Sunday, January 27, 2013
Rule 5 Sunday – Marina Berti Italian and American Film Actress of the 1950s
Elena Maureen Bertolini, known as Marina Berti, (29 September 1924 – 29 October 2002) was an English-born Italian film actress.
Her first screen appearance was in the Anna Magnani film, La Fuggitiva in 1941. She appeared mainly in small roles and in the occasional leading role in nearly 100 films both Italian and American.
Her appearances include Quo Vadis (1951), Abdulla the Great (1955), Ben Hur (1959), Madame Sans-Gêne (1962), Cleopatra (1963), If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), Moses the Lawgiver (1975), Jesus of Nazareth (1977) (mini-series). Her last film appearance was in the Costa-Gavras film Amen. in 2002.