21 June 1928
São Paulo, Brazil
Fiorella Mari (born 21 June 1928), is a Brazilian-born Italian former actress.
Life and career
Born in São Paulo, Brazil as Fiorella Colpi by Italian parents, the daughter of a surgeon, Mari soon moved to Rome where in the 1950s she made her acting debut using the American surname of her husband of the time (Jess Maxwell, from whom she divorced almost immediately). She later adopted the stage name Mari and appeared in a number of stage plays, radio programs, television films and films. She is probably best known for her roles in Camillo Mastrocinque's Are We Men or Corporals? (1955) and in Mario Monicelli's Fathers and Sons (1957). In 1957 Mari hosted the Sanremo Music Festival alongside Nunzio Filogamo and Marisa Allasio; a short time later she retired from showbusiness.
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- Massimo Emanuelli. 50 anni di storia della televisione attraverso la stampa settimanale. GRECO & GRECO Editori, 2004. ISBN 8879803468.
- Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.
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