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October 31, 2019

Italian Classic Beauty: 50 Fabulous Photos of Raffaella Carrà in the 1960s

Born 1943 in Bologna, Italian singer, dancer, television presenter, and actress Raffaella Carrà debuted in cinema at age nine, in Tormento del passato (1952). She did five other movies until 1960 when she graduated from the national film school of Italy. The same year she appeared in Long Night in 1943, and went on to appear in many Italian peplum films.


In 1965, Carrà moved to the United States signing with 20th Century Fox, and starred in the motion picture Von Ryan's Express (1965). In 1966, she guest starred in an episode of the American television series I Spy (Sophia, as the title character). Feeling homesick, she decided to return to Italy where she starred in several Italian and French films as well as a few television shows. However, subsequently her acting career has been scarce with no more than five works mainly for television.

As a singer, Carrà had a hit song with the sensual "Tuca Tuca" (1971), written for her singing and dancing television presentations by her long-time collaborator and former boyfriend, Gianni Boncompagni. Similarly, in 1971 Carrà achieved another hit with "Chissà se va".

Her greatest international hit single was "Tanti Auguri" ("Best Wishes"), which has become a popular song with gay audiences.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see the glamorous beauty of young Raffaella Carrà in the 1960s.






















































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