Passeri, Ada


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Passeri, Ada

Post by Emiliano » 29/08/2018, 0:41

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Ada Passeri in the 80s, sitted in Rome, in Vicolo de' Cinque. Pic from Trastevere App.
Ada Passeri was born in the Roman neighborhood of Trastevere, where she lived all her life; more precisely, she had residence in Vicolo Bologna with his brother. The name by which many know her is Ada Crostona, but Crostona was a nickname: she was called so, because her husband was called "Crostone", and "Crostona" is the feminile version.[1]

Her family of origin consisted of three sisters (Ada, Nicolina and Anita - who lived in Via Agostino Bertagni, 8) and a brother. It was Ada's turn to take care of her brother's son, Armando "Armandino" Natalucci[2], called "Chinotto", which she looked after even he was adult, cause he was veteran from various asylum hospitalizations. One day Fellini came to Ada's home in person, to bring her the invitation to Cannes, but she had to decline, because her son didn't want to be left alone.[1]

In movies she began to appear in 1959 with the classic Nella città l'inferno by Renato Castellani. She wasn't a professionist, but she has participated in some films until the early 1980s.

The inhabitants of her neighborhood say that she lived on a small smuggling of cigarettes, which she hid under her wide skirt. The brands she usually sold in the usual place in Vicolo de' Cinque to them, were the Astor or Stuyvesant (and old French brand), which she called, in her strong roman dialect accet: "AstorE" and "Stufesante" (that assumed the ilaric meaning of "Holy stoves").[1]

Filmography
1959
  1. Arrangiatevi .... Woman in bar / Newsstand vendor (uncredited)
  2. La cento chilometri .... Sora Italia (uncredited)
  3. Nella città l'inferno .... Moby Dick (credited as "Ada Passeri")

    1960
  4. Delitto in pieno sole .... Woman eating spaghetti in street restaurant (uncredited)
  5. L'ultimo zar .... Street seller giving information (uncredited)
  6. La dolce vita .... Woman by the miracle tree (uncredited)

    1961
  7. La viaccia .... Cashier of the closed house (credited as "Ada Passeri")

    1962
  8. Marco Polo .... Tia Balena (credited as "Ada Passeri")

    1971
  9. Trastevere .... Sora Filomena (uncredited)

    1972
  10. Roma .... Roman woman (uncredited)

    1973
  11. Teresa la ladra .... Convict (uncredited)

    1980
  12. Un sacco bello .... Peanuts vendor (uncredited)
Notes and sources
1. Trastevere App on Facebook.
2. Trastevere App on Facebook
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Re: Ada Crostona

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Un sacco bello (1980) as Penauts vendor
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Re: Ada Crostona

Post by Emiliano » 30/09/2018, 10:33

Her most important and famous role, as convict nicknamed Moby Dick in Renato Castellani's Nella città l'inferno (1959).
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 30/09/2018, 12:03

Her big role Trastevere (1971) as Sora Filomena
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Re: Ada Crostona

Post by Emiliano » 20/03/2019, 22:59

Teresa la ladra (1973) as Convict with a short line with Monica Vitti.
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Post by Johan Melle » 20/04/2019, 0:39

Ada also appears in two sequences in Fellini's Roma (1972) as a Roman woman. First she can be glimpsed very briefly among the audience members at the Teatrino della Barafonda
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And then she is present at the Festa de' Noantri celebration at the end of the film
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Re: Ada Crostona

Post by Johan Melle » 02/07/2019, 0:42

La cento chilometri (1959) as Sora Italia
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Post by van den bremt rudy » 03/07/2019, 13:19

Arrangiatevi (1959). Seen in two sequences.
Uncredited parts in this movie set in Rome in post-war Italy.

First sequence as woman in bar...
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...second as a newsstand vendor
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Post by van den bremt rudy » 03/07/2019, 18:06

La viaccia (1961) as cashier of the closed house.

Credited role, she played again under name Ada Passeri.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 04/07/2019, 13:25

Marco Polo (1962), credited as Ada Passeri, as Tia Balena
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