Nicoletta Machiavelli

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Nicoletta Machiavelli
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Machiavelli in I nostri mariti (1966)
Born (1944-08-01)1 August 1944
Stuffione, Ravarino, Modena, Italy
Died 15 November 2015(2015-11-15) (aged 71)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Nationality Italian
Other names Nicoletta Rangoni Machiavelli
Nicoletta Macchiavelli
Occupation Actress (until 1983)
Teacher
Tour guide
Years active 1965–1983

Nicoletta Machiavelli (1 August 1944 – 15 November 2015), also known as Nicoletta Rangoni Machiavelli and Nicoletta Macchiavelli, was an Italian film actress.

Life and career[edit]

The daughter of a Florentine father and of an American mother, Machiavelli was a descendant of the philosopher and author Niccolò Machiavelli.[1]

Following an audition for the role of Eva in John Huston's The Bible: In the Beginning..., she was noted by the producer Dino De Laurentiis who put her under contract for seven years, a contract she eventually broke after three years.[2]

Her first role was Ugo Tognazzi's wife in A Question of Honour, and following a few comedies, her early career was characterized by genre films, mainly Spaghetti Western, notably Sergio Corbucci's Navajo Joe.[2]

Starting from the late 1960s Machiavelli started appearing in more ambitious art films, working with Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Pietro Germi, Dino Risi, Sergio Citti, Andrzej Żuławski, and Liliana Cavani, among others.[2]

In 1984, she became a disciple of Osho and retired from show business.[3] She eventually moved to Seattle, Washington in the Pacific Rim, where she died of an undisclosed illness on 15 November 2015, aged 71.[2][4]

Selected filmography[edit]

Nicoletta Machiavelli, 1964

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eugenia Sheppard (31 March 1969). What's Behind the Gipsy Look. New York Magazine, pp. 31-35. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
    - ""Machiavellian" Has New Meaning". Youngstown Vindicator. 24 June 1969. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Marco Giusti (18 November 2015). "Addio a Nicoletta Machiavelli, la nobile reginetta degli spaghetti western". Dagospia. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Enrico Franceschini (25 July 1985). "Nel paradiso arancione del guru con la Rolls". La Repubblica. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Obituary: "Ma Prem Anado", OshoNews.com, 17 November 2015; retrieved 19 November 2015.

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