Dori Dorika ( 1 October 1913 – 1 January 1996) was a Russian-born Italian actress. She was sometimes credited as Dory Dorika.

Dori Dorika
Dorotea Massa

(1913-10-01)1 October 1913
Died1 January 1996(1996-01-01) (aged 82)

Life and careerEdit

Born Dorotea Massa in Odessa, the daughter of a Russian mother and a Neapolitan father, she moved in Milan at very young age, and started her career on stage, in operettas and revues.[1] She got a large popularity in the musical comedy theatre, notably thanks to Un paio d’ali, whose film adaptation marked her debut on the big screen.[1] From then she started an intense film career as a character actress, usually cast in humorous roles.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1957 Rascel-Fifì Donna francese al Rascel la Nuit
1958 Angel in a Taxi La moglie del fornaio
1958 Move and I'll Shoot Augusta
1959 Men and Noblemen Olga Uncredited
1959 Juke box urli d'amore Franchina
1960 The Dam on the Yellow River Mamie
1960 Gentlemen Are Born Adelina Maniglia
1960 My Friend, Dr. Jekyll Yvonne Trelati Norcia
1960 Fountain of Trevi La sora Nannina
1960 The Passionate Thief Milena
1960 Anônimas Cocottes
1960 Ferragosto in bikini La moglie del bagnante paesano
1961 Bellezze sulla spiaggia Mimma De Matteis
1961 Scandali al mare Eleonora De Lollis
1962 Toto's First Night Uncreidted
1962 Il medico delle donne The bespectacled Woman with a Fur Hat
1963 I soliti rapinatori a Milano Maria Tibiletti
1963 La donna degli altri è sempre più bella Invitata Uncredited
1965 Non son degno di te Mrs. Scannapieco
1972 White Sister Dorotea, the cook
1973 The Sensual Man Sister of Paolo
1975 Dracula in the Provinces Night club singer Uncredited
1976 Nick the Sting Minor Role Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano - Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.

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