Nike Arrighi (born March 9, 1947) is a French visual artist and former actress, known for roles in several European horror and art house films in the 1960s and 1970s in addition to work in television. She was raised in the Vaucluse neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, her family having moved there because her father was the Italian consul. He died when she was young.
|Other names||Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese, Nikki Arrighi, Niké Arrighi|
|Occupation||Actress, Visual artist|
|Years active||1966–1974 (as actress)|
|Known for||The Devil Rides Out, Day for Night, Women in Love|
She began her professional career as a fashion model in Paris, then moved to London where she studied art at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After a ten-year career in film and television she retired in the early 1970s to return to art which she had studied as a young woman. Specializing in copperplate etching and oil painting, in 1976, she won First Prize for Graphic Art at the Hong Kong Art Biennial.
In 1977 she married Prince Paolo Borghese. They lived in Hong Kong where he was an engineer before moving to Italy in 1984, where she still resides at Palazzo Borghese in Artena. Her husband was deceased in 1999. They had one daughter Flavia.
|1967||Many Happy Returns||Gypsy Girl||Episode: The Prisoner|
|1967||The Gentle Libertine||Aimee / Mitsou|
|1968||Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River||Portuguese Waitress|
|1968||The Devil Rides Out||Tanith Carlisle||(AKA The Devil's Bride)|
|1969||Women in Love||Contessa|
|1971||Countess Dracula||Gypsy Girl|
|1971||Sunday Bloody Sunday||Party Guest #5|
|1971||A Season in Hell|
|1972||Trois milliards sans ascenseur||Minouche|
|1973||Day for Night||Odile, la maquilleuse|
|1973||The Last Train||Monique Maroyeur|
|1974||The Perfume of the Lady in Black||Orchidea|
|1974||Stavisky||Edith Boréal||(final film role)|
- Cilento, Jeanne-Marie (September 22, 2014). "10 Question Column: Artist Princess Niké Arrighi Borghese". Design and Art Magazine. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0037316/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm IMDB[unreliable source?]
- http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/5963%7C117610/Nike-Arrighi/filmography.html TCM bio
- Shetty, Deepika (October 1, 2014). "Glamour girl turned artist". Asia One Woman. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd . The Strait Times. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
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