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Rada Rassimov in 1975
Rada Rassimov in Django the Bastard (1969)

Rada Rassimov (born Rada Đerasimović (Serbian Cyrillic: Рада Ђерасимовић) on 3 March 1941 in Trieste) is an Italian actress of Serb origin, who has appeared in film since the early 1960s and television since 1975.

Born to Serbian parents, Velimir and Vera Đerasimović (née Petrijević), she attended, along with her two brothers, the Serbian Jovan Miletić Grammar School in Trieste where her father was the dean and teacher since 1927. Later, she went to university and took acting classes with her brother Ivan in Rome. Her career was at its peak in the 1960s and 1970s although she has appeared in film as recently as 2003. She is perhaps best known in world cinema for her appearance in Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in 1966 in which she played the role of María, beaten by Lee Van Cleef's mercenary Angel Eyes.

Since 1975 she has worked predominantly on Italian television. She now lives in Paris.

Her brother Ivan Rassimov, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2003, was also an actor. She also had a younger brother, Milovan Djerasimović (1945-2012), a music professor in Trieste.

FilmographyEdit

  • Una tragedia americana (1962, TV Mini-Series) - La signora Brent
  • Sfida al re di Castiglia (1963) - Anna Coronel
  • I maniaci (1964) - Rosetta, the French Teacher (segment "Il week-end")
  • Per il gusto di uccidere (1966) - Isabelle
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - Maria
  • Massacre Mania (1967) - Nicole Bouvier
  • Non aspettare Django (1967) - Mary Foster
  • Toufan bar farase Petra (1968)
  • Gatling Gun (1968) - Mrs. Treble
  • Il seme dell'uomo (1969)
  • Django the Bastard (1969) - Alethea / Alida Murdok
  • The Seven Headed Lion (1970) - Marlene
  • Necropolis (1970)
  • The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) - Bianca Merusi
  • La grande scrofa nera (it) (1971) - Anita
  • A cuore freddo (1971) - Silvana0
  • Die rote Kapelle (1973, TV Mini-Series) - Margarete Barcza
  • Baron Blood (1972) - Christina Hoffmann
  • Stregoni di città (1973)
  • Kidnap (1974) - Marta
  • Grandeur nature (1974) - Isabelle
  • L'olandese scomparso (1974, TV mini-series) - Anne Magnolato
  • Il tempo dell'inizio (1974)
  • Witchcraft of the City (1974)
  • Un uomo curioso (1975, TV movie) - Contessa Luisa
  • Michel Strogoff (1975, TV mini-series) - Sangarre
  • Processo a Maria Tarnowska (1977, TV mini-series) - Maria Tarnowska
  • Hungarian Rhapsody (1979)
  • Allegro barbaro (1979)
  • Bel Ami (1979, TV Mini-Series) - Madeleine Forestier
  • Orient-Express (1982, TV mini-series) - Wanda
  • Mein Bruder und ich (1982, TV movie) - Elvira Fioretti
  • Quartetto Basileus (1983) - Madame Finkal
  • La freccia nel fianco (1983, TV Mini-Series)
  • Un caso d'incoscienza (1984, TV movie)
  • The Third Solution (1988)
  • Gli angeli del potere (1988, TV movie)
  • Lost Love (2003) - Clara Pasini (final film role)

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