Nicoletta Machiavelli, Italian actress, Died at 71

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Nicoletta Machiavelli was born on August 1,1944, and died on November 15, 2015.

Also known as Nicoletta Rangoni Machiavelli and Nicoletta Macchiavelli, she was an Italian film actress.

The daughter of a Florentine father and of an American mother, Machiavelli was a descendant of the philosopher and author Niccolo Machiavelli.

Following an audition for the role of Eva in John Huston’s The Bible: In the Beginning…, Nicoletta was noted by the producer Dino De Laurentiis, who put her under contract for seven years, a contract she eventually broke after three years.

Nicoletta first role was Ugo Tognazzi’s wife in A Question of Honour, and following a few comedies, her early career was characterized by genre films, mainly Spaghetti Western, notably Sergio Corbucci’s Navajo Joe.

Starting from the late 1960s Machiavelli started appearing in more ambitious art films, working with Hans-Jurgen Syberberg, Pietro Germi, Dino Risi, Sergio Citti, Andrzej Zuławski, Liliana Cavani among others.

In 1984, Nicoletta became a disciple of Osho and retired from show business.

Nicoletta eventually moved to Seattle, where she passed away due to a disease on 15 November 2015, aged 71.


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