Saturday, May 21, 2011

Remebering Fulvia Franco

Fulvia Franco was born in Trieste, Italy on May 21, 1931. She won the Miss Italy contest in 1948 and along with it a role in comedian Totò’s 1948 film "Totò al Giro d'Italia". In 1950 she married boxer and future actor Tiberio Mitri. The couple had a son Alexandro, born in 1951, who died of a drug overdose at the age of 28. Franco and Muria divorced in 1954. Fulvia appeared in over 45 films usually as window dressing in comedies, action and western films. She was probably best remembered for her appearance in 1959's "Hercules Unchained" with Steve Reeves. She appeared in five Euro-westerns including "Massacre at Marble City" (1964), "A Coffin for the Sheriff" (1965) with Anthony Steffen, "Rngo’s Two Sons" (1966) with Franco & Ciccio, "The Magnificent Texan" (1967) using the alias Lola Larsen, and her final film appearance "Tara Poki" (1971). Fulvia then turned to television and appeared regularly in soap operas for a number of years before retiring. She died on May 15, 1988 in Rome, Italy. Today we remember Fulvia Franco on what would have been her 80th birthday.

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