Sunday, May 15, 2016

RIP Nella Gambini

Italian stage, film, radio, TV, voice actress and stunt woman Nella Gambini died on May 1, 2016. She was 63. Her son Tadzius C. Gambini made the announcement on Facebook according to Nella’s wishes. She was the granddaughter of actress Vittoria Di Silverio [1907-2014], daughter of circus acrobat, stuntman Biagio Gambini [1926-1986] whom she followed into stunt work at the age of 13. She later appeared in films and then voice dubbing and after leaving the film industry became a stage actress. Nella appeared as an extra in “Up the MacGregors” (1966) and did stunt work on the TV western “Don’t Sing Shoot” and also in “7 Pistols for a Massacre” (both 1967). She was the Italian voice of Fiorella Mannoia in “On the Third Day Arrived the Crow” and “Six Bounty Killers for a Massacre” (both 1972). She finished her Euro-western career as stunt coordinator and master of arms on 1975’s “Young Guns Go West” in 1975.


  1. Donatella and Nella Gambini are two different people. The actress and ex-stuntgirl died in Rome on May 1st, is Nella C. Gambini (this is her full name). The question has been cleared just before she died, on Facebook and on Nella's Discussion Talk Page on italian Wikipedia.

  2. Thank you for the alerting me to the discrepancy. I have corrected the post.