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Marisa Merlini is a Actor Italienne born on 6 august 1923 at Rome (Italie)

Marisa Merlini

Marisa Merlini
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Nationality Italie
Birth 6 august 1923 at Rome (Italie)
Death 27 july 2008 (at 84 years) at Rome (Italie)

Marisa Merlini (6 August 1923 – 27 July 2008) was an Italian character actress active in Italy's post-World War II cinema. Merlini appeared in over fifty films during her career, which spanned from World War II to 2005. She was, perhaps, best known for her role in the 1953 film Pane, Amore e Fantasia, directed by Luigi Comencini, in which she portrayed Annarella, a village midwife who marries the local police marshall, played by actor Vittorio De Sica.


A native of Rome, where she was born on 6 August 1923, Merlini was well known for playing the romana verace, or "born-and-bred Roman" characters. Merlini also appeared in several high profile comedic films alongside Italian actor, Totò, as well as the 1960 film Il Vigile with actor Alberto Sordi. Additionally, Merlini appeared in a number of films opposite her real life friend, Italian actress Anna Magnani.

Merlini's awards included the Nastro d'Argento (Silver Ribbon), a film critics' award in 1957 for portraying a tourist in the 1956 Antonio Racioppi directed film, Tempo di Villeggiatura.

Merlini's last appearance on screen came in the 2005 film, La Seconda Notte di Nozze, which was directed by Pupi Avati.

Marisa Merlini died in Rome, Italy, on 27 July 2008, at the age of 83. Director Pupi Avati, who directed Merlini's final 2005 film, La Seconda Notte di Nozze, paid tribute to Merlini saying, "Marisa brought to the set the experience of somebody who had taken part in the golden years of Italian cinema, but she was down-to-earth both in front of and behind the camera...Working with her was an honour and a fantastic experience."

Best films

Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)
Rookies Go to War (1974)
Frisky (1954)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Marisa Merlini (86 films)

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The Second Wedding Night
Directed by Pupi Avati
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Antonio Albanese, Neri Marcorè, Angela Luce, Marisa Merlini, Toni Santagata, Valeria D'Obici
Roles Eugenia Ricci
Rating65% 3.2859153.2859153.2859153.2859153.285915
Premières années de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Liliana restée veuve le lendemain de son mariage est en difficultés financière et est obligée de quitter Bologne avec son fils Nino, un voleur qui n'a pas hésité à exploiter sa mère, volé une voiture, avec tous les bagages attachés, à une famille qui l'avait engagé comme chauffeur. Elle écrit à son beau-frère Giordano pour lui demander de l'aide: Giordano lui répond en lui avouant un amour pour elle qui remonte à son adolescence, avant le mariage avec son frère.
Between Calmness and Passion, 2h5
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Yutaka Takenouchi, Kelly Chen, Valeria Cavalli, Luciano Federico, Arnoldo Foà, Reona Hirota
Roles Gina
Rating65% 3.2923553.2923553.2923553.2923553.292355
Duomo in Florence Living in Florence, Italy, Junsei Agata is studying to be a restoration expert who specializes in fine art. He feels life is empty. He was clinging to the memory of one girl with whom he spent his school days. Her name was Aoi. One day, he learns Aoi is in Milan and finds she lives with a wealthy American businessman. He finds she lives in a different world and runs away to Japan.
Aurora (1984)
, 1h35
Directed by Maurizio Ponzi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Sophia Loren, Daniel J. Travanti, Edoardo Ponti, Angela Goodwin, Ricky Tognazzi, Marisa Merlini
Roles Teresa
Rating59% 2.9612352.9612352.9612352.9612352.961235
A desperate woman (Loren), in crisis and poverty, is in search of the cruel husband (Noiret) who abandoned after giving her a son. The boy has now become almost an adult has a serious eye problem and is likely to become completely blind. The mother then choose to leave to go in search of his father, who in the meantime is starting a new life. When the mother finds out where he is, also learns that the cruel man has remade a family by marrying a young girl, who became the mother of a twenty-year-old son who has had the cruel man from another relationship.
Desirable Teacher, 1h28
Directed by Marino Girolami
Genres Comedy
Actors Alvaro Vitali, Michela Miti, Michele Gammino, Riccardo Billi, Enzo Liberti, Francesca Romana Coluzzi
Roles Chiromante
Rating51% 2.59752.59752.59752.59752.5975
Rome: Peter (Pierino) is a grew restless and joker boy, who combines jokes in his class at school. His enemy is the old teacher, who one day Pierino pulls a dirty trick, making she breaks her arm. The alternate teacher class is a pretty girl, of which Pierino falls in love. Even though a professor falls in love with beautiful teacher, and so Pierino must devise numerous jokes to save the teacher.
The Honorable with His Lover under the Bed
Directed by Mariano Laurenti
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Rail transport films, Political films
Actors Lino Banfi, Janet Ågren, Alvaro Vitali, Marisa Merlini, Leo Gullotta, Giacomo Furia
Roles Virginia Battistoni
Rating59% 2.993652.993652.993652.993652.99365
Anna Vinci, une séduisante professeur d’éducation sexuelle se retrouve au chômage. Lorsqu’elle apprend que son amant politicien est en fait marié, Anna décide de faire chanter ce dernier afin qu’il lui trouve un nouvel emploi…
My Wife Goes Back to School, 1h34
Directed by Giuliano Carnimeo
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Renzo Montagnani, Carmen Russo, Cinzia De Ponti, Marisa Merlini, Enzo Robutti, Toni Ucci
Roles The principal
Rating47% 2.3920352.3920352.3920352.3920352.392035
Aristide Buratti (Montagnani) is a wealthy grocer married to attractive Valentina (Russo). Although they seem to have a happy marriage, Valentina feels herself culturally inferior because she is a high school dropout. Despite her husband's objections, she enrolls at a private boarding lycée for her Maturità. Valentina thinks her natural charms will bring her success before the examination board and she inevitably becomes the centre of attraction for the school staff, particularly nerdy teacher Pier Capponi (Enzo Robutti). On the other hand, Aristide gets increasingly jealous of Valentina. He now seeks to infiltrate the school in disguise and starts bribing the janitor (Toni Ucci) to serve this end.
The Wife on Vacation... The Lover in Town
Directed by Sergio Martino
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Renzo Montagnani, Edwige Fenech, Lino Banfi, Barbara Bouchet, Marisa Merlini, Pippo Santonastaso
Roles Valeria's Mother
Rating56% 2.8463652.8463652.8463652.8463652.846365
During a holiday in Courmayeur, a wealthy industrialist from Parma finds himself in the same hotel with his wife, his lover and the lover of his wife.
The Payoff
The Payoff (1978)
, 1h50
Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Paolo Stoppa, Marisa Laurito, Marisa Merlini, Salvatore Borgese
Roles Elena Miletti
Rating71% 3.586573.586573.586573.586573.58657
The film, a comedy and crime, offers a portrait of the society of Naples 70s in the hands of the "Mafia". Especially, with Ugo Tognazzi, the director wishes to highlight how justice is powerless because of the corruption of its amministranti by the "Camorra".
Oh, Serafina!
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Renato Pozzetto, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Angelica Ippolito, Marisa Merlini, Aldo Giuffrè, Fausto Tozzi
Roles Madre di Augusto
Rating63% 3.1720953.1720953.1720953.1720953.172095
Un petit patron, amoureux de la nature et des oiseaux, épouse pour son plus grand malheur une de ses ouvrières.
Una bella governante di colore
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Renzo Montagnani, Ines Pellegrini, Orchidea de Santis, Carlo Delle Piane, Marisa Merlini, Gianfranco D'Angelo
Roles Aspasia, Nicola's wife
Rating49% 2.4638452.4638452.4638452.4638452.463845
Nicola Salluzzi (Montagnani) is the owner of an insecticide company and his teenage son Simone (Jean-Claude Verné) has the habit of sleeping with his female employees. After Simone has impregnated successive housemaids and put the family name in jeopardy, Nicola and his wife Aspasia (Marisa Merlini) decide to hire a black housemaid, presuming that she will be just too ugly. However, the new housemaid Myriam (Pellegrini) soon attracts Simone with her exotic beauty. On the other hand, Nicola is also troubled in his relationship with his mistress Dr. Santina (Orchidea De Santis).