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Virna Lisi, 1936-2014


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To TCM viewers, Virna Lisi might be best remembered for playing Jack Lemmon's wife in How to Murder Your Wife, or one of the other half-dozen or so Hollywood movies she made in the 1960s. She apparently had a fairly long career in her native Italy.

 

There's an obituary in Italian for those who can read Italian; or one in German; I couldn't find an English-language obituary yet.

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Here's an obit from Yahoo.com. She certainly was one of the most unforgettable European bombshells to appear in American movies.

 

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/italian-actress-virna-lisi-dead-78-120604744.html#gTyzs50

Wow. For some reason, I remember seeing The Birds, The Bees, and The Italians, a million years ago.

 

The only thing I remember is that my father put Virna Lisi in the same category as Pola Negri and Vilma Banky.

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To TCM viewers, Virna Lisi might be best remembered for playing Jack Lemmon's wife in How to Murder Your Wife, or one of the other half-dozen or so Hollywood movies she made in the 1960s. She apparently had a fairly long career in her native Italy.

 

There's an obituary in Italian for those who can read Italian; or one in German; I couldn't find an English-language obituary yet.

I thought Virna Lisi was one of the most beautiful actresses of the 1960's. In HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFE, she very funny and magnificent looking. Wish she had made a few more American films.

 

RIP Virna Lisi

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Virna Lisi also plays the good girl in Joseph Losey's Eva, with Stanley Baker as the tormented guy who chooses Jeanne Moreau instead. I don't think TCM has ever shown this. It's an exercise in baroque style which not everyone will like, but the three stars are all very good.

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