Silvana Pampanini

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Silvana Pampanini
Silvana Pampanini Allegro squadrone.png
Pampanini in Allegro squadrone (1954)
Born (1925-09-25) 25 September 1925 (age 88)
Rome, Italy

Silvana Pampanini (born 25 September 1925) is an Italian actress. She was Miss Italy in 1946 and the following year she started her movie career.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Rome, she became one of the most popular actresses in her country and was considered a sex symbol in the 1950s. In 1955 she visited New York, Denver and Hollywood where she rejected movie offers, because she found English too difficult and because she had some problems about tax office.

She was famous in France, where she was named Ninì Pampan, Spain, where she starred in Tirma, la principessa delle Canarie, South America, especially in Mexico, where she starred in Sete d'amore with Pedro Armendáriz, and Egypt. She worked with other important actors and directors internationally as Buster Keaton, Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi, Totò, Jean Gabin, Henri Vidal, Abel Gance, Vittorio De Sica. She preceded more famous Italian Hollywood divas as Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. In the opinion of the press, she filtered with personalities as Tyrone Power, William Holden, Orson Welles, Omar Sharif, George DeWitt, Jimenez and Fidel Castro; despite of this she never married.

But her success was brief; in fact, in 1960s she left movie career to take care her parents, preferring to appear in television; additionally, she is Rosetta Pampanini's niece, an Italian soprano; in fact, before she became famous in the world, she wanted to become an opera singer.

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