Sunday, February 28, 2010
Happy 70th Birthday Gloria Paul
Gloria Paul was born in London, England on February 28, 1940. As a child she studied dance and took singing lessons. She became a dancer at the Lido de Paris and a member of the famous dancing troupe the “Blue Belle Girls”. She moved to Italy in the early 1960s and appeared in several comedy films with Toto and Franco and Ciccio. Among them were Euro-westerns “For a Few Dollars Less”, “Two Sons of Ringo” both in 1966 and “Two R-R-Ringos from Texas” in 1967. She was considered for the the role of Domino Derval in the James Bond film “Thunderball” but lost out to Claudine Auger. Her last film role was in 1996's “Esercizi di stile”, when she was injured in an accident when a water heater fell off a wall and shattered vertebrae in her back and broke her legs. She was confined to a wheelchair for a period of time and had to undertake a long period of physical therapy. After her recovery she returned to television in 2008 on “I miglioni anni” directed by Carlo Conti. Gloria was married to composer Piero Piccioni until his death in 2004. Today we celebrate Gloria Paul's 70th birthday.