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

 

1954/ Ghetto 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