Edy Vessel

Edoarda Vesselovsky (born 8 March 1940), better known by her stage name Edy Vessel, Edi Vessel, or Edy Vesel, is an Italian actress and businesswoman.

Edy Vessel
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Edy Vessel in 1959
Edoarda Vesselovsky

(1940-03-08) 8 March 1940 (age 81)
Trieste, Italy
Years active1959-1963
Camillo Crociani
(m. 1970; died 1980)
  • Count Pierluigi Vitalini
ChildrenPrincess Camilla, Duchess of Castro


Vesselovsky was born in Trieste in 1940.[1][2] In her youth, she worked as a model in the local boutiques while attending school.[1] She landed a part as a chorus girl in a Wanda Osiris revue, where she was discovered by Mario Mattoli, who cast her in her debut film role in the 1959 film Guardatele ma non toccatele [Look, But Don't Touch].[1]

This was followed by a dozen films, culminating with a role in Fellini's .[1][2] After this film, Vessel abandoned her film career.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1965 Vessel started a relationship with Italian businessman Camillo Crociani; once he obtained the annulment of his first marriage from the Roman Rota, the couple married in 1970.[2] Heavily implicated in a bribery scandal involving Lockheed Corporation' s alleged bribery of government officials to induce the purchase of Lockheed planes, Crociani moved the whole family to Mexico. Upon Crociani's death in 1980, Vessel remarried to Count Pierluigi Vitalini and assumed control of Crociani's company Ciset (later to become Vitrociset), resulting in a court battle with Crociani's children from his first marriage.[3][4]



  1. ^ a b c d Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. pp. 365–366. ISBN 888440214X.
  2. ^ a b c d e. rz. (1 March 1976). "Quelle gambe di Edy "Finmeccanica"". Stampa Sera (50). p. 1.
  3. ^ Francesco Grignetti (13 October 1997). "Crociani, Dynasty al veleno". La Stampa (282). p. 11.
  4. ^ Valentina Calaciura (21 June 2001). "La dinasty dei Crociani I figli rinviati a giudizio". La Repubblica. p. 9. Retrieved 3 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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