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Elena Maureen Bertolini, known as Marina Berti, (29 September 1924 – 29 October 2002) was an English-born Italian film actress.

Her first screen appearance was in the Anna Magnani film, La Fuggitiva in 1941. She appeared mainly in small roles and in the occasional leading role in nearly 100 films both Italian and American. Her appearances include Quo Vadis (1951), Abdulla the Great (1955), Ben Hur (1959), Cleopatra (1963), If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974), Night Train Murders (1975), and the TV miniseries' Moses the Lawgiver (1975) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977). Her last film appearance was in the Costa-Gavras film Amen. in 2002. [Wikipedia]

Elena Maureen Bertolini, known as Marina Berti, (29 September 1924 – 29 October 2002) was an English-born Italian film actress.

Her first screen appearance was in the Anna Magnani film, La Fuggitiva in 1941. She appeared mainly in small roles and in the occasional leading role in nearly 100 films both Italian and American. Her appearances include Quo Vadis (1951), Abdulla the Great (1955), Ben Hur (1959), Cleopatra (1963), If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974), Night Train Murders (1975), and the TV miniseries' Moses the Lawgiver (1975) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977). Her last film appearance was in the Costa-Gavras film Amen. in 2002. [Wikipedia]

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1924-09-29

Day of Death 2002-10-29

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Maurin Melrose - Marina Berti
  • Maureen Melrose
  • Elena Maureen Bertolini

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1992 Schloß Hohenstein - Irrwege zum Glück (6 episodes) as Fürstin Federica di Veneria
1992 Stuborn Fate as Eva Meyer
1988 La posta in gioco as Luigina, la moglie di Bellomo
1986 L'ultima mazurka as Signora in treno
1985 Embassy as Marina
1977 Jesus of Nazareth (4 episodes) as Elizabeth
1977 A Spiral of Mist as Constanza San Germano
1976 Garofano rosso
1975 Late Night Trains as Laura Stradi
1975 The Divine Nymph as zia di Manuela
1974 Moses the Lawgiver as Eliseba
1974 What Have They Done to Your Daughters? as Mrs. Polvesi
1972 Pianeta Venere
1971 Tre nel mille
1971 Lady Caliph as Clementine Doberdò
1970 Safety Catch as La soeur d'Alberta
1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium as Gina
1969 Temptation
1969 Dead End as Sergio's Mother
1968 The Odyssey (8 episodes) as Arete
1967 A Man, a Horse, a Gun as Ethel
1967 Every Man Is My Enemy as Anna
1966 An Angel for Satan as Ilda (as Maureen Melrose)
1965 Made in Italy as Bored Diner (segment "1 'Usi e costumi', episode 1")
1964 Face in the Rain as Anna
1962 Damon and Pythias as Mereka - Nerissa's Friend
1962 Jessica as Filippella Risino
1962 Swordsman of Siena as Countess of Osta
1961 Madame as Elisa Bonaparte
1959 Ben-Hur as Flavia (uncredited)
1956 Il cavaliere dalla spada nera as Contessa Laura
1956 Il canto dell'emigrante
1955 Abdullah's Harem as Aziza
1953 At the Edge of the City as Luisa
1953 Febbre di vivere as Lucia
1952 The Queen of Sheba as Zamira, betrothed of Rehoboam
1951 Quo Vadis as Eunice
1951 Up Front as Emi Rosso
1950 Deported as Gina Carapia
1949 Prince of Foxes as Angela Borgia
1949 The Earth Cries Out as Dina
1949 Sicilian Uprising as Laura
1947 Sinfonia fatale as Mirella
1946 Notte di tempesta
1946 The Testimony as Linda (as Maurin Melrose - Marina Berti)
1945 The Gate of Heaven as The nurse
1945 I dieci comandamenti
1944 Woman of the Mountains
1943 Giacomo l'idealista
1941 La fuggitiva as Lucia

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