Saturday, October 17, 2009

RIP Rosanna Schiaffino

Italian actress Rosanna Schiaffino died of cancer in Milan, Italy today October 17th. She was born in Genoa, Italy on November 25, 1939 and won the Miss Liguria beauty contest in 1953 at the age of 14. She immediately started playing small roles in Italian, French and later British films as well as appearing on a number of magazine covers. By the end of the decade she had become famous for her appearances and termermental performances. Schiaffino refused to appear nude in any of her films even though it was in vogue at the time. Her career ended in 1977 and she became rather reclusive. She was married to producer for a time in the 1960's and seventies divorcing in 1977. She married Giorgio Falck in 1977.

Rosanna appeared in one Euro-western 1973's “A Man Called Noon” starring Richard Crenna as Fan Davidge

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