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|Born||6 June 1937|
San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy
|Spouse(s)||Angelo Piccinelli (1954-?) (divorced)|
Paolo Pristipino (1975-present)
Liana Orfei (born 6 June 1937) is an Italian actress and circus artist. She appeared in 37 films between 1959 and 1971.
Born in San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, daughter and niece of famous circus artists, since her childhood Orfei started her engagement in activities typical of the sector such as being a clown, a horsewoman and even a tamer of wild beasts. Her film career began in the late 1950s, when she played some secondary roles in several films of adventure and peplum genre and in some comedies. In a short time she landed more significant productions and roles, working with directors such as Ettore Scola, Mario Monicelli, Antonio Pietrangeli, Dino Risi. She retired from acting after playing a role inspired on herself in Federico Fellini's I clowns (1970). She was also active on stage and in television.
- Tipi da spiaggia (1959)
- Attack of the Moors (1959)
- Guardatele ma non toccatele (1959)
- Knight of 100 Faces (1960)
- Terror of the Red Mask (1960)
- Le signore (1960)
- La Dolce Vita (1960)
- Mill of the Stone Women (1960)
- Gentlemen Are Born (1960)
- Pirates of the Coast (1960)
- Rage of the Buccaneers (1961)
- Nefertiti, regina del Nilo (1961)
- Hercules in the Valley of Woe (1961)
- Damon and Pythias (1962)
- The Avenger (1962)
- Duel of Fire (1962)
- Hercules, Samson and Ulysses (1964)
- Casanova 70 (1965)
- I nostri mariti (1966)
- Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend (1966)
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