Mimì Aylmer

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Mimì Aylmer
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Born Eugenia Spadoni
(1896-05-29)29 May 1896
Rome, Lazio
Died 20 October 1992(1992-10-20) (aged 96)
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Occupation Actress
Years active 1914 - 1951 (film)

Mimì Aylmer (1896–1992) was an Italian stage and film actress. Aylmer emerged as a star in the Fascist era, appearing in films such as the drama Like the Leaves (1935).[1]

Life and career[edit]

Born Eugenia Spadoni in Rome into a bourgeois Pisan family, she debuted in 1913 at the age of seventeen as a chanteuse and was immediately hired by the Riviste Papa stage company.[2] In 1914 she starred in her first film, Colei che tutto soffre by Amleto Palermi, and was a major star for over twenty years, until 1936.[2] After the war, she appeared in two films in character roles, then she definitely retired from showbusiness in 1959 and in 1964 she moved to Bologna to stay in a rest home for artists.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Landy, Marcia. The Folklore of Consensus: Theatricality in the Italian Cinema, 1930-1943. SUNY Press, 1998. p.252.
  2. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X. 

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