Elsa Martinelli


Actor
Elsa Martinelli

About

Birth Place
Italy

Biography

Sultry leading lady whose entree into films came when Kirk Douglas noticed her photograph in a magazine in 1955. Daughter Cristiana Mancinelli (born 1956) has also appeared in some films....

Family & Companions

Count Franco Mancinelli
Husband
Willy Rizzo
Husband
Designer. Second husband.

Notes

Martinelli is alternately referred to as having been born in Florence or Grosseto, as well as having been born in 1935.

Biography

Sultry leading lady whose entree into films came when Kirk Douglas noticed her photograph in a magazine in 1955. Daughter Cristiana Mancinelli (born 1956) has also appeared in some films.

Life Events

1955

To Hollywood under contract to Kirk Douglas (after he spotted her photo in a magazine)

1955

Film acting debut in "The Indian Fighter"

Videos

Movie Clip

V.I.P.s, The (1963) - Opening Credits There’s a hint of irony and some achievement in the credits for the MGM all-star drama, Anthony Asquith directing as we meet Liz and Dick (Taylor And Burton), Orson Welles, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli, Rod Taylor, Maggie Smith and Academy Award-winner Margaret Rutherford, in The V.I.P.s, 1963.
V.I.P.s, The (1963) - Room With No View Joining in the premise-setting, Richard Wattis as B.O.A.C. official Sanders, Orson Welles as movie director Buda, Elsa Martinelli his latest discovery, Martin Miller his money man, then Margaret Rutherford in her Academy Award-winning role as Duchess Brighton, in The V.I.P.s, 1963.
Rampage (1963) - All Of Them Can Kill You Big game trapper Harry (Robert Mitchum) being briefed by hunter and expedition leader Otto (Jack Hawkins) on the plan to trap an exotic cat called the "Enchantress," suitably wowed when enchanting Anna (Elsa Martinelli) arrives, early in Rampage, 1963.
Rampage (1963) - Tuan Broke Promise Talib (Sabu) coordinating natives as trapper Harry (Robert Mitchum), with staffer Anna (Elsa Martinelli), oversees tiger capture, when hunter Otto (Jack Hawkins) gets carried away, irritating the chief (Stefan Schnabel), in Rampage, 1963.
Indian Fighter, The - Big Mouth Tail end of the credits and vaguely provocative introduction of Onahti (Elsa Martinelli in her Hollywood debut), Johnny Hawks (Kirk Douglas) meets Grey Wolf (Harry Landers) and Red Cloud (Eduard Franz), in The Indian Fighter, 1955.
Indian Fighter, The - Hot Lead For Gold Having just won the freedom of hostage Todd (Walter Matthau) by beating up an Indian, Frontier scout Johnny Hawks (Kirk Douglas) escorts him back to the fort, in The Indian Fighter, 1955, directed by Andre de Toth.

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Family

Cristiana Mancinelli
Daughter
Actor. Born 1956.

Companions

Count Franco Mancinelli
Husband
Willy Rizzo
Husband
Designer. Second husband.

Bibliography

Notes

Martinelli is alternately referred to as having been born in Florence or Grosseto, as well as having been born in 1935.