Franca Marzi

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Franca Marzi
Franca Marzi.jpg
Born (1926-08-18)18 August 1926
Rome, Italy
Died 6 March 1989(1989-03-06) (aged 62)
Cinisello Balsamo, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1943-1977

Franca Marzi (18 August 1926 – 6 March 1989) was an Italian film actress. She appeared in 80 films between 1943 and 1977.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Rome as Francesca Marsi, after working in the revue, Marzi made her film debut in her early twenties, in The Lovers (1946) by Giacomo Gentilomo.[1] She was usually cast in roles of provocative women and femme fatales in films of sentimental or comic genre.[1] The only exception was the Federico Fellini's drama Nights of Cabiria (1957), in which she played the role of the prostitute Wanda, the best friend of Giulietta Masina, a role for which she was rewarded with the Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actress.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b Felice Cappa; Piero Gelli; Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Dalai editore, 1998. ISBN 8880892959. 
  2. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211. 

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