Halina Zalewska

Halina Zalewska (1940 - 19 August 1976) was a Swiss-born Italian actress.

Halina Zalewska
Zalewska (left) with actress Anna Miserocchi, 1970.
Died19 August 1976 (age 36)

Life and career

Born in Switzerland,[1] Zalewska was the daughter of a Polish noblewoman and an Italian businessman.[2] She spent her childhood in Alassio, her father's birthplace.[2] Her career was launched by winning the beauty pageant Miss Muretto in 1958.[2] She was very active in genre films, mainly Spaghetti Westerns, peplum and Eurospy films, but her career include also a few art films, including a minor role in Luchino Visconti's The Leopard.[2]

Zalewska accidentally died in a fire in 1976, aged 36 years old.[2][3] She was the half-sister of actress Ely Galleani.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. m. f. (11 August 1958). "Eletta miss Muretto ad Alassio una signorina svizzera di 18 anni". La Stampa (190).
  2. Redazione (21 August 1976). "Alassio ricorda una bella ragazza "che aveva voglia di fare l'attrice"". La Stampa (180).
  3. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Le attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.

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