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Gianna Maria Canale (1927–2009)

Gianna Maria Canale was born on September 12, 1927 in Reggio di Calabria, Calabria, Italy. She was an actress, known for Lust of the Vampire (1957), Hercules (1958) and The Warrior and the Slave Girl (1958). She was married to Riccardo Freda. She died on February 13, 2009 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. See full bio »

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Lust of the Vampire
Lust of the Vampire Giselle du Grand
Hercules Antea, Queen of the Amazons
The Conqueror of the Orient
The Conqueror of the Orient Dinazar / Zobeida


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 1964 Il treno del sabato
Luisa Mancini
 1963 The Lion of St. Mark
 1963 The Boom
Silvia Alberti
 1962 Tiger of the Seven Seas
 1962 The Slave
Claudia - wife of Crassus
 1961 The Centurion
 1961 The Secret of Monte Cristo
Lucetta Di Marca
 1960 The Conqueror of the Orient
Dinazar / Zobeida
 1960 The Queen of the Pirates
 1960 Seven in the Sun
 1959 The Devil's Cavaliers
Baroness Elaine of Faldone
 1959 Pirate of the Half Moon
Infanta Caterina
 1958 The Whole Truth
Gina Bertini
 1958 La Gerusalemme liberata
 1958 The Silent Enemy
 1958 Hercules
Antea, Queen of the Amazons
 1957 Lust of the Vampire
Giselle du Grand
 1956 The Sword and the Cross
Julia Martia
 1956 The Lebanese Mission
Comtesse Athelstane Orloff (as Gianna-Maria Canale)
 1956 A Woman Alone
 1955 Il coraggio
Susy - amica di Paoloni
 1954 Madame Butterfly
Singer: Suzuki (as Anna Maria Canale)
 1954 L'ombra
 1954 Madame du Barry
Duchesse de Grammont
 1953 Alarm in Morocco
Nathalie Provence
 1953 The Man from Cairo
Lorraine Beloyan
 1953 Sins of Rome
Sabina Crassus
 1952 The Eternal Chain
Maria Raneri
 1952 La leggenda del piave
Contessa Giovanna Dolfin
 1951 Vedi Napoli e poi muori
 1951 Revenge of Black Eagle
Tatiana Cernicevskij
 1951 Go for Broke!
Rosina (as Gianna Canale)
 1951 Double Cross
 1949 The Iron Swordsman
 1949 Totò le mokò
Viviane de Valance
 1948 Guarany
 1948 The Mysterious Rider
La contessa Lehmann
 1946 Rigoletto
Maddalena (as Anna Maria Canale)
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Alternate Names:

Anna Maria Canale | G.M. Canale | Gianna-Maria Canale | Gianna Canale

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Her sultry, dark-haired looks were featured in many magazine spreads in the 1950s and she was often thought of as the Italian version of Ava Gardner. See more »

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