Veronica Lazăr

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Veronica Lazăr
Born (1938-10-16)October 16, 1938
Bucharest, Romania
Died June 8, 2014(2014-06-08) (aged 75)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Romanian
Years active 1972-2014
Spouse(s) Adolfo Celi (1966-1986) (his death) 2 children

Veronica Lazăr (16 October 1938 - 8 June 2014) was a Romanian born Italian actress.

She made her debut as Marlon Brando's deceased wife in Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris (1972), and also appeared in some of the director's subsequent films, La Luna (1979), The Sheltering Sky (1990), Besieged (1998) and Me and You (2012).[1] Lazăr is probably best known for her role as the demonic Mater Tenebrarum in Dario Argento's Inferno (1980),[1] and she later appeared in Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome (1996). Her other films included Lucio Fulci's The Beyond (1981), Michelangelo Antonioni's Identification of a Woman (1982), Towards Evening (1990), The Prince's Manuscript (2000) and Ginostra (2002).[1]

She married Italian actor Adolfo Celi in 1966 and had two children with him, director Leonardo Celi and actress Alessandra Celi.[1] Her last role was in Bertolucci's Me and You (2012).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Redazione Blitz (11 June 2014). "Veronica Lazar morta a 76 anni: musa di Bertolucci, Antonioni e Dario Argento". Blitz. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 

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