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List of Anita Ekberg Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. La Dolce Vita (1960)
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La Dolce Vita
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This Italian comedy drama film follows the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Despite his carefree approach to living, and hedonistic attitude towards life, he does have some moments of quite reflection, which results in an intriguing cinematic study of his character. 

Role:
Sylvia
Starring:
Marcello Mastroianni, Nico, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux
Directed By:
3. The Mississippi Gambler (1953)
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The Mississippi Gambler
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Mark and John tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats, but their success attracts the attention of crooked gamblers. Mark wins a diamond necklace which belongs to a young woman named Laurent, but he is unaware that this family heirloom is going to bring him both happiness and tragedy.

Starring:
Paul Cavanagh, Tyrone Power, John McIntire, Piper Laurie, Julie Adams
Directed By:
Rudolph Maté
4. Take Me to Town (1953)
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Take Me to Town
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A pretty saloon entertainer manages to escape the custody of the marshal and hides in a small town. Meanwhile, three motherless boys who are searching for a wife for their husband, decide to pick her. Since she needs to lay low for some time, she decides to accept the offer.  

Starring:
Phillip Reed, Ann Sheridan, Lee Patrick, Sterling Hayden, Lee Aaker
Directed By:
Douglas Sirk
5. War and Peace (1956)
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War and Peace
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War and Peace is a romantic war drama film which revolves around the lives of few members of the Russian aristocracy, just few years before Napoleon’s invasion. After his friend passes away, Count Pierre Bezukhov receives a significant inheritance, and decides to get married. As for his friend, Prince Andrei Bolonsky, his wife dies of childbirth. Shortly after, he falls in love with another woman named Natasha, but is soon called to war.  

Directed By:
6. A porte chiuse (1961)
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A porte chiuse
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Role:
Olga Duvovich
Starring:
Claudio Gora, Fred Clark, Ettore Manni, Gianni Bonagura
Directed By:
Dino Risi
7. Back from Eternity (1956)
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Back from Eternity
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A commercial plane carrying eleven people crash lands into a South American jungle occupied by brutal cannibals. To escape, the plane has to be repaired and pilot Robert Ryan successfully manages to do that. However, the plane can now only carry five passengers. Who gets to return to safety?

Role:
Rena
Starring:
Rod Steiger, Barbara Eden, Gene Barry, Robert Ryan, Keith Andes
Directed By:
9. Hollywood or Bust (1956)
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2
Hollywood or Bust
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2
Role:
Actress Anita
Starring:
Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Pat Crowley, Maxie Rosenbloom
Directed By:
Frank Tashlin
10. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
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Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
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Starring:
Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard
Directed By:
Charles Lamont
11. Blood Alley (1955)
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Blood Alley
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Starring:
Lauren Bacall, John Wayne, Paul Fix, Joy Kim, Berry Kroeger
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
12. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
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If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
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2
Starring:
Joan Collins, Ian McShane, Ben Gazzara, Vittorio De Sica, Murray Hamilton, Mario Carotenuto
Directed By:
Mel Stuart
13. Woman Times Seven (1967)
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Woman Times Seven
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An Italian-French-American co-production, this comedy film by director Vittorio De Sica comprises seven mini series featuring seven different types of women in different situations. The seven episodes include Funeral Procession, Amateur Night, Two Against One, Super Simone, At the Opera, Suicides and Snow.

Starring:
Peter Sellers, Alan Arkin, Michael Caine, Vittorio Gassman, Shirley MacLaine, Rossano Brazzi
Directed By:
14. Pickup Alley (1957)
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Pickup Alley
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Pickup Alley is an action thriller crime drama film which tells the story of a U.S. DEA Agent Charles Sturgis who attempts to track down an international narcotics smuggler named Frank McNally. Sturgis has to travel through various countries in order to find and locate his target.

Role:
Gina Broger
Starring:
Victor Mature, Trevor Howard, Bonar Colleano, Dorothy Alison
Directed By:
John Gilling
15. The Man Inside (1958)
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The Man Inside
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Sam is a clerk working for a jeweler who dreams of stealing a fortune in diamonds one day. Although, he manages to execute his plan eventually, he ends up killing a man in the process.

Role:
Trudie Hall
Starring:
Anthony Newley, Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Bonar Colleano, Nigel Patrick
Directed By:
John Gilling
16. Paris Holiday (1958)
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Paris Holiday
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An American actor, Bob Hunte,r is travelling to Paris on a cruise liner in order to purchase the rights of a script that is highly sought after. However, a sinister organization seems to be targeting him for an unknown reason. 

Role:
Zara
Starring:
Bob Hope, Preston Sturges, Fernandel, Martha Hyer
Directed By:
Gerd Oswald
17. Valerie (1957)
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Valerie
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Role:
Valerie Horvat
Starring:
Sterling Hayden, John Wengraf, Anthony Steel, Peter Walker
Directed By:
Gerd Oswald
18. Screaming Mimi (1958)
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Screaming Mimi
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2
Role:
Virginia Wilson / Yolanda Lange
Starring:
Gypsy Rose Lee, Philip Carey, Harry Townes, Linda Cherney
Directed By:
Gerd Oswald
19. Man in the Vault (1956)
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Man in the Vault
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When Trent, a Los Angeles mobster, decides to rob the safety deposit of his ex partner, he first uses his partner’s girlfriend to get the numbers and then approaches a locksmith, Tommy, to do the job. But being an honest person, Tommy refuses the offer until he falls for Betty, Trent’s lawyer’s girlfriend. 

Role:
Flo Randall
Starring:
Paul Fix, James Seay, William Campbell, Berry Kroeger
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
20. Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario? (1966)
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Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario?
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2

This comedy film tells the story of a 50-year-old entrepreneur named Tullio,  who is separated from his wife. However, due to religious reasons, he refuses to get divorced.

Role:
Olga, la baronessa
Starring:
Dario Argento, Bibi Andersson, Alberto Sordi, Silvana Mangano, Tina Aumont
Directed By:
Alberto Sordi
21. The Golden Blade (1953)
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The Golden Blade
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Adapted from the One Thousand and One Nights, the film opens with a battle between the cities of Basra and Baghdad. Before Harun’s father dies in this battle, he urges him to stop the senseless killings and so he rides to Baghdad, where he comes in possession of a magical sword.  He also meets beautiful Khairuzan, unaware that she is a princess in disguise. 

Starring:
Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie, Gene Evans, George Macready, Kathleen Hughes
Directed By:
Nathan Juran
22. Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)
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Sheba and the Gladiator
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Zenobia, the Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and manages to defeat the Roman troops as well. However, she makes a mistake when she falls for Marco Valerio, an enemy officer.

Role:
Zenobia - Queen of Palmira
Starring:
Folco Lulli, Gino Cervi, Georges Marchal, Chelo Alonso
Directed By:
Guido Brignone
23. Come imparai ad amare le donne (1966)
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Come imparai ad amare le donne
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2
Role:
Margaret Joyce
Starring:
Elsa Martinelli, Nadja Tiller, Michèle Mercier, Zarah Leander
Directed By:
Luciano Salce
24. 4 for Texas (1963)
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4 for Texas
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Role:
Elya Carlson
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Ursula Andress, Larry Fine, Frank Sinatra, Arthur Godfrey, Dean Martin
Directed By:
Robert Aldrich
25. The Alphabet Murders (1965)
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The Alphabet Murders
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Role:
Amanda Beatrice Cross
Starring:
Robert Morley, Guy Rolfe, Tony Randall, Maurice Denham,
Directed By:
Frank Tashlin
26. Way... Way Out (1966)
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Way... Way Out
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Set in a future time-period, the film revolves around astronauts Peter Mattemore and Eileen Forbes, who are sent to the US lunar space station; however, they are forced by the government to get married first to avoid any impropriety. They replace their male predecessor who have gone crazy, and set up a weather station with Russian astronaut couple as their neighbors.  

Starring:
Connie Stevens, James Brolin, Jerry Lewis, Robert Morley, Dennis Weaver, Howard Morris
Directed By:
Gordon Douglas
27. The Mongols (1961)
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The Mongols
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During the Mongol invasion of Poland, a conflict arises between Mongol Emperor Genghis Khan and Ogotai, who is his eldest son, since Genghis Khan wants to settle for peace, but Ogotai wants to conquer Europe.  

Role:
Hulina
Starring:
Jack Palance, Roldano Lupi, Antonella Lualdi, Franco Silva
Directed By:
André De Toth, Riccardo Freda, Leopoldo Savona
28. Zarak (1956)
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Zarak
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Zarak Khan is the son of a chief, who is caught kissing his father’s youngest wife Salma. He is banished but he soon becomes a bandit chief, as well as an enemy of the British Empire. Soon Major Ingram is assigned to capture Zarak.

Role:
Salma
Starring:
Victor Mature, Michael Wilding, Bonar Colleano, Eunice Gayson
Directed By:
Terence Young
29. S.H.E: Security Hazards Expert (1980)
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S.H.E: Security Hazards Expert
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Lavinia Kean is a security hazards expert who is on a mission to spy on an Italian playboy who has connections to a global crime ring.

Role:
Dr. Else Biebling
Starring:
Omar Sharif, Robert Lansing, Fabio Testi, Cornelia Sharpe
Directed By:
Robert Michael Lewis
30. Cicciabomba (1982)
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Cicciabomba
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2
Starring:
Paola Borboni, Didi Perego, Donatella Rettore, Dario Caporaso
Directed By:
Umberto Lenzi
31. Call Me Bwana (1963)
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Call Me Bwana
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Matthew Merriwether, who has falsely acquired the reputation as an ‘Africa Expert’ by using his uncle’s work in Africa as his own, is appointed by US government to recover NASA’s important moon capsule that has landed in hands of African Ekele tribe. Merriwether encounters foreign agent Luba who also has been sent on same mission. Do they succeed in retrieving the capsule?

Role:
Luba
Starring:
Bob Hope, Lionel Jeffries, Percy Herbert, Edie Adams
Directed By:
Gordon Douglas
32. The Divorce (1970)
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The Divorce
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2
Starring:
Vittorio Gassman, Nino Castelnuovo, Lars Bloch, Ennio Antonelli
Directed By:
Romolo Guerrieri
33. Crónica de un atraco (1968)
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Crónica de un atraco
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2
Role:
Bessie
Starring:
Tomas Milian, Claudio Camaso, Hugo Blanco, Óscar Pellicer
Directed By:
Jaime Jesús Balcázar
34. Deadly Trackers (1972)
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Deadly Trackers
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2
Role:
Jane
Starring:
Rik Battaglia, Richard Harrison, George Wang, Furio Meniconi
Directed By:
Tanio Boccia
35. The Cobra (1967)
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The Cobra
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2
Starring:
Dana Andrews, Elisa Montés, Pietro Martellanza, Jesús Puente
Directed By:
Mario Sequi
36. The Conjugal Debt (1970)
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The Conjugal Debt
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2
Role:
Ines
Starring:
Mario Carotenuto, Lando Buzzanca, Orazio Orlando, Barbara Bouchet
Directed By:
Franco Prosperi
37. Killer Nun (1979)
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2
Killer Nun
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2
Role:
Sister Gertrude
Starring:
Alida Valli, Massimo Serato, Daniele Dublino, Paola Morra
Directed By:
Giulio Berruti
38. The French Sex Murders (1972)
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The French Sex Murders
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2
Role:
Madame Colette
Starring:
Howard Vernon, Rosalba Neri, Pietro Martellanza, Evelyne Kraft
Directed By:
Ferdinando Merighi
39. Death Knocks Twice (1969)
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Death Knocks Twice
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2

Death Knocks Twice is a thriller film which tells the story of Bob Martin, a private investigator who is on the hunt for a stolen diamond necklace. Meanwhile, he comes across an interesting scheme involving blackmail and murder.  

Starring:
Leon Askin, Werner Peters, Dean Reed, Fabio Testi
Directed By:
Harald Philipp
40. Northeast of Seoul (1972)
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Northeast of Seoul
PG
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2
Role:
Katherine
Starring:
John Ireland, Victor Buono, Yung-Kyoon Sin, Chi-He Choi
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich
41. The Glass Sphinx (1967)
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The Glass Sphinx
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2
Role:
Paulette
Starring:
Robert Taylor, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Ángel del Pozo, Gianna Serra
Directed By:
Luigi Scattini
42. Who Wants to Sleep? (1965)
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Who Wants to Sleep?
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This comedy film tells us four different stories revolving around sex. The first one revolves around Angela, who is not sexually satisfied with her husband. Therefore, she begins to visit her neighbor every night by simulating sleep walking. The second one is about a shy man who meets his sensuous neighbor; the third story is about Prof. Hellberg whose students make him think he cheated on his wife during a high school reunion. The last story is about Sybill, who has a good time during a break at the opera.

Starring:
Catherine Deneuve, Curd Jürgens, Gert Fröbe, Ivan Desny
Directed By:
Rolf Thiele, Alfred Weidenmann, Axel von Ambesser
43. The Dam on the Yellow River (1960)
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2
The Dam on the Yellow River
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2
Role:
Miss Dorothy Simmons
Starring:
Georges Marchal, Franca Bettoia, José Jaspe, George Wang
Directed By:
Renzo Merusi
44. Fangs of the Living Dead (1969)
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2
Fangs of the Living Dead
PG
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2
Role:
Malenka / Sylvia Morel
Starring:
Rosanna Yanni, Diana Lorys, Gianni Medici, César Benet
Directed By:
Amando de Ossorio
45. A Candidate for a Killing (1969)
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2
A Candidate for a Killing
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2
Role:
Jacqueline Monnard
Starring:
Fernando Rey, John Richardson, Margaret Lee, Fernando Hilbeck
Directed By:
José María Elorrieta
46. Bámbola (1996)
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Bámbola
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1
Role:
Mamma Greta
Starring:
Stefano Dionisi, Jorge Perugorría, Valeria Marini, Manuel Bandera
Directed By:
Bigas Luna
47. Le tre eccetera del colonnello (1960)
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Le tre eccetera del colonnello
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2
Role:
Georgina
Starring:
Vittorio De Sica, Juan Calvo, Fernando Fernán Gómez, María Cuadra
Directed By:
Claude Boissol
48. Das Tal der tanzenden Witwen (1975)
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Das Tal der tanzenden Witwen
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2
Starring:
George Rigaud, Eduardo Fajardo, Tilo Prückner, Judy Stephen
Directed By:
Volker Vogeler
49. Le nain rouge (1998)
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2
Le nain rouge
R
10
2
Role:
Paola Bendoni
Starring:
Michel Peyrelon, Arno Chevrier, Jean-Yves Tual, Dyna Gauzy
Directed By:
Yvan Le Moine
50. Love Factory (1964)
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2
Love Factory
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2
Role:
Alberchiaria
Starring:
Yôko Tani, Maria Grazia Buccella, Carlo Giuffrè, Agnès Spaak
Directed By:
Massimo Mida
51. Ambrogio (1992)
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2
Ambrogio
10
2
Role:
Clarice
Starring:
Luciano Federico, Roberto Citran, Francesca Antonelli, Enrico Brignano
Directed By:
Wilma Labate
52. The Seduction of Angela (1986)
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2
The Seduction of Angela
R
8
2
Role:
Signora Rocchi
Starring:
Maria Pia Parisi, Piero Gerlini, Michela Miti, Carlo Mucari
Directed By:
Andrea Bianchi
53. Il conte Max (1991)
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Il conte Max
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1
Starring:
Ornella Muti, María Mercader, Galeazzo Benti, Christian De Sica
Directed By:
Christian De Sica
54. Cattive ragazze (1992)
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1
Cattive ragazze
5
1
Role:
Milli
Starring:
Burt Young, Eva Grimaldi, Florence Guérin, Apollonia Kotero
Directed By:
Marina Ripa di Meana

TV Movie(s)

1. Gold of the Amazon Women (1979)
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2
Gold of the Amazon Women
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2
Role:
Queen Na-Eela
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Richard Romanus, Bo Svenson, Bob Minor
Directed By:
Mark L. Lester
2. Witness Run (1996)
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2
Witness Run
7
2
Starring:
Carroll Baker, Marina Suma, Ethan Wayne, Victoria Zinny
Directed By:
Beppe Cino

TV Shows and Videos

Private Secretary (1953)
Private Secretary
Starring:
Ann Sothern, Mel Blanc, John Banner, Jesse White, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell
Beauty Centre (2001)
Beauty Centre
Starring:
Virna Lisi, Stefania Sandrelli, Giuliana de Sio, Antonella Ponziani
Casablanca (1955)
Casablanca
Starring:
Marcel Dalio, Dan Seymour, Gig Young, Charles McGraw, Michael Fox

Anita Ekberg Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Blood Alley Most Promising Newcomer - Female 1956