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Lella Cattaneo

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 2:53

Lella Cattaneo in Il sergente Rompiglioni (1973)

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Alias: Angela Bassi Cattaneo.

Lella Cattaneo is another generica who shows up in many films. After a long search for her name, her identity was finally confirmed with the help of Ciavazzaro. Before we knew her name, we nicknamed Lella the "Old blonde diva" because even though she is old, she is always very glamorous and uses a lot of make-up, just like the divas of the 40s. She reminds a little of Barbara Cartland.

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FILMOGRAPHY

1959
  1. Nel blu dipinto di blu (uncredited)

    1965
  2. Agente 077: missione Bloody Mary (uncredited) .... Client at plastic surgery clinic
  3. Il tesoro della foresta pietrificata (credited) .... Oddrun, the witch

    1966
  4. Bel ami 2000 / 100 ragazze per un playboy (uncredited) .... Party guest
  5. Asso di picche operazione controspionaggio (uncredited) .... Casinò player
  6. Due mafiosi contro Al Capone (uncredited) .... Woman who faints
  7. Io, io, io... e gli altri (uncredited) .... Woman in the church

    1967
  8. Peggio per me... meglio per te (uncredited) .... Party guest
  9. Silenzio: si uccide (uncredited) .... Woman who winks at the striptease
  10. Supercolpo da 7 miliardi (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1968
  11. Diabolik (uncredited) .... Party guest
  12. Il dolce corpo di Deborah (uncredited) .... Woman at the nightclub
  13. La prova generale (as Lela Cattaneo) .... Lou Castel's mother
  14. La Traviata (uncredited) .... Party guest
  15. La morte non ha sesso (uncredited) .... Nightclub manageress
  16. Quella carogna dell'ispettore Sterling (uncredited) .... Woman at hotel
  17. Stuntman (uncredited) .... Woman at museum exhibit

    1969
  18. Amarsi male (uncredited) .... role?
  19. Amore mio aiutami (uncredited) .... Woman in the concert hall
  20. Camille 2000 (uncredited) .... Woman at the opera
  21. Contronatura (uncredited) .... Party guest
  22. L'inafferrabile invincibile Mr. Invisibile (credited as Angela Bassi) .... The medium

    1970
  23. Amore formula 2 (uncredited) .... Woman in night club
  24. Belle d'amore (uncredited) .... Brothel keeper
  25. Dal nostro inviato a Copenaghen (uncredited) .... Woman of the Organization
  26. FBI - Francesco Bertolazzi investigatore (TV series) - episode 5: "Labbra serate" (uncredited) .... Party guest
  27. Lacrime d'amore (uncredited) .... Woman in corridor
  28. Scacco alla mafia (uncredited) .... Woman at the contemporary art exhibition
  29. Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale (uncredited) .... Woman in bar

    1971
  30. Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (uncredited) .... Restaurant guest
  31. K2 + 1 (TV series) - episode 7: "10° marito" (uncredited) .... Party guest
  32. La vendetta è un piatto che si serve freddo (uncredited) .... Angry townswoman
  33. Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse ufficio imposte (uncredited) .... Fabrizi's old wealthy lover

    1972
  34. Abuso di potere (uncredited) .... Woman in gambling room
  35. All'onorevole piacciono le donne (uncredited) .... Spectator at airport
  36. Che cosa è successo tra mio padre e tua madre / Avanti! (uncredited)
  37. Il generale dorme in piedi (uncredited) .... Spectator
  38. L'amante del demonio (uncredited) .... The old witch in the woods
  39. La morte scende leggera (as Lela Cattaneo) .... Hotel owner's wife
  40. Nel nome del padre (uncredited) .... Audience member
  41. Roma (uncredited) .... Prostitute
  42. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (uncredited) .... Woman at art exhibit
  43. Un doppio a metà (uncredited) .... Woman at art gallery

    1973
  44. Bella, ricca, lieve difetto fisico cerca anima gemella (uncredited) .... Woman at restaurant
  45. Giovannona Coscialunga disonorata con onore (uncredited) ... Woman on the train
  46. Il fiore dai petali d'acciaio (uncredited) .... Asylum patient
  47. Il sergente Rompiglioni (uncredited) .... Old prostitute
  48. Io e lui (uncredited) .... Party guest
  49. Metti... che ti rompo il muso (uncredited) .... Woman at café
  50. Vogliamo i colonnelli (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1974
  51. A pugni nudi (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  52. Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno (uncredited) .... Woman in church
  53. Il domestico (uncredited) .... Woman in airport
  54. Il lumacone (uncredited) .... Woman at the reunion with white hat
  55. Il poliziotto è marcio (uncredited) .... Woman at art gallery
  56. Il saprofita (uncredited) .... Woman at the hotel
  57. Madelaine, anatomia di un incubo (as Angela Bassi Cattaneo) .... Party guest
  58. Milano: il clan dei calabresi (uncredited) .... Woman in gambling hall

    1975
  59. Fantozzi (uncredited) .... Guest at the New Year's Eve party
  60. Fermi tutti! È una rapina (uncredited) .... Party guest
  61. I baroni (uncredited) .... Party guest
  62. Il giustiziere di mezzogiorno (uncredited) .... Party guest
  63. Il medaglione insanguinato (uncredited) .... Restaurant guest
  64. Lezioni private (uncredited) .... Tourist
  65. Quel movimento che mi piace tanto (uncredited) .... Party guest
  66. Salon Kitty (uncredited) .... Lesbian client at Salon Kitty
  67. Son tornate a fiorire le rose (uncredited) .... Madwoman
  68. Un urlo nelle tenebre (uncredited) .... Woman at black sabbath

    1976
  69. Il comune senso del pudore (uncredited) .... Woman at cinema
  70. Natale in casa d'appuntamento (uncredired) .... role?
  71. Quelle strane occasioni - segment: ''Italian Superman'' (uncredited) .... Nightclub client
  72. Roma, l'altra faccia della violenza (uncredited) .... Party guest who is robbed
  73. Todo modo (uncredited) .... Capra Porfiri's mother

    1977
  74. La Vergine il Toro e il Capricorno (uncredited) .... Mrs. Vitaloni
  75. Le notti porno nel mondo (uncredited) .... Brothel manager

    1978
  76. Emanuelle e le porno notti (uncredited) .... Horny woman sitting on dildo-chair
  77. La cage aux folles / Il vizietto (uncredited) .... Woman at the nightclub
  78. Travolto dagli affetti familiari (uncredited) .... Friend of the family

    1979
  79. Caligola (uncredited) .... Woman at the birth/wedding ceremony
  80. Giallo napoletano (uncredited) .... Asylum patient
  81. L'importante è non farsi notare (uncredited) .... Woman behind the scenes of the stage
  82. Squadra antigangsters (uncredited) .... Dancer at Gitto Cardone's nightclub
  83. SuperAndy il fratello brutto di Superman (uncredited) .... Woman called by mistake
  84. Uno sceriffo extraterrestre - poco extra e molto terrestre (uncredited) .... role?

    1980
  85. Ciao Marziano (uncredited) .... Party guest
  86. Delitto a Porta Romana (uncredited) .... Party guest
  87. L'enigma delle due sorelle (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Elegant asylum patient
  88. Zappatore (uncredited).... Party guest

    1981
  89. Asso (uncredited) .... Audience member at the horse race
  90. Dei miei bollenti spiriti (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Party guest
  91. I fichissimi (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  92. Manolesta (uncredited) .... Widow
  93. Napoli Palermo New York il triangolo della camorra (uncredited) .... Restaurant guest
  94. Pierino il fichissimo (uncredited) .... Tavern customer
  95. The Salamander (uncredited) .... Woman at Pantaleone's funeral and later at party
  96. Un paio di scarpe per tanti chilometri (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Train passenger who has eggs thrown on her
  97. Una vacanza del cactus (uncredited) .... Woman with dog in the elevator
  98. Uno contro l'altro, praticamente amici (uncredited) .... Pilgrim at Piazza San Pietro

    1982
  99. Cicciabomba (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  100. E' forte un casino ! (uncredited) .... The woman at the airport
  101. Gian Burrasca (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  102. Il paramedico (uncredited) .... Hospital patient
  103. La sconosciuta (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Woman at funeral
  104. Sogni mostruosamente proibiti (uncredited) .... Party guest
  105. Vai avanti tu che mi viene da ridere (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1983
  106. Acqua e sapone (uncredited) .... Woman at fashion show
  107. Cuando calienta el sol... vamos alla plaia (uncredited) .... Woman with the car that makes a little noise
  108. 'F.F.S.S.', cioè:... che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene? (uncredited) .... Fellini's face
  109. Guapparia (TV) (uncredited) .... Stage actress (no pic yet)
  110. La chiave (uncredited) .... Party guest
  111. La discoteca (uncredited) .... Restaurant guest
  112. Movie in the movie (uncredited) .... Actress who auditions for a role
  113. The Lonely Lady (uncredited) .... Spectator in crowd / Woman in the cinema foyer
  114. The Scarlet and the Black (TV) (uncredited) .... Party guest
  115. Un povero ricco (uncredited) .... Woman at funeral

    1984
  116. ...e la vita continua (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Patient at clinic
  117. C'era una volta in America (uncredited) ....Woman in the group photo
  118. Cenerentola '80 (uncredited) ....Party guest
  119. I due carabinieri (uncredited) .... Wife of the Commendatore
  120. Maladonna (uncredited) .... Party guest with veil

    1985
  121. Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV series) - episode 6: "Il calice di Murano" (uncredited) .... Princess Bortolani, a guest of the countess
  122. Colpo di fulmine (uncredited) .... Woman with a magician
  123. Demoni (uncredited) .... Cinemagoer
  124. È arrivato mio fratello (uncredited) .... Poker player
  125. I pompieri (uncredited) .... Spectator at the final parade
  126. Saving Grace (uncredited) .... Tourist in the Vatican City
  127. Un uomo in trappola (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Woman at the party

    1986
  128. 7 chili in 7 giorni (uncredited) .... Customer at Alfio beauty center
  129. Doppio misto (uncredited) .... Andrea's assistant
  130. Giovanni Senzapensieri (uncredited) .... Spectator at the reading
  131. Il tenente dei carabinieri (uncredited) .... Airplane passenger
  132. Quando arriva il giudice (TV series) - episode 5: "La notte delle stelle" (uncredited) .... Guest at the costume party

    1987
  133. Altri desideri di Karin (uncredited) .... Customer in clothes shop
  134. Animali metropolitani (uncredited) .... Monarchist woman

    1988
  135. Goldjunge .... role?
  136. Casa mia, casa mia (uncredited) .... Bar customer
  137. Mia moglie è una bestia (uncredited) .... Clothes shop customer
  138. Scheggia di vento (TV) (as Angela Cattaneo Bassi) .... Virginia
  139. Un delitto poco comune (uncredited) .... Woman at Robert's piano concert

    1989
  140. Il vigile urbano (TV series) - episode 4: "Il ladro in scarpe gialle" (uncredited) .... Widow

    1990
  141. C'è posto per tutti (as Lela Bassi Catteneo according to DCI) .... Donna Lucia
  142. College (TV series) - Episode 3: "Carletto innamorato" (uncredited) .... Old woman who robs "I mangosi"
  143. Le comiche (uncredited) .... Relative of the dead man

FOTOROMANZI
  1. Genius N. 15: "La donna di giada" (Ed. Furio Viano - Published 26 December 1966)
  2. Genius N. 17: "Mc Reed il sadico" (Ed. Furio Viano - Published 23 January 1967)
  3. Le avventure di Ray Kolman N. 26: "Un arcano tremore di stelle" (Ed. Edistar - Published December 1971)
  4. Maxicolor N. 19: "La prigioniera del castello" (Ed. Edimondial - Published March 1977)

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Re: Lella Cattaneo

Post by Johan Melle » 06/10/2018, 0:49

Lella Cattaneo was originally identified on the old forum back in 2010, thanks to two of her rare credited roles.

In the obscure giallo La morte scende leggera (1972) she has a small but memorable role as the wife of the owner of the abandoned hotel where Stelio Candelli and Patrizia Viotti are staying. We first see her when she suddenly grabs Stelio's hand in the dark and drops dead to the floor - her throat slashed!
Morte Scende - Lella Cattaneo1.jpg
Morte Scende - Lella Cattaneo2.jpg
Morte Scende - Lella Cattaneo3.jpg

However, she reappears at the end of the film when we learn that her death had been faked in an attempt to drive poor Stelio mad!
Morte Scende - Lella Cattaneo4.jpg

The role is small but because there are very few actors in the film, I had a strong suspicion that she was credited, and one of the unknown names in the credits was a certain Lela Cattaneo
Morte Scende - Lella Cattaneo5.jpg

The suspicion was then confirmed with the help of Ciavazzaro, who managed to track down the rare viking film Il tesoro della foresta pietrificata (1965) where Lella Cattenao is also credited.

And she does indeed appear in the film, playing a small role as Oddrun, the witch
Foresta Pietrificata - Lella Cattaneo1.jpg
Foresta Pietrificata - Lella Cattaneo2.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 06/10/2018, 1:04

Our dear Lella is also credited (under the name Angela Bassi Cattaneo) in another rare film, Madeleine, anatomia di un incubo (1974) in which she has a nice little role as a party guest
Madeleine - Lella Cattaneo1.jpg
Madeleine - Lella Cattaneo2.jpg
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It is worth noting that in Madeleine, Lella appears alongside a white-haired old man who also worked as a generico in countless films
Madeleine - Lella Cattaneo3.jpg
So far, we haven't been able to identify this man, but he frequently appears in couple with Lella, and for this reason he has been nicknamed Lella's Husband.

Here are a few other films in which they appear together:

Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973) as party guests
Vogliamo Colonnelli - Lella+Husband.jpg

Metti... che ti rompo il muso (1973) as café guests
Metti Che Ti - Lella+Husband1.jpg
Metti Che Ti - Lella+Husband2.jpg

Una vacanza del cactus (1981) as a woman with a dog in the elevator
Vacanza Del Cactus - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

Demoni (1985) as cinemagoers
Demoni - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 06/10/2018, 1:07

Diabolik (1968) as Party guest
Diabolik - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

Short speaking role in Amarsi male (1969)
Amarsi Male - Lalla Cattaneo.jpg

Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972) as Woman at art exhibit
Sette Orchidee - Old Blonde Diva1.jpg
Sette Orchidee - Old Blonde Diva2.jpg

Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno (1974) as Woman in church
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Milano: il clan dei calabresi (1974) as Woman at the casino
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Post by Johan Melle » 06/10/2018, 18:08

The Salamander (1981) where she is first at the funeral
Salamander - Lella Cattaneo1.jpg

and later at the party
Salamander - Lella Cattaneo2.jpg

The Scarlet and the Black (1983) (TV) as Party guest
Scarlet - Old Blonde Diva.jpg

Elegant as always in I due carabinieri (1984) as The commendatore's wife
Due Carabinieri - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

Maladonna (1984) as Party guest with veil
Maladonna - Old Blonde Diva.jpg

Saving Grace (1985) as Tourist in the Vatican City
Saving Grace - Old Blonde Diva.jpg

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Re: Lella Cattaneo

Post by Emiliano » 06/10/2018, 18:19

Il giustiziere di mezzogiorno (1975) as Party guest
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Sogni mostruosamente proibiti (1982) as Party guest
Sogni Mostruosamente Proibiti - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

La chiave (1983) as Party guest
La Chiave - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

I pompieri (1985) as Spectator at the final parade
I Pompieri - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 06/10/2018, 18:26

The following roles were originally discovered by Rogerio Ferraz:

La morte non ha sesso (1968) as Nightclub manageress
Morte Non Ha Sesso - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

Contronatura (1969) as Party guest
Contronatura - Lella Cattaneo1.jpg
Contronatura - Lella Cattaneo2.jpg

Very big role for Lella in L'amante del demonio (1972) as The old witch in the woods
L'Amante Del Demonio - Lella Cattaneo1.jpg

She's uncredited, but does appear in several scenes throuhgout the film
L'Amante Del Demonio - Lella Cattaneo2.jpg
L'Amante Del Demonio - Lella Cattaneo3.jpg
L'Amante Del Demonio - Lella Cattaneo4.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 06/10/2018, 18:48

A bit of a risqué interpretation in Salon Kitty (1975) as Lesbian client at Salon Kitty
Salon Kitty - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

Un urlo nelle tenebre (1975) as Woman at black sabbath
Urlo Nelle Tenebre - Old Blonde Diva1.jpg

Quel movimente che mi piace tanto (1975) as Party guest
Quel Movimento - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

Lella in the crazy mondo movie Le notti porno nel mondo (1977)
Notti Porno Nel Mondo - Lella Cattaneo.jpg
She's a woman who runs a seemingly respectable establishment, but it's really a type of brothel where old men come to have sex with young girls who are pimped out by their mothers!


Also in the crazed mondo movie Emanuelle e le porno notti (1978) as one of the horny old women who hump up and down on dildo chairs(!) while watching a muscleman pose for them! :o
Emanuelle E Le Pornonotti - Cattaneo1.jpg
Emanuelle E Le Pornonotti - Cattaneo2.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 06/10/2018, 22:49

Not surprisingly, Lella also shows up in a few fotoromanzi and she has quite a nice, though uncredited, role as a fake medium called Signora Eufemia in Le avventure di Ray Kolman N. 26: "Un arcano tremore di stelle" (December 1971)
Ray Kolman 26 - Lella Cattaneo1.jpg
Ray Kolman 26 - Lella Cattaneo2.jpg

She's also a medium in Maxicolor N. 19: "La prigioniera del castello" (March 1977)
Maxicolor 19 - Lella Cattaneo1.jpg
Maxicolor 19 - Lella Cattaneo2.jpg

Also a little role for Lella in "Valzer per una notte", a short fotoromanzo published in Grand Hotel N. 52 in December 1985. This time she's a fortune teller
Valzer Per Una Notte - Lella Cattaneo1.jpg
Valzer Per Una Notte - Lella Cattaneo2.jpg
Valzer Per Una Notte - Lella Cattaneo3.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 06/10/2018, 23:52

Very nice villainess role for Lella in the fotoromanzo nero Genius N. 15: "La donna di giada" (26 December 1966)
Genius N. 15 La donna di giada  (Published December 26th, 1966) 1.jpg
Genius N. 15 La donna di giada  (Published December 26th, 1966) 2.jpg

And with a dark wig in Genius N. 17: "Mc Reed il sadico" (23 January 1967)
Genius 17 - Old Blonde Diva1.jpg
Genius 17 - Old Blonde Diva2.jpg

She also appears (together with many other generici) in the wedding scene in the famous fotoromanzo "I fratelli Zaccheo" - published in 30 parts in the magazine Grand Hotel during 1984
Fratelli Zaccheo - Lella Cattaneo.jpg

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