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  • Queen Margot

At Home
  • Signore e Signori

  • Il Ritorno di Zanna Bianca

  • Bambole!

  • La Vingt-Cinquième Heure

  • Assault on a Queen

  • The Statue

  • La Cicala

  • Not with My Wife, You Don't!

  • If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

  • The Secret of Santa Vittoria

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Virna Lisi Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Nov 8, 1936
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001
  • Birth Name: Virna Pieralisi

In European films from 16, ash-blonde beauty Virna Lisi was required to do little beyond display her physical attributes. Lisi's appearances in [[Feature~V90116~Duel of the Titans~romoloeremo]] (1961) and [[Feature~V8485~Casanova 70~casanova70]] (1965) were the ones best known to American audiences. She made her U.S. film bow in [[Performer~P80271~George Axelrod~georgeaxelrod]]'s satirical [[Feature~V23623~How to Murder Your Wife~howtomurderyourwife]] (1966), delivering a well-timed comic performance despite her unfamiliarity with English. Lisi was then co-starred with [[Performer~P111632~Frank Sinatra~franksinatra]] in [[Feature~V3127~Assault on A Queen~assaultonaqueen]] (1966), and [[Performer~P86429~Tony Curtis~tonycurtis]] in [[Feature~V104327~Not With My Wife, You Don't~notwithmywifeyoudont]] (1967). Though she never openly expressed any displeasure at being typed in sexy roles, Lisi returned to Europe in hopes of securing three-dimensional character parts. More recently, Virna Lisi has been playing ice-blooded villainesses and predatory "cradle robbers," undoubtedly relishing every opportunity to be more than just a (fabulously) pretty face. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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