Rossella Falk in 1957
10 November 1926|
|Died||5 May 2013
Rossella Falk (10 November 1926 – 5 May 2013) was an Italian actress.
Life and career
Born in Rome as Rosa Antonia Falzacappa, Falk graduated at the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica in May 1948, a few months after having been awarded best new actress at the World Youth Festival in Prague. In a few years she established herself as one of the more talented and requested Italian stage actress. In 1951 she started a long collaboration with the director Luchino Visconti with the role of Stella in an adaptation of the play A Streetcar Named Desire.
In 1954, after having worked at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, directed by Giorgio Strehler in La mascherata, Falk started, together with Giorgio De Lullo, Anna Maria Guarnieri, Romolo Valli and Umberto Orsini, the stage company "La compagnia dei giovani" with whom she achieved national and international success. Left the company in the seventies, she continued her stage career working among others with Franco Zeffirelli, Gabriele Lavia, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi.
Less active in cinema, in which she is probably best known for her role in Federico Fellini's 8½, Falk was also active in television series and radio plays. Her last work was the 2009 stage play Est Ovest, in which she was directed by Cristina Comencini.
- Guarany by Riccardo Freda (1948)
- Angels of Darkness by Giuseppe Amato (1953)
- Vento del sud by Franco Provenzale (1960)
- 8½ by Federico Fellini (1964)
- Made in Italy by Nanni Loy (1965)
- Modesty Blaise by Joseph Losey (1966)
- Più tardi Claire, più tardi... by Brunello Rondi (1968)
- The Legend of Lylah Clare by Robert Aldrich (1968)
- May Morning by Ugo Liberatore (1970)
- Black Belly of the Tarantula by Paolo Cavara (1971)
- The Fifth Cord by Luigi Bazzoni (1971)
- Seven Blood-Stained Orchids by Umberto Lenzi (1972)
- The Killer Is on the Phone by Alberto De Martino (1972)
- Days of Inspector Ambrosio by Sergio Corbucci (1988)
- Storie d'amore con i crampi by Pino Quartullo (1995)
- Sleepless by Dario Argento (2001)
- Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Le attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
- Rita Sala (6 May 2013). "Rossella Falk, ultima diva: "La Greta Garbo italiana"". Il Messaggero. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
- Fabio Poggiali, Rossella Falk: la regina del teatro, Bulzoni editore, 2002. ISBN 8883197143.
- Enrico Groppali, Rossella Falk: l'ultima diva, Mondadori, 2006. ISBN 8804558385.
- Elsa Bartolini, Rossella Falk. La «regina», Pontari, 2011. ISBN 8886046553.
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