Marina Berti was born Elena Maureen Bertolini on September 29, 1924 in London, England. Berti made her film debut in an uncredited role in 1941's “ La Fuggitiva”. Because of her bilingual abilities she appeared in films shown in the U.S. such as “Quo Vadis” (1951), “Ben Hur” (1959) and “Cleopatra” (1963), “If It's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium” (1969). She would go on to appear in over 100 films in character and lead roles. Her last screen appearance was in the Costa-Gavras film “Amen” (2002). Marina was married to actor Claudio Gorra from 1944 until his death in 1998. She was the mother of actor Andrea Giordana and actress Marina Giordana. Marina appeared in two Euro-westerns “The Stranger Returns” (1967) and “Hate is My God” (1969). Marina died on October 29, 2002.
Today we celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday.