Rossella Falk in 1957
Rosa Antonia Falzacappa
10 November 1926
|Died||5 May 2013 (aged 86)|
|Height||5' 9¼" (1.76 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Nicola Tufari (?–1966) (his death)|
Gualtiero Giori (1976–1980) (divorced)
Life and careerEdit
Born in Rome as Rosa Antonia Falzacappa, Falk graduated from the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica in May 1948, a few months after having received the best new actress award at the World Youth Festival in Prague. In a few years she established herself as one of the more talented and requested Italian stage actress. In 1951 she started a long collaboration with the director Luchino Visconti with the role of Stella in an adaptation of the play A Streetcar Named Desire.
In 1954, after having worked at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, directed by Giorgio Strehler in La mascherata, Falk started, together with Giorgio De Lullo, Anna Maria Guarnieri, Romolo Valli and Umberto Orsini, the stage company "La compagnia dei giovani" with whom she achieved national and international success. Leaving the company in the 1970s, she continued her stage career working among others with Franco Zeffirelli, Gabriele Lavia, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi.
Less active in cinema, she is probably best known for her role in Federico Fellini's 8½, Falk was also active in television series and radio plays. Her last work was the 2009 stage play Est Ovest, in which she was directed by Cristina Comencini.
- Guarany (by Riccardo Freda) (1948)
- Angels of Darkness (by Giuseppe Amato) (1954) - Morena
- Vento del sud (by Franco Provenzale) (1960) - Deodata Macri
- 8½ (by Federico Fellini) (1964) - Rosella
- Made in Italy (by Nanni Loy) (1965) - Erminia, His Wife (segment "5 'La Famiglia', episode 2")
- Modesty Blaise (by Joseph Losey) (1966) - Mrs. Fothergill
- The Legend of Lylah Clare (by Robert Aldrich) (1968) - Rossella
- Run, Psycho, Run (by Brunello Rondi) (1968)
- May Morning (by Ugo Liberatore) (1970) - Mrs. Finley
- The Fifth Cord (by Luigi Bazzoni) (1971) - Sophia Bini
- Black Belly of the Tarantula (by Paolo Cavara) (1971) - Franca Valentino
- Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (by Umberto Lenzi) (1972) - Elena Marchi
- The Killer Is on the Phone (by Alberto De Martino) (1972) - Margaret Vervoort
- Days of Inspector Ambrosio (by Sergio Corbucci) (1988) - Moglie di Vittorio Borghi
- Love Story with Cramps (by Pino Quartullo) (1995) - Directrice agenzia
- Sleepless (by Dario Argento) (2001) - Laura de Fabritiis
- Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Le attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
- Rita Sala (6 May 2013). "Rossella Falk, ultima diva: "La Greta Garbo italiana"". Il Messaggero. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
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