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Laura Antonelli


Born - 28 November 1941, Pola, Istria, Italy (now Croatia)
Died - 21 June 2015

Italian actress of predatory prettiness who played tawny-haired temptresses in erotic dramas of the 1970s and beyond. Born Laura Antonaz, she abandoned a teaching career for acting in her early twenties and was soon in star roles: The Magnificent Cuckold (1964), Dr Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966), Devil in the Flesh (1969), A Man Called Sledge (1970), Swashbuckler (1971), Scoundrel in White/Docteur Popaul (1972), Malizia (1973), The Divine Nymph (1975), L'Innocente (1976), Wifemistress (1977), Tigers in Lipstick (1979), Passion of Love (1981), The Venetian Woman (1986), L'Avare (1990) and Malizia 2000 (1991), her last. She was convicted of drug dealing in 1991 and spent years fighting the conviction, which was eventually overturned. For nearly a decade at the height of her career, she lived with actor and frequent co-star Jean-Paul Belmondo, but never married. She hit hard times in her last years, and died from a heart attack.