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Anna Arena

(19 May 1919 – 21 Jesolo, Quiliano, August 1974)

 

He made his debut, still very young, as a theater actress in local companies, in 1941 thanks to an alert of the magazine Cinema made his entrance in the cinema, playing a small part in There is a ghost in Castle, a comic character-sentimental movie, filmed in 1941 directed by Giorgio Simonelli. Despite participates in a number of films, remains an actress of the second floor, with minor bit parts. The actor Maurizio Arena (Maurizio di Lorenzo) chose this pseudonym in tribute to the actress, who was romantically linked despite the age difference.

 

Filmography

 

1942/ Is there a ghost in the Castle, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

1942/ Farewell, directed by Ferruccio Cerio

1942/ Benghazi, directed by Augusto Genina

1942/ Don Giovanni, Dino Falconi

1942/ Jealousy, directed by Ferdinando Maria Poggioli

1943/ Senza una donna, directed by Alfredo Guarini

1944/ Airport, directed by Piero Costa

1945/ Carmen, directed by Christian-Jaque

1948/ Ghosts of the sea, by Francesco De Robertis

1950/ 47 morto che parla, directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia

1951/ Holidays with gangsters, directed by Dino Risi

1951/ Beauties in Carpi, directed by Adelchi Bianchi

1951/ Wishes and sons, directed by Giorgio Simonelli

1951/ Quo Vadis, directed by Mervyn LeRoy

1952/ È arrivato l'accordatore, directed by Duilio Coletti

1952/ The mark of Zorro, directed by Mario Soldati

1953/ Siamo tutti inquilini, directed by Mario Soldati

1953/ Songs for two voices

1953/ The Wolf, directed by Alberto Lattuada

1954/ Yours for life, directed by Sergio Grieco

1954/ The fisherman from Posillipo, directed by Giorgio Capitani

1954Ghetto orphan, directed by Carlo Campogalliani

1954/ La nave delle donne maledette, directed by Raffaello Matarazzo

1954/ Male, directed by Marc Allègret

1954/ Knights of the illusion, directed by Marc Allegret

1954/ In love we let down in two, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi

1954/ Bread, love and jealousy, directed by Luigi Comencini

1955/ La rossa, directed by Luigi Capuano

1959/ The law, directed by Jules Dassin

1959/ The scimitar del Saraceno, directed by Pappu

1960/ Il Bell'Antonio, directed by Mauro Bolognini

1961/ The adventures of Mary Read, directed by Umberto Lenzi

1964/ Sansone contro il corsaro nero, directed by Luigi Capuano

1964/ Hercules against Rome, directed by Piero Pierotti