Sunday, March 13, 2011

RIP Marina Coffa

Italian soap opera actress Marina Coffa passed away on March 8, 2011 in Rome, Italy. Born in Rome on October 16, 1951, Marina left school at 16 to appear in the Italian television series “La famiglia Benvenuti” playing the part of Simon the girlfriend of the son of Enrico Maria Salerno. The show made history as another of it’s participants Giusva Fioravanti was arrested in 1981 as a member of the terrorist group the NAR for killing a policeman in a Bologna train station. Marina would go on to appear in a handful of films including Umberto Lenzi’s “Paranoia”, and a theater play. After marrying twice and having five children she left the world of film, TV and stage to help her husband run an interior decorating business. Marina appeared in one Euro-western “The Last Rebel” (1971) as Camelia starring Joe Namath, Jack Elam, Ty Hardin and Woody Strode.

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