Marcella Michelangeli

Marcella Michelangeli (born 28 January 1943) is an Italian former actress and singer.

Marcella Michelangeli
Marcella Gherardi

(1943-01-28) 28 January 1943
Uscio, Genoa


Born Marcella Gherardi in Uscio, Genoa, she won several beauty contests at a young age, including Miss Liguria.[1] While a student at the School of Fine Arts, she attended the drama school of the Piccolo Teatro Duse in Genoa and acted on stage with Dario Fo.[1] In the second half of the 1960s she moved to Rome, where she briefly had a career as a pop singer, recording several singles with the stage name Marcella.[1]

Michelangeli made her film debut in 1967, alternating art films and low profile genre works.[1][2] She was also active on television, where she is probably best known for the role of Oriana Fallaci in the Giuseppe Ferrara's RAI TV-movie Panagulis Vive.[1][2] After fifteen years of intense activity, she retired from showbusiness in the early 1980s.[1][2]

She has a son with the actor Lou Castel.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
  2. Fabio Secchi Frau. "Marcella Michelangeli, Il viso di Oriana". MyMovies. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
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