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Norma Bengell

Actress

Born - 21 February 1935, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died - 9 October 2013

Dark-haired, dark-haired Barzilian star, originally a singer, and supposedly the first actress to go full-frontal naked in films. In 1963, she married Italian actor Gabriele Tinti and relocated to Italy, where she made some of her more widely-seen films. In 1969, she divorced Tinti and moved back to Brazil. Making her debut in that country in The Sputnik Man (1959), she was subsequently seen in The Given Word (1962), Mafioso (1963), Planet of the Vampires (1965), Captain from Toledo (1965), Hellbenders (1967), OSS 117 Prend des Vacances (1969), The Murdered House (1971), Paranoia (1976), Tabu (1982), Running Out of Luck (1987) and Under One Roof (1993), her last, apart from the 2002 short Banquete. Often embroiled in controversy - she had a famous slanging match with US actress Ellen Burstyn when both were on a film festival jury - she died from lung cancer.