Orchidea De Santis
Orchidea De Santis
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Orchidea De Santis is an Italian actress in cinema, theatre and television. Her films include Il Vizio di Famiglia directed by Mariano Laurenti, Per Amare Ofelia by Flavio Mogherini, Concerto per Pistola Solista by Michele Lupo, Colpo di Stato by Luciano Salce (1969) and Paolo il caldo by Marco Vicario (1973). She appeared briefly in Il Nero by Giovanni Vento (1965) and Una Macchia Rosa by Enzo Muzii (1970). Since the mid-1980s, her film work has declined in favor of other activities.
Her theater work includes comedies such as Morto un Papa se ne fa un Altro, Strega Roma and Chicchignola written by Ettore Petrolini, all of which were directed by Ghigo De Chiara and Fiorenzo Fiorentini.
De Santis appeared in Sottoveste by Castellacci e Ventimiglia and Love and Life by Mike Immordino. She wrote and acted in La Bambola Orchidea featuring the music of maestro Aldo Saitto, as well as Chicchignola with Mario Scaccia, and La cicogna si diverte by Carlo Alighero.
For the RAI radio, De Santis appeared in many roles, mainly in the serials Barocco a Roma and Racconto Italiano which were broadcast in the late 1970s. In the 1989 she began working in the international broadcasting department where she produced Notturno Italiano, AZ per gli Italiani all'Estero, Italia Canta, Itinerari Italiani, Facile Ascolto.
She was producer of the radio show L'Arca di Noè, and 13 episodes of Ciak si esegue. She also developed and produced a program about animals called L'Anello di Re Salomone. She is currently the director of, Due di Notte.
Outside of cinema and theater, she worked with the city government of Rome, organizing a review of 1970s Italian cinema called Italia (de)Genere.
- I due figli di Ringo (1966)
- How I Learned to Love Women (1966)
- Psychopath (1968)
- The Weekend Murders (1970)
- A Suitcase for a Corpse (1970)
- Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1971)
- Le calde notti del Decameron (1972)
- The Ribald Decameron (1972)
- Le mille e una notte all'italiana (1972)
- Devil in the Brain (1972)
- Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno (1974)
- Per amare Ofelia (1974)
- Charley's Nieces (1974)
- La nipote (1974)
- The Sensual Man (1974)
- Il vizio di famiglia (1975)
- L'ingenua (1975)
- Le dolci zie (1975)
- Una bella governante di colore (1976)
- La dottoressa sotto il lenzuolo (1976)
- L'appuntamento (1977)
- Tre sotto il lenzuolo (1980)
- Arrivano i gatti (1980)
- Close Friends (1992)