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José Greci (10 January 1941 – 1 June 2017) was an Italian film, television and stage actress.

José Greci
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Born (1941-01-10)10 January 1941
Ferrara, Italy
Died 1 June 2017(2017-06-01) (aged 76)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1958-1974


Life and careerEdit

Born in Ferrara as Giuseppina Greci, the daughter of the journalist and television writer Luigi. In 1956 at just fifteen years old Greci enrolled at the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art; after two years she left the Academy to debut on stage.[1]

Greci made her film debut in 1959, playing the Virgin Mary in William Wyler's Ben-Hur.[1][2] From then she started appearing in dozens of genre films, soon becoming one of the most prolific actresses in 1960s Italian cinema, particularly becoming a star in the sword-and-sandal and eurospy genres.[1] Also active on television, she gradually abandoned her career during the seventies.[1] She died in Rome, Italy on 1 June 2017, aged 76.[3]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X. 
  2. ^ "Girotondo di José Greci". Stampa Sera (73). 26 March 1959. p. 8. 
  3. ^ B., Tom (2 June 2017). "RIP José Greci". Western Boot Hill. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 

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