Tuesday, March 23, 2010

RIP Lauretta Masiero

Italian actress of the '50s and '60s Lauretta Masiero died March 23 in a Rome hospital of Alzheimer's. She was 81. Lauretta was born on October 25, 1929 in Venice, Italy. She worked with such stars as Totò, Ugo Tognazzi, Dorelli, Raimondo Vianello and Oreste Lionello. She later entered television in such series as “The Adventures of Laura Storm” “The Musichiere” and “Canzonissima”. In the theater she received rave reviews for her appearances with Ernesto Calindri, Volonghi Linen, Arnoldo Foà, Andreina Pagnani, Garinei and Giovannini. Maiero is the mother of actor Gianluca Guidi from a relationship with Johnny Dorelli. Lauretta appeared in one early Eurowestern “Il bandolero stanco” (1952).

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