Theodoli, Marcella

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Theodoli, Marcella

Post by Ciavazzaro » 30/08/2018, 5:29

Marcella Theodoli in I due carabinieri (1984)
Due Carabinieri - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

Like many other generici active in Italian cinema, such as Irina Wassilchikoff and Andrea Esterhazy, Marcella Theodoli was a noblewoman - more precisely a marquesa. Active since the 1960s, she was never credited, but appeared in numerous films and TV productions up until at least the late 1990s - very frequenly in small party guest roles, but she was also memorable as Massimo Boldi's mother in I due carabinieri (1984).

Marcella Theodoli was identified thanks to the article "Le divine comparse", published in the magazine Epoca n° 1282 (published 3 May 1975).
Filmography
1963
  1. Il processo di Verona .... Vianini's wife (uncredited)

    1967
  2. Requiescant .... Saloon girl (uncredited)

    1973
  3. Io e lui .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1974
  4. Il ritorno di Zanna Bianca .... Woman at the book launch (uncredited)

    1975
  5. Divina creatura .... Party guest (uncredited)
  6. Mahogany .... Woman at fashion show (uncredited)
  7. Roma violenta .... Woman robbed at the restaurant (uncredited)

    1976
  8. Bordella .... Client (uncredited)
  9. Quel movimento che mi piace tanto .... Party guest (uncredited)
  10. Roma, l'altra faccia della violenza .... Party guest (uncredited)
  11. Spogliamoci così senza pudor - segment "La visita" .... Friend of the Partibon family (uncredited)

    1977
  12. Al di là del bene e del male .... Brothel madam (uncredited)
  13. Kleinhoff Hotel .... Hotel maid (uncredited)

    1979
  14. I viaggiatori della sera .... Holiday village guest (uncredited)

    1980
  15. Mi faccio la barca .... Dental patient (uncredited)

    1981
  16. I carabbimatti .... Party guest (uncredited)
  17. I ragazzi di celluloide (TV mini-series) .... Party guest (uncredited)
  18. L'uomo della sabbia (TV) .... Party guest (uncredited)
  19. Occhio alla penna .... Woman in train-restaurant (uncredited)

    1982
  20. La sconosciuta (TV mini series) .... Woman at the hotel (uncredited)
  21. Storia d'amore e d'amicizia (TV mini-series) .... Rebecca, woman on the bus (uncredited)
  22. Tenebre .... Airplane passenger (uncredited)
  23. Vai avanti tu che mi vien da ridere .... Embassy party guest (uncredited)

    1983
  24. Il conte Tacchia.... Circolo Araldico member (uncredited)
  25. La chiave .... Party guest (uncredited)
  26. Nana .... Client at the erotic club (uncredited)
  27. The Lonely Lady .... Patient in wheelchair (uncredited) / Audience member at awards show (uncredited)

    1984
  28. C'era una volta in America .... A woman in the photo (uncredited)
  29. Cenerentola '80 .... Party guest (uncredited)
  30. I due carabinieri .... Occhipinti's mother (uncredited)
  31. I racconti del maresciallo (TV series) - ep. 3: "Il barboncino bianco" .... Woman at the awards show (uncredited)
  32. Nucleo zero (TV mini series) .... Dancing woman at nightclub (uncredited)

    1985
  33. Caccia al ladro d'autore (TV series) - ep. 6: "Il calice di Murano" .... Baroness Razzi, a guest of the countess (uncredited)
  34. Le due vita di Mattia Pascal (TV).... Casino player (uncredited)
  35. Mamma Ebe .... Woman in the court room (uncredited)

    1986
  36. Detective School Dropouts (Asilo di polizia) .... Airline passenger at customs (uncredited)
  37. Quando arriva il giudice (TV series) - ep. 4: "Morto per morto" .... Concierge (uncredited)

    1988
  38. Una botta di vita .... German Tourist (uncredited)

    1989
  39. Emma (TV) .... Party guest (uncredited)
  40. Il bambino e il poliziotto .... Condominium resident (uncredited)
  41. Il vigile urbano (TV series) - ep.: "Il ladro in scarpe gialle" .... Widow (uncredited)

    1990
  42. Il male oscuro .... Tourist (uncredited)

    1991
  43. Faccione .... Woman at art gallery (uncredited)

    1992
  44. Edera (TV series) - ep. 21 .... Patient at the clinic (uncredited)
  45. Mutande pazze .... Woman at the vernissage (uncredited)

    1993
  46. Pacco, doppio pacco e contropaccotto - segment "Tengo un americano" .... Roulette gambler (uncredited)

    1997
  47. Linda e il brigadiere (TV series) - season 1, ep. 7: "La morale della formica" .... Retirement home resident (uncredited)

    1998
  48. Linda e il brigadiere (TV series) - season 2, ep. 1: "Il fratello di Linda" .... Mrs. Sinclair (uncredited)

    1999
  49. Tea with Mussolini .... Restaurant diner (uncredited)
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Re: Marcella Theodoli

Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 0:08

Marcella Theodoli was apparently never credited in any films, but was identified due to her appearance in Giuseppe Patroni Griffi's Divina creatura (1975) where she plays a party guest (on the right)
Divina Creatura - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

Ghibarian found out that in the magazine Epoca n° 1282 (published 3 May 1975), there's an article about several Roman noblemen and women appearing as extras in the party sequence in Divina creatura. Emiliano was able to purchase this magazine on eBay, and thanks to the text and pictures in this article we were able to determine that our generica is the marquesa Marcella Theodoli.

Here are the complete scans of this article, entitled "Le divine comparse"
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Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 0:11

And now some of Marcella's other roles, starting with her cult role as a party guest in Quel movimente che mi piace tanto (1975) who winks seductively at poor Enzo Cannavale :D
Quel Movimento - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

Double role for Marcella in The Lonely Lady (1983), an American film shot in Rome:

First as a hospital patient in a wheelchair
Lonely Lady - Marcella Theodoli1.jpg

and then as a woman at the awards show (on the right)
Lonely Lady - Marcella Theodoli2.jpg

Marcella plays a rather unfriendly concierge in the TV series Quando arriva il giudice - episode 4: "Morto per morto" (1986)
Quando Arriva Giudice - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

And another television role in Il vigile urbano (1989) - episode "Il ladro in scarpe gialle" as a widow
Vigile Urbano - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

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Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 0:18

Yet another television role in L'uomo della sabbia (1981), where Marcella plays a party guest and speaks some brief dialogue
L'Uomo Della Sabbia - Marcella Theodoli.jpg
L'Uomo Della Sabbia - Marcella Theodoli2.jpg

Briefly seen on the dance floor in La chiave (1983) as a party guest
La Chiave - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (1985) (TV) as a casino player (on the right)
Mattia Pascal - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

And as a party guest in the TV movie Emma (1989)
Emma - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

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Re: Marcella Theodoli

Post by Ciavazzaro » 12/09/2018, 0:29

Very important discovery!
So far this is Marcella's first cinema role: Io e lui from 1973 as a party guest
Io E Lui - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

So she did not begin her carrer with Patroni Griffi in 1975, (like if i remember wright was written in the magazine article, from which we found her name, in which it was written this was her first movie) but some years before.


Marcella as party guest in i Carrabimatti (1981)
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In the hotel hall from the third episode of La sconosciuta (1982)
La Sconosciuta - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

And again a tv-series in I ragazzi di celluloide (1981) as party guest
Ragazzi Di Celluloide - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

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Post by Ciavazzaro » 12/09/2018, 0:49

And in the meantime why not a couple of new roles for our noblewoman?

As party guest in the famous Cinderella '80 (1984)
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And as always is always a great thing to look back at older posts, looking the post of Angelo Casadei i found Marcella in Mamma Ebe (1985) too
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Re: Marcella Theodoli

Post by Johan Melle » 12/09/2018, 0:53

Marcella is a party guest in Roma, l'altra faccia della violenza (1976) though sadly no good face shots
Roma L'Altra Faccia - Marcella Theodoli2.jpg
Roma L'Altra Faccia - Marcella Theodoli3.jpg

As a woman at the awards show in the TV series I racconti del maresciallo - episode 3: "Il barboncino bianco" (1984)
Barboncino Bianco - Marcella Theodoli.jpg

And here's a new role for Marcella!
As one of the victims during the robbery of the restaurant in Roma violenta (1975)
Roma Violenta - Marcella Theodoli1.jpg
Roma Violenta - Marcella Theodoli2.jpg

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Re: Marcella Theodoli

Post by carlos » 13/09/2018, 5:32

Ciavazzaro wrote:
12/09/2018, 0:25
occhio alla penna (actually in the old forum there is a photo but it is from spencer/hill database so is very little.
Occhio alla penna (1981) .... Woman in train-restaurant
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 13/09/2018, 16:46

Perfect Carlos ! :thumbup:

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Post by Johan Melle » 14/09/2018, 17:00

I've just found Marcella in Mutande pazze (1992), the latest role for her so far!
Mutande Pazze - Marcella Theodoli.jpg
She's a woman at the vernissage and is seems to be particularly interested in this painting of a naked man :p

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