Rosanna Schiaffino

Active - 1958 - 1976  |   Born - Nov 25, 1938   |   Died - Oct 17, 2009   |   Genres - Drama, Historical Film, Comedy, Adventure

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Biography by Hal Erickson

From 1956 onward, Italian leading lady Rosanna Schiaffino was seen in earthy, sexy movie roles. Though not an actress of any great depth, she managed to land the dual role of Ariadne and Phaedra in The Minotaur (1961), one of many sword-and-sandal outings in which she appeared. Busiest on the international scene in the early- to mid-sixties, Schiaffino was a pleasing sight to behold in contemporary costumes in films like Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) and The Victors (1963), and even more fun to watch in her form-fitting period garb in such roles as the mistress of villainous Moroccan chieftain Sidney Poitier in The Long Ships (1964). Rosanna Schiaffino dropped from public view after her movie career petered out in the mid-1970s.

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