Mariangela Melato

Mariangela Melato

Highest Rated: 83% Flash Gordon (1980)

Lowest Rated: 56% The Wedding Director (2006)

Birthday: Sep 19, 1941

Birthplace: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

A forceful blonde actress who never crossed over to great success with American audiences, Mariangela Melato earned great praise and popularity in her native Italy for standout performances in a number of films. She made a name for herself in the '60s on the Italian stage before her feature debut in Pupi Avati's 1970 film "Thomas and the Bewitched." Other roles in films by notable directors immediately followed, including movies by Nino Manfredi, Elio Petri, and Vittorio De Sica. With the success of 1972's "The Seduction of Mimi," Melato began a substantial collaboration with filmmaker Lina Wertmüller and co-star Giancarlo Giannini that would include three more pictures, including "Swept Away," a dramatic comedy exploring class warfare (and the basis for a 2002 dud remake featuring Madonna). Melato's attempts to break through in America with the science fiction adventure "Flash Gordon" and the possibly more outlandish comedy about bottomless pants, "So Fine," were unsuccessful. Still, she continued to work regularly in Italy, including another feature with Wertmüller, the extravagantly titled "Summer Night, with Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil." She slowed her output in the '90s, while continuing to perform on stage and in the occasional film.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Filumena Marturano Unknown (Character) - 2010
56% 36% The Wedding Director Music - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Returns Federica (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Probably Love Mariangela Melato (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet La vita cambia Viola (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emma Emma (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 33% Dancers Contessa (Character) $138.8K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Night, With Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil Fulvia (Character) $195.7K 1986
67% 30% So Fine Lira (Character) - 1981
83% 69% Flash Gordon Kala (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Forget Venice Anna (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dimenticare Venezia Anna (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saxofone Fiorenza (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 38% In the Beach House Giulia (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cat Ofelia Pegoraro (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 45% Moses Princess Bithia (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 100% Todo Modo Giacinta (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Michael Mara Castorelli (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 69% The Tree of Guernica Vandale (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet C.I.A. Secret Story Tania (Character) - 1975
63% 80% Swept Away... by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August Raffaella Pavone Lanzetti (Character) $7.9K 1974
No Score Yet 59% Nada Veronique Cash (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet By the Blood of Others La fille du maire (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 89% Love and Anarchy Salome (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 77% The Seduction of Mimi Fiore (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 91% The Working Class Goes to Heaven Lidia (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incontro Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 100% Between Miracles Maestrina (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Invasion Valentina (Character) - 1970

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