Elsa Martinelli

1935 - 2017

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Elsa Martinelli (born Elisa Tia; 30 January 1935 – 8 July 2017) was an Italian actress and fashion model. Described by The Guardian as a "versatile star of Hollywood’s international years whose work spanned romantic comedies, period epics and spaghetti westerns", she went on to star opposite Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Charlton Heston, and Anthony Quinn, be directed by André De Toth, Vittorio De Sica, Howard Hawks and Orson Welles on both sides of the Atlantic. At her peak from the late 1950s into the late 1960s she was a rival of top "Hollywood Italian imports" Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida and Claudia Cardinale. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elsa Martinelli has received more than 830,402 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Elsa Martinelli is the 801st most popular actor (up from 879th in 2019), the 1,338th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,403rd in 2019) and the 38th most popular Italian Actor.

Elsa Martinelli is most famous for her role in the 1968 film "The Professionals," which was directed by Sergio Leone.

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Among actors, Elsa Martinelli ranks 801 out of 13,578Before her are Erika Mann, Türkan Şoray, Rene Russo, Pat Hitchcock, Bob Gunton, and Roberts Blossom. After her are Carroll Baker, George Takei, Brooke Shields, James Garner, Elliott Gould, and Walter Brennan.

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Among people born in 1935, Elsa Martinelli ranks 64Before her are John G. Avildsen, Forough Farrokhzad, Udo Lattek, Lorenzo Bandini, Wim Duisenberg, and Pranab Mukherjee. After her are Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Akira Kitaguchi, Brian Clough, Ken Kesey, Roger B. Chaffee, and António Ramalho Eanes. Among people deceased in 2017, Elsa Martinelli ranks 76Before her are Adam West, John G. Avildsen, Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Georges Prêtre, Abdul Halim of Kedah, and Kim Jong-nam. After her are Zhou Youguang, Ljubiša Samardžić, Chris Cornell, Karl-Otto Apel, Michael Nyqvist, and Anita Pallenberg.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Elsa Martinelli ranks 1,338 out of 5,161Before her are Louis V, Duke of Bavaria (1315), Beppe Grillo (1948), Enrico Berlinguer (1922), Gerolamo Emiliani (1486), Joe D'Amato (1936), and Giorgio Parisi (1948). After her are Maurus Servius Honoratus (363), Paula of Rome (347), Fede Galizia (1578), Piero Ferrari (1945), Lucifer of Cagliari (201), and Antipope Innocent III (1150).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Elsa Martinelli ranks 38Before her are Raf Vallone (1916), Marisa Pavan (1932), Daniela Bianchi (1942), Ugo Tognazzi (1922), Adolfo Celi (1922), and Rodolfo Gucci (1912). After her are Gabriele Ferzetti (1925), Amy Adams (1974), Anita Pallenberg (1942), Lea Massari (1933), Gino Cervi (1901), and Paolo Villaggio (1932).

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