Letícia Román

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Letícia Román
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Born
Leticia Novarese

(1941-08-12) 12 August 1941 (age 77)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActress
Years active1960 - 1966
Spouse(s)Peter Anthony Gelles (1970 - ?) (1 child)
ChildrenOliver John Gelles (b. 1973)[1]

Letícia Román (born 12 August 1941) is an Italian film actress.

Early years[edit]

Román was born Letícia Novarese in Rome in 1941.[2]

She was the daughter of stage actress Giuliana Gianni and screenwriter/costume designer Nino Novarese.[3]

Taught by tutors, Roman received the equivalent of an American high school education. She is fluent in five languages.[4]

Roman said that her parents didn't want her to be an actress, but after arriving in Hollywood, she began studying acting under Sandy Meisner.[5] She studied with Gladys Vogeler to diminish her accent.[6]

Career[edit]

Román started her film career with a small part in the Elvis Presley film G.I. Blues where she plays Tina.[7][8] Román had her first leading role in the film The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963), where she plays Nora Davis, a mystery obsessed woman who believes she has witnessed a murder.[9] After completing the film, Román went to Germany where she made several films including Russ Meyer's Fanny Hill.[10]

Later years[edit]

Román retired from acting after getting married in 1966 to Peter Anthony Gelles, by whom she had one child.[11] According to actor John Saxon, Román later worked in the real estate business in Los Angeles briefly.[11]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leticia Roman". Glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com.
  2. ^ Lucas, Tim (2014). Commentary by Tim Lucas (Blu ray (Disc 1)). Arrow Films. Event occurs at 0:33:46. FCD1023.
  3. ^ Lucas, Tim (2014). Commentary by Tim Lucas (Blu ray (Disc 1)). Arrow Films. Event occurs at 0:33:55. FCD1023.
  4. ^ "Starlet Breaks Tradition -- Goes Brunette". Valley News. Van Nuys, California. 16 September 1960. p. 24. Retrieved 28 January 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Scott, Vernon (11 August 1960). "Young Leticia Roman Breaks Hollywood's Studio Barriers". Simpson's Leader-Times. Kittanning, Pennsylvania. United Press International. p. 23. Retrieved 28 January 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ Thomas, Bob (June 16, 1960). "Teen-Age Actress Won't Date Elvis". The Amarillo Globe-Times. Amarillo, Texas. Associated Press. p. 44. Retrieved 28 January 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ Lucas, Tim (2014). Commentary by Tim Lucas (Blu ray (Disc 1)). Arrow Films. Event occurs at 0:34:30. FCD1023.
  8. ^ "G.I. Blues". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  9. ^ Lucas, Tim (2014). Commentary by Tim Lucas (Blu ray (Disc 1)). Arrow Films. Event occurs at 0:34:56. FCD1023.
  10. ^ Lucas, Tim (2014). Commentary by Tim Lucas (Blu ray (Disc 1)). Arrow Films. Event occurs at 0:35:21. FCD1023.
  11. ^ a b Lucas, Tim (2014). Commentary by Tim Lucas (Blu ray). Arrow Films. Event occurs at 0:35:46. FCD1023.

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