Marina Malfatti, Italian actress, Died at 76

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Marina Malfatti was born on April 25, 1940, in Florence and died on June 8, 2016.

She was an Italian actress.

She moved to Paris at the age of 17 where she attended the Cours d’Art Dramatique, the drama school founded by René Simon.

After two years, she returned to Italy, Marina Malfatti obtained a scholarship for the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and started appearing in films and on stage with some small parts.

Marina Malfatti theater career was launched by Arnoldo Foà who chose her as his co-star in the play Two for the Seesaw by William Gibson.

Hence Malfatti started a career filled with both brilliant and dramatic roles.

In the 1970s, she was an icon of Italian horror films, especially of demonic background.

During the 1980s, her career focused on theatre, and in 1986 Alberto Moravia wrote specifically for her the drama La cintura.

During 1990, Marina Malfatti began a critically acclaimed collaboration with the stage director Luigi Squarzina.

Marina Malfatti was married to the diplomat Umberto La Rocca.

Marina Malfatti passed away at 76 yrs old.

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