Eleonora Ricci (19 July 1924 – 16 April 1976) was an Italian actress.[1]

Nora Ricci
Eleonora Ricci

19 July 1924 (1924-07-19)
Viareggio, Italy
Died16 April 1976 (1976-04-17) (aged 51)
Rome, Italy
Years active1951–1974
(m. 1944; div. 1952)
ChildrenPaola Gassman
Parent(s)Renzo Ricci
Margherita Bagni
RelativesErmete Zacconi (step-grandfather)
Ines Cristina (grandmother)
Ambrogio Bagni (grandfather)
Olinto Cristina (great-uncle)

Life and career Edit

Born in Viareggio, Tuscany, Ricci was the daughter of actors Renzo Ricci and Margherita Bagni. Ermete Zacconi was her mother's stepfather.[2] At 17 years old, she moved to Rome to enroll in the Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she met Vittorio Gassman, who became her husband in 1944 and from whom she separated shortly after the birth of her only child, actress Paola Gassman (born June 1945), divorcing Vittorio in 1952 so he could marry Shelley Winters.[2]

Ricci made her professional debut in 1943, in the theatrical company led by Laura Adani.[2] During her career she was active on stage, radio, television and in films, notably working with Luchino Visconti, Pietro Germi, Liliana Cavani.[2] She died after a long illness, aged 51.[3]

Filmography Edit

Films and television
Year Title Role Notes
1951 Bellissima La Stiratrice
1954 The Doctor of the Mad Rosina
1955 Motivo in maschera Unknown
1955 Eighteen Years Old College assistant Cameo appearance
1961 A Very Private Affair Nora Uncredited
1962 The Shortest Day Train attendant Cameo appearance
1964 Giuseppe Verdi Unknown
1966 The Birds, the Bees and the Italians Gilda Bisigato
1967 The Witches Secretary Segment: "Strega bruciata viva"
1967 La fiera della vanità Mrs. O'Dowd Episode "3" and "4"
1968 The Libertine Mimmi's mother
1969 Metti, una sera a cena First Actress
1969 The Damned The Governess
1970 FBI – Francesco Bertolazzi investigatore Princess Ippolita Episode: "Ulisse's Return"
1971 Come un uragano Kitty Ryan Miniseries
1971 Roma Bene Donna Serena
1971 Death in Venice The Governess
1972 Sorelle Materassi Giselda Miniseries
1973 Ludwig Countess Ida Ferenczy
1974 Il commissario De Vincenzi Madame Firmino Episode: "Il mistero delle tre orchidee"
1974 The Night Porter Mrs. Holler
1974 Il mondo di Alice The Chef
1974 Anna Karenina Lidia Ivanovna Miniseries
Year Title Role Place
2 October 1945 La macchina da scrivere The Post Lady Teatro Eliseo, Rome

References Edit

  1. ^ "Nora Ricci". unifrance.org. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Le attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
  3. ^ "A Roma i funerali di Nora Ricci". La Stampa. No. 92. 20 April 1976.

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