Franca Tamantini

Franca Tamantini (24 August 1931 – 11 August 2014)[1][2] was an Italian film, television and stage actress.

Franca Tamantini
Born(1931-08-24)24 August 1931
Rome, Italy
Died11 August 2014(2014-08-11) (aged 82)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActress

Life and career

Born in Rome, since young age Tamantini studied piano, singing and classical dance at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.[3] In 1948 she was chosen by Luchino Visconti to play Olimpia in the stage drama Rosalinda o come vi piace, and one year later she made her film debut in Fernando Cerchio's Cenerentola, a musical adaptation of the Charles Perrault's fairy tale Cinderella.[3]

During her career Tamantini was often cast in operettas and musical comedies, both in the theater and in television.[3] In films, she was often cast in character roles, and she enjoyed a late success only at mature age, with the role of Miss Necchi in the Amici Miei film series.[1][3]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1946Biraghin
1949CenerentolaTisbe, stepsister of Cenerentola
1949Femmina incatenata
1950Toto Looks for a WifeLuisella
1950Figaro Here, Figaro ThereElsa
1951Tomorrow Is Another DayLola
1951Song of Spring
1951Revenge of the PiratesConchita
1951The Young CarusoCarragi - Soprano
1951I due derelittiColette
1951Trieste mia!
1951Auguri e figli maschi!Vinicio Paciottini's Lover
1952The City Stands TrialCarmela
1952The Queen of ShebaThe False Mother
1952Sunday HeroesAnnetta - the postcards seller
1952Una croce senza nome
1952La sonnambulaLisa
1952La favoritaInes
1953Frine, Courtesan of Orientschiava di Frine
1953Dieci canzoni d'amore da salvareGiovanna
1954La barriera della legge
1954Due soldi di felicitàAlba Dores, soubrette
1955Le vacanze del sor ClementeTamara
1955Sultana Safiyè
1956Rigoletto e la sua tragediaMaddalena
1957Un angelo è sceso a BrooklynAlfonso's Girlfriend
1961Pesci d'oro e bikini d'argento
1962The Police CommissionerMarisa
1962I motorizzatiRita
1963I terribili 7Moglie Del Tramviere
1975My FriendsCarmen
1981Help Me DreamTonina
1982All My Friends Part 2Carmen Necchi
1983Deadly CircuitSignora Comolli
1985Amici miei – Atto IIICarmen Necchi
1998The Second Wife

References

  1. "L'attrice che Wikipedia non vuole far morire". Il Venerdì di Repubblica (1384). 26 September 2014. p. 112. Retrieved 22 November 2014.(subscription required)
  2. Filippo Landini. "Franca Tamantini resuscita su Wikipedia". University of Ferrara. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. p. 348. ISBN 888440214X.

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