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Luciana Gilli

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2020, 17:21

Luciana Gilli in Il conquistatore di Atlantide (1965)
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Luciana Gilli’s radiant smile lit up Italian cinema screens for most of the 60’s.

She was born in Rome, Italy on November 11th, 1944 and is still living at the time of writing. In youth she spent a year at the C.S.C. but dropped out of school, because she was already very busy with cinema.

A number of websites claim that she made her film debut in 1953, but that is false. Her actual first film appearance came uncredited in 1959, in a scene in Blasetti's Europa di notte, with her first credited role in 1960, at the age of 16, in Adua e le compagne. From there she worked steadily throughout the 60’s, rising rapidly to leading-lady status. Her final known screen appearance came in 1971, but was shot several years earlier, so the last movie she filmed was actually Il sole è di tutti (1968). She retired prematurely due to a dissatisfaction with the roles she was playing and for the lack of a good agent.

Some of her biographical details are known from here, an interview conducted with Fabio Melelli on December 21st 2019, which he has generously shared on YouTube.


FILMOGRAPHY
1960
  1. Adua e le compagne (credited as Gloria Gilli) .... Dora

    1961
  2. Fantasmi a Roma (credited as Gloria Gilli) .... The girl in the park
  3. Le ambiziose (uncredited) .... Edoardo Peppino's girl
  4. Leoni al sole (credited) .... The girl

    1962
  5. I 4 monaci (credited) .... "La figlia dell'ortolano"
  6. Il dominatore dei 7 mari (uncredited) .... Indian wife
  7. Lo sceicco rosso (credited) .... Amina

    1963
  8. Gli imbroglioni (credited) .... Liliana Ferri
  9. La belva di Saigon (credited) .... Yvonne
  10. Ursus nella terra di fuoco (credited) .... Diana

    1964
  11. Il ladro di Damasco (credited as Luciana Gillj) .... Miriam

    1965
  12. Il conquistatore di Atlantide (credited) .... Virna
  13. La Colt è la mia legge (credited as Lucy Gilly) .... Louise O'Brien
  14. La montagna di luce (credited) .... Lilamani
  15. Una bara per lo sceriffo (credited) .... Jane Wilson

    1966
  16. Mano di velluto (credited) .... Patricia McGowan

    1967
  17. La morte non conta i dollari (credited) .... Jane White
  18. Moresque obiettivo allucinante (credited) .... Maya
  19. Pecos è qui: prega e muori! (credited) .... Dona Ramona

    1968
  20. Il sole è di tutti (credited) .... Olga

    1971
  21. Riuscirà il nostro eroe a ritrovare il più grande diamante del mondo? (credited) .... Desireé
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  • Europa di notte (1959) Uncredited, mentioned in her interview with Fabio Melelli.

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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2020, 19:29

Adua e le compagne (1960) credited as Gloria Gilli, as Dora
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Fantasmi a Roma (1961) credited as Gloria Gilli, as The girl in the park
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2020, 19:33

Le ambiziose (1961) as Edoardo Peppino's girl
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2020, 19:37

Leoni al sole (1961) credited, as The girl. It's possible that she could have a character name, but if she did I missed it. She is playing a fantasy figure lusted after by all the men in the film.
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I 4 monaci (1962) credited, as "La figlia dell'ortolano"
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Il dominatore dei 7 mari (1962) as Indian wife
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2020, 19:46

Lo sceicco rosso (1962) credited, as Amina. This was her first leading role.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2020, 19:53

Gli imbroglioni (1963) as Liliana Ferri. She is credited on the poster and should be in the film too, but the closing credits were cropped off my copy.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2020, 20:04

La belva di Saigon (1963) credited, as Yvonne
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