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Paola Mori (1928–1986)

Paola Mori was born on September 18, 1928 in Italy as Paola Di Girifalco. She was an actress, known for Mr. Arkadin (1955), Febbre di vivere (1953) and Crossed Swords (1954). She was married to Orson Welles. She died on August 12, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »


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Mr. Arkadin
Mr. Arkadin Raina Arkadin
Febbre di vivere
Crossed Swords
Crossed Swords Tomasina
Fanciulle di lusso


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 1962 The Trial
Court Archivist (uncredited)
 1955 Mr. Arkadin
Raina Arkadin
 1954 Crossed Swords
 1953 Febbre di vivere
 1953 Fanciulle di lusso
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 1964 Nella terra di Don Chisciotte (TV Series documentary)
 1958 Orson Welles at Large: Portrait of Gina (TV Short documentary)
 1955 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
Herself (Orson Welles' wife)
- Episode #3.13 (1955) ... Herself (Orson Welles' wife)
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 1992 Don Quixote
Woman on Motorscooter

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Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for ABC-TV called "Portrait of Gina", produced / directed by Orson Welles.

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Estranged from Orson Welles for decades, the couple were never divorced. Oja Kodar became Welles' longtime companion both personally and professionally from 1966 on. A year after Orson's 1985 death, Paola and Oja finally agreed on the settling of his will. However, on the way to their meeting to sign the papers, Paola was killed in a car accident. Subsequently, Oja reached an agreement with ... See more »

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