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Sandra Milo (born 11 March 1933 in Tunis) is an Italian actress. She won a Silver Ribbon best supporting actress award for each of her roles in Federico Fellini's and Juliet of the Spirits.

Sandra Milo
Sandra Milo 1956.jpg
Born
Elena Salvatrice Greco[citation needed]

(1933-03-11) 11 March 1933 (age 86)
NationalityItalian
OccupationActress
Years active1955-present

CareerEdit

She made her film debut in 1955 alongside Alberto Sordi in The Bachelor. Her first major role came in 1959 thanks to the producer Moris Ergas, in General della Rovere, directed by Roberto Rossellini. She also appeared in his film, Vanina Vanini, but Rossellini's career was cut short after the film received harsh criticism at the Venice Festival.

After she got married, she retired from her acting career.

Until discovered by Fellini, Milo had mostly performed in comedies and melodramas. Although she was reluctant to make a comeback, Fellini convinced her to take on the role of the sexy, lightheaded mistress opposite Marcello Mastroianni in . The movie, which won universal acclaim, failed to change the public perception of her and although she was cast in Juliet of the Spirits, most of her following endeavors were second-rate films.

In the mid-1960s, Milo was hostess of a television program in Rome.[1]

She retired again from acting in 1968, only to make a second comeback in 1979. Her roles have shifted from that of the temptress to more stern middle-aged women.

In 2006-07 she toured Italy with the theatrical adaptation of 8 Women.

She married Moris Ergas with whom she had a daughter Deborah, and later married Ottavio De Lollis with whom she had two sons, Ciro and Azzurra.

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jackson, George H. (19 March 1966). "Behind the Scenes in Hollywood". The Kokomo Morning Times. Indiana, Kokomo. p. 11. Retrieved 25 August 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Tutto Totò - Premio Nobel". YouTube. Retrieved 8 November 2014.

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