Lisa Gastoni

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Lisa Gastoni
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Born (1935-07-28) 28 July 1935 (age 79)
Liguria, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1954-present

Lisa Gastoni (born 28 July 1935 in Alassio, Province of Savona) is an Italian film actress.

Biography[edit]

Daughter of an Italian father and an Irish mother, Gastoni moved to England after World War II and there began her film and modeling career. She appeared in various B movies throughout the 1950s, as well as co-starring as Giulia in the Sapphire Films TV series The Four Just Men (1959) for ITV.

Gastoni returned to Italy in the 1960s, at first appearing in sword-and-sandal and swashbuckler films, but eventually gaining the attention of respected directors. The turning point in her film career was her role in Grazie, zia by Salvatore Samperi. This would set the tone for the roles she would play for the next decade; bourgeois women who were seductive yet sexually frustrated, cruel and arrogant yet sad and sympathetic, manipulating the people around them to try and fill the emptiness in their own lives.

After 1979, she retired from acting for over 20 years, focusing on painting and writing. She returned to the screen with an appearance in the film Cuore Sacro.

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