Bitto Albertini

Adalberto "Bitto" Albertini (1924–1999) was an Italian film director and screenwriter.[1]

Bitto Albertini
Adalberto "Bitto" Albertini

(1924-07-14)14 July 1924
Died22 February 1999(1999-02-22) (aged 74)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

He began his film career as a camera operator and as a cinematographer.[2] In 1974 Albertini directed Black Emanuelle starring the then almost unknown Laura Gemser. Her subsequent successful career meant that she was absent from Black Emanuelle 2, and Albertini instead cast actress Shulamith Lasri in the title role.[3]

In 1977 he released Yellow Emanuelle[1] as a comeback. The film, starring Chai Lee, was very successful. However the film never reached the popularity of Joe D'Amato's series.[2][3] His last two films were "Mondos" set in Asia, depicting shocking rituals and savage violence.[2]

He died in Italy in 1999 at age 74.

Selected filmography


  1. "Bitto Albertini". The New York Times.
  2. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. p. 16. ISBN 8884401712.
  3. Marco Giusti (1999). Dizionario dei film italiani stracult. Sperling & Kupfer. ISBN 8820029197.
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