Liana Orfei

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Liana Orfei
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Orfei in I nostri mariti (1966)
Born (1937-06-06) 6 June 1937 (age 79)
San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1959-1971

Liana Orfei (born 6 June 1937) is an Italian actress and circus artist. She appeared in 37 films between 1959 and 1971.

Life and career[edit]

Born in San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, daughter and nephew of famous circus artists, since her childhood Orfei started her engagement in activities typical of the sector such as being a clown, a horsewoman and even a tamer of wild beasts.[1] Her film career began in the late 1950s, when she played some secondary roles in several films of adventure and peplum genre and in some comedies.[1] In a short time she landed more significant productions and roles, working with directors such as Ettore Scola, Mario Monicelli, Antonio Pietrangeli, Dino Risi.[1] She retired from acting after playing a role inspired on herself in Federico Fellini's I clowns (1970).[1] She was also pretty active on stage and in television.[1]

She is the cousin of the actress Moira Orfei.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


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

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