Flora Carabella

Flora Carabella (26 February 1926 – 20 April 1999) was an Italian film, television and stage actress.

Flora Carabella
Flora Carabella in 1973
Born(1926-02-26)26 February 1926
Died20 April 1999(1999-04-20) (aged 73)
Marcello Mastroianni
(m. 1950; sep 1970)

Life and career

Born in Rome, the daughter of the composer Ezio, Carabella studied acting at the Silvio d’Amico Academy of Dramatic Arts and began working as an actress on stage, first with Orazio Costa and then in the company of Luchino Visconti.[1][2] In 1950 she married Marcello Mastroianni, from whom she never filed for divorce, in spite of Mastroianni's well-known romantic relationships.[1][2] They had a daughter, Barbara. In 1976 Carabella reportedly offered to adopt her estranged husband's daughter by Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, whose parents' careers were demanding.[3] Carabella's intermittent career includes films by Roberto Rossellini, Lina Wertmüller and Sergio Citti.[1] She died in 1999, aged 73, of a bone tumor.[1][2]

Partial filmography


  1. Fusco, Maria Pia (21 April 1999). "E' morta Flora Mastroianni". La Repubblica. p. 45. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  2. Porro Maurizio, Grassi Giovanna (21 April 1999). "Addio Flora, signora Mastroianni". Corriere della Sera. p. 37. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. Robin Adams Sloan (25 September 1976). Mary Hemingway Keeps In Touch. St. Petersburg Independent.
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