People: Raf Vallone, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Marisa Merlini

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Elio Luxardo (1908-1969) photograph - Eleonora Rossi-Drago, ca. 1960.
Behind Closed Shutters
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Eleonora Rossi Drago. French postcard by Editions P.I., no. 483. European Film Star Postcards.
Sword Of The Conqueror
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People: Madeleine Fischer, Valentina Cortese, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Anna Maria Pancani

David And Goliath (1960)

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  • Voluptuous, visually stunning Italian film actress Eleonora Rossi Drago (1925–2007) played princesses and temptresses throughout Italian cinema of the 1950´s and 1960´s. She never found the international cross-over fame destined for Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, but she earned respect as a fine actress playing leading roles in films by famous directors like Michelangelo Antonioni, Luigi Comencini and Valerio Zurlini.

    Voluptuous, visually stunning Italian film actress Eleonora Rossi Drago (1925–2007) played princesses and temptresses throughout Italian cinema of the 1950´s and 1960´s. She never found the international cross-over fame destined for Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, but she earned respect as a fine actress playing leading roles in films by famous directors like Michelangelo Antonioni, Luigi Comencini and Valerio Zurlini.

  • She never found the international cross-over fame destined for and , and most American audiences would not recognize her name, but voluptuous, visually stunning Eleonora Rossi Drago certainly made male hearts pulsate in Europe with her scores of princesses and temptresses throughout Italian cinema of the 1950s and 1960s. She eventually earned respect as a fine actress and elevated her status in the films of and , among others. But for the most part, she gamely played the sex card in a career that stretched a bit past two decades.

    When you're Eleonora Rossi Drago, guys take extreme measures. For those unfamiliar with her, Violent Summer is a good introduction, where she charms Jean-Louis Trintignant. She was also one of the girlfriends in Antonioni's Le Amiche.


  • Eleonora Rossi Drago
    Rossi Drago in Estate Violenta
    Born Palmira Omiccioli
    (1925-09-23)23 September 1925
    Quinto al Mare, Genoa, Italy
    Died 2 December 2007(2007-12-02) (aged 82)
    Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Cause of death Cerebral hemorrhage

    Eleonora Rossi Drago, born Palmira Omiccioli, (23 September 1925 – 2 December 2007) was an Italian film actress. She was born in Quinto al Mare, , , and had the leading role in 's . She worked with in In 1960, for her performance in 's she won the best actress prize of the and the . In 1964, she appeared in an of 's novel, . She died in , .

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Eleonora Rossi Drago