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Morana, Eleonora

Post by PeplumParadise » 07/07/2020, 22:05

Eleonora Morana in Don Chisciotte e Sancio Panza (1968)
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Eleonora Morana was a character actress active in small roles in Italian films and television from at least the mid-late 50's until the mid-80's.

With somewhat unconventional looks, she tended to get cast in "ugly duckling" roles, often to comic effect. In the 70's she divided her time playing slightly creepy or weird roles alongside a variety of maids and housekeepers. While she was more often credited, there are also a small number of uncredited appearances found for her, so it's quite possible that more will appear - maybe some early roles since she was already in her mid-30's when her known film career commenced.

Wikipedia and IMDb both give her unconfirmed birth details as September 13th 1922 in Milan, Italy. Since there are no known reports of her death, she is presumed to be still living and would be 97 at the time of writing. Given that she is probably largely unknown these days, while it is quite possible she is still living, it could also be possible that she died and her death went unreported, but for the moment I prefer to remain optimistic. No other biographical details are currently known.

Filmography
1957
  1. Medea (TV movie) (credited as Eleonora Maria Morana) .... Member of the chorus

    1958
  2. Mia nonna poliziotto (uncredited) .... Wedding dress fitter
  3. Ricordati di Napoli (credited) .... Stella Coppa
  4. Umiliati e offesi (TV mini-series, episodes 1 & 2) (credited) .... A woman

    1960
  5. I pirati della costa (credited) .... Woman at court
  6. Le signore (credited) .... Irene

    1961
  7. Cagliostro (TV movie) (credited) .... A woman
  8. Le avventure di Mary Read (credited) .... Miss Elizabeth

    1962
  9. Diciottenni al sole (credited) .... Maggie
  10. Gli eroi del doppio gioco (credited) .... Ernestina Liguori
  11. Più rosa che giallo (TV series, episode: Delitto alla televisione) (credited) .... role?
  12. Venere imperiale (uncredited) .... Dance pupil

    1963
  13. Ercole contro Moloch (uncredited) .... Long-term prisoner
  14. I compagni (uncredited) .... Vice principal
  15. L'invincibile cavaliere mascherato (credited?) .... Rosaria
  16. Peppino al balcone (TV series, episode 3) (credited) .... One of the public

    1964
  17. Il magnifico cornuto (uncredited) .... Party guest
  18. Maciste nell'inferno di Gengis Khan (uncredited) .... Leader of the angry villagers

    1965
  19. Gli amanti latini (credited) .... Gargiulo's wife

    1966
  20. Assassinio nella cattedrale (TV movie) (credited) .... Woman of Canterbury
  21. Per un pugno di canzoni (credited) .... The school teacher (role unconfirmed)
  22. Zorro il ribelle (credited) .... Consuela

    1967
  23. I giorni dell'ira (credited) .... General store proprietor

    1968
  24. Don Chisciotte e Sancio Panza (credited) .... Governess
  25. E per tetto un cielo di stelle (uncredited) .... Woman with baby at telegraph post
  26. I 2 pompieri (credited) .... Commander's wife
  27. Il circolo Pickwick (TV series, episodes 2 & 3) (credited) .... The director of Westgate College
  28. Il poverello (TV series, episode 4) (credited) .... Giovanna
  29. Quarta parete (credited) .... Housemaid
  30. Stasera Fernandel (TV series, episode 2: Terrore al castello) (credited) .... Berta

    1969
  31. I fratelli Karamazov (TV mini-series, episode 1) (credited) .... Woman in the post office
  32. Zorro marchese di Navarra (credited) .... Isabella

    1970
  33. Di fronte alla legge (TV series, episode: Il testimone) (credited) .... Wife of the lorry driver
  34. Principe coronato cercasi per ricca ereditiera (uncredited) .... Creditor

    1971
  35. Armiamoci e partite! (credited) .... Woman waiting to use the toilet
  36. I racconti di Padre Brown (TV series, episode 2: Il duello del dottor Hirsch) (credited as Elonora Morana) .... The Englishwoman
  37. Racconti Italiani del '900 (TV series, episode: La pera) (credited) .... Manageress of the guest house
  38. Tara Poki (credited) .... Housekeeper

    1972
  39. Girolimoni, il mostro di Roma (credited) .... Assunta
  40. Il lutto si addice as Elettra (TV movie) (credited) .... Louise
  41. Storia di fifa e di coltello (credited) .... Woman talking to Franco
  42. Tentativo di fuga (TV movie) (credited) .... role?

    1973
  43. Il fiore dai petali d'acciaio (credited) .... Surgeon
  44. Sogni proibiti di Don Galeazzo curato di campagna (credited) .... Angelica
  45. Storia di una monaca di clausura (uncredited) .... Peasant woman

    1974
  46. Il sorriso del grande tentatore (credited) .... Nun
  47. Innocenza e turbamento (credited) .... Rosalia
  48. La figlia di Iorio (TV movie) (credited) .... "La vecchia delle erbe"
  49. La polizia chiede aiuto (credited) .... Polvesi housekeeper

    1975
  50. Amore vuol dir gelosia (credited) .... Disapproving neighbour
  51. Il giustiziere di mezzogiorno (credited) .... Nursing nun
  52. Il medaglione insanguinato (Perché?!) (credited) .... Contessa's maid
  53. Libera, amore mio! (credited) .... The fascist teacher
  54. Macchie solari (credited) .... Eleonora
  55. Una città in fondo alla strada (TV mini-series, episodes 1,2 & 5) (credited) .... Chiara's aunt

    1976
  56. Caro Michele (credited) .... Colarosa maid
  57. Dov'è Anna? (TV mini-series, episode 6) (credited) .... Secretary
  58. Il garofano rosso (TV mini-series, episodes 1-3) (credited) .... Madame Ludovica
  59. La Bettina (TV mini-series, episode 1) (credited) .... Donna Pasqua
  60. Movie Rush - La febbre del cinema (credited) .... Ines Arbizzani
  61. Telefoni bianchi (credited) .... Marcella's mother

    1977
  62. Il marito in collegio (uncredited) .... Motorist
  63. Oedipus orca (credited) .... Dr. Garbi's secretary

    1982
  64. Il giovane dottor Freud (TV mini-series, episode 1) (credited) .... Hysterical woman
  65. Parole e sangue (TV mini-series, episode 3) (uncredited) .... Janitor

    1983
  66. Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana (TV mini-series, episodes 1,2 & 3) (credited) .... Contessa Menegazzi

More Eleonora!
There are still some credits listed online which I have not yet been able to find. If you have images or credits of Eleonora in any of these you know what to do.
  • Oltraggio al pudore (1964) ANICA as Asuncion
  • Eroe vagabondo (1966) ANICA
  • Il mistero (1967) TV movie, IMDb as Marta
  • Il buon soldato (1982) ANICA as altra giocatrice
  • Storia di ragazzi e di ragazze (1989) ANICA

    Images are also needed for the following titles included in her filmography from TV guide listings.
  • Cagliostro (1961) as A woman
  • Più rosa che giallo (1962)
  • Peppino al balcone (1963) as One of the public
  • Il poverello (1968) as Giovanna
  • Di fronte alla legge (1970) as Wife of the lorry driver
  • Racconti Italiani del '900 (1971) as Manageress of the guest house
  • La Bettina (1976) as Donna Pasqua
  • Il giovane dottor Freud (1982) as Hysterical woman

Morana is missing!
There always has to be one! Films where Eleonora is credited somewhere but where I have been unable to find her for whatever reason.
  • L'oro di Roma (1961) ANICA and IMDb as Annetta. Our exhaustive research into this title failed to find Eleonora, my guess would be that someone mistook her in the uncredited role played by Adriana Facchetti.
  • La orca (1976) IMDb with no role, she does not appear - presumably confused with her appearance in the sequel, Oedipus orca, the following year.
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Re: Eleonora Morana

Post by PeplumParadise » 07/07/2020, 22:08

Medea (1957) TV movie, credited as Eleonora Maria Morana, as Member of the chorus
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/07/2020, 22:11

Ricordati di Napoli (1958) credited, as Stella Coppa
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/07/2020, 22:16

Umiliati e offesi (1958) TV mini-series, Eleonora appears credited in episodes 1 & 2 (of 4), as "A woman".

Episode 1
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/07/2020, 22:21

I pirati della costa (1960) credited, as Woman at court
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Le signore (1960) credited, as Irene
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/07/2020, 22:40

Cagliostro (1961) TV movie, credited in Radiocorriere TV guide, as "A woman" (how's that for typecasting!)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/07/2020, 22:43

Le avventure di Mary Read (1961) credited, in a wonderful little comic role, as Miss Elizabeth
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/07/2020, 22:46

Diciottenni al sole (1962) credited, as Maggie
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Post by PeplumParadise » 07/07/2020, 22:49

Gli eroi del doppio gioco (1962) credited, as Ernestina Liguori
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