Sunday, 9 July 2017
ELSA MARTINELLI, STAR OF HATARI, DEAD AT 82
Italian film star Elsa Martinelli has died in Rome aged 82. Discovered by Kirk Douglas, Martinelli appeared opposite him in The Indian Fighter (1955). She went on to star in many other films including Hatari (1962) with John Wayne and The VIPS (1963). From the late 1960s she worked mainly in foreign language features. Her last film appearance was in 2006. She is survived by a daughter, Cristiana Mancinelli, who is also an actress.
Elsa at the Venice Film Festival in 2008