Eleonora Giorgi

Eleonora Giorgi (born 21 October 1953) is an Italian actress, screenwriter and film director.[1]

Eleonora Giorgi
Eleonora Giorgi 75.jpg
Eleonora Giorgi in 1975
Born (1953-10-21) 21 October 1953 (age 67)
NationalityItalian
OccupationActress, film director, film producer, screenwriter
Years active1971-present

BiographyEdit

Giorgi was born in Rome. Her father was of Italian and English origin.[2] Her mother was of Italian and Hungarian origin.[2][3][4]

She made her film debut in a minor role in Paolo Cavara's horror film Black Belly of the Tarantula (1970) and subsequently appeared in nearly fifty films, mostly in prominent roles. Domenico Paolella's Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973), an important nunsploitation, marked her film debut, at age eighteen. She then took part in Il bacio (The kiss), a fantasy drama directed by Mario Lanfranchi, and in erotic comedies such as Salvatore Samperi's La sbandata (1974), in which she plays near Domenico Modugno and Luciana Paluzzi, Luciano Salce's Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno (1974), Pasquale Festa Campanile's Conviene far bene l'amore (U.S. title: Love and Energy) (1975) and Gianluigi Calderone's Appassionata, that definitively gaine her the public acclaim.

 
Eleonora Giorgi in Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973)

Roles in movies like Franco Brusati's To Forget Venice[1] (1979), Dario Argento's Inferno (1980), Nino Manfredi's Nudo di donna (1981), and Liliana Cavani's Beyond Obsession (1982) are some of her most known and remarkable dramatic performances but in the beginning of the eighties, Giorgi decides to rejoin comedy. She's near Adriano Celentano in Mani di fata and Grand hotel excelsior; for her performance in Carlo Verdone's Borotalco (1982), she won the Nastro d'Argento award and David di Donatello award for Best Actress.

In 2003, Giorgi wrote and directed her first film Uomini & donne, amori & bugie (U.S. title: Love, Lies, Kids... & Dogs), with Ornella Muti.

FilmographyEdit

 
Giorgi (left) with main cast of La sbandata, directed by Salvatore Samperi (1974)

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Eleonora Giorgi confessa: 'Ero dipendente dall'eroina, ora sto pensando di rinchiudermi in un convento'" [Eleonora Giorgi admits: "I was addicted to heroin, now I'm thinking about entering a convent"]. The Huffington Post (in Italian). 29 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Guardo Roma come una straniera" [I look at Rome like a foreigner]. Il Tempo (in Italian). 1 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Lucca: Eleonora Giorgi presenta il suo libro dal titolo "Nei panni di un'altra" (Mondadori Electa)" [Lucca: Eleonora Giorgi presents her book titled "Nei panni di un'altra"]. Culturia channel (in Italian). Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  4. ^ "GIORGI Eleonora - biografia". Cinquantamila giorni - Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 26 March 2014. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Eleonora Giorgi at Wikimedia Commons