Anita Todesco

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Anita Todesco

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/06/2019, 21:44

Anita Todesco (on the left) in Twist, lolite e vitelloni (1962)
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Anita Todesco was born on June 14, 1932 in Prato, Tuscany, Italy. According to all online resources she is still alive and would have recently celebrated her 87th birthday. She has 2 sons.

Her earliest rumoured credit is from 1955, the year she graduated from Centro sperimentale di cinematografia, however the earliest film I've managed to find for her so far is from 1959. Her last known credit comes from 1968 (but probably filmed 2 years earlier) at which point she retired from films. She also reportedly acted in some roles in the theatre.

Being a C.S.C. actress, she does not appear in a number of films for which she is credited, but I have also turned up several roles where she appears but is uncredited so maybe a few more of those will follow.


FILMOGRAPHY
1959
  1. Agosto, donne mie non vi conosco (credit?) .... Young woman attending song performance
  2. La battaglia di Maratona (credit only)
  3. La sceriffa (credited) .... Nuvola Rosa

    1960
  4. Che femmina!! e...che dollari (credit?) .... role?
  5. La donna dei Faraoni (credit only)
  6. La vendetta dei barbari (credit?) .... Priscilla
  7. Morgan il pirata (credited) .... Friend of Concepcion
  8. Space Men (credited) .... Venus control
  9. Tu che ne dici? (credited) .... Gangster's moll dancing on the table

    1961
  10. La rivolta dei mercenari (credited) .... Prisca
  11. La spada della vendetta (credited) .... Diana's sister
  12. Le Baccanti (uncredited) .... Theban courtier
  13. Le magnifiche 7 (credit only)
  14. Le meraviglie di Aladino (uncredited) .... Amazon
  15. Scandali al mare (credited) .... Nora
  16. Ursus e la ragazza tartara (credited) .... Wife of Ursus

    1962
  17. 2 samurai per 100 geishe (credited) .... Geisha trainer
  18. Dieci italiani per un tedesco (credit only)
  19. Gli italiani e le donne (credited) .... Woman shopping in the market
  20. L'ira di Achille (credited) .... Servant to Briseis
  21. Le sette spade del vendicatore (credit only)
  22. Lo sterminatore dei barbari (credit only)
  23. Twist, lolite e vitelloni (credited) .... Twist dancer

    1963
  24. Adultero lui, adultero lei (credited) .... Pharmacy customer
  25. D'Artagnan contro i tre Moschettieri (credited) .... role?
  26. Il pirata del diavolo (credited) .... Velia's companion
  27. La donna degli altri è sempre più bella (credited) .... Carmelina Pepitone
  28. Siamo tutti pomicioni (uncredited) .... Maria's friend

    1964
  29. 002 agenti segretissimi (credited) .... Woman with Ciccio
  30. La jena di Londra (credited as Annie Benson) .... Margaret
  31. Zorikan lo sterminatore (credited) .... Anna

    1965
  32. Il mostro di Venezia (credited) .... First victim
  33. Il tramontana (maybe credit only)
  34. Le inchieste del commissario Maigret (TV Series) - Ep. "L'affare Picpus" (credited) .... Housemaid
  35. L'incendio di Roma (credited) .... role?
  36. Veneri al sole (credited) .... Silvana, the nurse

    1966
  37. Agente segreto 777: Invito ad uccidere (credit only)

    1968
  38. Assassino senza volto (credited) .... Mary
Additional credits
  • Lascia o raddoppia (TV game show) (1957) Herself as contestant
More of Anita!
There are still quite a few titles to be found where Anita may appear, be credited, or both, or neither. If you have images of her (or her credit) from any of the titles below, you know what to do.
  • L'alba, il giorno e la notte (1955)
  • Presentimento (1956)
  • La duchessa di Santa Lucia (1958)
  • Il terrore dell’Oklahoma (1959)
  • La corona di fuoco (1961)
  • La notte dell’Innominato (1962)
  • Napoleone a Firenze (1962)
  • Un angelo per Ribot (1963)
  • Cleopazza (1964)
  • Viaggio di nozze all’italiana (1965)
  • 00/ciak operazione mondo (1966)

Anita is missing!
There are also a few titles where Anita is credited online somewhere, but in which I have not been able to find her. It is possible that I may have missed her in one or two of these so if anyone wants to double check them I wish you luck.
  • L'ultimo zar (1960) - Listed by ANICA and elsewhere with no role given, I could not see her in the film and she does not appear in the English or German credits. It is possible she could appear in the Italian credits.
  • Il ladro di Bagdad (1961) - Listed by ANICA and elsewhere as playing a Handmaiden. She is not credited and I could not see her. Amina has 4 handmaidens, one is Gloria Milland, the other 3 are not Anita.
  • Made in Italy (1965) - IMDb says she appears in Segment 2: Il lavoro with no role given. I have looked through the film and could not see her and she is not credited.
  • Le sette magnifiche pistole (1966) - Listed by ANICA with no role given. She is not credited and I could not find her.

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Re: Anita Todesco

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/06/2019, 22:48

Anita reportedly has a number of credits starting from 1955, but the earliest I have managed to find is La battaglia di Maratona (1959) credit only. IMDb and elsewhere list her as playing Andromeda's friend, but it is not Anita in this role.
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Morgan il pirata (1960) credited, as Friend of Concepcion
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/06/2019, 22:55

La donna dei Faraoni (1960) Maybe credit only. I could not see her, but both my copies of the film are poor quality so it is possible I may have missed her.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/06/2019, 23:06

La vendetta dei barbari (1960) as Priscilla. She is not credited in the English or German versions, but may be in the Italian.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/06/2019, 23:12

Space Men (1960) Credited, as Venus control
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/06/2019, 23:15

Le Baccanti (1961) as Theban courtier
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/06/2019, 23:26

La spada della vendetta (1961) credited, as Diana's sister.
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Anita even got her name on the poster for this low budget tale of medieval plotting. Her role is strongly introduced in the first 20 minutes, at which point she disappears, never to be seen again.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/06/2019, 23:29

Le magnifiche 7 (1961) Credit only. Some sources say she plays a character called Corinne, but I could not see Anita or this role.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/06/2019, 23:33

La rivolta dei mercenari (1961) credited, as Prisca
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