Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy 75th Birthday Maria Monti

Maria Monticelli was born on June 26 1935 in Milan, Italy. As Maria Monti she started her show business career in the 1950s appearing in cabaret shows singing her own songs. She made her first film appearance in 1955's “Uno scandalo per Lilly” with Ugo Tognazzi and Lauretta Masiero. She also made her first TV appearance that same year in “Primo applauso”. In 1961 she appears at the San Remo Fesitval and sings “Benzina e cerini” written by Enzo Jannacci. Maria's appeared in over 35 films and TV appearances and recorded over a dozen LPs and singles. Still acting today, Maria appeared in one Euro-western, Sergio Leone's “Duck You Sucker” as Adolita the woman Rod Steiger rapes in the coach station. Today we celebrate Maria Monti's 75th birthday.

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