Silvana Pampanini has died.
She one of the most famous Italian actresses during the fifties and sixties and was 90 years old
January 6, 2016
The Italian actress Silvana Pampanini died on January 6 at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, she was 90 years old. Pampanini was hospitalized in October and had been operated on for an abdominal problem. Silvana Pampanini was born in Rome in 1925 and began acting after taking part in Miss Italy in 1946. She had huge success in the fifties and was one of the most famous Italian actresses in the world, especially before that of Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida.
She worked in Italy, Spain, and some Latin American countries and also in France where she was nicknamed "Nini Pampan". There were many offers to work in the United States, but she gave up probably because of problems with English. She starred in films like; “I pompieri di Viggiù”, “O.K. Nerone”, “Processo alla città” amd “La presidentessa”; she worked with the most important Italian actors of those years (Mastroianni, Toto, Nino Manfredi, Vittorio De Sica, Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi) and with many famous foreign actors including Buster Keaton. Shee decided to retire from film productions in the sixties, but continued to work sporadically on television. In 1996 she released a memoir, Scandalosamente perbene (Shockingly Respectable). There were reports of her flirting with famous celebrities such as Tyrone Power, William Holden, Orson Welles, Omar Sharif, George DeWitt, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and Fidel Castro, but she never married.
Born: 9/25/1925, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Died: 1/6/2016, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Silvanna Pampanini’s western:
The Return of Pancho Villa – 1950 (Rosa de Fuego)