Valenti, Karen


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Valenti, Karen

Post by Johan Melle » 05/11/2019, 23:28

Trapianto - Karen Valenti2.jpg
Karen Valenti, in Il trapianto (1970)
Attractive, dark-haired and blessed with a pair of piercing blue eyes, Karen Valenti tried her luck in Italian cinema during the late 1960s, and though she never became famous, she managed to land a small role that is still widely remembered by fans of Italian giallo cinema: that of the young girl stabbed to death in the elevator in Dario Argento's renowned L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (1970). The image of Karen being brutally stabbed to death with a razor has become iconic of the film and has been featured in countless cover art and posters etc.

Sadly, Karen Valenti only had one other credited role: a very brief part in Il trapianto (1970), but did appear as a background actress in various other films at the end of the 1960s and start of the 1970s.

Filmography
1969
  1. Camille 2000 .... Party guest (uncredited)
  2. Scacco alla regina .... Party guest (uncredited)
  3. Una su 13 .... Girl in barber shop (uncredited)

    1970
  4. Ciakmull - L'uomo della vendetta .... Saloon girl (uncredited)
  5. Il trapianto .... Margherita (credited)
  6. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo .... The fifth victim (credited)
  7. Principe coronato cercasi per ricca ereditiera .... One of Grace's friends (uncredited)
  8. Satiricosissimo .... Woman at the feast (uncredited)
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Post by Johan Melle » 05/11/2019, 23:31

Karen's most famous role in Dario Argento's landmark giallo L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (1970) as The fifth victim
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Images of this famous scene appears in numerous lobby cards and poster art etc. Here are two examples
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Post by Johan Melle » 05/11/2019, 23:34

Karen's other credited role is a very small part in Il trapianto (1970) as Margherita
Trapianto - Karen Valenti1.jpg
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And uncredited in Scacco alla regina (1969) as Party guest together with Bruno Alias
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Post by Johan Melle » 05/11/2019, 23:36

With Bruno Alias again in Camille 2000 (1969) as Party guest
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Post by Johan Melle » 05/11/2019, 23:39

Ciakmull - L'uomo della vendetta (1970) as Saloon girl
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Post by Johan Melle » 15/01/2022, 18:37

Principe coronato cercasi per ricca ereditiera (1970) as One of Grace's friends.

Uncredited but fairly large role here for Karen as one of the girls seduced by Franco Franchi.
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Post by Johan Melle » 16/02/2022, 17:14

Una su 13 (1969) as Girl in barber shop
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Post by Johan Melle » 02/05/2022, 0:14

Satiricosissimo (1970) as Woman at the feast
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