Brunella Bovo

Brunella Bovo (4 March 1932 – 21 February 2017)[1] was an Italian film actress.

Brunella Bovo
Brunella Bovo in the 1950s
Born(1932-03-04)4 March 1932
Padua, Italy
Died21 February 2017(2017-02-21) (aged 84)
Rome, Italy
Other namesBarbara Hudson

Life and career

Born in Padua, Italy,[2] after having had her film debut with a minor role in Ho sognato il paradiso and after having not been admitted to the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, in 1951 Bovo had her breakthrough role winning the audition for the role of the awkward homeless Edvige in Vittorio De Sica's neorealist fantasy-comedy Miracle in Milan.[3] Her screen debut had come in that same year in Streets of Sorrow.[2]

One year later she got an equally important role, the newlywed dreamer Wanda in Federico Fellini's The White Sheik.[3] Despite the popularity gained with her early roles, her career continued mainly in B-movies, in which she was sometimes credited as Barbara Hudson. She was also active in television dramas. Her sister, Mariolina, was also an actress.[3]


On 21 February 2017, Brunella Bovo died in Rome, aged 84.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. "E' scomparsa Brunella Bovo, sognatrice de „Lo sceicco bianco": viveva a Passo Corese". Corriere di Rieti (in Italian). Gruppo Corriere S.r.l. 21 February 2017.
  2. "Brunella Bovo, 84". Classic Images (509): 38. November 2017.
  3. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano – Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.

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