Mariangela Melato

Active - 1953 - 2001  |   Born - Sep 19, 1941 in Milan, Italy  |   Died - Jan 11, 2013 in Rome, Italy  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Romance

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Italian leading lady Mariangela Melato earned critical acclaim for her debut performance in Elio Petri's La Classe Operaia Va in Paradiso (The Working Class Goes to Heaven). Before that, she had trained at the Milan Theater Academy and worked on-stage. A handsome blonde, she worked closely with some of Europe's best-known directors including Lina Wertmuller, Claude Chabrol, and Vittorio De Sica. Her English-language films include Flash Gordon (1980) and So Fine (1981).

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