Malisa Longo

Malisa Longo (born 13 July 1950) is an Italian actress, model and writer.

Malisa Longo
Maria Luisa Longo

(1950-07-13) 13 July 1950 (age 70)
Venice, Italy
Spouse(s)Riccardo Billi

Life and careerEdit

Born Maria Luisa Longo in Venice, at young age Longo moved to Rome where she started a career as a model; she entered the Miss Italia beauty contest, winning the Miss Cinema and the Miss Lazio titles.[1] After having appeared in a number of commercials, Longo made her acting debut in 1968, in the Antonio Margheriti's giallo film The Young, the Evil, and the Savage. She then appeared in a number of films, sometimes in main roles,[2] and was especially active in the Nazisploitation and commedia sexy all'italiana genres.[2]

She is perhaps most famous worldwide for her cameo early in Bruce Lee's film Way of the Dragon.

Longo retired from acting in 1997. In 2000 she debuted as a writer with the novel Così come sono, and her works include poetries (Il cantico del corpo) and essays (Aggiungi un seggio a tavola).[3]

Longo was married to film producer Riccardo Billi and resides in Chicago, Illinois.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Fioretta Metz, Edmondo Mondi. La più bella sei tu. Edizioni dell'Ulisse, 1994.
  2. ^ a b Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano - Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
  3. ^ Paolo Navarro Dina (28 April 2002). "Malisa, da sexy star a poetessa erotica". Il Gazzettino. p. 3.
  4. ^ Riccardo Billi (producer) at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "La guerra dei robot (1978)" (in Italian). Archivo del Cinema Italiano. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  6. ^ Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 1476662916.

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