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December 17, 2020

Gorgeous Photos of Italian Actress Marina Berti in the 1940s and Early ’50s

Born 1924 as Elena Maureen Bertolino in London from an Italian father and an English mother, Italian actress Marina Berti had her first screen appearance 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.

Berti was married to the Italian actor Claudio Gora from 1944 until his death in 1998. She died in 2002 at the age of 78 in a Rome hospital after a long illness.

Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Marina Berti in the 1940s and early 1950s.


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