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Bellis Marina Hedman, also known as Marina Frajese, Marina Lotar and Marina Lothar (11 June 1941 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a retired Swedish pornographic and mainstream actress.

Marina Hedman
Born (1941-06-11) 11 June 1941 (age 77)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Occupation Actress


Life and careerEdit

Hedman, who had been a well-known model,[1] arrived in Italy as wife of an Italian journalist, Paolo Frajese, who in 1965 had gone to Sweden for a number of television reports.[1][2][3] In 1976 she made her film debut with a small uncredited role in Lucio Fulci's sex comedy La pretora (My Sister In Law), starring Edwige Fenech.[4] Later in 1976, she played a minor role in Emanuelle in America, appearing in her first hardcore scene.[4] Then Hedman also appeared in the RAI show Carosello[5] and posed for the Italian issue of Playboy Magazine.[6] In 1979 she played a major role in Joe D'Amato's Immagini di un convento ("Images in a Convent"), an adaptation of La Religieuse.[4]

Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hedman had supporting roles in mainstream films such as Primo Amore (1978) for Dino Risi and La città delle donne (City of Women) (1980) for Federico Fellini, as well as leading roles in pornographic cinema, in which she was considered one of the first Italian divas.[1][2][7][8] 1984 and 1985 were prolific years for her, playing in films named after her, such as Marina e la sua bestia (Marina and her beast).[4] She also played opposite John Holmes in the film The Devil in Mr. Holmes (1987).[4] She appeared in her last film in the early 90s.


Filmography (pornographic roles)Edit

  • Emanuelle in America (1976)
  • Albergo a ore (1981)
  • Apprendiste viziose (1985)
  • Adolescenti vogliose (1986)
  • Un bestiale triangolo erotico (1987)
  • Finalmente Marina (1991)


  1. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia, Fabio Melelli. Le straniere del nostro cinema. Gremese Editore, 2005. pp. 157–158. ISBN 8884403502. 
  2. ^ a b Andrea Di Quarto, Michele Giordano. Moana e le altre. Vent'anni di cinema porno in Italia. Gremese Editore, 1997. pp. 71–74. ISBN 8877420677. 
  3. ^ Paolo Lingua (28 August 1978). "Le Lady erano tante ma mancava l'Europa". La Stampa. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Marco Giusti. Dizionario dei film italiani stracult. Sperling & Kupfer, 1999. ISBN 8820029197. 
  5. ^ Marco Giusti. Il grande libro di Carosello: e adesso tutti a nanna. Sperling & Kupfer, 1995. ISBN 8820020807. 
  6. ^ Playboy Magazine, Italian issue. May 1977.
  7. ^ Paolo D'Agostini, Stefano Della Casa. Cinema italiano: annuario 1999-2000. Il Castoro, 2000. ISBN 8880331507. 
  8. ^ Fabio Giovannini, Antonio Tentori. Porn'Italia. Nuovi Equilibri, 2004. ISBN 8872267897. 

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