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Mariangela Melato


Born - 18 September 1941, Milan, Italy
Died - 11 January 2013

Willowy blonde Italian actress seen in strong, sexy roles and most prominent in the 1970s. After winning praise for dominant performances on stage, she made her film debut in Thomas e gli indemoniati/Thomas and the Bewitched (1969). But it was her association with director Lina Wertmuller and actor Giancarlo Giannini that was to sweep her to international prominence: The Seduction of Mimi (1972), Love and Anarchy (1973) and especially Swept Away (1974), as the snooty socialite marooned with an uncouth seaman. Subsequently, she starred in Nada (1974), Eye of the Cat (1975), The Beach House (1977), To Forget Venice (1979), the Hollywood films Flash Gordon (1980) and So Fine (1981) - they came too late to advance her international career - The Good Soldier (1983), Segreti Segreti (1985), Dancers (1987), Mortacci (1989), La fine e Nota (1993), Dirty Linen (1999) and Come Away with Me (2005). Her last work was in TV movies: Rebecca (2008, as Mrs Danvers) and the title role in Filumena Marturano (2010), She died from pancreatic cancer.