Guida, Wandisa

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Guida, Wandisa

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 17:38

Wandisa Guida in a photo from "Cineguida 1959".
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Wandisa Guida was one of the more successful actresses to graduate from the Centro sperimentale di cinematografia. After gaining some attention as a beauty queen in 1954, she took a year out to study acting, graduating in 1956, after which she worked steadily until she retired from the screen in 1966.

She was born on April 21st 1935 in Trani, Italy and, as far as is known, she is still alive. She married writer and producer Luciano Martino in December 1961, and they had 2 daughters, Lea (born 1963) and Dania (born 1966). They later divorced, but the date of their divorce is unknown.

In the 50's she rose through the ranks working in various genres, before settling in as one of the leading ladies of peplum from the start of the 60's. She finished off her career with appearances in 3 Eurospy movies in the mid-60's. Although the reason for her retirement is unknown, it coincided with the birth of her second child and it seems quite likely she decided to devote herself to being a mother. Furthermore, her disappearance from the silver screen happened during a period when it became seemingly obligatory for Italian actresses to appear naked in films if they wished to continue working, when many other former peplum actresses also disappeared from view.

After a 16-year absence, Wandisa returned to the screen for a one-off appearance in the giallo Assassinio al cimitero etrusco (1982) - possibly as a favor to her (ex) husband Luciano Martino, who was the producer, and whose brother Sergio was the director.

I didn't think there could be much to find for Wandisa, but I have been proved wrong with many new TV roles being discovered, largely thanks to Johan, so there could always still be more.

Filmography
1955
  1. L'intrusa .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1956
  2. Il serpente a sonagli (TV movie) .... Maddy (credited)
  3. Incatenata dal destino .... Letizia as an adult (poster credit)

    1957
  4. C'è un sentiero nel cielo .... Marisa (credited)
  5. Dinanzi a noi il cielo .... role? (poster credit)
  6. I colpevoli .... Brunette at the party (credited as Vandisa Guida)
  7. I vampiri .... Laurette Robert (credited)
  8. Il Conte di Matera .... Gisella Bressi (credited as Vandisa Guida)
  9. Jane Eyre (TV mini-series) - episodes: 1, 2, 4 .... Eliza (credited)
  10. La canzone più bella .... Elena Serventi (poster credit)
  11. La trovatella di Pompei .... Luisa (credited)
  12. Quella (TV movie) .... Marghe (credited)
  13. Serenate per 16 bionde .... One of the French college girls (credited)

    1958
  14. Carosello di canzoni .... Rossella Apicella (credited)
  15. I prepotenti .... Marcella Martucci (credited)
  16. Mia Italida stin Ellada .... Wandisa Vanzi (credited)
  17. Totò e Marcellino .... The teacher (credited)

    1959
  18. Fuente ovejuna (TV movie) .... Lorenza (credited)
  19. I mafiosi .... Odette (credited)
  20. Il cavaliere senza terra .... role? (poster credit)
  21. Il padrone delle ferriere .... Athenais Moulinet (credited)
  22. Il vicario di Wakefield (TV Mini-Series) .... Sophia (credited)
  23. Scrollina (TV movie) .... Scrollina (credited)
  24. Tutte bugie (TV movie) .... Bibi (credited)

    1960
  25. Cavalcata selvaggia .... role? (poster credit)
  26. Giallo club - Invito al poliziesco (TV series) - season 2, episode 3: "Vacanze col gangster" .... Sylvia (credited)
  27. La rivolta degli schiavi .... Agnese (credited)
  28. La vendetta di Ercole .... Alcinoe (credited)
  29. Lo schiavo impazzito (TV movie) .... Nina Salviroli (credited)
  30. Re Lear (TV movie) .... Cordelia (credited)

    1961
  31. Capitani di ventura .... Belinda di Tolfa (credited)
  32. Donne brutte (TV movie) .... Jolly (credited)
  33. Drakut il vendicatore .... Irina (credited)
  34. François Villon (TV movie) .... Catherine Mireihl (credited as Vandisa Guida)
  35. Giallo club - Invito al poliziesco (TV series) - season 3, episode 5: "Omicidio cieco" .... Paula (credited)
  36. La vendetta della maschera di ferro .... Cristina (credited)
  37. La vendetta di Ursus .... Sira (credited)

    1962
  38. Gli eroi del doppio gioco .... Luciana Riccio (credited)
  39. Il gladiatore di Roma .... Nisa (credited)

    1963
  40. Giacobbe ed Esaù .... Judith (poster credit)

    1964
  41. Ercole contro Roma .... Ulpia (credited)
  42. I giganti di Roma .... Livilla (credited)
  43. I tre sergenti del Bengala .... Mary Stark (credited)
  44. Maciste nelle miniere di Re Salomone .... Fazira (credited)

    1965
  45. Le spie uccidono a Beirut .... Elena (credited)

    1966
  46. A 077: sfida ai killers .... Terry Coleman (credited)
  47. Charlov e le figlie (TV movie) .... Evlampia (credited)
  48. Operazione Goldman .... Kary (credited as Wandisa Leigh)
  49. Una Cenerentola alla moda (TV movie) .... Nelly (credited)

    1967
  50. Il caso Blaireau (TV movie) .... Arabella di Chaville (credited)

    1982
  51. Assassinio al cimitero etrusco .... Heather Hall (credited)

Additional credits
  • Concluso a Venezia il XV Festival. Elette "Miss Italia" e Miss Cinema" (Newsreel) (1954) (credited verbally) .... Herself
  • Non scherzate coi fiammiferi (TV show, 1957) - 3 episodes .... Co-host with Gianni Agus
  • Occhio all'etichetta (TV advertisement, 1966) (credited) .... Ursula

More Wandisa!
There are a few more titles to be found where Wandisa should appear. If you have images of her (or her credit) from any of the titles below, you know what to do.
  • Miss Eurooppaa metsästämässä (1955) Finnish documentary of the 1954 Miss Europe contest
  • Quando gli angeli piangono (1958)

    Images and credit shots are also needed for the following "poster credit" and "listing credit" titles:
  • Il serpente a sonagli (1956)
  • Incatenata dal destino (1956)
  • Dinanzi a noi il cielo (1957)
  • La canzone più bella (1957)
  • Non scherzate coi fiammiferi (1957)
  • Fuente ovejuna (1959)
  • Il cavaliere senza terra (1959)
  • Il vicario di Wakefield (1959)
  • Tutte bugie (1959)
  • Cavalcata selvaggia (1960)
  • François Villon (1961)
  • Giallo club - Invito al poliziesco - season 3, episode 5: "Omicidio cieco" (1961)
  • Giacobbe ed Esaù (1963)
  • Charlov e le figlie (1966)
  • Una Cenerentola alla moda (1966)
  • Il caso Blaireau (1967)
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Re: Wandisa Guida

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 17:45

Wandisa first came to public attention as the winner of Miss Cinema 1954 and representing Italy in the Miss Europe contest the same year. The other woman here is Eugenia Bonino, winner of Miss Italy 1954. The 3 lower images come from the archivioluce website.
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Re: Wandisa Guida

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 17:49

Incatenata dal destino (1956) credited on the poster, as Letizia as an adult (role to be confirmed)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 17:52

C'è un sentiero nel cielo (1957) credited, as Marisa
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 17:54

Dinanzi a noi il cielo (1957) credited on the poster, role uncertain.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 17:58

I colpevoli (1957) credited as Vandisa Guida, as Brunette at the party
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 18:04

I vampiri (1957) credited, as Laurette Robert. A scene-stealing early 'scream queen' role here for Riccardo Freda, even if she does spend half the film asleep.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 18:09

Il Conte di Matera (1957) credited as Vandisa Guida, as Gisella Bressi
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 18:15

Jane Eyre (1957) 5-part TV mini-series. Wandisa appears and is credited in episodes 1, 2 and 4, as Eliza.

Episode 1
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Episode 2
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Episode 4
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 18:18

La canzone più bella (1957) credited on the poster, as Elena Serventi (role to be confirmed)
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