Gabriella Giorgelli

Gabriella Giorgelli (born 29 July 1941) is an Italian film and television actress. She appeared in more than 70 films between 1960 and 1998.

Gabriella Giorgelli
Gabriella Giorgelli, 1973
Born (1941-07-29) 29 July 1941
Carrara, Italy
OccupationActress
Years active1960-1999

Biography

Early life

Born in Fossola, a frazione of Carrara, Giorgelli was the daughter of a businessman in the marble industry and a housewife.[1] As a child her parents split and she moved to Castelpoggio, another Carrara's frazione and her mother's birthplace.[1] Because of her mother's economic difficulties, at ten years old Giorgelli was entrusted to the college of the Sisters of Capulet, in Carrara.[1] At fifteen years old she started to work, including as a pizza chef and a bartender.[1]

Career

Giorgelli made her film debut in 1960, in a very minor role in Luigi Comencini's Everybody Go Home.[2]

After winning several local and regional beauty contests,[1] in 1961 she was among the finalists of Miss Italia, and thanks to her participation to the popular beauty pageant she started to attract a significant media attention, that allowed her to get more weighty film roles.[1][2]

After appearing in several art films, in the late 1960s Giorgelli landed some leading roles in B-movies, mainly consisting of Spaghetti Westerns and Commedia sexy all'italiana films spoofing Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Decameron, that she alternated with supporting roles in more prestigious and high-profile productions.[1][2] She was also active in a number of series and TV-movies.[2]

Giorgelli also appeared in many photo comics including Sadistik and is interviewed in the documentary film The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal.

Selected filmography

References

  1. "L'amarcord di Gabriella Da Carrara a Cinecittà, la carriera di un'attrice". Il Tirreno. 7 November 2000. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  2. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
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