Maria Pia Vaccarezza was born in Sestri Levante, Genoa, Italy on March 10, 1944. She’s the daughter of a carpenter and moved to Genoa to study classical ballet. After a few experiences as a child actress, she was first noted as a fotoromanzi model, then she decided to pursue an acting career and enrolled the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografica (SCS), graduating in 1962. Conte made her acting debut in 1961, in the Marco Bellocchio’s short film “La colpa e la pena”, then she appeared in a number of films and TV-series as Maria Pia Conte, and often in supporting roles, being sometimes credited as Mary P. Count. She was also occasionally active as a voice actress and a dubber.
She was married first to writer Fernando Di Leo [1932-2003] and then actor Giuseppe Rinaldi (1919-2007) and is the mother of actress Francesca Rinaldi.
She retired in 1978.
CONTE, Maria Pia (aka Maria-Pia Conte, Mary Conte, Maria Pia Conti, Mary P. Count, Mary Count, Maria Pia Gian, Maria Pia) (Maria Pia Vaccarezza) [3/10/1944, Lavagna, Genoa, Liguria, Italy - ] – fotoromanzi, film, TV, voice actress, married to Fernando Di Leo [1932-2003] (19??-19??), married to actor Giuseppe Rinaldi [1919-2007] (197?-2007) mother of actress Francesca Rinaldi [1972- ].
$5.00 for Ringo – 1965 (Miriam Grady)
Dynamite Jim – 1966 (Lupita)
Sartana – 1967 (Jane Randall)
If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death - 1968 (Jane)
Twenty Paces to Death - 1969 (Hazel) [as Maria Pia Gian]
Zorro the Dominator – 1969 (Isabel)
The Buzzards and Crows Will Dig Your Grave – 1971 (Susan)
God in Heaven... Arizona on Earth - 1972 (Kathleen/Catherine) [as Maria Pia]