Paola Borboni

Paola Borboni (1 January 1900 9 April 1995)[1] was an Italian stage and film actress whose career spanned nine decades of cinema.

Paola Borboni
Paola Borboni in Between Miracles (1971)
Born(1900-01-01)1 January 1900
Golese di Parma, Parma, Italy
Died9 April 1995(1995-04-09) (aged 95)
Years active1916–1994

Early life

Borboni was born on 1 January 1900 in Parma, Italy[1]


Borboni made her stage debut in 1916, beginning to take minor film roles soon afterwards.[2] She entered film in 1916 in the silent picture Jacobo Ortis directed by Giuseppe Sterni, and made over 80 film appearances between then and 1990.

Appearing in several silent films before 1921 she was absent from cinema for some 14 years during which time she made numerous stage appearances. She gained notoriety in 1925 when she appeared topless in a stage performance of Carlo Veneziani’s Alga Marina as a mermaid, exposing her breasts.[2][1] She returned to the silver screen in 1936 in the Mario Mattoli film L' Uomo che sorride.

She went on to appear in films such as the Carlo Lizzani-directed film Ai margini della metropoli in 1952 in which she appeared alongside the main cast of Massimo Girotti, Marina Berti and Giulietta Masina. Between 1936 and 1956 her career was at its peak and her roles gradually became less numerous in the decades that followed, making a final appearance in the Giorgio Mosa film Blue dolphin - l'avventura continua in 1990.


Borboni died of a stroke, aged 95, on 9 April 1995.[2]

Selected filmography

Notes and references

  1. "BORBONI, Paola in "Enciclopedia del Cinema"". (in Italian). Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. Rooney, David (26 June 1995). "PAOLA BORBONI". Variety. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
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