Mariangela Melato

Actor
A forceful blonde actress who never crossed over to great success with American audiences, Mariangela Melato earned great praise and popularity in her native Italy for standout performances in a number of films. She ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1941 in Milan, Lombardy, IT

Filmography

Actor (37)

L'Amore Ritorna 2004 (Movie)

Federica (Actor)

L' Amore Probabilmente 2000 (Movie)

Acting Teacher (Actor)

Dirty Linen 1999 (Movie)

Cinzia Cimin (Actor)

Un Uomo perbene 1998 (Movie)

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Love and Anarchy 1990 (Movie)

Salome (Actor)

Dancers 1987 (Movie)

The Contessa (Actor)

My Dearest Son 1984 (Movie)

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Segreti Segreti 1983 (Movie)

Juge (Actor)

The Windbreaker 1982 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

Aiutami a sognare 1981 (Movie)

Francesca (Actor)

Bello Mio Bellezza Mia 1981 (Movie)

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Domani Si Balla 1981 (Movie)

Mariangela (Actor)

Il Buon Soldato 1981 (Movie)

Marta (Actor)

So Fine 1981 (Movie)

Lira (Actor)

Flash Gordon 1980 (Movie)

Kala (Actor)

Oggetti Smarriti 1979 (Movie)

Marta (Actor)

I Giorni Cantati 1978 (Movie)

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To Forget Venice 1978 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Il Gatto 1977 (Movie)

Ofelia (Actor)

The Beach House 1976 (Movie)

Client (Actor)

Caro Michele 1975 (Movie)

Mara (Actor)

Moses -- the Lawgiver 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

One Way or Another 1975 (Movie)

Giacinta (Actor)

Attenti al Buffone 1974 (Movie)

Giulia (Actor)

L' Arbre de Guernica 1974 (Movie)

Vandale (Actor)

La Poliziotta 1973 (Movie)

Gianna Abastanza (Actor)

The Nada Gang 1973 (Movie)

Cash (Actor)

Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzuro mare d'Agosto 1973 (Movie)

Raffaella Lanzetti (Actor)

Par le sang des autres 1972 (Movie)

Maryse (Actor)

La Classe Operaia Va In Paradise 1971 (Movie)

Lidia (Actor)

La Polizia Ringrazia 1971 (Movie)

Newspaper Woman (Actor)

Mimi Metallurgico Ferito Nell 'Onore 1971 (Movie)

Flore (Actor)

We'll Call Him Andrea 1971 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Grazia Ricevuta, Per 1970 (Movie)

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Il Generale Dorme in Piedi 1970 (Movie)

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L' Invasion 1970 (Movie)

Valentina (Actor)

Biography

A forceful blonde actress who never crossed over to great success with American audiences, Mariangela Melato earned great praise and popularity in her native Italy for standout performances in a number of films. She made a name for herself in the '60s on the Italian stage before her feature debut in Pupi Avati's 1970 film "Thomas and the Bewitched". Other roles in films by notable directors immediately followed, including movies by Nino Manfredi, Elio Petri, and Vittorio De Sica. With the success of 1972's "The Seduction of Mimi", Melato began a substantial collaboration with filmmaker Lina Wertmüller and co-star Giancarlo Giannini that would include three more pictures, including "Swept Away", a dramatic comedy exploring class warfare (and the basis for a 2002 dud remake featuring Madonna). Melato's attempts to break through in America with the science fiction adventure "Flash Gordon" and the possibly more outlandish comedy about bottomless pants, "So Fine", were unsuccessful. Still, she continued to work regularly in Italy, including another feature with Wertmüller, the extravagantly titled "Summer Night, with Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil". She slowed her output in the '90s, while continuing to perform on stage and in the occasional film.

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