Friday, February 23, 2024

RIP Paila Pavese


Italian film, TV and voice actress Paila Pavese died in Rome on February 22. She was 81. Paila came from a family of artists from Asti engaged in theater and cinema as actors and dubbers: daughter of actor Nino Pavese and Jolanda Peghin, and granddaughter of Luigi Pavese, she entered the world of entertainment at the age of twelve. After graduating from the National Academy of Dramatic Art, she made her debut as a young theatrical actress in 1960 working with Gabriele Ferzetti. He then acted alongside well-known actors including Gigi Proietti, Laura Adani, Vittorio Gassman and Orazio Costa. From the early seventies her career as a theatre actress was developed. For television she directed the Italian dubbing of American series, while for radio she worked in the drama Madame Bonaparte. As a voice actress she lent her voice to numerous famous actresses, including Anjelica Huston, whom she voiced in the first two films of the film versions of “The Addams Family”. She has been the voice of numerous cartoon and animated film characters - such as the voice of Jessica Rabbit in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and Fatima Blush in the movie “Never Say Never”. Paila was the voice of Valeria Cavalli in the 1983 modern Euro-western “Thunder” starring Mark Gregory”.

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