Scilla Gabel

Scilla Gabel (born Gianfranca Gabellini; 4 January 1938) is an Italian film, television and stage actress. She appeared in 50 films between 1954 and 1982.

Scilla Gabel
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Gabel in 1959
Gianfranca Gabellini

(1938-01-04) 4 January 1938 (age 84)
Rimini, Italy
Years active1954–1982
(m. 1968)

Gabel was born in Rimini, Italy. She entered the cinema industry as Sophia Loren's body double. Between 1957 and 1967 she appeared, often as the female lead actress, in dozens of films, but failed to emerge because of the stereotyped roles.[1] Starting from late sixties she focused her activity on stage and television, in which she found most significant roles and critical appreciation.[1]

In 1999, Gabel’s 87 year-old father was stabbed five times in the chest by a female tenant in his villa when she refused to vacate the premises. He died soon afterwards.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano, Le Attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
  2. ^ "Cinque pugnalate per uno sfratto" (in Italian). 5 May 1999. Retrieved 3 December 2019.

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