Zeudi Araya

(Dekemhare, 10 February 1951)

 

 

Daughter of a politician and grandson of an Ethiopian Ambassador in Rome, graduating in 1969 and that same year he was elected Miss Eritrea. A journey to Italy opened, almost by accident, the doors of the cinema.In 1972 the Araya starred in a commercial for coffee. The Director Luigi Scattini spotted her and chose to interpret his movie La Ragazza dalla Pelle di LunaAfter her marriage to film producer Franco Cristaldi passed to interpret medium cinema films, such as: Mr. Robinson, mostruosa storia d'amore e d ' adventures in Friday's role alongside Paul Village; Neapolitan mystery together with Marcello Mastroianni; My Darling with Johnny Dorelli, Renato Pozzetto and Sandra Milo. In the early 1990s the Araya withdraws from cinematic scenes. After her husband's death the Araya becomes an active part of the work of film production, producing several films for TV and cinema.

 

 

Filmography

 

1972/ La Ragazza dalla Pelle di Luna, directed by Luigi Scattini

 

1973/ Off-road Girl, directed by Luigi Scattini

 

1974/ Body, directed by Luigi Scattini

 

1974/ Prey, directed by Domenico Paolella

 

1975/ the sinner, directed by Pier Ludovico Pavoni

 

1976/ Mr. Robinson, mostruosa storia d'amore e for adventure, directed by Sergio Corbucci

 

1979/ Neapolitan mystery, directed by Sergio Corbucci

 

1979/ Tesoromio, directed by Giulio Paradisi

 

1983/ Paladins – Storia D'Armi e d'amori, directed by Giacomo Battiato

 

1987/ theDay Before, directed by Giuliano Montaldo

 

Executive Producer

 

1996/ Marching in the dark

 

2009/documentary FIlm Franco Cristaldi and his paradise