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Berti, Marina

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Marina Berti in Cineguida 1956 - Dante Lazzaro
Marina Berti was one of Italian cinema's great beauties, as well as being a gifted actress. She was active in Italian films and television from 1941 until 2002.


Mini-bio
She was born Elena Maureen Bertolino in London, England on September 29th 1924, to an Italian father and English mother.

Marina's first film appearances came when she was aged 17 with 2 small roles in 1941. Within 2 years she graduated to leading roles, becoming one of the brightest lights of wartime and post-war Italian cinema.

In 1944 she married actor Claudio Gora, whom she had appeared with in La storia di una capinera the previous year. They would remain married until Gora's death in 1998 and they had 5 children, including actors Andrea, Carlo and Marina Giordana.

Having maintained top-billing through the 40's, moving into the 50's and 60's her work became somewhat erratic, she would still receive high billing and sporadically appear in substantial roles in prestigious projects, but she could equally turn up in very obscure productions or minor supporting roles. From the mid-60's onwards she would very often appear in productions which also featured roles for her husband or children and would balance appearances in feature films and television. She retired from the screen in 1994, bar one final role in 2002.

Marina died following a long illness, aged 78, in Rome on October 29th 2002. She is buried in Cimitero Flaminio in Rome.

Filmography
1941
  1. La fuggitiva .... Lucia (uncredited)

    1943
  2. Giacomo l'idealista …. Celestina (credited)
  3. La primadonna …. Ester (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  4. La storia di una capinera …. Maria Anselmi (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  5. La valle del diavolo …. Greta Hansel (poster credit - role unconfirmed)

    1944
  6. La donna della montagna …. Zosi (credited)

    1945
  7. I dieci Comandamenti …. role? (poster credit)
  8. La porta del cielo …. "La crocerossina" (credited)
  9. Il testimone …. Linda (credited as "Maurin Melrose")

    1946
  10. Notte di tempesta …. Caterina (credited as "Maureen Melrose")

    1947
  11. Preludio d'amore …. Anna (credited)
  12. Sinfonia fatale …. Mirella (credited)

    1949
  13. Il grido della terra …. Dina (credited)
  14. Prince of Foxes …. Angela Borgia (credited)
  15. Vespro siciliano …. Laura (credited)

    1950
  16. Deported …. Gina Carapia (credited)
  17. Il cielo è rosso …. Carla (credited)
  18. Il sentiero dell'odio …. Bella Pietramala (poster credit - role unconfirmed)

    1951
  19. Il Capitano Nero …. Barbara Vivaldi (credited)
  20. Operazione Mitra …. Marisa Rossi (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  21. Quo Vadis …. Eunice (credited)
  22. Up Front …. Emi Rosso (credited)

    1952
  23. Amore rosso …. Marianna Sirca (credited)
  24. Carne inquieta …. Femia Ferrara (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  25. La colpa di una madre …. Alma (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  26. La regina di Saba …. Princess Zamira (credited)

    1953
  27. Ai margini della metropoli …. Luisa (credited)
  28. Febbre di vivere …. Lucia (credited)

    1954
  29. Casta diva …. Beatrice Turina (credited)
  30. I cavalieri della regina …. Jacqueline Planchet (poster credit)

    1955
  31. Abdulla the Great …. Aziza (poster credit - role unconfirmed)

    1956
  32. Il canto dell'emigrante …. Mara (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  33. Il cavaliere dalla spada nera …. Laura di Monfalcone (credited)
  34. Maria Antonietta, regina di Francia …. Contessa di Polignac (credited)

    1958
  35. I graditi ospiti (TV movie) …. Evelina (credited)

    1959
  36. Ben-Hur …. Flavia (uncredited)

    1960
  37. E' morto Jack (TV movie) …. Petra (credited)
  38. Il salotto di Oscar Wilde (TV movie) …. role? (credited)
  39. La pisana (TV mini-series) - eps. 4 & 5 …. Contessa Migliana (credited)
  40. Un eroe del nostro tempo …. role? (poster credit)

    1961
  41. Giallo club - Invito al poliziesco (TV series) - season 4, ep. 1: "La morte ha due volti" …. Vivian (credited)
  42. Madame Sans Gêne …. Elisa Bonaparte (credited)

    1962
  43. Il tiranno di Siracusa …. Mereka (credited)
  44. Jessica …. Filippella Risino (credited)
  45. La congiura dei Dieci …. Countess of Osta (credited)

    1963
  46. A Face in the Rain …. Anna (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  47. Cleopatra … Queen at Tarsus (scenes deleted)

    1964
  48. Intrigo a Parigi …. Madame Danoni (credited)
  49. Le conseguenze …. Elena (poster credit - role unconfirmed)

    1965
  50. Made in Italy …. Bored diner (credited)

    1966
  51. Un angelo per Satana …. Ilda (credited as "Maureen Melrose")

    1967
  52. Qualcuno ha tradito …. Anna (credited)
  53. Un uomo, un cavallo, una pistola …. Ethel (credited)

    1968
  54. Odissea (TV mini-series) - eps. 2, 3, 4 & 5 …. Arete (credited)

    1969
  55. Giocando a golf una mattina (TV mini-series) - all episodes …. Mabel Scott (credited)
  56. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium …. Gina (credited)
  57. Jekyll (TV mini-series) - eps. 1 & 2 …. Barbara Utterson (credited)
  58. L'odio è il mio dio …. Blanche Durand (credited as "Marina Bertie")
  59. Nero Wolfe (TV series, ep. 1: "Veleno in sartoria") …. Callie Frost (credited)
  60. Strada senza uscita …. Sergio's mother (credited?)
  61. Temptation …. role? (poster credit)

    1970
  62. Il caso ''Venere privata'' …. Alberta's sister (credited)
  63. Il corvo (TV movie) …. Ines (credited)
  64. La califfa …. Clementine Doberdò (credited)

    1971
  65. Storie dell'anno mille (TV mini-series) - ep. 3 …. role? (credited)

    1973
  66. Buona parte di Paolina …. role? (poster credit)

    1974
  67. La polizia chiede aiuto …. Signora Polvesi (credited)
  68. Mosè (TV mini-series) - eps. 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 …. Eliseba (credited)

    1975
  69. Divina creatura …. Manoela's aunt (credited)
  70. L'ultimo treno della notte …. Lisa Stradi (credited)

    1976
  71. Don Milani …. La professoressa (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  72. Garofano rosso …. Alessio's mother (credited)

    1977
  73. Jesus of Nazareth (TV mini-series) - ep. 1 …. Elizabeth (credited)
  74. La mossa del cavallo (TV mini-series) - ep. 4: "La parte che ti spetta" …. Virginia (credited)
  75. Una spirale di nebbia …. Costanza Sangermano (credited)

    1978
  76. I problemi di Don Isidro (TV mini-series) - ep.: "3° problema: L'orgoglio dei Sangiacomo" …. Elga (credited)

    1980
  77. La donna in bianco (TV mini-series) - eps. 2 & 3 …. Contessa Fosco (credited)

    1982
  78. Delitto di stato (TV mini-series, all episodes) …. Osanna (credited)
  79. Il giovane dottor Freud (TV mini-series) - ep. 3: "L'autoanalisi" …. Amalie Freud (credited)

    1984
  80. La cicogna si diverte (TV movie) .... Maddalena Lonant (credited)
  81. Nata d'amore (TV mini-serie) - ep. 2 .... Duchess Zorrilla (credited on Radiocorriere TV)

    1985
  82. Il pentito …. role? (credited)

    1988
  83. La posta in gioco …. Wife of Mario Bellomo (credited)

    1989
  84. Disperatamente Giulia (TV mini-series) .... Silvia (credited - role unconfirmed)

    1992
  85. Edera (TV series) - eps. 1-19, 21-22 .... Sister Marta (credited)
  86. Ostinato destino …. Eva Meyer (credited)
  87. Schloß Hohenstein – Irrwege zum Glück (TV series) - season 1, eps. 2,3,4,5 & 6 .... Princess Federica di Veneria (credited)

    1994
  88. Schloß Hohenstein – Irrwege zum Glück (TV series) - season 2, eps. 1,2,3,6 & 7 .... Princess Federica di Veneria (credited?)

    2002
  89. Amen. …. La Principessa (credited)
Additional credits
  • Carosello (1967) "Din Don Natale Cin Cin Cinzano" advertisement
  • Cronache del cinema e del teatro (1968) Documentary series, episode dedicated to "La famiglia Gora"
Titles to check
  • Divieto di sosta (1941) - ANICA
  • Veglia nella notte (1948) - IMDb
  • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents, also known as Rhinegold Theatre (1955 TV series) Episode: "The Treasure of Urbano" - IMDb as Marianna
  • Faccia da mascalzone (1956) - ANICA
  • I tre moschettieri (1956 TV series) - IMDb in unknown episode as Jacqueline Planchet
  • Le avventure di Robi e Buck (1957) - ANICA
  • Planeta Venere (1972) - ANICA
  • Nata d'amore (1984 TV mini-series) - Episode 2 - IMDb as Duchessa Zorrilla
  • Embassy (1985 TV movie) - IMDb as Marina
  • L'ultima mazurka (1987) - ANICA as Woman on the train
  • La ragnatela (1991 TV mini-series) - Episodes 1-3, IMDb
  • Dall'altra parte del mondo (1992) - ANICA as Teresa
  • Mit dem Herzen einer Mutter (1992 TV movie) - IMDb as Carla DeConti
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Re: Berti, Marina

Post by PeplumParadise » 10/12/2021, 22:06

La fuggitiva (1941) as Lucia
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/12/2021, 22:11

Giacomo l'idealista (1943) credited on the poster, as Celestina (role to be confirmed)

Just 2 years into her career, with 2 films behind her, Marina was getting top-billing. She would continue to get star billing throughout the 1940's.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/12/2021, 22:14

La primadonna (1943) credited on the poster, as Ester (role to be confirmed)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/12/2021, 22:18

La storia di una capinera (1943) credited on the poster, as Maria Anselmi (role to be confirmed).

I believe this was her first time acting with Claudio Gora, who she would marry the following year.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/12/2021, 22:22

La valle del diavolo (1943) credited on the poster, as Greta Hansel (role to be confirmed)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/12/2021, 22:26

La donna della montagna (1944) credited in the leading role, as Zosi
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/12/2021, 22:29

I dieci Comandamenti (1945) credited on the poster. IMDb says she appears in the segment "Non desiderare la roba d'altri", role uncertain.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/12/2021, 22:33

La porta del cielo (1945) credited, as the Red Cross nurse
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Post by PeplumParadise » 10/12/2021, 22:41

Il testimone (1945) credited as "Maurin Melrose", as Linda.

Here she is billed under this pseudonym for the first of 3 occasions, and in this instance mis-spelled. Since they also put "Marina Berti" in brackets, and it's Marina credited on the posters, then it seems rather strange to use the pseudonym at all.
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