Stelio Candelli was born in Trieste, Friuli-Venezia, Italy on March 28, 1931. He was the son of civil officials. In 1954, Candelli joined the Rome Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating in 1957. In the same year he made his film debut in the film “Guendalina” by Alberto Lattuada. He appeared in over 55 films and television appearances between 1957 and 2005 mainly in the 1960s and 1970s. Candelli was sometimes credited as Stanley Kent. During his acting career he was also active on stage and on television. Candelli is probably best remembered for his role as Danny Scipio, a former Mafia member turned crime investigator, in the BBC TV series ‘Vendetta’ (1966-68).
Stelio appeared in nine Euro-westerns two under the pseudonym Stanley Kent.
CANDELLI, Stelio (aka Steven Candell, Steve Eliot, Steve Elliot, Stanley Kent, Stelio Scandelli) [3/28/1931, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia, Italy - ] – master of arms, theater, film, TV actor.
The Sheriff – 1959
Blood at Sundown - 1965 (Lieutenant) [as Stanley Kent]
The Last Tomahawk - 1965 (Roger) [as Stanley Kent]
Apocalypse Joe - 1970 (Braddox)
Drummer of Vengeance – 1971 (Deputy Steve Miller)
A Man Called Django – 1971 (Carranza)
Alleluia and Sartana, Sons of God – 1972 (Hawkins)
Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? - 1972 (Col. Arthur James)
Trinity and Sartana Are Coming - 1972 (Burton)