Mimi, a Sicilian, thinks he can escape from the mafia who control his home town. In 1968, her final theater breakthrough with Orlando furioso by Luca Ronconi.. One of the first companies to sign her up was that of the playwright Dario Fo and his wife, Franca Rame, who gave her a part in Fo's Seventh Commandment: Steal a Little Less. When she accuses him of being vulgar, he replies: "In love there is no vulgarity. Superbly filmed and acted, it was almost unbearably over the top. For the remainder of the 1970s, Melato worked with some of Europe's most renowned directors, including Claude Chabrol in Nada (1974), Elio Petri in Todo modo (1976) and Luigi Comencini in Il gatto (1978). Mariangela Melato werd geboren als de dochter van een verkeersagent en een kleermaakster. Publicity Listings Lietta Tornabuoni, "Il bell'inferno della Melato", , Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August, "Addio a Mariangela Melato Signora del teatro e del cinema", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mariangela_Melato&oldid=986175082, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 07:28. Other Works Mariangela Melato, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 71, was one of Italy's most versatile and vivacious actresses, working in theatre and cinema with some of … She began her stage career in the 1960s. After attaining international success, Melato starred in several American productions, playing one of her most famous parts as the villainess General Kala in Flash Gordon (1980), and co-starring with Ryan O'Neal in the comedy So Fine (1981). Seventies were the golden decade for Melato; she starred in memorable film roles including the school teacher in Nino Manfredi's commedia all'italiana Between Miracles (1971) and the female leads in Elio Petri's The Working Class Goes to Heaven (1971) and Vittorio De Sica's Lo chiameremo Andrea (We'll Call Him Andrew, 1972). She also worked on television; playing the role of Princess Bithiah, in the miniseries Moses the Lawgiver (1974), also released in a theatrical version. They exchange insults in strong language. Melato's critically acclaimed comedic performance in this film as a spoiled, unsympathetic aristocrat is one of her more internationally known roles. 1941-2013. She also reunited with Lina Wertmüller for the filming of Summer Night (1986), but gradually she appeared in fewer films, and more on the stage, notably as the lead in The Miracle Worker. Official Sites. Om voordrachtlessen te bekostigen werkte ze als etaleuse voor het bekende grootwarenhuis La Rinascente. In 1970 she appeared in Rome in another Ronconi production, The Revenger's Tragedy, but was not available for the overseas tour of Orlando Furioso because her screen career was beginning to take off. In Love and Anarchy, Giannini was Tunin, a country bumpkin who comes to Rome to assassinate Mussolini and discovers that his cousin Salomé (Melato at her most scintillating) works in a brothel. First published on Mon 14 Jan 2013 18.07 GMT. Mariangela Melato was born on September 19, 1941 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. His only consolation is his passionate affair with a communist girl, played by Melato. This was to be the start of a very successful working relationship between Wertmüller, Melato and Giannini that continued with Love and Anarchy (1973), in which Melato played an anarchist prostitute, and finally with Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (1974). Born in Milan, the daughter of a Triestino traffic policeman and a seamstress, Melato from a young age studied painting at the Academy of Brera, drawing posters and working as a window dresser at La Rinascente to pay for her acting lessons with Esperia Sperani. Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1989. An intense and multifaceted actress, Mariangela Melato was able to turn her passion into a profession, interpreting intense feminine roles, on the big screen and on the stage Melato was more fortunate when she played Olimpia in Luca Ronconi's adaptation of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso at the Spoleto festival in 1969, one of the most highly acclaimed theatrical events of the period. She began her stage career in the 1960s. She provided the voice of Julia Lambert in the Italian version of, View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. She died on January 11, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. Mariangela Melato (19 September 1941 – 11 January 2013) was an Italian cinema and theater actress. She played in many memorable films during the 1970s, a period which was considered her golden age, and she received much praise for her roles in films like The Seduction of Mimi (1972), Love and Anarchy (1973), Nada (1974), Swept Away (1974), Todo modo (1976), Caro Michele (1976) and Il gatto (1978). Actress. After emigrating to Turin, he gets a job at Fiat only because the mafia controls the unions there too. All rights reserved. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. In Swept Away, she was a jet-setting snob shipwrecked with a communist sailor (Giannini). Her first film, an offbeat independent production, Thomas (1971), was one of the first horror fantasies by Pupi Avati. Those Wertmüller films made Melato well-known, but she liked to be recognised as an actor rather than a star. | While working with Ronconi she had met Wertmüller, who immediately recognised Melato's natural comic potential and chose her to partner Giannini in The Seduction of Mimi. Mon 14 Jan 2013 18.07 GMT • Mariangela Melato, actor, born 19 September 1941; died 11 January 2013, Available for everyone, funded by readers. Heel vroeg begon ze schilderlessen te volgen waar ze onder meer posters leerde ontwerpen. Duitsland/Italië 1996. She made her film debut in 1969 with Pupi Avati's Thomas e gli indemoniati. Mariangela Melato. It's a word invented by you bourgeois people!" Although Melato and Wertmüller remained close friends, Melato returned to more serious roles, appearing on stage in Euripides, Pirandello and Shakespeare, and for 10 years acting with the Teatro Stabile di Genova. Mariangela Melato was born on September 19, 1941 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Melato had no qualms about submitting with great good humour to the sometimes humiliating situations and explicit dialogue inflicted on the two stars. Drama van Andrea Frazzi en Antonio Frazzi. In 1967 Luchino Visconti cast Melato as one of the nuns in his Rome production of Giovanni Testori's The Nun of Monza, which was closed by the censors. She is known for her work on Flash Gordon (1980), Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...' (1973) and Swept Away (1974). She died on January 11, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. Born in Milan, she trained at the city's Brera Academy. | Then Melato received much praise for her role as Giancarlo Giannini's Milanese mistress in The Seduction of Mimi (1972), directed by Lina Wertmüller. , From 1963 to 1965 she worked with Dario Fo in Settimo: ruba un po' meno and La colpa è sempre del diavolo, then in 1967 she worked with Luchino Visconti in The Nun of Monza.
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