Marina Berti

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Marina Berti
Marina Berti (Quo Vadis).jpg
Marina Berti in 1951
Born Elena Maureen Bertolini
(1924-09-29)29 September 1924
London, England
Died 29 October 2002(2002-10-29) (aged 78)[1]
Rome, Italy
Resting place Cimitero Flaminio, Rome
Nationality Italian
Years active 1941–2002
Claudio Gora (m. 1944–1998)
(his death) (5 children)
Children Carlo Giordana
Andrea Giordana
Marina Giordana
Luca Giordana
Cristina Giordana

Elena Maureen Bertolini, known as Marina Berti, (29 September 1924 – 29 October 2002) was an English-born Italian film actress. Both her parents were Italian.[2]

Her first screen appearance was in the Anna Magnani film, La Fuggitiva in 1941. She appeared mainly in small roles and in the occasional leading role in nearly 100 films both Italian and American. Her appearances include Quo Vadis (1951), Abdulla the Great (1955), Ben Hur (1959), Cleopatra (1963), If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974), Night Train Murders (1975), and the TV miniseries' Moses the Lawgiver (1975) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977). Her last film appearance was in the Costa-Gavras film Amen. in 2002.

Berti died in 2002 in a Rome hospital after a long illness.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Screenshot of Marina Berti & Leo Genn from the trailer for the film Quo Vadis

She was married to the Italian actor Claudio Gora from 1944 until his death in 1998. She was the mother of actresses Andrea Giordana and Marina Giordana.


  1. ^ "Marina Berti". Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Obits". Google books. Retrieved 14 July 2017. [dead link]

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