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Marisa Berenson Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Feb 15, 1947
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Marisa Berenson was born to an aristocratic family: her grandfather was art historian/collector Bernard Berenson, her maternal grandmother was fashion designer Elsa Schiafarelli, her father was a Boston-based diplomat, and her stepmother was Marchessa Cicciapouti di Guilliano. Reportedly, Marisa made her on-camera debut in the 1961 film [[Feature~V152656~Some Like It Cool~somelikeitcool]]. She is better known for her later career as a top-drawer fashion model, gracing the covers of all the best international fashion magazines. Hired by filmmaker [[Performer~P115512~Luchino Visconti~luchinovisconti]] for a major role in [[Feature~V12944~Death in Venice~deathinvenice]] (1971), Berenson proved she could act, and that she was not merely a wealthy dilettante. She was quite good as Jewish bride Natalie Landauer in [[Feature~V7776~Cabaret~cabaret]] (1972), Lady Lyndon in [[Performer~P98221~Stanley Kubrick~stanleykubrick]]'s [[Feature~V4004~Barry Lyndon~barrylyndon]] (1975), and, her lovely hair buzz-cut to the bone, as a cynical death-camp inmate in the made-for-TV [[Feature~V38453~Playing for Time~playingfortime]] (1980). She curtailed her filmmaking activities in the 1990s. Marisa Berenson's younger sister [[Performer~P5565~Berry Berenson~berryberenson]] was the wife of actor [[Performer~P106120~Anthony Perkins~anthonyperkins]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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