Elsa Martinelli: a great actress and a symbol of elegance
She was a figure who occupied a special space in the world of Italian cinema.
Of an extraordinary beauty, but certainly not in line with the canons that were catching on in Italy in the 1960s.
First as fashion model, then as actress she was among the characters of the most famous Italian show at the international level.
She has played with great actors and has been directed by leading directors, demonstrating an extraordinary ability to pass with absolute ease from the Hollywood and Italian environments.
She was definitely a great actress, but also and above all a symbol of style and elegance.
We recall her with some of the films she has starred in.
Rice Girl (1956) by Raffaello Matarazzo
Donatella (1956) by Mario Monicelli
Silver Bear for Best Actress to Elsa Martinelli.
Blood and roses (1960) by Roger Vadim
The film is based on Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla Gothic novel.
Hatari! (1962) by Howard Hawks
In the movie Elsa Martinelli played with the great John Wayne
The Trial (1962) by Orson Welles
The film is taken from the novel by the same name by Franz Kafka.
The 10th Victim (1965) by Elio Petri
The film is taken from Robert Sheckley's novel Seventh Victim. In addition to Elsa Martinelli is played by Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress.