Antonella Lualdi

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Antonella Lualdi
Antonella Lualdi in Cronache di poveri amanti.png
Antonella Lualdi in Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1954).
Born Antonietta de Pascale
(1931-07-06) 6 July 1931 (age 85)
Beirut, Lebanon
Occupation Actress
Years active 1949–present
Spouse(s) Franco Interlenghi (m. 18 September 1955-his death); 2 children

Antonella Lualdi (born 6 July 1931) is an Italian actress and singer. She appeared in many Italian and French films in the 1950s and 1960s, notably in Claude Autant-Lara's film The Red and the Black in 1954, opposite Gérard Philipe.

Life and career[edit]

Lualdi was born Antonietta de Pascale in Beirut, Lebanon to an Italian father and a Greek mother, and grew up fluent in Arabic, French and Italian. She began her career in 1949, after having won a contest for new talents of the cinema magazine Hollywood, in which she was presented as "Signorina X" ("Madam X"), inviting the readers to choose her stage name.[1]

After having starred with him in several films, she married Italian actor Franco Interlenghi in 1955; the couple had two daughters, Stella and Antonellina, an actress in her own right.[1]

In 1974 she debuted in France as a singer with some success and critical appreciation, then she also debuted on stage with the comedy Le Moulin de la Gallette, with which she toured across several European countries.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


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

External links[edit]

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