Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Who Are Those Gals? - Adriana Asti

Adriana Asti was born Adelaide Asti on April 30, 1933 in Milan, Italy. She has acted on stage, radio, TV and films. Her professional career began with her stage appearance in the 1952 play “Elisabetta d'Inghilterra” directed by Ferdinand Buckner. She then appeared in the 1956 RAI radio play “L'allodola”. Also that year she made her first film appearance in “Citta di notte” directed by Leopoldo Trieste. Asti's appeared in more than 60 films and is still active today. She's won a David di Donatello award for her 1974 performance in “David”, three Nastro d'Argento awards and a Ciak d'Oro and Golden Globe award in 2004 for Best Supporting Actress in “The Best of Youth”. She has also been a voice dubber since the 1960s and starred in the TV talk show “Sotto il divano”. Asti was married to director Bernardo Bertolucci [1940- ] for a time in the 1960s and is currently married director Giorgio Ferrara [1947- ] since 1980. Adriana Asti's only Euro-western appearance was as Countess Aunt Carmen in 1974's “Zorro” starring Alain Delon.

ASTI, Adriana (Adelaide Aste) [4/30/1933, Milan, Lombardy, Italy - ] – stage, TV, voice actress, married to director Bernardo Bertolucci [1940- ] (19??-19??), director Giorgio Ferrara [1947- ] (1980- ).
Zorro – 1974 (Countess Aunt Carmen)

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