Fortini, Iolanda

the most famous and prolific background actresses of Italian cinema
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Fortini, Iolanda

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 4:29

Iolanda Fortini in Trastevere (1971)
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Iolanda Fortini has worked in the cinema since the early fifties but she's most know for her role as the mother of "Mr. Catellani" in Fantozzi (1975). For many years, many film encyclopedias, IMDb, Wikipedia etc. claims that this role was played by Elena Tricoli but this was a mistake. Before that we knew her name, we nicknamed her "Woman from Trastevere" because we start to investigate over her from that movie from 1970.

Iolanda Fortini was identified by Ciavazzaro on May 11, 2011 thanks to his fotoromanzo I romanzi della fontana - Felicità perduta (uncredited) (1964).

Filmography
1951
  1. Bellissima .... Mother at Cinecittà (uncredited)

    1952
  2. Papà diventa mamma .... Neighbour (uncredited)
  3. Roma ore 11 .... Mother of one of the injured girls (uncredited)

    1953
  4. Il viale della speranza .... Woman exiting tram (uncredited) / Actress playing nurse (uncredited)
  5. La voce del silenzio .... Onlooker at the scene of the car accident (uncredited)
  6. Villa Borghese - segment "Concorso di bellezza" .... Mother of a participant in the beauty contest (uncredited)

    1954
  7. Una donna libera .... Woman in the audience (uncredited)
  8. Le signorine dello 04 .... Bruna's mother (uncredited)
  9. Tripoli bel suol d'amore .... Greengrocer (uncredited)

    1955
  10. La bella di Roma .... Neighbour (uncredited)
  11. Gli innamorati .... Neighbourhood woman (uncredited)
  12. I due compari .... Neighbour (uncredited)
  13. Lo scapolo .... Customer (uncredited)
  14. Racconti romani .... Customer at the fish stall (uncredited)

    1956
  15. Il bigamo .... Store owner's wife (uncredited)
  16. Peccato di castità .... Woman at San Giovanni's fair (uncredited)

    1957
  17. Belle ma povere .... Guest at the dinner (uncredited)
  18. Lauta mancia .... Dog shelter owner (credited)
  19. Malafemmena .... Woman at the celebration (uncredited)
  20. Marisa la civetta .... Woman dancing in the tavern (uncredited)

    1958
  21. Ladro lui, ladra lei .... Woman discussing at the window (uncredited)
  22. Napoli, sole mio! .... Neighbor (uncredited)
  23. Non scherzare con le donne - I galli del mare .... Mrs. Moneta (credited)
  24. Venezia, la luna e tu .... Nina's mother (uncredited)

    1959
  25. Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti .... Party guest (uncredited)
  26. Il padrone delle ferriere .... Ironworker's mother (uncredited)
  27. Il raccomandato di ferro .... Woman waiting at help desk (uncredited)

    1960
  28. Che gioia vivere .... Convict (uncredited)
  29. Il mattatore .... Annalisa's mother (uncredited)
  30. Il vigile .... Neighbour (uncredited)
  31. La dolce vita .... Woman near the ''miracle'' tree (uncredited)
  32. L'impiegato .... Woman waiting at the help desk (uncredited)
  33. Morgan il pirata .... Maid (uncredited)
  34. Via Margutta .... Remo's mother (uncredited)

    1961
  35. Ercole al centro della Terra .... Excited citizen (uncredited)
  36. Il federale .... Bus passenger (uncredited)
  37. Giorno per giorno disperatamente .... Neighbour (uncredited)
  38. L'oro di Roma .... Woman in synagogue (uncredited)
  39. Le baccanti .... Woman of the people (uncredited)
  40. Un giorno da leoni .... Woman getting off the train (uncredited)

    1962
  41. Lo smemorato di Collegno .... Alleged wife (uncredited)

    1963
  42. Assassinio Made in Italy .... Spectator at the crime scene (uncredited)
  43. Cleopatra .... Spectator watching Cleopatra's arrival in Rome (uncredited)
  44. Le mani sulla città .... Spectator in parliament (uncredited)

    1964
  45. Matrimonio all'italiana .... Maitresse (uncredited)
  46. La visita .... Villager (uncredited)

    1965
  47. Io uccido, tu uccidi - segment "Cavalleria rusticana: oggi" .... Sicilian villager (uncredited)

    1966
  48. Caccia alla volpe .... Woman playing bingo (uncredited)
  49. Io, io, io... e gli altri .... Woman in theatre (uncredited)

    1967
  50. Cuore matto... matto da legare .... Carla's mother (uncredited)
  51. La bisbetica domata .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  52. Uccidi o muori .... Maid (uncredited)

    1968
  53. Black Jack .... Mexican villager (uncredited)
  54. El Zorro .... Villager (uncredited)
  55. Il medico della mutua .... Spectator at the cinema (uncredited)
  56. Romeo and Juliet .... Guest at the Capulet party (uncredited)

    1969
  57. Amore mio aiutami .... Spectatress at the concert hall (uncredited)
  58. Infanzia, vocazione e prime esperienze di Giacomo Casanova veneziano .... Hanging spectator (uncredited)
  59. Nell'anno del signore .... Angry citizien (uncredited)
  60. Vedo nudo .... Woman at the post office (uncredited)

    1970
  61. Amore formula 2 .... Spectator in the bullfight (uncredited)
  62. Fermate il mondo... voglio scendere! .... Woman in TV studio (uncredited)
  63. I due maghi del pallone .... Football supporter (uncredited)
  64. Le tue mani sul mio corpo .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1971
  65. Il provinciale .... Woman at hospital (uncredited)
  66. Io non vedo, tu non parli, lui non sente .... role? (uncredited)
  67. Riuscirà l'avvocato Franco Benenato a sconfiggere il suo acerrimo nemico il pretore Ciccio De Ingras? .... Woman in the courtroom (uncredited)
  68. Trastevere .... Woman of the religious tour (uncredited)

    1972
  69. Don Camillo e i giovani d'oggi .... Bartender (uncredited)
  70. Il vero e il falso .... Spectator at the trial (uncredited)
  71. Le avventure di Pinocchio (TV mini-series) .... Laundress (uncredited)
  72. Ludwig .... Nanny (uncredited)
  73. Metti lo diavolo tuo ne lo mio inferno .... Gertrude (uncredited)

    1973
  74. Amore e ginnastica .... Teacher (uncredited)
  75. Ci risiamo, vero Provvidenza ? .... Woman at trial (uncredited)
  76. Diario segreto di un carcere femminile .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  77. La proprietà non è più un furto .... Butcher shop customer (uncredited)
  78. Rugantino .... role? (uncredited)
  79. Polvere di stelle .... Spectatress at the Caracioni Theater (uncredited)
  80. Primo tango a Roma - Storia d'amore e d'alchimia .... Village woman (uncredited)

    1974
  81. C'eravamo tanto amati .... role? (uncredited)
  82. Il domestico .... Badoglio's housekeeper (uncredited)
  83. Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca .... Photographer (uncredited)
  84. Il saprofita .... Hotel guest (uncredited)
  85. Pane e cioccolata .... German cleaning lady (uncredited)
  86. Prigione di donne .... Inmate (uncredited)
  87. Processo per direttissima .... Laundry owner (uncredited)
  88. The Arena .... Woman in the audience at gladiator fight (uncredited)

    1975
  89. Ah si? e io lo dico a Zzzzorro! .... Townswoman (uncredited)
  90. A mezzanotte va la ronda del piacere .... Woman at the market (uncredited)
  91. Corruzione al palazzo di giustizia .... Retirement home resident (uncredited)
  92. Due cuori, una cappella .... Knitting neighbor outside the building (uncredited)
  93. Fantozzi .... Teresa Catellani (credited)
  94. Per le antiche scale .... Nursing-nun (uncredited)

    1976
  95. Cadaveri eccellenti .... Woman on the bus (uncredited)
  96. Colpita da improvviso benessere .... Fish market customer (uncredited)
  97. La dottoressa del distretto militare .... Recruit mother (uncredited)
  98. La pretora .... Audience in tribunal (uncredited)
  99. La professoressa di scienze naturali .... Nun (uncredited)
  100. Roma, l'altra faccia della violenza .... Woman in the angry crowd (uncredited)
  101. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi .... Actress in "La corazzata Potëmkin" (uncredited)
  102. Squadra antiscippo .... Mamma Teresa (uncredited)
  103. Vinella e Don Pezzotta .... Woman at soup kitchen (uncredited)

    1977
  104. Anima persa .... Woman at the roulette table (uncredited)
  105. Doppio delitto .... Woman at the political rally (uncredited)
  106. Un borghese piccolo piccolo .... Woman at the cemetery (uncredited)

    1978
  107. La sberla (TV series) Restaurant guest (uncredited)
  108. Squadra antimafia .... Woman on the bus (uncredited)

    1979
  109. Caligola .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  110. Dimenticare Venezia .... Wedding guest (uncredited)

    1982
  111. Il paramedico .... Sora Maria, the neighbour (uncredited)

Fotoromanzi
  1. I romanzi della fontana: "Felicità perduta" (1964) - credited
  2. Tipo N. 50: "La spia dalle ciglia di visone" (Ed. C.I.R. - Published February 1966)
  3. Joe Crack N. 2: "Strip mortale" (Ed. S.E.P.I.M. - Published May 1967)
  4. Luna Park N. 48: "Resurrezione" (Ed. Rizzoli - Published May 1970)
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Post by Emiliano » 30/09/2018, 15:38

Don Camillo e i giovani d'oggi (1972) as Bartender
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Don Camillo e i giovani d'oggi (1973) 2.JPG

La dottoressa del distretto militare (1976) as Mother of a recruit
La dottoressa del distretto militare (1976).JPG

La professoressa di scienze naturali (1976) as Nun
La professoressa di scienze naturali (1976).JPG

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Post by vecchiaguardia » 30/09/2018, 15:41

Squadra antiscippo (1976) as "Mamma Teresa"
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Squadra antimafia (1978) as Woman on the bus
Squadra Antimafia - Iolanda Fortini.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 30/09/2018, 15:48

Metti lo diavolo tuo ne lo mio Inferno (1972) - from Bertrand's site:
Metti lo diavolo tuo ne lo mio Inferno (1972) .jpg

Le avventure di Pinocchio (1972) as Laundress
Le avventure di Pinocchio (1972).jpg

The Arena (1974) as Woman in the audience at gladiator fight
The Arena (1974).jpg

Diario segreto di un carcere femminile (1973) as Prisoner
Diario segreto di un carcere femminile (1973).jpg

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Post by Emiliano » 30/09/2018, 15:53

Her most memorable role in Fantozzi (1975) (credited) as Teresa Catellani
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And she had a little part also in Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976) as Actress in "La corazzata Potëmkin"
Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976).jpg

La pretora (1976) as Audience in tribunal
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Post by vecchiaguardia » 30/09/2018, 16:00

Processo per direttissima (1974) as Laundress
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Io non vedo, tu non parli, lui non sente (1971)
Io non vedo, tu non parli, lui non sente (1971).jpg

Anima persa (1977) as Woman at the roulette table
Anima Persa - Iolanda Fortini.jpg

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Post by vecchiaguardia » 30/09/2018, 16:06

Bellissima (1951)
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Corruzione al palazzo di giustizia (1975)
Corruzione Al Palazzo - Iolanda Fortini.jpg

Fermate il mondo... voglio scendere! (1970) as Woman in TV studio
Fermate - Iolanda Fortini.jpg

Il saprofita (1974)
Il saprofita (1974).jpg

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Post by Ciavazzaro » 30/09/2018, 16:12

Small role in Belle ma povere (1957) as a guest at the dinner
Venezia la luna e tu (1957) 1.jpg
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 30/09/2018, 16:14

Vedo nudo (1969) as Woman at the post office
Vedo Nudo (1969) 1.jpg
Vedo Nudo (1969) 2.jpg

C'eravamo tanto amati (1974)
C'eravamo tanto amati (1974) 1.jpg
C'eravamo tanto amati (1974) 2.jpg

Riuscirà l'avvocato Franco Benenato a sconfiggere il suo acerrimo nemico il pretore Ciccio De Ingras? (1971) as Woman in the courtroom - pic by Ghibarian
Riuscirà l'avvocato Franco Benenato a sconfiggere il suo acerrimo nemico il pretore Ciccio De Ingras  (1971).jpg

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Post by Ciavazzaro » 30/09/2018, 16:27

Pane e cioccolata (1974) as a German bath-cleanwoman
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A mezzanotte va la ronda del piacere (1975) as Woman at the market
A mezzanotte va la ronda del piacere (1975) 1.jpg
A mezzanotte va la ronda del piacere (1975) 2.jpg

Non scherzare con le donne - I galli del mare (1958) - credited as Mrs. Moneta
Non scherzare con le donne - I galli del mare (1958).JPG
(picture from a fotobusta as we haven't yet found this film)

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