Valentina
An aging housewife seeks direction when she catches her husband in an affair.
The Visit (1964) as Mathilda Miller
Carla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town. By her own wit and cunning, she has returned as a multi-millionaire for a visit. The town lays out the red carpet expecting big things from Carla, only to learn that her sole purpose is to see Serge Miller killed...
Evil Eye (1964) as Laura Terrani
A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings.
Square of Violence (1963) as Erica Bernardi
Le amiche (1962) as Nene
A self-made woman, coming from humble means, travels to Turin to scout locations for her successful beauty salon chain. At the hotel, she encounters some upper-middle class bourgeois women and finds herself drawn into their friendships.
Barabbas (1962) as Julia
A thief is pardoned so Jesus can be crucified in his place.
Rocket from Calabuch, The (1956) as Donna Sofia
A renown atomic scientist escapes from his world of formulas and destruction and finds a respite in a Spanish seaside village.
Magic Fire (1956) as Mathilde Wesendonk
Donne Proibite (1956)
Three Roman prostitutes suddenly find themselves on the streets when the city informs them that their brothel is to be destroyed.
The Barefoot Contessa (1954) as Eleanora [Torlato-Favrini]
A Spanish dancer becomes an international star but still longs to get her feet in the dirt.
The Secret People (1952) as Maria Brentano
A refugee gets mixed up in a plot to assassinate the dictator who killed her father.
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) as Victoria Kowelska
A concentration camp survivor assumes a dead woman''''s identity but gets caught in a wealthy family''''s intrigues.
Shadow of the Eagle (1950) as Princess Elizabeth Tarakanova
Black Magic (1949) as Zoraida
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.
Malaya (1949) as Luana
Two men join forces to smuggle rubber out of occupied Malaya during World War II.
Thieves' Highway (1949) as Rica
A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Jesus of Nazareth (Do Not Use) (1977) as Herodias
A reverent and beautiful retelling of the biblical tale with an all-star cast, winning Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama (1977-78) and for James Farentino as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Subsequently expanded to eight hours over four nights.

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