Marina Berti

Elena Maureen Bertolino, known as Marina Berti, (29 September 1924 – 29 October 2002) was an Italian film actress. She was born in London from an Italian father and an English mother.[2]

Marina Berti
Marina Berti in 1951
Born
Elena Maureen Bertolino

(1924-09-29)29 September 1924
London, England
Died29 October 2002(2002-10-29) (aged 78)[1]
Rome, Italy
Resting placeCimitero Flaminio, Rome
NationalityItalian
Years active1941–2002
Spouse(s)
Claudio Gora (m. 19441998)
(his death) (5 children)
ChildrenCarlo Giordana
Andrea Giordana
Marina Giordana
Luca Giordana
Cristina Giordana

Her first screen appearance was in the Anna Magnani film, La Fuggitiva in 1941. She appeared mainly in small roles and in the occasional leading role in nearly 100 films both Italian and American. Her appearances include Quo Vadis (1951), Abdulla the Great (1955), Ben Hur (1959), Cleopatra (1963), If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974), Night Train Murders (1975), and the TV miniseries' Moses the Lawgiver (1975) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977). Her last film appearance was in the Costa-Gavras film Amen. in 2002.

Berti died in 2002 in a Rome hospital after a long illness.

Selected filmography

She was married to the Italian actor Claudio Gora from 1944 until his death in 1998. She was the mother of actor Andrea Giordana and actress Marina Giordana.

References

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