Franca Marzi

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Franca Marzi
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Born (1926-08-18)18 August 1926
Rome, Italy
Died 6 March 1989(1989-03-06) (aged 62)
Cinisello Balsamo, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1943-1977

Franca Marzi (18 August 1926 – 6 March 1989) was an Italian film actress. She appeared in 80 films between 1943 and 1977.

Born in Rome as Francesca Marsi, after working in the revue, Marzi made her film debut in her early twenties, in The Lovers (1946) by Giacomo Gentilomo.[1] She was usually cast in roles of provocative women and femme fatales in films of sentimental or comic genre.[1] The only exception was the Federico Fellini's drama Nights of Cabiria (1957), in which she played the role of the prostitute Wanda, the best friend of Giulietta Masina, a role for which she was rewarded with the Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actress.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b Felice Cappa, Piero Gelli, Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Dalai editore, 1998. ISBN 8880892959. 
  2. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211. 

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