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Paola Borboni

Italian film actress whose career spanned nine decades of cinema. She also made a substantial contribution to theatre. She entered film in 1916 in the silent picture Jacobo Ortis directed by Giuseppe Sterni, and made over 80 film appearances between then and 1990. Appearing in several silent films before 1921 she was absent from cinema for some 14 years during which time she made numerous stage appearances. She gained notoriety in 1925 when she appeared in a show as a mermaid exposing her breasts which she saw as natural in the role but caused considerable outrage at the time. She returned to the silver screen in 1936 in the Mario Mattoli film L' Uomo che sorride. She went on to appear in films such as the Carlo Lizzani-directed film Ai margini della metropoli in 1952 in which she appeared alongside the main cast of Massimo Girotti, Marina Berti and Giulietta Masina. Between 1936 and 1956 her career was at its peak and her roles gradually became less numerous in the decades that followed, making a final appearance in the Giorgio Mosa filmBlue dolphin - l'avventura continua in 1990. She died of a stroke aged 95 on 9 April 1995. (wikipedia)

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Jan 1, 1900 In Golese
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Man Who Smiles 1937-04-15
Latest Project:
Movie Occhio, malocchio, prezzemolo e finocchio 1983-11-11
Known For
Poster of La Cage aux folles II
Poster of Nerone
Poster of Sessomatto
Poster of The Beasts
Movie Occhio, malocchio, prezzemolo e finocchio Marchesa del Querceto (episodio "Il mago") 1983-11-11
Movie Yes, Giorgio Sister Theresa 1982-09-24
Movie Più bello di così si muore madre del conte Nereo 1982-11-27
Movie Cicciabomba nonna di Miris 1982-11-28
Movie La Cage aux folles II Mrs. Baldi 1980-12-03
Movie Nerone Agrippina 1977-01-02
Movie Paolo Barca, maestro elementare, praticamente nudista 1975-01-01
Movie The Handsome Devil Donna Mercedes 1974-06-04
Movie Sessomatto Esperia 1973-12-19
Movie Judge Roy Bean Victoria 1971-03-03
Movie Between Miracles Immacolata 1971-03-24
Movie The Beasts Fachiro's Mother 1971-04-25
Movie When Women Had Tails 1970-12-16
Movie The Biggest Bundle of Them All Signora Rosa 1968-01-17
Movie Arabella Duchess Moretti 1967-11-29
Movie Complexes Baracchi-Croce, assistente di Beozi (II) 1965-08-15
Movie Gold of Rome Rosa 1961-11-26
Movie The Best Part 1955-12-30
Movie On Trial Mme Bobika 1954-06-04
Movie Mid-Century Loves 1954-01-01
Movie I Vitelloni Signora Rubini 1953-08-26
Movie Roman Holiday Charwoman 1953-08-26
Movie At the Edge of the City Luisa's mother 1953-10-16
Movie Rome 11:00 Matilde 1952-02-27
Movie Twelve Hours to Live Luisa, la sorella di Carlo Bacchi 1950-10-19
Movie La freccia nel fianco 1945-09-08
Movie The Materassi Sisters 1944-01-02
Movie Giorno di nozze 1942-09-28
Movie The Man Who Smiles 1937-04-15
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