Marisa Mell was born Marlies Thères Moitzi on February 24, 1939 in Graz, Austria. She moved to Vienna and worked at the 'Academy Art of Max Reinhardt after making he debut in the theater she was immediately given a part in a German film “Das Licht der Liebe” (1954). By the early 1960s she had moved to Rome and appeared in the film that made he a screen legend “Diabolik” directed by Mario Bava in 1968. She was one of the most beautiful female faces of the Italian genre films of the sixties and seventies. She appeared in international production such as “Mahogany” with Diana Ross and was among the leading jet setters of Rome often seen at the night club Number One.
Mell appeared in three Euro-westerns during her career: “The Last Ride to Santa Cruz” (1963) as Juanita, “The Ballad of Ben and Charlie” (1972) as Sarah and “Where the Bullets Fly also 1972 as Miss Dynamite.
Her career became more sporadic during the 1980s before she died of throat cancer on May 16, 1992 in Vienna, Austria at the age of 53.
Today we remember Marisa Mell one of the beauties of the German and Italian cinema on what
would have been her 75th birthday.