Eleonora Giorgi in 1975
|Occupation||Actress, film director, film producer, screenwriter|
Giorgi was born in Rome. She has English and Hungarian origins. With a double status of cult actress and praised, mainstream diva, she has been one of the most popular actress in Italian language.
She made her film debut in a minor role in Paolo Cavara's horror film Black Belly of the Tarantula (1970) and subsequently appeared in nearly fifty films, mostly in prominent roles. Domenico Paolella's Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973), an important nunsploitation, marks her official eighteen years old-debut. Then she take part in Il bacio (The kiss), a fantasy drama directed by Mario Lanfranchi, and in erotic comedies such as Salvatore Samperi's La sbandata (1974), in which she plays near Domenico Modugno and Luciana Paluzzi, Luciano Salce's Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno (1974), Pasquale Festa Campanile's Conviene far bene l'amore (U.S. title: Love and Energy) (1975) and Gianluigi Calderone's Appassionata, that definitively gaine her the public acclaim.
Roles in movies like Franco Brusati's To Forget Venice (1979), Dario Argento's Inferno (1980), Nino Manfredi's Nudo di donna (1981), and Liliana Cavani's Beyond Obsession (1982) are some of her most known and remarkable dramatic performances but in the beginning of the eighties, Giorgi decides to rejoin comedy. She's near Adriano Celentano in Mani di fata and Grand hotel excelsior; for her performance in Carlo Verdone's Borotalco (1982), she won the Nastro d'Argento award and David di Donatello award for Best Actress.
In 2003, Giorgi wrote and directed her first film Uomini & donne, amori & bugie (U.S. title: Love, Lies, Kids... & Dogs), with Ornella Muti.
- Story of a cloistered nun, directed by Domenico Paolella (1973)
- Appassionata, directed by Gianluigi Calderone (1974)
- Il Bacio, directed by Mario Lanfranchi (1974)
- Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno, directed by Luciano Salce (1974)
- La sbandata, directed by Salvatore Samperi (1974)
- Conviene far bene l'amore, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile (1975)
- Cuore di cane,directed by Alberto Lattuada (1975)
- Young, Violent, Dangerous, directed by Romolo Guerrieri (1976)
- And Agnes Chose to Die, directed by Giuliano Montaldo (1976)
- L'ultima volta, directed by Aldo Lado (1976)
- Ready for Anything, directed by Giorgio Stegani (1977)
- A Spiral of Mist, directed by Eriprando Visconti (1977)
- Ca fait tilt, directed by Andrè Hunebelle (1977)
- Suggestionata, directed by Alfredo Rizzo (1978)
- Safari Rally, directed by Bitto Albertini (1978)
- To Forget Venice, directed by Franco Brusati (1979)
- A Man on His Knees, directed by Damiano Damiani (1979)
- Velvet Hands, directed by Castellano & Pipolo (1980)
- Inferno, directed by Dario Argento (1980)
- Mia moglie è una strega, directed by Castellano & Pipolo (1980)
- Portrait of a Woman, Nude, directed by Nino Manfredi (1981)
- Talcum Powder, directed by Carlo Verdone (1982)
- Beyond the Door, directed by Liliana Cavani (1982)
- Grand Hotel Excelsior, directed by Castellano & Pipolo (1983)
- Mani di fata, directed by Steno(1983)
- Sapore di mare 2 - Un anno dopo, directed by Bruno Cortini (1983)
- Vediamoci chiaro, directed by Luciano Salce (1984)
- Giovanni Senzapensieri, Marco Colli (1985)
- Compagni di scuola, Carlo Verdone (1988)
- Il volpone, directed by Maurizio Ponzi (1988)
- SoloMetro, directed by Marco Cucurnia (2007)
- My Father Jack (2016)
- Attesa e Cambiamenti (2016)
- "Quale appuntamento/Messaggio Personale" – Dischi Ricordi (1981)
- "Eleonora Giorgi confessa: "Ero dipendente dall'eroina, ora sto pensando di rinchiudermi in un convento"". The Huffington Post (in Italian). 29 September 2016.
- "Lucca: Eleonora Giorgi presenta il suo libro dal titolo "Nei panni di un'altra" (Mondadori Electa)". Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- Eleonora Giorgi corriere.it