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Marisa Mell (24 February 1939 – 16 May 1992) was an Austrian actress who became a cult figure of 1960s Italian B-movies. She was born as Marlies Theres Moitzi in Graz, Austria.

In 1963, she was involved in a violent automobile accident in France. For six hours, she lay unconscious, unaware that she nearly lost her right eye. The disfigurement extended to her lip as well. She spent the next two years undergoing plastic surgery, and no damage remained in her face, except for a distinctive curl of her upper lip.

She turned down a seven-year Hollywood contract, saying that while the payment would have been great, "the contract was a whole book. I think that even to go to the toilet I would have needed a permission."

In 1967, she performed the title role in the "utterly calamitous" musical Mata Hari alongside Pernell Roberts. After a preview performance in Washington, D.C. that became infamous for its numerous technical problems, producer David Merrick decided to close the production before its scheduled Broadway run.

She is best known for the role of Eva Kant in Danger: Diabolik (1968). In the late 1990s, the television show MST3K brought the actress to a new generation of B-movie viewers when the film was featured on an episode. The show also spoofed another of her starring roles in the film Secret Agent Super Dragon. She died in Vienna from throat cancer in 1992, aged 53.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Marisa Mell (24 February 1939 – 16 May 1992) was an Austrian actress who became a cult figure of 1960s Italian B-movies. She was born as Marlies Theres Moitzi in Graz, Austria.

In 1963, she was involved in a violent automobile accident in France. For six hours, she lay unconscious, unaware that she nearly lost her right eye. The disfigurement extended to her lip as well. She spent the next two years undergoing plastic surgery, and no damage remained in her face, except for a distinctive curl of her upper lip.

She turned down a seven-year Hollywood contract, saying that while the payment would have been great, "the contract was a whole book. I think that even to go to the toilet I would have needed a permission."

In 1967, she performed the title role in the "utterly calamitous" musical Mata Hari alongside Pernell Roberts. After a preview performance in Washington, D.C. that became infamous for its numerous technical problems, producer David Merrick decided to close the production before its scheduled Broadway run.

She is best known for the role of Eva Kant in Danger: Diabolik (1968). In the late 1990s, the television show MST3K brought the actress to a new generation of B-movie viewers when the film was featured on an episode. The show also spoofed another of her starring roles in the film Secret Agent Super Dragon. She died in Vienna from throat cancer in 1992, aged 53.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1939-02-24

Day of Death 1992-05-16

Place of Birth Graz, Austria

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1991 I Love Vienna as Selina
1990 Ator IV: The Hobgoblin as Nephele
1990 Dangerous Affairs as Aloisi
1989 In Zeiten wie diesen as Cleopatra Meier
1984 Heiße Wickel - kalte Güsse(13 episodes)
1984 Der Mörder as Wahrsagerin
1984 Seifenblasen as Fernsehjournalistin
1983 Nude Strike as Marisa
1981 The Doctor Prefers Sailors as Clara Morelli
1981 La compagna di viaggio as Woman Wearing Veil
1980 Under Siege as Kim Lombard
1980 Fever of 40! as Linda Martin
1980 La liceale al mare con l'amica di papà as Violante
1980 Peccati a Venezia as Melissa
1979 Ring of Darkness as Agatha
1978 Obscene Desire as Amanda
1977 The Mad Dog Killer as Giuliana Caroli
1977 Casanova & Co. as Duchess of Cornaro
1976 Born Winner as Jusy
1975 Mahogany as Carlotta Gavina
1975 A Diary of a Murderess as Gina / Elisabeth
1975 Parapsycho - Spektrum der Angst as Greta
1975 Amori, letti e tradimenti as Greta
1974 Death Will Have Your Eyes as Luisa
1973 Gang War in Milan as Jasmina Sanders
1973 Beautiful, Rich, Slight Physical Defect, Seeks Soulmate as Paola
1973 Violent Blood Bath as Patricia Bataille
1972 Elisabeth - Kaiserin von Österreich as Kaiserin Elisabeth
1972 Magic Graz as -
1972 High Voltage as Laura Moncada
1972 Seven Blood-Stained Orchids as Anna Sartori & Maria Sartori
1972 Amigo, Stay Away as Sarah
1972 All the Brothers of the West Support Their Father as Lulu 'Miss Dynamite' Belle
1971 Dalli Dalli(1 episode)
1971 Marta as Marta / Pilar
1971 The Great Swindle as Carla
1970 Versatile Lovers as Isabelle
1970 Senza via d'uscita as Michèle
1969 One on Top of the Other as Monica Weston / Susan Dumurrier
1968 Stuntman as Gloria
1968 Anyone Can Play as Paola
1968 Danger: Diabolik as Eva Kant
1966 Che notte, ragazzi! as Monica
1966 Objectif 500 millions as Yo
1966 Secret Agent Super Dragon as Charity Farrel
1965 Train d'enfer as Frieda
1965 City of Fear as Ilona
1965 Diamond Walkers as Irene de Ridder
1965 Casanova '70 as Thelma
1965 Masquerade as Sophie
1964 French Dressing as Francoise Mayol
1964 The Last Ride to Santa Cruz as Juanita
1964 Ein Mann im schönsten Alter as Brigitte
1963 Venusberg as Florentine
1962 The Puzzle of the Red Orchid as Lilian Ranger
1962 Dr as Klara
1961 The Cry of the Wild Geese as Judith Gare
1961 Ordered to Love as Erika Meuring
1960 Wegen Verführung Minderjähriger as Inge
1960 Am Galgen hängt die Liebe as Alka
1960 Der brave Soldat Schwejk as Olli
1959 Das Nachtlokal zum Silbermond as Liliane

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