Turkish actress Magali Noel began appearing in European films in 1952. Among her more prestigious 1950's credits were Dassin's Rififi (1955) and Renoir's Paris Does Strange Things (1957). She was also prominently featured in the films of Federico Fellini, most memorably La Dolce Vita (1961), Satyricon (1970), and Amarcord (1974), appearing in the latter as the "rite of passage" whore who'd been a recurring character in Fellini's best works. Magali Noel was still active in television well into the 1990s, appearing in the American cable-TV series The Ray Bradbury Theater, among other projects.
by Hal Erickson biography