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Lina Wertmüller


Lina Wertmüller was born on August 14, 1928 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spañol von Braueich. She is a writer and director, known for Seven Beauties (1975), The Basilisks (1963) and Swept Away (1974). She was previously married to Enrico Job. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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(1975)
The Basilisks Writer
(1963)
Swept Away Writer
(1974)
(1973)

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 2014 Roma, Napoli, Venezia... in un crescendo rossiniano (Documentary short) (written by)
 2009 Mannaggia alla miseria! (TV Movie) (screenplay - as Lina Job Wertmuller) / (story - as Lina Job Wertmuller)
 2002 Swept Away (1974 screenplay Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto, uncredited)
 2001 Francesca and Nunziata (TV Movie)
 1999 Ferdinando e Carolina (writer)
 1996 The Nymph
 1990 Saturday, Sunday and Monday (screenplay)
 1989 Up to Date (screenplay) / (story)
 1989 Il decimo clandestino (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1978 Blood Feud (writer)
 1978 A Night Full of Rain (writer)
 1977 Which Way Is Up? (as Lina Wertmuller, 1972 screenplay Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore)
 1975 Seven Beauties (written by)
 1974 Swept Away
 1973 Love & Anarchy (writer)
 1973 Cari genitori (screenplay)
 1972 Nessuno deve sapere (TV Mini-Series) (story - 1971)
 1972 When Women Lost Their Tails (story - as Lina Wertmuller Job)
 1972 The Seduction of Mimi (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 When Women Had Tails (screenplay - as Lina Wertmuller Job)
 1970 Violent City (screenplay - as Lina Wertmuller)
 1968 The Belle Star Story (as George Brown)
 1967 Don't Sting the Mosquito (as Lina Weltmuller)
 1965 Let's Talk About Men (screenplay) / (story)
 1963 The Basilisks (screenplay) / (story)
 1961 Studio Uno (TV Series) (1966)
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1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

George H. Brown | George Brown | Lina Wertmuller Job | Lina Weltmuller | Lina Job Wertmuller | Lina Wertmuller | Nathan Wich
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Personal Quote:

A truly creative new director? Well, the whole world is waiting. And here (the U.S.), the directors with real genius seem to have become so enamored of success that they've become seduced by the chance to make big money by turning out a flashy product for young people. When I was young, I ran to see Astaire and Rogers, Huston, Lubitsch - they were formative for me. I also read Flash Gordon when I... See more »

Trivia:

The first woman ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Direction. See more »

Trademark:

White glasses and short hair See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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