De Sisti, Maria


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De Sisti, Maria

Post by Emiliano » 30/08/2018, 5:52

Fellini's Faces 72dpi.jpg
Maria De Sisti, in Fellini's Faces (1982)
Picture from Fellini's Roma (1972)
A huge woman, of at least 200 kilos of weight: Maria De Sisti (or de Sisti) was for a while of the "Fellini's creatures": indeed, she took part in Fellini Satyricon (1969) and later in both Fellini's Roma (1972) and Amarcord (1973).

If Franca Scagnetti with her physical abundance represented the Roman populan woman, Maria De Sisti is almost a caricature of this figure. Far more imposing than another fat cinema-extra, Ada Passeri, her appearance is in itself impressive. Her acting career begins in the late fifties. Not infrequently, in addition to the role of a simple "generica", she also had small parts of speech, played in a natural way, not being a a professional.

Always uncredited in movies, she was identified thanks to the book Fellini's faces (1982) by Christian Strich.

Filmography
1959
  1. La cento chilometri .... Woman at the drinking fountain (uncredited)

    1970
  2. Terzo canale - Avventura a Montecarlo .... The wife of the owner of the chicken farm (uncredited)

    1971
  3. Bubù .... Fat woman (uncredited)
  4. Correva l'anno di grazia 1870 .... Paesant (uncredited)

    1972
  5. Roma .... Owner of the guest-house (uncredited)
  6. Il maschio ruspante .... Fat dancer (uncredited)
  7. Il west ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja .... role? (uncredited)
  8. Le notti peccaminose di Pietro l'Aretino .... Villager (uncredited)
  9. Quando le donne persero la coda .... The slave traded (uncredited)
  10. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo (1972) .... Villager (uncredited)

    1973
  11. Amarcord .... Woman at the funeral (uncredited)
  12. Bella, ricca, lieve difetto fisico cerca anima gemella .... Passerby with jealous husband (uncredited)
  13. Ku Fu? - Dalla Sicilia con furore .... The betrothed (uncredited)
  14. Meo Patacca .... role? (uncredited)
  15. Pugni pirati e karatè .... Mammoletta (uncredited)

    1974
  16. Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno .... Bank client (uncredited)

    1975
  17. Macchie solari .... Toy seller (uncredited)

    1976
  18. La dottoressa del distretto militare .... Addolorata (uncredited)

    1978
  19. Giallo napoletano .... Asylum patient (uncredited)
  20. La soldatessa alle grandi manovre .... Farfallina, the paesant prostitute (uncredited)

    1981
  21. Bianco rosso e verdone .... Woman at the cemetery (uncredited)

    1983
  22. 'F.F.S.S.', cioè:... che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene? (uncredited) .... Tavern customer

    1984
  23. I predatori dell'anno Omega .... Rebel of "The new way" (uncredited)
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  • Fellini Satyricon (1969 - uncredited)
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Post by Emiliano » 18/11/2018, 0:06

Bianco rosso e verdone (1981) as Woman at the cemetery
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La soldatessa alle grandi manovre (1978) as Farfallina, the paesant prostitute
La soldatessa alle grandi manovre (1978).JPG

La dottoressa del distretto militare (1976) as Addolorata
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Post by Emiliano » 18/11/2018, 0:19

Meo Patacca (1973)
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Le notti peccaminose di Pietro l'Aretino (1972) as Villager
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Post by Johan Melle » 18/11/2018, 0:24

Giallo napoletano (1979) as Asylum patient, dancing with Renato Pozzetto to "Funiculì, Funiculà"
Giallo napoletano (1978) 1.jpg
Giallo napoletano (1978) 2.jpg

And another shot where she's more in the background
Giallo napoletano (1978) 3.jpg

Il west ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja (1972)
Il west ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja (1972).jpg
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Post by Johan Melle » 18/11/2018, 14:44

Reasonably large but uncredited role in Fellini's Roma (1972) as Owner of the guest-house
Roma - Maria De Sisti1.jpg
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She also appears briefly in the restaurant scene, eating dinner with her family
Roma - Maria De Sisti3.jpg
Roma - Maria De Sisti4.jpg

A photo of her from the restaurant scene was printed in the book Fellini's Faces, which also credits her by name and which made her identification possible
Maria De Sisti In Fellini's Faces.jpg
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Post by mortimer » 18/11/2018, 15:11

Bubù (1971) as Fat woman
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Correva l'anno di grazia 1870 (1971) as Peasant
Correva l'anno di grazia 1870 (1971).jpg
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Post by Ghibarian » 18/11/2018, 15:12

With Valentino Simeoni in Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno (1974) as Bank client
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'F.F.S.S.', cioè:... che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene? (1983) as Tavern customer
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Post by Emiliano » 18/11/2018, 15:15

Another bizzarre role in Quando le donne persero la coda (1972) as The slave traded
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Quando le donne persero la coda (1972) 2.jpg

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Post by Emiliano » 18/11/2018, 15:16

An unusual "big" role (few minutes and a speach) in Terzo canale - Avventura a Montecarlo (1970) as The wife of the owner of the chicken farm
Terzo canale - Avventura a Montecarlo (1970) 1.jpg
Terzo canale - Avventura a Montecarlo (1970) 2.jpg

In a psychedelic dream of the protagonists (a rock band called The Trip) she "makes" an egg!
Terzo canale - Avventura a Montecarlo (1970) 3.jpg

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Post by carlos » 18/11/2018, 15:24

Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... Parola di Spirito Santo (1972) as Villager
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