RIP Nicoletta Machiavelli
November 17, 2015
Tribute to Nicoletta Machiavelli
…left her body on 15th November 2015.
Ma Prem Anado (Nicoletta Machiavelli) was born in Italy in 1944; her father was Florentine and her mother, American of Scottish-Irish descent. She was a descendant of Niccolò Machiavelli, the Italian Renaissance historian, politician, diplomat, and philosopher. At a young age she became an actress, starring in more than 40 movies. She became a disciple of Osho in 1978 and retired from the movie business. She has been living in Pune and Rajneeshpuram, together with her son Nirjo (Wega). In 1985 she moved to Seattle, WA, where she taught Italian to adults in classes and gave private lessons. She also offered customised itineraries to various regions in Italy, and gave cooking classes. She was dedicated to her grandson, Alessio.
An anecdote from Bhagawati (previously published in 2005 by Viha Connection):
When Anado was teaching Italian to adults in Seattle, during one of her advanced classes on Fat Tuesday, she asked her students to tell a story in Italian about their favorite costume or costume party. One of them, a 50 year-old intellectual, leftist, retired medical doctor told his:
“The best costume thing I did was around 15 years ago when me and a bunch of friends here in Seattle decided to dress up like Rajneeshees. Remember those people that had invaded a little town in Oregon and were followers of the Indian guru with 100 Rolls Royces?
We all dressed in orange and red clothes and went down to the main square!”
Anando Emanuela writes:
Yesterday, November 15 at 12:06pm Anado stopped breathing, surrounded by the love of her family and the presence of her friends in Seattle, WA.
The disease began in March, and the progress was fast. For years we were very close: she came to visit in Maremma, Italy, where I live, a couple of times a year and I spent time with her in Seattle every year when I came to America to visit my son.
My dear friend, sister in the heart, generous, intelligent, beautiful, full of love and energy, contagious joie de vivre.
When I heard that doctors gave her only a short time to live, I tried in a hurry to be with her again, but a series of circumstances postponed my trip by a couple of weeks…and it is as if she had expected that… Saturday morning, when I reached the nursing home, she opened her eyes and recognized me. I spent the day and night with her; in the morning came friends who had been very close during the disease, and then came Prem Nirjo, her son. I sat next to her in meditation when her breathing stopped.
It was a rainy day and this was forecast to remain so, but suddenly, believe me, the sun came out…
MACHIAVELLI, Nicoletta (Nicoletta Rangoni Machiavelli)
Born: 9/8/1945 Stuffione, Modena, Italy
Died: 11/15/2015, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Nicoletta Machiavelli’s westerns – actress:
Face to Face - 1967
Garter Colt - 1967 (Lulu ‘Garter Colt’)
Navajo Joe - 1966 (Estella)
The Hills Run Red - 1967 (Mary Ann Milton)
Hate Your Neighbor - 1968 (Peggy Savalas)
A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die - 1968 (Laurinda) [as Nicoletta Rangoni Machiavelli]
No Room to Die - 1969 (Maya/Maja)
A History of Dollars - 2008 [herself]
An Indian Named Joe - 2009 [herself]
Thou Shalt Not Kill – 2011
Cuando Éramos Pistoleros – 2012 [herself]