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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 Clash of Steel (1962), Theodora, Slave Empress (1954) and Rigoletto (1946). She was married to Riccardo Freda. She died on February 13, 2009 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. See full bio »

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Clash of Steel La princesse Fausta Borgia
Rigoletto Maddalena
Dead Woman's Kiss Nora O'Kira


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 1964 The Avenger of Venice
 1964 Il treno del sabato
Luisa Mancini
 1963 The Lion of St. Mark
 1963 Il boom
Silvia Alberti
 1962 Tiger of the Seven Seas
 1962 Clash of Steel
La princesse Fausta Borgia
 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 Les nuits de Raspoutine
Czarina Alexandra
 1960 Seven in the Sun
 1959 The Devil's Cavaliers
Baroness Elaine of Faldone
 1958 Il corsaro della mezzaluna
Infanta Caterina
 1958 The Whole Truth
Gina Bertini
 1958 La Gerusalemme liberata
 1958 The Silent Enemy
 1958 Le fatiche di Ercole
Antea, Queen of the Amazons
 1957 Lust of the Vampire
Giselle du Grand / Margherita du Grand
 1956 The Sword and the Cross
Julia Martia
 1956 The Lebanese Mission
Comtesse Athelstane Orloff (as Gianna-Maria Canale)
 1956 Donne sole
 1955 Il coraggio
Susy - amica di Paoloni
 1955 Napoléon
Pauline Borghese
 1954 Madame Butterfly
Singer: Suzuki (as Anna Maria Canale)
 1954 L'ombra
 1954 Madame du Barry
Duchesse de Grammont
 1954 Theodora, Slave Empress
 1953 Alerte au sud
Nathalie Provence
 1953 The Man from Cairo
Lorraine Beloyan
 1953 Spartaco
Sabina Crassus
 1952 La leggenda del piave
Contessa Giovanna Dolfin
 1952 The Eternal Chain
Maria Raneri
 1951 Vedi Napoli e poi muori
Marisa Meris
 1951 Revenge of Black Eagle
Tatiana Cernicevskij
 1951 Go for Broke!
Rosina (as Gianna Canale)
 1951 Double Cross
 1949 Dead Woman's Kiss
Nora O'Kira
 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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Anna Maria Canale | G.M. Canale | Gianna-Maria Canale | Gianna Canale


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Husband Riccardo Freda met her initially when he offered her a role in one of his films. They got married in Brazil, where they shot two films together, but eventually returned to Italy where she was frequently directed by her husband. See more »


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