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Wandisa Guida

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 16:38

Wandisa Guida in Ercole contro Roma (1964)
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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
1956
  1. Il serpente a sonagli (TV movie) (credited) .... Maddy
  2. Incatenata dal destino (poster credit) .... Letizia as an adult

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional credits
  • Concluso a Venezia il XV Festival. Elette "Miss Italia" e Miss Cinema" (Newsreel) (1954) (credited verbally) .... Herself
  • Non scherzate coi fiammiferi (1957) TV show in 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, 16:45

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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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 16:49

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, 16:52

C'è un sentiero nel cielo (1957) credited, as Marisa
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 16:54

Dinanzi a noi il cielo (1957) credited on the poster, role uncertain.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 16:58

I colpevoli (1957) credited as Vandisa Guida, as Brunette at the party
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 17:04

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, 17:09

Il Conte di Matera (1957) credited as Vandisa Guida, as Gisella Bressi
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/01/2020, 17:15

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, 17:18

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