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Mariangela Melato

Mariangela Melato

Highest Rated: 86% The Seduction of Mimi (1972)

Lowest Rated: 59% Swept Away... by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (1974)

Birthday: Sep 19, 1941

Birthplace: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

A forceful blonde actress who never crossed over to great success with American audiences, Mariangela Melato earned great praise and popularity in her native Italy for standout performances in a number of films. She made a name for herself in the '60s on the Italian stage before her feature debut in Pupi Avati's 1970 film "Thomas and the Bewitched." Other roles in films by notable directors immediately followed, including movies by Nino Manfredi, Elio Petri, and Vittorio De Sica. With the success of 1972's "The Seduction of Mimi," Melato began a substantial collaboration with filmmaker Lina Wertmüller and co-star Giancarlo Giannini that would include three more pictures, including "Swept Away," a dramatic comedy exploring class warfare (and the basis for a 2002 dud remake featuring Madonna). Melato's attempts to break through in America with the science fiction adventure "Flash Gordon" and the possibly more outlandish comedy about bottomless pants, "So Fine," were unsuccessful. Still, she continued to work regularly in Italy, including another feature with Wertmüller, the extravagantly titled "Summer Night, with Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil." She slowed her output in the '90s, while continuing to perform on stage and in the occasional film.

Highest rated movies

86% The Seduction of Mimi
83% Flash Gordon
63% So Fine
59% Swept Away... by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August

Photos

TO FORGET VENICE, (aka DIMENTICARE VENEZIA), Eleonora Giorgi, Erland Josephson, Mariangela Melato, 1979, (c) Quartet Films L'ARBRE DE GUERNICA, Ron Faber, Mariangela Melato, 1975 SWEPT AWAY . . . BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST, (aka TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO), Mariangela Melato, 1974 L'ARBRE DE GUERNICA, Mariangela Melato, 1975 SWEPT AWAY, (AKA SWEPT AWAY . . . BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST, AKA TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO), FROM LEFT: GIANCARLO GIANNINI, DIRECTOR LINA WERTMULLER, MARIANGELA MELATO, ON SET, (SEEN IN THE 2015 DOCUMENTARY BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES), 1974 LOVE & ANARCHY, Mariangela Melato, Giancarlo Giannini, Lina Polito, 1973 SWEPT AWAY . . . BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST, (aka TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO), Mariangela Melato, 1974 THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI, Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, 1972 SWEPT AWAY . . . BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST, (aka TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO), Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, 1974 NADA, (aka THE NADA GANG), from left: Mariangela Melato, Fabio Testi, 1974 THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI, (AKA MIMI METALLURGICO FERITO NELL'ONORE), (SEEN IN THE 2015 DOCUMENTARY BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES), FROM LEFT: GIANCARLO GIANNINI, DIRECTOR LINA WERTMULLER, MARIANGELA MELATO, ON SET, 1972 SWEPT AWAY . . . BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST, (aka TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO), Mariangela Melato, Giancarlo Giannini, 1974 SWEPT AWAY . . . BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST, (aka TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO), Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, 1974 SO FINE, Mariangela Melato, 1981, (c) Warner Brothers LOVE & ANARCHY, Mariangela Melato, Giancarlo Giannini, 1973 SWEPT AWAY . . . BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST, (aka TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO), Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, 1974 SWEPT AWAY . . . BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST, (aka TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO), Mariangela Melato, Giancarlo Giannini, 1974 LOVE & ANARCHY, Mariangela Melato, 1973 SO FINE, Richard Kiel, Ryan O'Neal, Mariangela Melato, 1981, (c) Warner Brothers TO FORGET VENICE, (aka DIMENTICARE VENEZIA), Eleonora Giorgi, Mariangela Melato, 1979, (c) Quartet Films

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Filumena Marturano Unknown (Character) - 2010
60% 35% The Wedding Director Music - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vieni via con me Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Returns Federica (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Probably Love Mariangela Melato (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet La vita cambia Viola (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet La fine è nota Elena Malva (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emma Emma (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mortacci Jolanda (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 25% Dancers Contessa (Character) $138.8K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Night, With Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil Fulvia (Character) $195.7K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets Secrets Unknown (Character) - 1984
63% 31% So Fine Lira (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aiutami a sognare Francesca (Character) - 1981
83% 69% Flash Gordon Kala (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oggetti smarriti Marta (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dimenticare Venezia Anna (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Forget Venice Anna (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saxofone Fiorenza (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cat Ofelia Pegoraro (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 38% In the Beach House Giulia (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 43% Moses Princess Bithia (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 95% Todo Modo Giacinta (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Michael Mara Castorelli (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 69% The Tree of Guernica Vandale (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet C.I.A. Secret Story Tania (Character) - 1975
59% 80% Swept Away... by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August Raffaella Pavone Lanzetti (Character) $7.9K 1974
No Score Yet 59% Nada Veronique Cash (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 89% Love and Anarchy Salome (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet By the Blood of Others La fille du maire (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet La polizia ringrazia Unknown (Character) - 1972
86% 76% The Seduction of Mimi Fiore (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 100% Between Miracles Maestrina (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 91% The Working Class Goes to Heaven Lidia (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet La classe operaia va in paradiso Lidia (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incontro Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet You only have to see her Marisa do Sol (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Invasion Valentina (Character) - 1970