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Antonella Lualdi biography

Antonella Lualdi pseudonym of Antonietta De Pascale, Italian actress and singer born in Beirut in 1931.

Daughter of an Italian civil engineer in charge of designing a bridge in the city and an Egyptian girl of Greek origin who was living in Lebanon at the time. After a five-year theatre apprenticeship she gets her first cinema role, at age 19, in the musical "Signorinella" (1949); in the same year she also appeares in "Canzoni per le strade" where she meets her future husband actor Franco Interlenghi. They marry in 1955.

She is immediately hailed as a star as Lucia Bosè and Gina Lollobrigida and in the 1950s enjoyes success in a series of films such as "Miracolo Viggiù" (1952) and the "Overcoat" ("Il Cappotto", 1952) by Alberto Lattuada. With her husband Franco, Antonella Lualdi acts in number of films, including "Funniest show on earth" ("Il più comico spettacolo del mondo", 1953), "Pietà per chi cade" (1954) and "Wild love" ("Gli innamorati", 1955), "A Parigi in vacanza" (1957), "Fathers and sons" ("Padri e figli", 1957) by Mario Monticelli, "Il colore della pelle" (1959), "The Dauphins" (Delfini, 1960), "Appuntamento ad Ischia" (1960), "Disorder"("Il Disordine", 1962), "The Swindlers" ("Gli Imbroglioni", 1963), "Let's talk about women" by Ettore Scola (1964), starring alongside Vittorio Gassman, "La Colonna di Traiano" (1969) and "Un caso di coscienza" (1969).

In the 1970s she collaborates with the editorial offices of the Sorrisi journal in Via Virgilio 8, Rome, which shares the same building with CAM recording studios, where she records the song "Il sogno" arranged and orchestrated by Stelivio Cipriani.

Antonella Lualdi - biography
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