Forced by her lover to sell her body, Renata is saved from a suicide attempt by Paolo Martelli, an engineer. She asks him to help her find a job. When Paolo's wife humiliates her, Renata gains revenge by seducing the woman's husband.



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Credited cast:
Renata Giustini
Paolo Martelli
Claude Nollier ...
Maria Martelli - la moglie di Paolo
Signora Balestra
Bianca Doria ...
La madre di Renata
Duilio D'Amore ...
Silvano - Il padre di Renata
Norma Meneghini
Mariliana Delli
Rosetta Pasquini ...
Rosetta (as Rosetta Pasquino)
Mariemma Bardi ...
Fashion Show Assistant
Liliana Bonfatti ...
Nina Swanson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pasquale Martino
Arnaldo Piacenti


Renata, a prostitute, is expelled from France where she practiced the oldest profession in the world. Back in Italy, she tries to commit suicide but a rich engineer, Paolo Martelli, saves her life. Martelli, who is married to Maria, falls in love with Renata and he starts an affair with her. While Paolo tries to break up with his wife, the former prostitute finds a job with a fashion designer, but Mrs Martelli comes to her place of work to make a scene to her and causes her to be fired... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

7 March 1953 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Die von der Liebe leben  »

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Italian censorship visa # 13783 delivered on 25-2-1953. See more »


Referenced in Siamo donne (1953) See more »

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