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Elsa Martinelli ACTOR


Elsa Martinelli was born on January 30th, 1935 in Grosseto, Italy with the birth name Elsa Tia.  Her career in the industry first began when she was working as a fashion model and was discovered by designer, Robert Capucci. 
Soon she was appearing in such films as, "Le Rouge at le Noir" (1954), "The Indian Fighter" (1955) starring Kirk Douglas and Dewey Martin and "Donatella" (1957), a role for which she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival.
Martinelli then began to focus more on films made in Hollywood but still returned on occasion to Europe to film.  She added such film credits to her resume as, "Four Girls in Town" (1957) starring George Nader, John Gavin and Julie Adams, "Manuela" (1957), "Prisoner of the Volga" (1959), "Hatari!" (1962) starring John Wayne and Red Buttons, "The Pigeon That Took Rome" (1962), "The Trial" (1962), "The V.I.P.'s" (1963), "Rampage" (1963) co-starring Robert Mitchum and Jack Hawkins, "Woman Times Seven" (1967) and "Candy" (1968).
In 1992 she did her last American film, "Once Upon a Crime…" and most recently she has remained living and working in Europe on such television series as, "Alles Glück dieser Erde" (1994) and "Orgoglio" (2005).
Elsa Martinelli has married three times, first to Count Franco Mancinelli Scotti di San Vito in 1957 and they had one daughter who also later pursued a career as an actress.  After his marriage came to an end she married her second husband, Paris Match briefly and then divorced and married Willy Rizzo in the 1970's. 


2005   Orgoglio 

1999   Cabiria, Priscilla e le altre

1995   Il barone

1994   Alles Glück dieser Erde

1993   Anni 90 - Parte II

1992   Once Upon a Crime...

1990   Arrivederci Roma

1988   Pygmalion 88

1986   Atelier

1985   I Am an ESP

1979   Astuzia per astuzia

1979   Return of the Saint

1976   The Red Carnation   

1971   The Lion's Share

1971   La araucana

1970   OSS 117 prend des vacances

1969   L'amica

1969   The Pleasure Pit

1969   One on Top of the Other

1969   Misdeal 

1969   If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

1968   Candy

1968   Madigan's Millions

1968   Il mio corpo per un poker

1968   Manon 70

1967   Woman Times Seven 

1967   The Oldest Profession 

1967   Maroc 7 

1967   Every Man Is My Enemy

1966   Come imparai ad amare le donne 

1965   The 10th Victim

1965   L'or du duc

1965   Un milliard dans un billard 

1965   Hail, Mafia

1965   Marco the Magnificent 

1964   De l'amour

1964   The Rogues 

1963   Rampage 

1963   The V.I.P.s 

1962   The Trial

1962   Scorched Skin 

1962   The Pigeon That Took Rome 

1962   Hatari! 

1961   La menace

1960   Love in Rome

1960   Captain Blood 

1960   Il carro armato dell'8 settembre

1960   Blood and Roses

1960   Pleasures of Saturday Night

1959   The Big Night 

1959   Costa Azzurra

1959   Tunisi top secret

1959   Ciao, ciao, bambina

1959   Prisoner of the Volga 

1958   The Mine

1957   Stowaway Girl 

1957   Four Girls in Town

1957   Donatella 

1956   La risaia 

1955   The Indian Fighter 

1954   Rouge et noir

1953   Se vincessi cento milioni

Matinee Classics - The Indian Fighter starring Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas, Walter Abel, Lon Chaney Jr., Eduard Franz, Alan Hale Jr., Elisha Cook Jr., Ray Teal, Frank Cady, Michael Winkelman, William Phipps, Harry Landers and Hank Worden
Matinee Classics - The Belle Starr Story starring Elsa Martinelli, Robert Woods, George Eastman, Francesca Righini, Dan Harrison and Bruno Corazzari

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