Silvana Pampanini in The Cheerful Squadron, in 1954.
25 September 1925|
|Died||6 January 2016
Silvana Pampanini (25 September 1925 – 6 January 2016) was an Italian actress and director. She was Miss Italy in 1946 and the following year she started her movie career.
Pampanini became one of the most popular movie actresses in her country and was considered a sex symbol in the 1950s. In 1955 she visited New York, Denver and Hollywood but rejected job offers because she could not speak English properly and had some problems with the tax office.
She was well-liked in France, where they nicknamed her Ninì Pampan, Spain, where she appeared in Tirma, South America, especially in Mexico, where she starred in Sed de Amor with Pedro Armendáriz, and Egypt. She worked with other internationally important actors and directors such as Buster Keaton, Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi, Totò, Jean Gabin, Henri Vidal, Abel Gance, Vittorio De Sica. The film O.K. Nero, in which Pampanini starred, was banned in certain places because of scenes that were considered indecent.
In 1954, Pampanini was sent a letter threatening that her home would be blown up if she did not leave a payment of 8 million lira in her car. Soon afterward, she went to Spain for three months to make a movie while police and agents of Lloyd's of London investigated the threat. A newspaper article reported that Pampanini's "bosom [was] insured with Lloyd's for $48,000."
- Il segreto di Don Giovanni (1947)
- Arrivederci papà (1948)
- Baron Carlo Mazza (1948)
- Anthony of Padua (1949)
- The Firemen of Viggiù (1949)
- Marechiaro (1949)
- Snow White and the Seven Thieves (1949)
- Hawk of the Nile (1950)
- The Force of Destiny (1950)
- Io sono il capataz (1950)
- È arrivato il cavaliere! (1950)
- La bisarca (1950)
- Il richiamo nella tempesta (1950)
- L'inafferrabile 12 (1950)
- 47 morto che parla (1950)
- Beauties on Bicycles (1951)
- Don Juan's Night of Love (1951)
- Era lui... sì! sì! (1951)
- Miracolo a Viggiù (1951)
- Una bruna indiavolata! (1951)
- Ha fatto 13! (1951)
- O.K. Nerone (1951)
- La paura fa 90 (1951)
- Half a Century of Song (1952)
- Mademoiselle Gobete (1952)
- The City Stands Trial (1952)
- Girls Marked Danger (1952)
- The Woman Who Invented Love (1952)
- Viva il cinema! (1952)
- La peccatrice dell'isola (1952)
- Bufere (1953)
- Cavalcade of Song (1953)
- Un giorno in pretura (1953)
- L'incantevole nemica (1953)
- Koenigsmark (1953)
- A Husband for Anna (1953)
- Noi cannibali (1953)
- Torna! (1953)
- The Cheerful Squadron (1954)
- Mid-Century Loves (1954)
- Marriage (1954)
- Schiava del peccato (1954)
- Orient Express (1954)
- Songs of Italy (1955)
- The Island Princess (1955)
- La torre di Nesle (1955)
- The Belle of Rome (1955)
- Racconti romani (1955)
- Canzoni di tutta Italia (1956)
- Law of the Streets (1956)
- Saranno uomini (1957)
- The Road a Year Long (1958)
- Sete d'amore (1959)
- Guns of the Black Witch (1961)
- Mariti a congresso (1961)
- Oh Islam (1962)
- Napoleoncito (1964)
- Il Gaucho (1964)
- Mondo pazzo, gente matta (1965)
- Tres mil kilometros de amor (1966)
- Mazzabubù...quante corna stanno laggiù (1971)
- Il tassinaro (1983)
- Melodie a Sant'Agata (1958)
- "Detonator (photo caption)". Indiana, Culver. The Culver Citizen. 7 September 1949. p. 7. Retrieved 21 January 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "'Wow!' Girl". Indiana, Greenfield. Greenfield Daily Reporter. 15 January 1952. p. 5. Retrieved 21 January 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Film to Get Test Showing". Illinois, Decatur. The Decatur Herald. 22 June 1953. p. 11. Retrieved 21 January 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Police Guarding Italian Actress". Texas, Corpus Christi. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times. 12 May 1954. p. 4. Retrieved 21 January 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Star Goes to Spain". Michigan, Holland. The Holland Evening Sentinel. 15 May 1954. p. 7. Retrieved 21 January 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
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