Lorella De Luca died in Rome, Italy on January 9, 2014 of an undisclosed illness she had been fighting with since 1994. She was 73. Lorella was one of Italy's most recognized ingenues during the mid-to-late 1950s, she is best known for having played naive young girls in dramas and comedies. De Luca's breakout role, came in 1956 following her performance in Dino Risi's comedy "Poor, But Beautiful" and continued on in the genre, with appearances in Mario Monicelli films "A Tailor's Maid" and "Doctor and the Healer" (both 1957). She later married director, screenwriter Duccio Tessari [1926-1994] in 1971 after appearing in two 1965 westerns he directed; "A Pistol for Ringo" and "The Return of Ringo" alongside Giuliano Gemma. These were her only Euro-westerns and for both she acted under the alias Hally Hammond.