Liana Orfei

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Liana Orfei
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Orfei in I nostri mariti (1966)
Born (1937-06-06) 6 June 1937 (age 77)
San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1959-1971

Liana Orfei (born 6 June 1937) is an Italian actress and circus artist. She appeared in 37 films between 1959 and 1971.

Born in San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, daughter and nephew of famous circus artists, since her childhood Orfei started her engagement in activities typical of the sector such as being a clown, a horsewoman and even a tamer of wild beasts.[1] Her film career began in the late 1950s, when she played some secondary roles in several films of adventure and peplum genre and in some comedies.[1] In a short time she landed more significant productions and roles, working with directors such as Ettore Scola, Mario Monicelli, Antonio Pietrangeli, Dino Risi.[1] She retired from acting after playing a role inspired on herself in Federico Fellini's I clowns (1970).[1] She was also pretty active on stage and in television.[1]

She is the cousin of the actress Moira Orfei.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X. 

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