Mariangela Melato



An attractive, blond leading lady of Italian films, she trained at the Milan Theater Academy, then gained some professional stage experience. Onscreen from the early '70s, often in several films a year, she has been featured prominently in the work of Wertmuller, Petri, Monicelli, and other major Italian directors. She shows equal talent at dramatic and comic roles. She has appeared in a small number of English-language films.