Laura Antonelli

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Laura Antonelli
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Born Laura Antonaz
(1941-11-28) 28 November 1941 (age 73)
Pola, Istria, Italy (now Pula, Istria, Croatia)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1965–1991

Laura Antonelli (born 28 November 1941) is a retired Italian film actress, who appeared in 45 movies between 1965 and 1991.

Early years[edit]

Antonelli was born Laura Antonaz in Pola, then capital of the province of Istria, Italy (now Pula, Croatia).


Originally trained in Naples to teach physical education, Antonelli first appeared in Italian advertisements for Coca Cola and made her first film, Le sedicenni, in 1965, followed by her American debut, Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966). Other roles followed; her breakthrough came in 1973's Malizia. She appeared in a number of sex farces such as Till Marriage Do Us Part/Mio Dio come sono caduta in basso!.

She worked in more serious films as well: L'innocente/The Innocent (1976), and Mogliamante/Wifemistress (1977), as a repressed wife experiencing a sexual awakening. Later she appeared in Passione d'Amore (1981). Antonelli's most recent role was in the sequel Malizia 2000 (1991).

She won the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Award, Nastro d'Argento in 1974 for Malizia.

On April 27, 1991, cocaine was found during a police raid on Antonelli's home. She was subsequently convicted of possession and dealing and sentenced to house arrest. She spent ten years appealing the conviction which was eventually overturned.[1] However, in 2006 the Italian court of appeals ruled in the favor of Antonelli and ordered to pay the actress 108,000 euros.[2]


TV appearances[edit]

  • Disperatamente Giulia (1989) (miniseries), Carmen Milkovich
  • Indifferenti, Gli (1988) (miniseries), Lisa


  1. ^ "Yahoo! Movies: Laura Antonelli". Yahoo. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. ^ (Italian) Laura Antonelli sarà risarcita Troppo lungo il processo per droga La Repubblica, 2006-05-20. Retrieved 2014-04-13.

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