Italian postcard by Ferrania. Photo: Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica. Beautiful Italian film star Silvana Mangano (1930-1989) is best remembered as the sexy rice picker in Bitter Rice (1949), and as Tadzio's elegant mother in Death in Venice (1971). For more postcards, a bio and clips check out our blog European Film Star Postcards or follow us at Tumblr.
German postcard by VEB Progress-Filmvertrieb, Berlin. Giovanna Ralli (born 1935) is an Italian actress, acting since 1942 in films such as Rossellini's films Il generale della Rovere (1959) and Era notte a Roma (1960), La monaca di Monza (Carmine Gallone (1962), and C'eravamo tanto amati (Ettore Scola 1974).
Italian postcard by B.F.F. Edit. (Casa Editore Ballerini & Fratini, Firenze), nr. 20910. Photo: Venturini. Italian actress Doris Duranti (1917-1995) was a major star of the Italian cinema of the late 1930's and early 1940's, and the main competitor of Clara Calamai. Duranti was also the lover a notorious fascist.
East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, no. 3194, 1968. Retail price: 0,20 MDN. Photo: Progress. Since 1942, Italian actress Giovanna Ralli (1935) appeared in more than 80 films and TV series and during her career she worked with some of the greatest directors of the Italian cinema such as Vittorio de Sica, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini and Ettore Scola. Twice she won the prestigious Nastri d'Argento award, including one for her supporting role in Scola’s classic…
German postcard by WS-Druck, Wanne-Eickel. Photo: Berolina / Constantin / Wesel. Beautiful and elegant Franca Parisi (1933) is an Italian actress who appeared in German and Italian films of the 1950s. During the 1960s she was mainly cast as a sexy but second rate Sophia Loren in low-budget Italian adventure and horror films. For more postcards, a bio and clips check out our blog European Film Star Postcards or follow us at Tumblr or Pinterest.
Italian postcard by B.F.F. Edit., no. 20750. Photo: Bragaglia. Strikingly beautiful actress Alida Valli (1921-2006) was Italy’s Sweetheart of the early 1940s. She fascinated audiences not only with her flawless porcelain face, her dark, voluptuous hair, and her green, expressive eyes but also with her ability to simultaneously hide and reveal a character's thoughts and emotions. In a career that spanned seven decades, she appeared in more than 110 films including such classics as The Third…