Elsa Martinelli (1935–2017)


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Elsa Martinelli was born in the central Tuscan city of Grosseto into a struggling family, one of eight siblings. She had to earn her keep from the age of twelve, delivering groceries in Rome. Looking older than her years suggested, she then did some part-time work as a barmaid. Aged sixteen and ambitious, she moved on to modeling and was soon ... See full bio »

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(age 82) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Hatari! Anna Maria 'Dallas' D'Allesandro / Mama Tembo
(1962)
Donatella Donatella Guiscardi
(1956)
The Belle Star Story Belle Starr
(1968)
The Trial Hilda
(1962)

Filmography

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 2004 Orgoglio (TV Series)
Duchessa di Monteforte (2005)
 1995 Il barone (TV Mini Series)
Maria de Martigny
 1994 Alles Glück dieser Erde (TV Series)
Carlotta Pirri
 1992 Once Upon a Crime...
Carla the Agent
 1990 Arrivederci Roma (Short)
 1988 Pigmalione 88
 1986-1987 Atelier (TV Mini Series)
Anastasia
- Business Game (1987) ... Anastasia
- Venerdì 17 (1987) ... Anastasia
- Gioielli e vecchi merletti (1987) ... Anastasia
- Scampato pericolo (1986) ... Anastasia
- Computer Fashion (1986) ... Anastasia
 1985 I Am an ESP
Carla Razzi
 1979 Astuzia per astuzia (TV Mini Series)
Annelise
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Annelise
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Annelise
 1979 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Renata Lucci
- Vicious Circle (1979) ... Renata Lucci
 1976 The Red Carnation
Zobeida
 1971 The Lion's Share
Annie
 1971 La araucana
Inés de Suárez
 1969 L'amica
Carla Nervi
 1969 The Pleasure Pit
Martine
 1969 One on Top of the Other
Jane Bleeker
 1969 Misdeal
Gilberte de Baer
 1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Maria - Woman on Venetian Bridge
 1968 Elsa Martinelli: Il a pris (Music Video short)
 1968 Candy
Livia
 1968 Madigan's Millions
Vic Shaw
 1968 The Belle Star Story
Belle Starr
 1968 French Mistress
Annie
 1967 Every Man Is My Enemy
Laureen
 1967 Woman Times Seven
Pretty woman (segment "Super Simone")
 1967 The Oldest Profession
Domitilla (segment "Nuits romaines, Les")
 1967 Maroc 7
Claudia
 1966 How I Learned to Love Women
Monica - the rallye driver
 1965 The 10th Victim
Olga
 1965 L'or du duc
Sonia
 1965 Diamonds Are Brittle
Juliette
 1965 Hail, Mafia
Sylvia
 1965 Marco the Magnificent
The Woman with the Whip
 1964 All About Loving
Mathilde
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Maria Kuzenkov
- The Real Russian Caviar (1964) ... Maria Kuzenkov
 1963 Rampage
Anna
 1963 The V.I.P.s
Gloria Gritti
 1962 The Trial
Hilda
 1962 Scorched Skin
 1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome
Antonella Massimo
 1962 Hatari!
Anna Maria 'Dallas' D'Allesandro / Mama Tembo
 1961 La menace
Lucile
 1960 Un amore a Roma
Fulvia
 1960 Captain Blood
Gisèle d'Angoulême
 1960 Blood and Roses
Georgia Monteverdi
 1960 Call Girls of Rome
L'indossatrice romana
 1959 The Big Night
Anna
 1959 Costa Azzurra
Doriana
 1959 Tunis Top Secret
Kathy Sands
 1959 Prisoner of the Volga
Mascha
 1958 The Mine
Lucia
 1957 Stowaway Girl
Manuela Hunt
 1957 Four Girls in Town
Maria Antonelli
 1956 Donatella
Donatella Guiscardi
 1956 Rice Girl
Elena Nardi
 1955 The Indian Fighter
Onahti
 1954 Se vincessi cento milioni
Anna (segment "L'indossatrice")
 1954 The Red and the Black (uncredited)
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1 Interview | 4 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Spouse:

Willy Rizzo  (his death) | See more »


Parents:

Alfredo Martinelli | Santina Martinelli
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Trivia:

Mother of Cristiana Mancinelli. See more »

Trademark:

Wasp waist See more »

Nickname:

The Italian Audrey Hepburn

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