Lena, Lia


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Lena, Lia

Post by Johan Melle » 10/03/2020, 0:43

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Lia Lena, in Cineguida 1956
Lia Lena was an active less-known actress in Italian films throughout the 1950s and until the start of the 1960s.

Biographical note[1]
  • Birthplace: Rome.
  • Height: 1,65 m.
  • Instruction: commercial school.
  • She lived in Rome, in via Monte Scalambra, 16.
Filmography
1952
  1. La muta di Portici .... Carmela (uncredited)
  2. Menzogna .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1954
  3. La schiava del peccato .... Nightclub employee (uncredited)
  4. Maddalena .... Prostitute (uncredited)
  5. Pietà per chi cade .... Eugenia's maid (credited)
  6. Torna! .... Casino player (uncredited)

    1955
  7. L'angelo bianco .... Train passenger (uncredited)
  8. L'intrusa .... Party guest (uncredited)
  9. Piccola posta .... Pet salon employee (credited)

    1956
  10. Dontella .... Veterinary nurse (uncredited)

    1959
  11. Tempi duri per i vampiri .... Guest at hotel resort (uncredited)

    1960
  12. Il peccato degli anni verdi .... Diana's mother (credited)
  13. Il principe fusto .... Isabella (credited)
  14. La regina delle amazzoni .... Priestess (credited)
  15. Le signore .... One of Tatiana's friends (uncredited)
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Lia Lena, in a portrait from 1957
Filmography to check
  • Sigillo rosso (1950)
  • Quo vadis? (1951) - Cineguida 1956
  • Ripudiata (1954)
Lia is missing
There are a couple of films that Lia is supposed to appear in, but in which I've had no luck finding her.
  • Ti ho sempre amato! (1953) - Lia is listed on ANICA and Cineguida 1956, but with no role given. I'm not able to spot her anywhere in the film.
  • Noi peccatori (1953) - Lia is listed on ANICA and Cineguida 1956, but with no role given. I've not been able to find her, but it's possible that she appears in one of the nightclub sequences as there are many generici in these scenes, but shot in such a way that we never get a good look at anyone.
  • Gli amori di Manon Lescaut (1955) - Lia is listed on ANICA and Cineguida 1956, but with no role given. I couldn't find her, but then I only have a low-res TV print and there are lots of women in wigs and costumes that we don't see very well, so Lia might very well be one of them. Perhaps if a better print becomes available...
Fotoromanzi
  1. "Due madri" (Published in Cine Tipo from August 1956 and onwards) - credited
Notes and sources
1. Dante Lazzaro. Cineguida 1956.
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Re: Lia Lena

Post by Johan Melle » 10/03/2020, 0:44

La muta di Portici (1952) as Carmela
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Post by Johan Melle » 10/03/2020, 0:47

Menzogna (1952) as Party guest. ANICA lists her with playing a friend of Luisa (Yvonne Sanson), which I suppose is technically correct since Luisa is the host of the party. However, the two are never actually seen interacting. In fact, all we see of Lia is her dancing in the background for a second or two
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Post by Johan Melle » 10/03/2020, 0:48

Pietà per chi cade (1954) credited, as Eugenia's maid. ANICA lists her as playing Barbara, but that's a completely different character.
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Post by Johan Melle » 10/03/2020, 0:50

Maddalena (1954) as Prostitute
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Post by Johan Melle » 10/03/2020, 0:51

Torna! (1954) as Casino player
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Post by Johan Melle » 10/03/2020, 0:52

La schiava del peccato (1954) as a Nightclub employee of some kind
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Post by Johan Melle » 10/03/2020, 0:54

Piccola posta (1955) credited, as Pet salon employee. A very strange role to be credited for, considering that all she does is stand in the background without speaking a word!
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Post by Johan Melle » 10/03/2020, 0:55

L'intrusa (1955) as Party guest
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Re: Lia Lena

Post by Johan Melle » 10/03/2020, 0:58

"Due madri", fotoromanzo published in the magazine Cine Tipo from n. 31 (5 August 1956), though I don't know when the last part was published. Lia has a credited role as the villainess Sonia
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