Catherine Spaak

Catherine Spaak (born 3 April 1945) is a Belgian-French-Italian actress and singer.

Catherine Spaak
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Spaak in 2008
Born (1945-04-03) 3 April 1945 (age 76)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1959–2014
Spouse(s)
(m. 1963; div. 1971)

(m. 1972; div. 1978)

Daniel Rey
(m. 1993; div. 2010)

Vladimiro Tuselli
(m. 2013)
Children2

Personal lifeEdit

Catherine Spaak was born at Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine (Île-de-France).

Spaak married her current husband, Vladimiro Tusellie, in 2013.[1]

Film careerEdit

Spaak spent most of her career in Italy, where she became a teenage star. From age 15 to 18, Spaak was the lead actress in at least 12 movies. As an adult, she appeared in many comedies and a few dramas from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s. Most of them were for the Italian film industry, with some Hollywood or international productions. Among her most notable titles are Circle of Love (1964, directed by Roger Vadim), The Man, the Woman and the Money (1965, starring Marcello Mastroianni), The Incredible Army of Brancaleone (1966, written by Age & Scarpelli), Adultery Italian Style (1966), Hotel (1967), the sex comedy The Libertine (1969), Diary of a Telephone Operator (1969, with Claudia Cardinale), the drama The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971, written and directed by Dario Argento), the nunsploitation film Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973), the controversial My Darling Slave (1973), the western Take a Hard Ride (1975), Sunday Lovers (1980), Miele di donna (1981) and Alice (2010, written and directed by Oreste Crisostomi).

Singing careerEdit

 
Spaak in 1975

As a singer, Spaak was regarded by some as the Italian equivalent of French chanteuse Françoise Hardy, some of whose songs she recorded in 1963. She recorded under the label DET under the direction of Maestro Ezio Leoni, who previously produced Françoise Hardy.

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Degli Antoni, Piero (6 April 2014). "«Gli attori, che mascalzoni» La signora Spaak si racconta". La Nazione (in Italian): 29.

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