Leonora Ruffo

Leonora Ruffo (13 January 1935 - 25 May 2007) was an Italian film actress.

Leonora Ruffo
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Bruna Bovi

(1935-01-13)13 January 1935
Died28 May 2007(2007-05-28) (aged 72)


Born in Rome as Bruna Bovi, the daughter of Angelo Bovi, basketball coach of Ginnastica Roma, Italian Championship pluri-winner. Ruffo failed to star the main roles in Cielo sulla palude by Augusto Genina and Tomorrow Is Another Day by Léonide Moguy for the opposition of her family, then she eventually debuted in 1951 in Gli amanti di Ravello by Francesco De Robertis.[1]

She was almost entirely active in peplum and adventure films; among the exceptions, the role of the sensible Sandra Rubini in Federico Fellini's I Vitelloni.[1]

She retired from acting in the late 1960s.[1]

Ruffo also starred in a number of fotoromanzi, being usually credited as Bruna Falchi or with the stage name Ingrid Swenson.[1] She was married with Italian producer Ermanno Curti, two sons Stefano and Gianluca, aunt of Claudia Mori.

Selected filmographyEdit

Ruffo with Alberto Sordi in Il vedovo (1959)


  1. ^ a b c d Roberto Chiti. Dizionario del cinema italiano - Le Attrici. Gremese, 1999. ISBN 8877423420.

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