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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 a generica who shows up in many films. Before we knew her name, thanks to Ciavazzaro, we nicknamed her the "Old blonde diva" because even though she's 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

1955
  1. Siamo uomini o caporali (uncredited) .... Prostitute at the police station

    1957
  2. Belle ma povere (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1959
  3. Nel blu dipinto di blu (uncredited)

    1960
  4. Risate di gioia (uncredited) .... Woman at the New Year's Eve party

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

    1966
  7. Bel ami 2000 / 100 ragazze per un playboy (uncredited) .... Party guest
  8. Asso di picche operazione controspionaggio (uncredited) .... Casinò player
  9. Due mafiosi contro Al Capone (uncredited) .... Woman who faints
  10. Io, io, io... e gli altri (uncredited) .... Woman in the church
  11. James Tont operazione D.U.E. (uncredited) .... The health spa nurse mistaken for Clarissa
  12. Ray Master l'inafferrabile (uncredited) .... Woman at the Piccadilly Hotel

    1967
  13. Dio perdona... io no! (uncredited) .... Lady waiting for the train
  14. Il fischio al naso (uncredited) .... Slumber party guest
  15. Peggio per me... meglio per te (uncredited) .... Party guest
  16. Silenzio: si uccide (uncredited) .... Woman who winks at the striptease
  17. Supercolpo da 7 miliardi (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1968
  18. Candy (uncredited) .... Woman at the post-op party
  19. Diabolik (uncredited) .... Party guest
  20. Donne... botte e bersaglieri (uncredited) .... Party guest
  21. Il dolce corpo di Deborah (uncredited) .... Woman at the nightclub
  22. La prova generale (as Lela Cattaneo) .... Lou Castel's mother
  23. La Traviata (uncredited) .... Party guest
  24. La morte non ha sesso (uncredited) .... Nightclub manageress
  25. Quella carogna dell'ispettore Sterling (uncredited) .... Woman at hotel
  26. Stuntman (uncredited) .... Woman at museum exhibit

    1969
  27. Amarsi male (uncredited) .... role?
  28. Amore mio aiutami (uncredited) .... Woman in the concert hall
  29. Camille 2000 (uncredited) .... Woman at the opera
  30. Contronatura (uncredited) .... Party guest
  31. L'inafferrabile invincibile Mr. Invisibile (as Angela Bassi) .... The medium

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

    1971
  39. Arsenio Lupin (TV Mini-Series) episode La femme aux deux sourires (uncredited) .... Party guest
  40. Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (uncredited) .... Restaurant guest
  41. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta (uncredited) .... Casino gambler
  42. I due della F.1 alla corsa più pazza, pazza del mondo (uncredited) .... Woman at the fashion show
  43. K2 + 1 (TV series) - episode 7: "10° marito" (uncredited) .... Party guest
  44. La vendetta è un piatto che si serve freddo (uncredited) .... Angry townswoman
  45. Stanza 17-17 palazzo delle tasse ufficio imposte (uncredited) .... Fabrizi's old wealthy lover

    1972
  46. Abuso di potere (uncredited) .... Woman in gambling room
  47. All'onorevole piacciono le donne (uncredited) .... Spectator at airport
  48. Che cosa è successo tra mio padre e tua madre / Avanti! (uncredited)
  49. Il generale dorme in piedi (uncredited) .... Spectator
  50. L'amante del demonio (uncredited) .... The old witch in the woods
  51. La morte scende leggera (as Lela Cattaneo) .... Hotel owner's wife
  52. Meo Patacca (uncredited) .... Citizien
  53. Nel nome del padre (uncredited) .... Audience member
  54. Roma (uncredited) .... Prostitute
  55. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (uncredited) .... Woman at art exhibit
  56. Un doppio a metà (uncredited) .... Woman at art gallery

    1973
  57. Bella, ricca, lieve difetto fisico cerca anima gemella (uncredited) .... Woman at restaurant
  58. Giovannona Coscialunga disonorata con onore (uncredited) ... Woman on the train
  59. Il fiore dai petali d'acciaio (uncredited) .... Asylum patient
  60. Il sergente Rompiglioni (uncredited) .... Old prostitute
  61. Io e lui (uncredited) .... Party guest
  62. Metti... che ti rompo il muso (uncredited) .... Woman at café
  63. Vogliamo i colonnelli (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1974
  64. A pugni nudi (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  65. Alla mia cara mamma nel giorno del suo compleanno (uncredited) .... Woman in church
  66. Anna Karenina (TV mini series) - episode 3 (uncredited) .... Woman at the horse race
  67. Il domestico (uncredited) .... Woman in airport
  68. Il lumacone (uncredited) .... Woman at the reunion with white hat
  69. Il poliziotto è marcio (uncredited) .... Woman at art gallery
  70. Il saprofita (uncredited) .... Woman at the hotel
  71. Madelaine, anatomia di un incubo (as Angela Bassi Cattaneo) .... Party guest
  72. Milano: il clan dei calabresi (uncredited) .... Woman in gambling hall

    1975
  73. Fantozzi (uncredited) .... Guest at the New Year's Eve party
  74. Fermi tutti! È una rapina (uncredited) .... Party guest
  75. I baroni (uncredited) .... Party guest
  76. Il giustiziere di mezzogiorno (uncredited) .... Party guest
  77. Il medaglione insanguinato (uncredited) .... Restaurant guest
  78. Lezioni private (uncredited) .... Tourist
  79. Lo sgarbo (uncredited) .... Woman in the bar
  80. Quel movimento che mi piace tanto (uncredited) .... Party guest
  81. Salon Kitty (uncredited) .... Lesbian client at Salon Kitty
  82. Son tornate a fiorire le rose (uncredited) .... Madwoman
  83. Un urlo nelle tenebre (uncredited) .... Woman at black sabbath

    1976
  84. Bluff - Storia di truffe e di imbroglioni (uncredited) .... Casino patron
  85. Il comune senso del pudore (uncredited) .... Woman at cinema
  86. Il vangelo secondo Simone e Matteo (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  87. Natale in casa d'appuntamento (uncredired) .... Party guest
  88. Quelle strane occasioni - segment: ''Italian Superman'' (uncredited) .... Nightclub client
  89. Roma, l'altra faccia della violenza (uncredited) .... Party guest who is robbed
  90. Todo modo (uncredited) .... Capra Porfiri's mother
  91. Tutti possono arricchire tranne i poveri (uncredited) .... Woman with binoculars on the beach

    1977
  92. Anima Persa (uncredited) .... Blonde woman gambling
  93. La Vergine il Toro e il Capricorno (uncredited) .... Mrs. Vitaloni
  94. Le notti porno nel mondo (uncredited) .... Brothel manager

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

    1979
  98. Caligola (uncredited) .... Woman at the birth/wedding ceremony
  99. Giallo napoletano (uncredited) .... Asylum patient
  100. L'importante è non farsi notare (uncredited) .... Woman behind the scenes of the stage
  101. Squadra antigangsters (uncredited) .... Dancer at Gitto Cardone's nightclub
  102. SuperAndy il fratello brutto di Superman (uncredited) .... Woman called by mistake
  103. Uno sceriffo extraterrestre poco extra e molto terrestre (uncredited) .... Woman at the firemen's ball

    1980
  104. Ciao Marziano (uncredited) .... Party guest
  105. Delitto a Porta Romana (uncredited) .... Party guest
  106. L'enigma delle due sorelle (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Elegant asylum patient
  107. Zappatore (uncredited).... Party guest

    1981
  108. Asso (uncredited) .... Audience member at the horse race
  109. Ciao nemico (uncredited) .... Brothel madam
  110. Dei miei bollenti spiriti (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Party guest
  111. I fichissimi (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  112. L'onorevole con l'amante sotto il letto (uncredited) .... Woman at train station
  113. Manolesta (uncredited) .... Widow
  114. Napoli Palermo New York il triangolo della camorra (uncredited) .... Restaurant guest
  115. Pierino il fichissimo (uncredited) .... Tavern customer
  116. The Salamander (uncredited) .... Woman at Pantaleone's funeral and later at party
  117. Un paio di scarpe per tanti chilometri (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Train passenger who has eggs thrown on her
  118. Una vacanza del cactus (uncredited) .... Woman with dog in the elevator
  119. Uno contro l'altro, praticamente amici (uncredited) .... Pilgrim at Piazza San Pietro

    1982
  120. Cicciabomba (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  121. E' forte un casino ! (uncredited) .... The woman at the airport
  122. Gian Burrasca (uncredited) .... Wedding guest
  123. Il paramedico (uncredited) .... Hospital patient
  124. La sconosciuta (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Woman in church
  125. Sogni mostruosamente proibiti (uncredited) .... Party guest
  126. Vai avanti tu che mi vien da ridere (uncredited) .... Party guest

    1983
  127. Acqua e sapone (uncredited) .... Spectatress at fashion show
  128. Cuando calienta el sol... vamos alla plaia (uncredited) .... Woman with the car that makes a little noise
  129. 'F.F.S.S.', cioè:... che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene? (uncredited) .... Fellini's face
  130. Guapparia (uncredited) .... Stage actress
  131. La chiave (uncredited) .... Party guest
  132. La discoteca (uncredited) .... Restaurant guest
  133. Movie in the movie (uncredited) .... Actress who auditions for a role
  134. The Lonely Lady (uncredited) .... Spectator in crowd / Woman in the cinema foyer
  135. The Scarlet and the Black (TV) (uncredited) .... Party guest
  136. Un povero ricco (uncredited) .... Woman at funeral

    1984
  137. ...e la vita continua (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Patient at clinic
  138. C'era una volta in America (uncredited) ....Woman in the group photo
  139. Cenerentola '80 (uncredited) ....Party guest
  140. I due carabinieri (uncredited) .... Wife of the Commendatore
  141. Maladonna (uncredited) .... Party guest with veil

    1985
  142. Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV series) - episode 6: "Il calice di Murano" (uncredited) .... Princess Bortolani, a guest of the countess
  143. Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV series) - episode 7: "Cartografia sacra" (uncredited) .... Restaurant diner
  144. Colpo di fulmine (uncredited) .... Woman with a magician
  145. Demoni (uncredited) .... Cinemagoer
  146. È arrivato mio fratello (uncredited) .... Poker player
  147. I pompieri (uncredited) .... Spectator at the final parade
  148. Saving Grace (uncredited) .... Tourist in the Vatican City
  149. Un uomo in trappola (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Woman at the party

    1986
  150. 7 chili in 7 giorni (uncredited) .... Customer at Alfio beauty center
  151. Detective School Dropouts (Asilo di polizia) (uncredited) .... Airplane passenger
  152. Doppio misto (uncredited) .... Andrea's assistant
  153. Giovanni Senzapensieri (uncredited) .... Spectator at the reading
  154. Il tenente dei carabinieri (uncredited) .... Airplane passenger
  155. Quando arriva il giudice (TV series) - episode 5: "La notte delle stelle" (uncredited) .... Guest at the costume party

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

    1988
  158. Casa mia, casa mia (uncredited) .... Bar customer
  159. Mia moglie è una bestia (uncredited) .... Clothes shop customer
  160. Mignon è partita (uncredited) .... Woman waiting for the lift
  161. Scheggia di vento (TV) (as Angela Cattaneo Bassi) .... Virginia
  162. Un delitto poco comune (uncredited) .... Woman at Robert's piano concert

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

    1990
  164. College (TV series) - Episode 3: "Carletto innamorato" (uncredited) .... Old woman who robs "I mangosi"
  165. Le comiche (uncredited) .... Relative of the dead man

    1991
  166. Hudson Hawk (uncredited) .... Board member

OTHER WORKS
  • La sberla (1978) (TV variety show) - ep. 3, sketch "L'atelier" .... Woman at the fashion show

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)

FILMOGRAPHY TO BE VERIFIED
  1. Goldjunge (1988) (credited)
  2. C'è posto per tutti (1990) (as Lela Bassi Catteneo according to DCI) .... Donna Lucia

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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
Il tesoro della foresta pietrificata (1965) 1.jpg
Il tesoro della foresta pietrificata (1965) 2.jpg
Il tesoro della foresta pietrificata (1965) 3.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
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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
allamiacaramammanelgiorno.jpg

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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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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