Florinda Bolkan

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database




Florinda Bolkan (born February 15, 1941) is a Brazilian actress. She moved to Italy in 1968 after being discovered by the film director Luchino Visconti and changed her name to Florinda Bolkan because she thought it would be more comfortable for international audiences.

Bolkan first acted with The Beatles' Ringo Starr in her first film, Candy. She went on to perform in more than forty films, mainly in Italy. Some of these included the polizio classic Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, and Lucio Fulci's early giallo entry A Lizard In A Woman's Skin.

Like Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale and Monica Vitti, she also won the David di Donatello award three times, the Italian equivalent of the Academy Award in Hollywood.

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