Elsa Martinelli

Elsa Martinelli

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.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy
    Birthday
    1/30/1935
Madigan's Millions
Madigan's Millions
4.2
The Belle Starr Story
The Belle Starr Story
6.7
Rice Girl
Rice Girl
6.2
Donatella
Donatella
5.8
Conquest
Conquest
5
Scorched Skin
Scorched Skin
6.5
The Mine
The Mine
0
Tunisi top secret
Tunisi top secret
0
The Indian Fighter
The Indian Fighter
6.2
Rampage
Rampage
5
The Pigeon That Took Rome
The Pigeon That Took Rome
5.3
Maroc 7
Maroc 7
5.8
Every Man Is My Enemy
Every Man Is My Enemy
5
Prisoner of the Volga
Prisoner of the Volga
5
Misdeal
Misdeal
4
Manuela
Manuela
5.7
I piaceri del sabato notte
I piaceri del sabato notte
3
The Red Carnation
The Red Carnation
2
The Invincible Swordsman
0
Twisted Sex Vol. 5
Twisted Sex Vol. 5
0
OSS 117 Takes a Vacation
OSS 117 Takes a Vacation
4.9
Hatari!
Hatari!
6.7
The 10th Victim
The 10th Victim
6.6
Captain Blood
Captain Blood
6.7
Love in Rome
Love in Rome
6
Blood and Roses
Blood and Roses
5.7
All About Loving
All About Loving
5
How I Learned to Love Women
How I Learned to Love Women
4.8
Un milliard dans un billard
Un milliard dans un billard
3.5
Hello, Hello Baby! (Rains)
Hello, Hello Baby! (Rains)
0
One on Top of the Other
One on Top of the Other
6.5
The V.I.P.s
The V.I.P.s
6.3
The Oldest Profession
The Oldest Profession
5.2
Manon 70
Manon 70
5.9
L'amica
L'amica
5.8
Hail! Mafia
Hail! Mafia
7
Il carro armato dell'8 settembre
Il carro armato dell'8 settembre
0
Wild Cats on the Beach
Wild Cats on the Beach
5
La Part des lions
La Part des lions
4
Il tempo delle mimose
1
Four Girls in Town
Four Girls in Town
0
The Big Night
The Big Night
6.4
The Menace
The Menace
5.5
Katmandu
Katmandu
4.6
The Trial
The Trial
7.4
Pop Age
Pop Age
0
I Am an ESP
I Am an ESP
5.8
L'Or du Duc
0
Marco the Magnificent
Marco the Magnificent
6
Se vincessi cento milioni
Se vincessi cento milioni
0
Italian Kings Of B
6
Woman Times Seven
Woman Times Seven
6.3
Candy
Candy
5.3
Once Upon a Crime
Once Upon a Crime
5.7
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
5.6
Le Rouge et le Noir
Le Rouge et le Noir
6.1
The Movie Orgy
The Movie Orgy
5.6
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