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Elsa Martinelli, ‘The Indian Fighter Star,’ Dies at 82

10 July 2017 2:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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.

Martinelli in 1954 made her acting debut in Stendhal adaptation “Le Rouge et le Noir,” directed by France’s Claude Autant-Lara.

Her breakout role came the following year in Andre de Toth’s “The Indian Fighter, which Douglas produced.

“Sex in the person of Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress introduced here, and the relationship of her Indian maid character with Douglas »

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Italian Actress Elsa Martinelli, Who Famously Starred in The Indian Fighter, Dead at 82: Reports

8 July 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Italian actress Elsa Martinelli, known to U.S. audiences her breakout role in 1955’s The Indian Fighter opposite Kirk Douglas, died Saturday in Rome at the age of 82, according to Italian media.

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 DiazSofia Vergara, and Charlize Theron.

A role in 1954’s Le Rouge et le Noir —  the French »

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