Fulvia Franco

Fulvia Franco (21 May 1931 15 May 1988) was an Italian actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder.

Life and career

Born in Trieste, the daughter of a businessman, Franco won the third edition of the Miss Italia beauty contest held in 1948 in Stresa.[1][2] As the winner, Franco was also awarded a small role in an upcoming movie, Totò al giro d'Italia, starring Totò, who was a member of the jury.[2] Thanks to the success of the film, Franco continued her film career, even appearing in leading roles; her most significant and critically appreciated role was the sensual widow in L’avventura di un soldato, the directorial debut of Nino Manfredi which was part of the anthology film L'amore difficile.[2]

Franco was married to the actor and boxer Tiberio Mitri for about twenty years, and she starred with him on several fotoromanzi.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. Fioretta Metz, Edmondo Mondi. La più bella sei tu. Edizioni dell'Ulisse, 1994.
  2. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
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