Movie star Marisa Mel — sensual beauty with a tragic fate
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Bright, beautiful and unjustly forgotten actress who lived a rich, but full of dramatic events of life. Once she decided "not to be sold into slavery" in Hollywood and chose the European cinema. Perhaps that is why today her name few people saying something.
A girl named Marlene Theresa Moitzi was born in Austria in 1939, shortly before world war II. She was raised by her single mother, a schoolteacher. Acting enchanted Marlene from childhood: the first role in the movie, the future movie star played in 15 years. When Marlene graduated from high school, she moved from a small provincial town, Graz (Austria) to Germany, where he continued his acting career, appearing in small roles under the pseudonym Marisa Mel.
In 1963, when the quarry was already in the mountain, Marisa fell in France in a terrible accident. Within six hours after a car accident the actress was unconscious, not knowing that almost lost my right eye. Fortunately, doctors managed to save him, but the 24-year-old actress for two years fell out of the world of cinema, because she had to undergo a series of plastic surgeries. Thanks to the professionalism of the doctors, all that was left of Marisa in memory of this horrible incident is the scar on the upper lip.
After recovery, the actress moved to England, where he starred in a movie with British stars in the roles of the second plan. It lasted about a year, and after Marisa decided to go to Italy to play leading roles in numerous films of Italian cinema category B.
At that time, Marisa has abandoned the 7-year contract with Hollywood. According to the memoirs of the actress, the terms of this tricky agreement was contained in a thick book and, despite the good pay, tied her hands and feet. Marisa then mockingly remarked: "I Think in Hollywood I would ask permission, even just to go to the toilet".
In the late 60s, tall, slender beautiful Austrian with a thick MOP of long hair and emerald eyes became a star of Italian cinema, having conquered the men and vigilant critics.
The actress first appears in a series of beloved Marcello Mastroianni in "Casanova 70" (1965) Mario Monicelli, and then confuses the audience a tease at the picture of the "Gentle Desdemona" (1967) Luigi Dzampy.
Unfortunately, to achieve fame in the States, the actress did not happen. In 1967, Marisa played a major role in the "long-suffering" musical "Mata Hari". The show was planned to release on Broadway, but during preview performances in Washington there was a lot of technical problems and the producers decided to close the musical.
This cult film based on the series popular in the 60's Italian comic book, tells of the adventures of a resourceful thief named Dyabolik (a favorite of women, handsome John Phillip Law) and his faithful companion, Eva (Marisa Mel), which for the sake of entertainment can steal millions of dollars, a priceless necklace with emeralds or tons of gold and placed on the ears of the police of the country, and distinguished Ministry.
The new Queen Marisa shone its textured beauty is not just thrillers, but in comedies.
For such a beautiful woman like Marisa Mel, environment the Italian cinema of the 60s and 70s — not just a job, but first of all entertainment, love and lifestyle. Her new husband was the producer and playboy pier Luigi Torri. With it in 1971 she was involved in an epic scandal with nightclub Number One, which included cocaine and porn.
In the 70s Marisa goes through all the main genres of Italian cinema: a lesbian Thriller Diabolicamente sole con il delitto (1972), the spaghetti Western, "Dude, stay away from me..." (1971) Michele Lupo, folk Comedy "Beautiful, rich, with a slight physical handicap looking for a soul mate" (1973) Nando of Cicero, mystical horror film "the Prophecy" (1978) Giulio Petroni and so on.
In the second half of the ' 70s Italian cinema appears polar is a special genre, which has become one of the pillars of the local cinema. According to his canons, women in films have a single function that existed in American westerns (though in the more Orthodox forms). The heroine — always a beauty with a great body — destined to become victim of cruelty and violence.
"Beast with a gun" was one of my favorite movies Tarantino, scenes of which he put in his film "Jackie brown."
But the time is coming and beautiful star gradually goes into circulation. Last picture did not pull on "Oscar". In the crazy movie "the Companions" (1980) Marisa is surrounded by rising stars of erotic cinema Anna Maria Rizzoli and Serena Grandi and future porn stars Marina Freeze and Mooney Pozzi. In the late comedies "Litseistki the sea with dad's girlfriend" (1980) and "the Doctor prefers sailors" (1981) slightly grown heavy Mariza Mel already inferior to the audience's attention with his effortless and graceful colleagues.
In addition, the actress appears in two strange films of Amasi Dimiani, — Peccati a Venezia (1980) and "Naked bodies" (1983) which was filmed with the participation of porn stars in a stripped-down version for a wide hire and full for pornoretro. After the actress reached the bottom, acting in such films, she decided to return to Austria and to devote himself to theatre and television.
Her last work in cinema was the role in the Comedy "I love Vienna" (1991). The year before, published the memoirs of the actress, "Love on the cover."
The actress died in the Vienna hospital from throat cancer in may 1992. She was 53.