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Isabella Zanussi

Post by Ciavazzaro » 30/08/2018, 2:41

Isabella Zanussi in the fotoromanzo "La prima moglie" (1981)

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Isabella is another great generica, the daughter of one of our most beloved generiche Lydia Zanussi, as her mother she do appear in a lot of movie, and seems to be credited only in the movie I gabbiani volano bassi (1978).

FILMOGRAPHY

1972
  1. Incensurato, provata disonestà, carriera assicurata, cercasi (uncredited) .... Audience member at the political convention

    1973
  2. La proprietà non è più un furto (uncredited) .... Woman at the security equipment demonstration
  3. Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (uncredited) .... Salussoglia's secretary
  4. Qui squadra mobile (TV series) - episode 5: "Un'indagine alla rovescia" (uncredited) .... Client of the fortune teller
  5. Un ufficiale non si arrende mai nemmeno di fronte all'evidenza, firmato Colonnello Buttiglione (uncredited) .... Woman at military celebration

    1974
  6. Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno (uncredited) .... Woman at the wedding
  7. Il domestico (uncredited) .... Woman at the airport
  8. Il poliziotto è marcio (uncredited) .... Woman at the art gallery
  9. L'ossessa (uncredited) .... Party guest
  10. La poliziotta (uncredited) .... The journalist
  11. Paolo Barca,maestro elementare,praticamente nudista (uncredited) .... Woman on train
  12. Un fiocco nero per Deborah (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1975
  13. Colpita da improvviso benessere (uncredited) .... Woman at the stadium
  14. Corruzione al palazzo di giustizia (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  15. Emanuelle nera (uncredited) .... Party guest
  16. Fantozzi (uncredited) .... Woman at the Catellani's game night
  17. I baroni (uncredited) .... Party guest
  18. L'esorciccio (uncredited) .... Woman at the speech
  19. La liceale (uncredited) .... Woman in resturant
  20. La poliziotta fa carriera (uncredited) .... Woman at ceremony
  21. La pupa del gangster (uncredited) .... Nightclub client
  22. La supplente (uncredited) .... The teacher
  23. Roma drogata: la polizia non può intervenire (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1976
  24. Cadaveri eccellenti (uncredited) .... Party guest
  25. Come cani arrabbiati (uncredited) .... Party guest
  26. Emanuelle nera n. 2 (uncredited) .... Party guest
  27. I prosseneti (uncredited) .... Party guest
  28. Il comune senso del pudore (uncredited) .... Woman in cinema
  29. Il maestro di violino (uncredited) .... Party guest
  30. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (uncredited) .... Fish shop customer
  31. Il trucido e lo sbirro (uncredited) .... Train passenger
  32. Natale in casa d'appuntamento (uncredited) .... Woman dancing with Filippo Perego
  33. Paura in città (uncredited) .... Woman boarding the airplane
  34. Pronto ad uccidere (uncredited) .... Hostage during the robbery
  35. Roma, l'altra faccia della violenza (uncredited) .... Woman at the funeral
  36. Roma a mano armata (uncredited) .... Hostage during the bank robbery
  37. Spogliamoci così senza pudor (uncredited) .... Friend of the Partibon family
  38. Telefoni bianchi (uncredited) .... Woman at the cinema premiere
  39. Uomini si nasce, poliziotti si muore (uncredited) .... Shocked witness to the purse snatching

    1977
  40. L'altra metà del cielo (uncredited) .... The wife of Antonio Maimone
  41. La vergine, il toro, il capricorno (uncredited) .... Woman at the stadium

    1978
  42. I gabbiani volano basso (credited) .... role?
  43. La banda del gobbo (uncredited) .... Nightclub client
  44. La settima donna (uncredited) .... Hostage during the robbery
  45. Le notti porno nel mondo n. 2 (uncredited) .... Woman in nightclub, watching the sexy ping pong act
  46. Le témoin a.k.a. Il testimone (uncredited) .... Audience member at the concert
  47. Napoli... serenata calibro 9 (uncredited) .... Woman robbed at Savastano's party

    1979
  48. Gardenia, il giustiziere della mala (uncredited) .... Party guest
  49. Il fiume del grande caimano (uncredited) .... Tourist-victim on the river boat
  50. La luna (uncredited) .... One of Caterina's fans
  51. Letti selvaggi (uncredited) .... Woman in casinò
  52. Tesoromio (uncredited) .... Woman in theatre

    1980
  53. L'avvertimento (uncredited) .... Giorgio Massimiliano's wife
  54. L'insegnante viene a casa (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  55. Odio le bionde (uncredited) .... Casino guest
  56. Rag. Arturo De Fanti, bancario precario(uncredited) .... Woman outside the theatre

    1981
  57. Delitto al ristorante cinese (uncredited) .... Restaurant customer
  58. Fracchia la belva umana (uncredited) .... Restaurant customer
  59. Innamorato pazzo (uncredited) .... Journalist at the airport
  60. Spaghetti a mezzanotte (uncredited) .... Party guest with red dress
  61. The Salamander (uncredited) .... Woman at the funeral

    1982
  62. Extrasensorial (uncredited) .... Dancer
  63. Il paramedico (uncredited) .... Party guest
  64. La sconosciuta (TV mini-series) (uncredited) .... Woman at auction
  65. Sesso e volentieri - segment "Armanda e il violinista" (uncredited) .... Restaurant customer

    1984
  66. ...e la vita continua (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Bar customer

FOTOROMANZI
  1. "Oltre l'amore" (Fotoromanzo a puntate - published in Sogno from May to October 1952) - credited
  2. "Nancy nel deserto" - Cineromanzo N. 6 (June 1974)
  3. "La prima moglie" - Katiuscia N. 2 (February 1981) - credited
  4. "La ferita del cuore" - Bluejeans N. 56 (July 1981) - credited
  5. "La notte del destino" - Katrin N. 74 (August 1981) - credited

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Re: Isabella Zanussi

Post by Johan Melle » 15/09/2018, 2:31

Isabella Zanussi began her acting career in 1952 at the age of 16 when she appeared in the fotoromanzo "Oltre l'amore", published in the magazine Sogno from May to October 1952. In doing so, she followed in the footsteps of her mother, Lydia Zanussi, who was already an established character actress in the fotoromanzi published in Sogno.

Here are a few scans of Isabella in the fotoromanzo "Oltre l'amore" where she plays a young novice who is terminally ill
Oltre L'Amore - Isabella Zanussi1.jpg
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Isabella is also briefly talked about in the letter column in Sogno N. 43 (26 October 1952) and it is from here we know that she is the daughter of Lydia Zanussi and that she was 16 years old in 1952
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Re: Isabella Zanussi

Post by Johan Melle » 15/09/2018, 2:40

Unlike her mother, who was a very prolific actress in fotoromanzi throughout the 1950s, Isabella doesn't appear to have been in any further fotoromanzi until much, much later. In fact, the next fotoromanzo discovery of Isabella is from 22 years later in "Nancy nel deserto" (published in Cineromanzo N. 6 from June 1974) where she appears uncredited together with Luciano Zanussi
Nancy Nel Deserto - Luciano+Isabella Zanussi1.jpg
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Lydia Zanussi appears in this fotoromanzo, too, but not in the same scenes as Isabella and Luciano. So, three actors named Zanussi in the same fotoromanzo. A coincidence...?


Isabella also has a credited and pretty substantial role as Mark Bodin's mother in the fotoromanzo Katiuscia N. 2: "La prima moglie" (February 1981)
La Prima Moglie - Isabella Zanussi1.jpg
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She also has a small but credited role Bluejeans N. 56: "La ferita del cuore" (July 1981)
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And finally in Katrin N. 74: "La notte del destino" (August 1981) where she is once again credited
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Re: Isabella Zanussi

Post by Johan Melle » 15/09/2018, 2:56

Unfortunately, we have no idea what Isabella was up to in the 1950s and 60s, but we do know that she was a very active generica during the 1970s and 80s as we've found her in many films. Here are a few roles - all uncredited:

Isabella as the secretary of Richard Conte in Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (1973) - identified by cinemaitaliano
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Isabella together with her mother Lydia as a fish shop customer in Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976) - identified by Ghibarian
Secondo Tragico Fantozzi - Isabella Zanussi1.jpg

She probably also appears in the ceremony sequence in the same film - identified by Ghibarian
Secondo Tragico Fantozzi - Isabella Zanussi2.jpg

Isabella also appears as the wife of Mike Morris in L'avvertimento (1980), wearing the same glasses she has in many of her fotoromanzi
L'Avvertimento - Isabella Zanussi1.jpg
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Isabella at the restaurant in Fracchia la belva umana (1981) - identified by Ghibarian
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Re: Isabella Zanussi

Post by Ciavazzaro » 15/09/2018, 22:42

Isabella as party guest in Spaghetti a mezzanotte (1981)
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With her mother in the TV mini series La sconosciuta (1982) - pic from dusso
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And here in La supplente (1975)
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and maybe she have the same glasses she used in Il secondo tragico Fantozzi, but I'm not absolutely sure
Isabella's role is quite BIG,she do appear a lot of times,and she speaks a lot,
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Re: Isabella Zanussi

Post by Ciavazzaro » 15/09/2018, 22:48

But in the meantime i also found many new roles for her,in the late times i found her in every movie i see !!

Here in La poliziotta (1974) as journalist
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And in L'altra metà del cielo (1977) as wife of Antonio Maimone
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As i said before Isabella in the train scene from Paolo Barca, maestro elementare, praticamente nudista (1974) together with her mother
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Cult role in La banda del gobbo (1978) where is one of the hostage of il "gobbo" together with Lanfranco Spinola
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 15/09/2018, 22:56

In La poliziotta fa carriera (1975) as woman at the ceremony
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Spogliamoci così senza pudor (1976) as friend of the Partibon family
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And now i have found Isabella in a couple of roles from Emanuelle movies:

In the original Emanuelle nera (1975) as party guest
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And in the sequel Emanuelle nera n. 2 (1976) as party guest together with Decio Gambini, Erminio Bianchi and Attilio Pelegatti
Emanuelle Nera 2 - Isabella Zanussi.jpg

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Re: Isabella Zanussi

Post by Ciavazzaro » 15/09/2018, 23:09

After having found so many roles for our mother, i think is right to add some more roles for our Isabella too, since i found her in many movies, lately.

With Augusto Innocenzi in La Liceale (1975)
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Together with Giuseppe Marrocco in Il domestico (1974)
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Was very nice to noticed that Isabella is present also in the first Fantozzi (1975), again with a black wig
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As party guest (in the same scene again with Luciano Zanussi) in Il paramedico (1982)
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 15/09/2018, 23:26

Like her mother Isabella is quite everywhere

Again with Giuseppe Marocco in La vergine il toro il capricorno (1977)
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It really looks like that Isabella loved to wear many differents wigs, here she wears a grey one in I prosseneti (1976) as party guest
I Prosseneti - Isabella Zanussi.jpg

And now an important one, the earliest so far in Incensurato, provata disonestà, carriera assicurata, cercasi (1972)
Incensurato Provata - Isabella Zanussi.jpg

Party guest in I baroni (1975)
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In the same scene of her mother in Colpita da improvviso benessere
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 15/09/2018, 23:31

Party guest in Cadaveri Eccellenti (1975)
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Again with Luciano Zanussi (wife and husband, who knows?) in Ragionier Arturo De Fanti, bancario precario (1980)
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At the funeral with countless other generici in The Salamander (1981)
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She speaks some words in Maestro di violino (1976) in a scene with Domenico Modugno
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Isabella again with Luciano in Un ufficiale non si arrende mai nemmeno di fronte all'evidenza, firmato Colonnello Buttiglione (1973)
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2ndpic by UomoBlooper
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