Dorian Gray (actress)

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Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray in Totò, Peppino e... la malafemmina.jpg
Dorian Gray in Totò, Peppino e... la malafemmina (1956).
Maria Luisa Mangini

(1928-02-02)2 February 1928
Bolzano, Italy
Died16 February 2011(2011-02-16) (aged 83)
Torcegno, Italy
Cause of deathSuicide
Years active1951–1965

Maria Luisa Mangini (February 2, 1928 – February 16, 2011) was an Italian actress that mostly acted in movies. She was one of the Italian theater's most famous actresses. In the 1950s and 1960s, she devoted herself to the cinema. Mainly she played the role of the femme fatale. However, she proved to be a talented actress interpreting also a dramatic role in Michelangelo Antonioni's Il grido with great critical acclaim. In 1957, at the top of her popularity, she also took part in the Oscar-winning movie The Nights of Cabiria. She retired from acting in 1965, after becoming pregnant with her son. In 2011, she committed suicide by shooting herself, fourteen days after her 83rd birthday.[1]

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