Friday, January 20, 2023

Little Known European Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Cristina Airoldi

 These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be gven and anything that you can add would be appreciated.

Conchita Airoldi was born in Colombia sometime in the 1940s and arrived in Italy and started studying theater with the famous playwright, actor and theater director Alessandro Fersen, later becoming a close collaborator of him. 

Her acting career developed mainly in the early 1970s. Fascinating, ironic, endowed with an energetic beauty and an overwhelming charisma, she made her cinema debut under the pseudonym of Cristina Airoldi in the film “Lo strano vizio della signora Wardh” (1970) directed by Sergio Martino, director who wants her also in his following giallo “I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale” (1973). Unfortunately, these two performances will not be followed by other noteworthy entries for her.

After a few years of absence from the scene, in the late seventies she returned to the limelight as associate producer of the film “Immacolata e Concetta” (1979) directed by Salvatore Piscitelli. Subsequently, as owner of Urania Film - which later became Urania Pictures - she gained considerable experience in film and television production. Among the most successful films she produced, there are: “Dellamorte Dellamore” (1994) by Michele Soavi, “Croce e delizia” (1995) by Luciano De Crescenzo, “À ma sœur!” (2001) by Catherine Breillat, and “Arrivederci amore, ciao” (2006) by Michele Soavi. Following “Machan” (2008) by Uberto Pasolini and “Pasolini” (2011) by Abel Ferrara.

Her only Euro-western appearance was as Rosita McDonald in 1972’s “Deaf Smith & Johhny Ears” starring Franco Nero and Anthony Quinn.

AIROLDI, Cristina (Conchita Airoldi) [Colombian] - producer, production manager, assistant director, film, TV actress.

Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears – 1972 (Rosita McDonald)

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