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10 July 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Elsa Martinelli, the Italian bombshell actress known for her classic looks and jet-set lifestyle, working between Hollywood, Paris and Rome, died Saturday in Rome. She was 82.
But her most famous role came just two years later after Kirk Douglas (or his wife, according to an alternate version of the story) claimed to have spotted her on a Life magazine cover. Douglas recruited her to play a Sioux chief’s daughter »
- Ariston Anderson
Rome — Italian actress Elsa Martinelli, who starred opposite Kirk Douglas in 1955 western “The Indian Fighter” and went on to gain international recognition working, among others, with directors Mario Monicelli, Roger Vadim, Orson Welles, Howard Hawkes, and Elio Petri died on July 8 in Rome. She was 82.
Born in the Tuscan city of Grosseto, Martinelli moved to Rome in the early 1950’s and started a career as a model, after her beautiful slim physique was noticed by fashion designer Roberto Capucci. She soon appeared in “Vogue” and “Life,” which is where she was noticed by Kirk Douglas’ wife Anne Buydens.
“Sex in the person of Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress introduced here, and the relationship of her Indian maid character with Douglas »
- Nick Vivarelli
Born in Tuscany, Martinelli began her career as a model — appearing in the pages of Vogue and on the cover of Life. She then began taking on smaller roles in films, becoming one of the first models to make the crossover into film and paving the way for stars like Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, and Charlize Theron.
A role in 1954’s Le Rouge et le Noir — the French »
- Dave Quinn
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Blow Out (Brian De Palma)
In a career fixated on the machinations of filmmaking presented through both a carnal and political eye, Brian De Palma’s fascinations converged idyllically with Blow Out. In his ode to the conceit of Blow Up — Michelangelo Antonioni’s deeply influential English-language debut, released 15 years prior — as well as the aural intrigue of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, De Palma constructs a conspiracy »
- The Film Stage
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