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Tina Aumont

Post by Emiliano » 20/04/2019, 20:35

Tina Aumont in a portrait from the early 70s
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Marie Christina Aumont, known as Tina, was born February 14, 1946 in Hollywood, California (US) from the love of the actors Maria Montez and Jean-Pierre Aumont.

When she is just five years old, the little Tina found her mother dead from a heart attack in the bathtub. Her father - no one knows why - hides the incident from her, while she knows the truth only many years later. This fact will mark much of her troubled existence - she will also devote herself to vodoo and spiritism in the vain hope of communicating with the deceased.

In 1956 her father had a second marriage with the Italian actress Marisa Pavan and sent her to boarding school in Switzerland. At only 17 years old, Tina married the famous French libertine actor and director Christian Marquand, of 36, in a family residence in Provence. He sad about her: «She can't cook two hard-boiled eggs, but I like her anyway».

Very similar to her mother, with deep, big and black eyes, framed by two thick eyebrows, willowy (1.76 cm), gifted with the charm of the girl next door and the full and harmonious forms of a playmate, Tina can enter easy in the cinema and her father takes care of it. In New York, she attend Stella Adler's acting classes and later she's introduced to the British director Joseph Losey, who directs her in the movie: Modesty Blaise (1966), a film in which Tina pretends to know how to ride a motorcycle, but at the first clapperboard, she crashes into a wall. For the occasion, as a pseudonym she uses the abbreviation of her name (Tina) and the surname of the husband (Marquand).

For the second film, the husband proposes her to a friend of him, the French director Roger Vadim, for La curée (1966). Following this experience, she is invited to shoot the film Texas across the river by Michael Gordon, in Hollywood, with Dean Martin and Alain Delon. This period of separation from her husband, in addition to an abortion of which he considers her the responsible, are among the causes of their divorce, which will take place in the same year.

Afterwhile, she meets and falls in love with the dandy painter Frédéric Pardo. The couple go to live together for some time in Paris, in a psychedelic furnished apartment, without tables and chairs, but with Moroccan rugs and cushions, in "oriental style". This place will become the living room of many artists of the period, such as Anita Pallenberg (companion of Keith Richards), actor Pierre Clémenti, Zouzou (French model and singer) and Viva (one of the stars promoted by Andy Warhol). She also knows Jimi Hendrix.

Meanwhile, her film career begins to take off. While she is at the Taormina festival to promote the film La curée, she meets Alberto Sordi, that writes immediately a part for her in Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario? (1966). The doors of Italian cinema are so open. She decides to move with Pardo in Rome, settling in Campo de 'Fiori.

Having obtained a divorce from Marquand, she adopts her father's surname and with the pseudonym of Tina Aumont interprets several films: L’uomo, l’orgoglio, la vendetta (1967) by Luigi Bazzoni - with which he will go back in 73 in Blu Gang e vissero per sempre felici e ammazzati, the unfortunate Satyricon (1969) by Gian Luigi Polidoro, Metello (1970) by Mauro Bolognini, Corbari (1970) by Valentino Orsini and L'urlo (1970) by Tinto Brass, director with whom she also work in Salon Kitty (1976).

She also took part in L’alibi (1969) where she lost her head for Vittorio Gassman, who, also because of her, left with the French actress Juliette Maynel, known in 64 and mother of his son Alessandro.

Revolutionary and unconventional, in 1971 she was one of the 343 women who risked being arrested, signing "le manifeste des 343" in France, declaring that they had an abortion and requesting the decriminalization of the crime. In 1972 she separe from Pardo, after leaving him, to go alone on vacation to Bali.

In the Seventies she alternates important productions with minor films. Her is not a great talent, but she possesses charm and charisma, and these are enough to become a little queen of the italian erotic cinema (Arcana - 1972 by Giulio Questi, Racconti proibiti… di niente vestiti - 1972 by Brunello Rondi, Malizia - 1973 by Salvatore Samperi, La principessa nuda (1976) by Cesare Canevari).

Thanks to her important surname, she is however called to act by important directors, always remaining on the wave of success (Fatti di gente per bene - 1974 by Bolognini, Il Casanova di Federico Fellini - 1976 by Fellini, Nina - 1976 by Vincente Minnelli, Cadaveri eccellenti - 1976 by Francesco Rosi).

She also appears on the well-known monthly "Playboy" (USA) (July 1969), "Playboy" (Italy, January 77) and "Playmen" (n.11 of November 70 with central page and on the cover in n. 9 of September 1976).

The years of her maximum splendor as a woman and actress are undoubtedly between 69 and 75, in which she abandoned the plump forms and assumed those of a model.

Of all the cinematic experiences, the one with Fellini is the one that rewards her most. In an interview of 76 she declared: «I was one of the women of the Casanova Fellini: a wonderful experience, which reconciled me with the job of actress, with the world of cinema. A truly unrepeatable experience, my artistic peak. I almost feel like quitting, thinking that from now on you won't be able to combine anything more, nothing better... ». She doesn't know how prophetic her words are.

In 1978 she successfully landed on Italian television in an important drama, Il passatore, but at the same time a bad news happened. Hemp smoker since her arrival in Italy, she slips towards addiction to hard drugs. Having gone to Thailand for a holiday, she sent to her companion in Italy, the director Fabrizio Lori, four ounces of opium hidden in some oriental statues depicting the Buddha. These are intercepted by the police. «He is no longer my girlfriend, she sent me the drugs without telling me»: these are the words of Lori released to the newspapers after his arrest. In order to avoid imprisonment, the actress decides to not to return to Italy, and from Bangkok she shelters in France, thus being sentenced to three years in absentia. With this scandal, her cinematographic career collapses inexorably.

At the end of the decade, she became the protagonist of the excesses of the Parisian night, made of cocaine and champagne, habitually attending the night "Le Palace". Meanwhile, she sells the stories of her rise and fall to magazines like "France Soir" and in 1981 the French heroinomanian journalist Alain Pacadis attempts to commit suicide in her apartment.

In the eighties she played only a few second-rate French films, in mostly marginal roles. Among these is Les Frères Petard (1986), a story set in the world of Parisian nightlife, in which Pacadis is also present.

Tired and consumed by excesses, in those years she found work posing for some spicy photo shoots, both in the monthly "Playmen" (on the cover in July 7, 1984) and in the Italian pornographic weekly "Le Ore" (N. 956 of 22-1-86 , N. 962 of 5-3-86, N. 963 of 12-3-86, N. 964 of 19-3-86, special of 27-1-87).

Her latest film interpretations can be found in the French erotic films Les deux orphelines vampires (1997) by Jean Rollin, Giulia (1999) by Roy Stuart and La mécanique des femmes (2000) by Jérôme de Missolz.

Without money and with the inheritance of her father vanished into the hands of the stepmother, she is reduced to living in a tiny apartment located in a modest Parisian neighborhood full of penniless immigrants, and with the rent paid by the city's social services.

At the age of 60, October 28, 2006, she died prematurely due to pulmonary embolism. Former partner Pardo had died the year before. For a long time she was carrying with him breathing problems but, despite everything, she still enjoyed a youthful appearance.

She spent the last years of her life in Port-Vendres, near the border with Catalonia. She was buried in the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris, next to her mother.

In 1985 she was immortalized by the French director Gérard Courant, famous for her film-less portraits, then included in the Cinématon project (here the video).

This biography is the result of personal research as the summary of many sources, newspaper articles, interviews, quotes and cross-references.


FILMOGRAPHY
1966
  1. La curée (as Tina Marquand) .... Anne Sernet
  2. Modesty Blaise (as Tina Marquand) .... Nicole
  3. Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario? (as Tina Marquand) .... Romina
  4. Texas across the river .... Lonetta

    1967
  5. L'uomo, l'orgoglio, la vendetta .... Carmen
  6. Partner .... Washing powder salesgirl
  7. Troppo per vivere... poco per morire (as Tina Marquand) .... Dolly

    1969
  8. Infanzia, vocazione e prime esperienze di Giacomo Casanova, veneziano .... Marcella
  9. L'Alibi .... Filli
  10. Le lit de la vierge (credited?) .... The prisoner
  11. Satyricon (Polidoro) .... Circe

    1970
  12. Corbari .... Ines
  13. L'urlo .... Anita Annigoni
  14. Metello .... Idina
  15. Necropolis (uncredited) .... role?

    1971
  16. Il sergente Klems .... Leila

    1972
  17. Arcana .... Marisa
  18. Bianco, rosso e... .... Mrs. Ricci
  19. Racconti proibiti... di niente vestiti .... Dirce

    1973
  20. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale .... Daniela "Dani" Anselmi
  21. Malizia .... Luciana
  22. Storia de fratelli e de cortelli .... Mara

    1974
  23. Fatti di gente perbene .... Rosa Bonetti
  24. Il trafficone .... Laura

    1975
  25. Divina creatura (uncredited) .... Party guest
  26. Il messia .... Adulteress
  27. Lifespan .... Anna

    1976
  28. A matter of time a.k.a. Nina .... Valentina
  29. Cadaveri eccellenti .... Prostitute
  30. Il Casanova di Federico Fellini .... Henriette
  31. La principessa nuda .... Gladys
  32. Salon Kitty .... Marta Wallenberg

    1977
  33. Emmenez-moi au Ritz (TV movie) .... Carla
  34. Il passatore (TV miniseries) - Ep: 2, 3 (credited on Radiocorriere TV) .... Venusta

    1978
  35. I problemi di Don Isidro (TV mini-series) - Ep. 4: "4° problema: Hotel du paradis" .... Lea Musante
  36. L'uomo difficile (TV movie) .... Edine Merenberg

    1980
  37. Holocaust parte seconda: i ricordi, i deliri, la vendetta .... Dorothea's mother
  38. La bande du Rex .... Angelina

    1984
  39. Rebelote .... Butcher's wife

    1985
  40. Cinématon project - #509 .... Herself

    1986
  41. Les frères Pétard .... Party goer in costume

    1993
  42. Dinosaur from the deep .... Nora

    1997
  43. Les deux orphelines vampires .... The ghoul

    1999
  44. Giulia .... Giulia's mother

    2000
  45. La mécanique des femmes .... role?

FILMOGRAPHY TO CHECK
  • Come ti chiami, amore mio? (1969)
  • Blu gang e vissero per sempre felici e ammazzati (1973) .... Polly
  • Giovannino (1976) .... Nelly
  • Un cuore semplice (1977) .... Virginia
  • Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret (1982) - ep: "Le voleur de Maigret" .... Laurence
  • ZEN - Zona Espansione Nord (1988)
  • Marquis de slime (1997, court-metrage) .... La Fée
  • Victoire, ou la douleur des femmes (2000, TV mini-series) .... Estelle

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Re: Tina Aumont

Post by Emiliano » 15/12/2019, 21:28

A secondary role in Comencini's masterpiece Infanzia, vocazione e prime esperienze di Giacomo Casanova veneziano (1969) as Marcella
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Post by PeplumParadise » 15/12/2019, 21:59

Polidoro's Satyricon (1969) as Circe
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Post by Emiliano » 15/12/2019, 23:05

A little but notable role in Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (1976) as Henriette, a young Casanova's lover
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Post by Emiliano » 15/12/2019, 23:15

In the low-budget comedy Il trafficone (1974) as Laura
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Post by Emiliano » 16/12/2019, 22:27

Her first italian movie: Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario? (1966) as Romina, the little lover of Sordi.
A small part in which she plays a kind of lolita with a native of Emilia-Romagna accent.
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Post by Emiliano » 21/12/2019, 17:39

As Gladys in La principessa nuda (1976)
A bisexual character in the erotic film of Canevari, starring the transsexual actress Ajita Wilson of which she is madly conquered, even if she doesn't mind flirting with the other male protagonists, including Luigi Pistilli. A very modest film, almost a soft porn.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/12/2019, 0:20

Racconti proibiti... di niente vestiti (1972) credited, as Dirce. She first appears as a vision out of a pool, but I'm not sure if the psychedelic effect is intentional or a fault of the poor print.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 08/01/2020, 9:17

A couple of beautiful pics of Tina that popped up on my Facebook news feed this morning
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Post by Emiliano » 11/01/2020, 10:57

Co-start in the little-known dreamy sci-fi thriller Lifespan (1975, a.k.a. Il patto con il Diavolo) as Anna.
A not very articulate chacacter, a skilled double player who loves a little outrageous bondage practices. She plays several love sequences with Hiram Keller.
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