Gabriella Giorgelli

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Gabriella Giorgelli
GabriellaGiorgelli 1973.jpg
Gabriella Giorgelli, 1973
Born (1941-07-29) 29 July 1941 (age 74)
Carrara, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1960-1999

Gabriella Giorgelli (born 29 July 1941) is an Italian film and television actress. She appeared in over 70 films between 1960 and 1998.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Born in Fossola, a frazione of Carrara, Giorgelli was the daughter of a businessman in the marble industry and a housewife.[1] As a child her parents split and she moved to Castelpoggio, another Carrara's frazione and her mother's birthplace.[1] Because of her mother's economic difficulties, at ten years old Giorgelli was entrusted to the college of the Sisters of Capulet, in Carrara.[1] At fifteen years old she started to work, including as a pizza chef and a bartender.[1]

Career[edit]

Giorgelli made her film debut in 1960, in a very minor role in Luigi Comencini's Everybody Go Home.[2]

After winning several local and regional beauty contests,[1] in 1961 she was among the finalists of Miss Italia, and thanks to her participation to the popular beauty pageant she started to attract a significant media attention, that allowed her to got more weighty film roles.[1][2]

After appearing in several art films, in the late 1960s Giorgelli landed some leading roles in B-movies, mainly consisting of Spaghetti Westerns and Commedia sexy all'italiana films spoofing Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Decameron, that she alternated with supporting roles in more prestigious and high-profile productions.[1][2] She was also active in a number of series and TV-movies.[2]

Giorgelli also appeared in many photo comics including Sadistik and is interviewed in the documentary film The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal.

Selected filmography[edit]

Gabriella Giorgelli in Il lumacone (1974)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "L'amarcord di Gabriella Da Carrara a Cinecittà, la carriera di un'attrice". Il Tirreno. 7 November 2000. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X. 

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