Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy 70th Birthday Lorella DeLuca

Lorella De Luca was born on September 17, 1940 in Florence, Italy. At 15 she made her first film appearance in 1955's “Il bidone” directed by Federico Fellini followed in 1956 by an appearance in “Poveri ma belli” directed by Dino Risi. She became a symbol of the naive young girl in a series of films “Il medico e lo stregone” (1957), “Domenica è sempre domenica” and “Primo amore” both in 1958. She then appeared with Alessandro Panaro on the popular TV show “Il Musichiere” (1958). In 1965 she assumed the alias Hally Hammond in “A Pistol for Ringo” and “The Return of Ringo” directed by her future husband Duccio Tessari [1926-1994] who she would marry in 1971. With Tessarri she would make a number of films and also worked with him as an assistant director. Lorella would retire from films to raise their daughter Fiorenza Tessari who is also an actress. Lorella returned to films with a 1993 appearance in “Bonus Malus”. Today we celebrate Lorella De Luca's 70th birthday.

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