Lecchini, Nancy

the most famous and prolific background actresses of Italian cinema
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Lecchini, Nancy

Post by Johan Melle » 30/08/2018, 14:01

In a fotoromanzo from 1969
Nancy Lecchini has played a few credited supporting roles in films but often she is uncredited. She also appears in fotoromanzi such as Killing, Grand Hotel etc.

Alias: Nancy Mazzei.

Filmography
1954
  1. Amori di mezzo secolo - segment "L'amore romantico" .... Friend of Elena's aunt (uncredited)

    1955
  2. I pappagalli .... Member of the audience at concert (uncredited)

    1957
  3. I colpevoli .... Audience member at violin concert (uncredited)

    1958
  4. Totò a Parigi .... Train passenger (uncredited)

    1959
  5. Il generale Della Rovere .... One of the group being questioned by Muller (uncredited)
  6. Prepotenti più di prima .... Baptism party guest (uncredited)
  7. Psicanalista per signora .... Client of the veterinary clinic (uncredited)

    1960
  8. Caccia al marito .... Hotel guest (uncredited)
  9. Gli amori di Ercole .... Spectator at the trial (uncredited)
  10. La dolce vita .... Party guest (uncredited)
  11. Risate di gioia .... Woman in church (uncredited)

    1961
  12. 5 marines per 100 ragazze .... Teacher (uncredited)
  13. Come September .... Woman at train station (uncredited)
  14. Totò, Peppino e... la dolce vita .... Concerned bystander (uncredited)

    1962
  15. Il sorpasso .... Diner at "Il cormorano" (uncredited)

    1963
  16. Cleopatra .... Spectator watching Cleopatra's arrival in Rome (uncredited)
  17. La donna degli altri è sempre più bella .... Party guest (uncredited)
  18. Le monachine .... Audience member at the presentation (uncredited)
  19. Mondo cane 2 .... Woman in hat parade (uncredited)
  20. Omicron .... Gala guest stripped by Omicron's powers (uncredited)
  21. The Pink Panther .... Holiday guest at Cortina d'Ampezzo (uncredited)

    1964
  22. The Visit .... Villager (uncredited)

    1965
  23. Oggi, domani, dopodomani - segment "L'ora di punta" .... Airplane passenger (uncredited)

    1967
  24. Scusi, facciamo l'amore? .... Woman in the house (uncredited)
  25. Tiffany Memorandum .... Woman at fashion show (uncredited)

    1968
  26. Candy .... Audience member at the operation (uncredited)
  27. Fenomenal e il tesoro di Tutankamen .... Party guest (uncredited)
  28. Straziami ma di baci saziami .... Party guest (uncredited)
  29. Stuntman .... Guest at Evelyn's wedding (uncredited)

    1969
  30. A doppia faccia .... Spectatress at the horse race (uncredited)
  31. Camille 2000 .... Woman at the opera (uncredited)
  32. I peccati di Madame Bovary .... Party guest (uncredited)
  33. Italiani è severamente proibito servirsi della toilette durante le fermate .... Wife of the fascist party guest (uncredited)
  34. La famiglia Benvenuti (TV mini-series) .... Woman in shop center (uncredited)
  35. Un detective .... Woman at the crime scene (uncredited)

    1970
  36. FBI - Francesco Bertolazzi investigatore (TV series) - ep. 1: "Sparita il giorno delle nozze" .... Woman in film footage (uncredited)
  37. Fermate il mondo... voglio scendere! .... Woman in TV studio (uncredited)
  38. Il sasso in bocca .... Witness (uncredited)

    1971
  39. All'ultimo minuto (TV Series) - ep. 1: "Allarme a bordo" .... Plane passenger with glasses (uncredited)
  40. Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità .... Woman in restaurant (uncredited)
  41. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! .... Woman in casinò (uncredited)
  42. Questa specie d'amore .... Woman at funeral (uncredited)
  43. Trastevere .... Sora Amelia (uncredited)

    1972
  44. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso .... Asylum patient (uncredited)
  45. Valeria dentro e fuori .... Woman in the madhouse (credited)

    1973
  46. Ancora una volta prima di lasciarci .... Giorgio's mother (credited)
  47. Io e lui .... Party guest (uncredited)
  48. Provaci anche tu, Lionel .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)

    1974
  49. Daisy Miller .... Party guest (uncredited)
  50. Identikit .... Airplane passenger (uncredited)
  51. Nipoti miei diletti .... Marco and Andrea's mother (credited)
  52. Una vita lunga un giorno .... Nurse (uncredited)

    1975
  53. Attenti al buffone .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  54. Divina creatura .... role? (uncredited)
  55. I baroni .... Party guest (uncredited)
  56. La donna della domenica .... role? (credited)
  57. Quel moviemento che mi piace tanto .... Party guest (uncredited)
  58. Roma violenta .... Woman robbed at the restaurant (uncredited)

    1976
  59. Bordella .... Woman at funeral (uncredited)
  60. Donna cosa si fa per te .... Party guest (uncredited)
  61. Il compromesso... erotico .... Parishoner (credited as "Nanci Lecchini Giovannoni")
  62. Roma, l'altra faccia della violenza .... Robbery victim (uncredited)
  63. Spogliamoci così senza pudor .... Mourning woman (uncredited)

    1977
  64. Gran bollito .... Woman in church (uncredited)
  65. Kakkientruppen .... Woman from the committee of military assistance (credited)
  66. L'altra metà del cielo .... The mother of Carotenuto (uncredited)
Fotoromanzi
  1. Tipo N.56: "Non costa niente sognare", a complete fotoromanzo (August 1966) (as Nancy Mazzei)
  2. Grand Hotel: "Passione sul Lago Amaro", a fotoromanzo in 4 parts published throughout December 1966
  3. Grand Hotel: "Pietà per gli innocenti", a fotoromanzo in 5 parts published from December 1966 to January 1967
  4. Killing N. 17: "Baciami e uccidi" (15 May 1967)
  5. Killing N. 35: "Le dannate del vizio" (15 February 1968)
  6. Killing N. 41: "Un cadavere che vale" (15 May 1968)
  7. Cinzia N. 75: "Il bimbo del ritratto" (November 1969)
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Re: Nancy Lecchini

Post by Johan Melle » 06/09/2018, 23:37

Credited role for Nancy as a woman in the madhouse in Valeria dentro e fuori (1972) - pic from Vecchiaguardia:
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Also credited in La donna della domenica (1975) - pic from Rogerio
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And another credited role for Nancy in the comedy Kakkientruppen (1977) - together with Teresa Rossi Passante:
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She can also be spotted together with Sandron Mondini and Lydia Zanussi in the TV series FBI - Francesco Bertolazzi investigatore - episode 1: "Sparita il giorno delle nozze" (1970):
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And here she is as an asylum patient in Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972)
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And as one of the wedding guests in Attenti al buffone (1975)
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Im sure this is Nancy as a party guest in Quel movimento che mi piace tanto (1975) pic by Ciavazzaro
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to which Johan reply: Yes, you are right! She is Nancy for sure! smile2.gif

Also visible here - to the right:
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Re: Nancy Lecchini

Post by Ciavazzaro » 06/09/2018, 23:47

Very nice role for her in Il sasso in bocca (1970) (uncredited) as Witness
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pic by Ghibarian

Questa specie d'amore (uncredited) as Woman at funeral
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pics by Emiliano

Nancy to the right in a white mask in New York chiama Superdrago (1966)
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pic by Johan Melle

Nancy in Bordella (1976) as Woman at funeral
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pics by Emiliano

Nancy plays a poor old woman who gets robbed and pushed down the stairs in Roma, l'altra faccia della violenza (1976)
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pics by Johan Melle
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Re: Nancy Lecchini

Post by Johan Melle » 06/09/2018, 23:51

Emiliano discovered Nancy credited as Nancy Mazzei in the fotoromanzo Tipo N.56: "Non costa niente sognare" (published August 1966) where she plays "la regina" / "the queen"
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Indeed, Nancy had a very successful career in fotoromanzi, and her participations in the notorious fotoromanzo nero serial Killing are especially memorable.

Here's Nancy in Killing N. 35: "Le dannate del vizio" (15 February 1968), where she first looks like a nice little lady
Killing 35 - Nancy Lecchini1.jpg

But she's not as nice as she seems as we see later when she is torturing poor Eleonora Geri :o
Killing 35 - Nancy Lecchini2.jpg

Nancy also appears in Killing N. 41: "Un cadavere che vale" (15 May 1968), where she has a very memorable encounter with Killing
Killing 41 - Nancy Lecchini1.jpg
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But naturally, Nancy also appeared in more traditional fotoromanzi.

Here in "Passione sul Lago Amaro", a fotoromanzo in 4 parts published in Grand Hotel throughout December 1966
Grand Hotel Puntate - Nancy Lecchini2.jpg

"Pietà per gli innocenti", a fotoromanzo in 5 parts published in Grand Hotel from December 1966 to January 1967
Grand Hotel Puntate - Nancy Lecchini.jpg

Cinzia N. 75: "Il bimbo del ritratto" (November 1969)
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 07/09/2018, 0:02

Very nice role for Nancy in I peccati di madame Bovary (1969) where she warned Edwige Fenech about a man
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Nancy in Italiani! È severamente proibito servirsi della toilette durante le fermate (1969)
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Among the many generici in the house waiting for the funeral in Scusi facciamo l'amore? (1967) there is our dear Nancy
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Nancy as an airplane passenger in the tv series All'ultimo minuto episode 1: "Allarme a bordo" (1971)
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With Isabella Zanussi in L'ultima metà del cielo (1977)
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Nancy from Spogliamoci così senza pudor (1976)
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And Party guest in Daisy Miller (1974)
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Post by Johan Melle » 07/09/2018, 0:04

Although the majority of roles we've found for Nancy are from the 1960s and 70s, we've also found a few from the 1950s.

The absolute earliest sighting of Nancy is in Amori di mezzo secolo (1954) as a friend of Paola Borboni
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Another early discovery is in I pappagalli (1955) in the audience at the concert - identification by Ghibarian
Pappagalli - Horowitz + Lecchini.jpg

A dark-haired and elegant-looking Nancy in La donna degli altri è sempre più bella (1963) - pic by Ciavazzaro
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Another 1960s role in Stuntman (1968) as a wedding guest - sorry for the crappy quality
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Our beloved Nancy as one of the many many generici in the restaurant scene of Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (1971) as a diner who disapproves of the table manners of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill - identification by Ciavazzaro
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Nancy as a woman waiting for a taxi in a Carosello sketch from 1972 called "Avantista"
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Post by Johan Melle » 10/09/2018, 2:47

Up until now, we've had a big gap in Nancy's filmography in the years between 1955 and 1965. Well, I'm now going to fill some of those gaps with some new roles.

First a 1950s role in Totò a Parigi (1958) - just a few seconds role as a train passenger
Toto Parigi - Nancy Lecchini.jpg

Nancy also appears in one of the most famous of all Italian films:
Fellini's La dolce vita (1960) where she can be seen as a party guest! :clap:
La Dolce Vita - Nancy Lecchini1.jpg
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Therefore she must of course also appear in Totò, Peppino e... la dolce vita (1961) as a concerned bystander
Toto Peppino Dolce Vita - Lecchini.jpg

And here a dark-haired Nancy in the Hollywood production Come September (1961) as a woman at the train station
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I've also found Nancy in the famous cult comedy Trastevere (1971)! It's an enormous and unfairly uncredited role where she looks almost unrecognizable! They made here look as ugly as possible - with grey hair and no make-up
Trastevere - Nancy Lecchini1.jpg
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They even painted some of her teeth dark - a trick used very often in Italian films to make the actors appear ugly
Trastevere - Nancy Lecchini3.jpg

Unfortunately, I'm not really sure about what kind of role she plays in Trastevere, because they all speak Roman dialect which I can't understand. But the film is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MOBOBJLN7s
So maybe someone who understands Roman dialect can tell us her role and if she has a character name. Nancy enters at 1:16:27.

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Post by Emiliano » 10/09/2018, 9:43

A doppia faccia (1969) as Spectator at the horse race
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Straziami, ma di baci saziami (1968) as Party guest
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Divina creatura (1975)
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Re: Nancy Lecchini

Post by mortimer » 30/09/2018, 15:01

Johan Melle wrote:
10/09/2018, 2:47
Unfortunately, I'm not really sure about what kind of role she plays in Trastevere, because they all speak Roman dialect which I can't understand. But the film is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MOBOBJLN7s
So maybe someone who understands Roman dialect can tell us her role and if she has a character name. Nancy enters at 1:16:27.
To me it sounds like "SorAmè" , that means Sora (=signora) Amelia.

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Post by Johan Melle » 07/10/2018, 4:37

Wonderful, mortimer! I've put Sora Amelia as the role in the filmography. And now for some more roles:

Camille 2000 (1969) as Woman at the opera
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Identikit (1974) as Airplane passenger
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Roma violenta (1975) as Woman robbed at the restaurant
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