Gianna Maria Canale

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Birthday
12, 1927
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Feb 13, 2009 (81)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
12, 1927
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Feb 13, 2009 (81)

About

Remembered for her work in Italian films of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, she is perhaps most well known for her starring roles in the horror movie I Vampiri (1957); the historical drama Sins of Rome (1953); and the adventure movie Son of d'Artagnan (1950).

Before Fame

She launched her acting and modeling careers after finishing as runner-up in the 1947 Miss Italia beauty pageant.

Trivia

She retired from the film industry in the mid 1960s and died four decades later in Sutri, Viterbo, Italy.

Family Life

After marrying and briefly living in Brazil, she and Italian-born director Riccardo Freda returned to Italy and were frequent artistic collaborators.

Associated With

Canale and American actress Donna Reed were both in the cast of the 1958 thriller The Whole Truth.

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