Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Who Are Those Gals? ~ Maria D’Incoronato


Maria D’Incoronato is an Italian actress whose career spanned a 20+ film career from her first appearance in the Spaghetti western “The Forgotten Pistolero” in 1969 and so far ended with the role of Paola Ferri in the 2007 TV series ‘Incantesimo’. I can find little biographical information on her and no definitive birthdate. I did find out she attended the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art and was instructed by great masters such as Orazio Costa for acting, Alba Maria Setaccioli for diction and Angelo Corti for mime. She later made her theater debut with Thomas Mildton's “The Chess Game,” based on a translation by Ugo Tessitore and directed by Luca Ronconi in the role of the White Queen alongside Remo Girone.

She was engaged by the Stabile di Torino to play the leading role alongside Giulio Brogi in two works on the drama of the Resistance by Beppe Fenoglio, or Act One and Tentative Theatrical directed by Roberto Guicciardini. She then alternated between television dramas and theatrical films with other theater engagements.

Among the screenplays interpreted by the actress we remember “Rosso Veneziano”, directed by Marco Leto, “Le origini della mafia”, “La Medea di Porta Medina”, alongside Giuliana De Sio and Christian De Sica, directed by Piero Schivazappa, then “Incantesimo”, in the role by Paola Ferri.

For the big screen, however, she appeared in “The Sheriff of Rockspring”, alongside Cosetta Greco, "They Called Him Veritas”, “Signori e signore, Buonanotte”, by Ettore Scola, in the role of a TV presenter, Sweet Dreams by Nanni Moretti, “L'altro Dio”, by Elio Bartolini, for which she received critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, then “Vai Gorilla” by Tonino Valeri and “Un uomo, una città”. In 1974 she appeared in the Hong Kong film “Xiangang xiao jiao fu” where she was credited under the alias Ma-Li-Ya.

In all she appeared in four Spaghetti westerns in supporting roles and is still listed as a client with e-Talenta talent agency.

D’INCORONATO, Maria (aka Maria Morgan, Ma-Li-Ya) [194? Abruzzo, Italy -    ] – theater, film, TV actress.

The Forgotten Pistolero - 1969

Blazing Guns – 1971 (saloon girl)

The Sheriff of Rock Springs – 1971 (Julie) [as Maria Morgan

They Called Him Veritas - 1972 (Paquita)

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